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In order to train teachers for the eastern region of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic, under the Resolution of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Council of Ministers dated 5/7/1952 № 17027-P, the Semipalatinsk Pedagogical Institute was transferred to the city of Ust-Kamenogorsk, and on its base Ust-Kamenogorsk Pedagogical Institute (UKPI) was created.
In 1991, post-graduate courses in 3 specialties were established at the university: "Pedagogy", "Chemistry", "Philosophy"; in 1992 - "History". The first post-graduates to complete the programs were in 1994.
In 2003, under the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan dated October 3, 2003, the East Kazakhstan State University was named after Sarsen Amanzholov - a prominent scientist, linguist-Turkologist, corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR. The university was named the Republican State Enterprise "S.Amanzholov East-Kazakhstan State University".
EKSU became a member of the Eurasian Association of Universities.
In 2009, the University signed the Great Charter of Universities, bringing together over 600 universities in the world, carrying out training on credit technology of education (the Bologna process). The University is a member of five international Associations of universities: the Eurasian Association of Universities (1995); International Academy of Higher School (1998); the Great Charter of Universities (2009); International Coordination Council "Our Common Home - Altai" (2011); Association of Asian Universities (2013).