Eni supports new master’s degree programme at Kazakh university
Almaty, 01 October 2018 - Eni took part in the academic year inauguration today of the newly created “Petroleum Engineering Master’s” programme for local students at the Kazakh British Technical University (KBTU).
Eni Corporate University is working in collaboration with Italy’s Politecnico di Torino and University of Basilicata to support KBTU in the implementation of the master’s programme. The course is a two-year master’s degree aimed at training students to the highest international standards of scientific and technological expertise across several disciplines of the energy sector.
Following the signing of a Memorandum-of-Understanding (MoU) with KBTU last February, Eni is committed in international cooperation aimed at promoting further educational development of young people in the petroleum engineering and chemical engineering, as well as in conventional and renewable energy sectors.
By establishing strong and long lasting relations with KBTU, a high reputation University for energy studies in the Republic of Kazakhstan. By establishing this connection, Eni is maintaining its priority to create important connections with the countries in which it operates and to promote and sustain human capital development. As well as providing five talented scholarship students for the master’s programme, Eni was also co-sponsor of the renovation works completed at the university.
Alongside this education initiative, Eni is also supporting Kazakhstan’s ambitious goal to procure 50% of its energy from renewable sources by 2050, by investing in the Badamsha plant. Eni’s first large-scale wind project in the Country underlines Eni’s commitment to renewable energy, and places sustainability at the heart of its long-term operational, economic and financial strategies, being able to build long-term success.
Eni has been present in Kazakhstan since 1992. Eni is joint operator of the Karachaganak field and is an equity partner in various projects in the Northern Caspian Sea, including the giant Kashagan field. In 2018 Eni became joint operator in the exploration block Isatay, with the national company KMG.