Kokshetau State University (KSU) named after Shokan Ualikhanov is a higher educational institution located in Kokshetau. The university was organized in 1996 by a decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the basis of the universities located in the city: the Pedagogical Institute, a branch of the Karaganda Polytechnic Institute and the Institute of Agriculture.
Until January 31, 2001 it was called – Kokshetau University named after S. Ualikhanov. By the Decree of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 163 dated January 31, 2001 it was renamed the Republican State Treasury Enterprise “Kokshetau State University named after Shokan Ualikhanov”.