The international humanitarian and technical University was registered on 08.04.1998 by the limited liability partnership South Kazakhstan University (certificate 8046-1958-LLP).
In 2003 the Russian defense Ministry and the MES, as one of the founders, was signed the contract on creation of joint venture with participation of the Moscow state open University (MGOU, Moscow, Russia). As a result, in 2003, the South Kazakhstan humanitarian University was transferred to the international humanitarian and technical University (MSTU, Kazakhstan, Shymkent), which in 2003 was licensed and certified in the MES of Kazakhstan (No. 000364, order No. 315).