Created in 1997 in Almaty. The founder, president and first rector of the university is Doctor of Philosophy, Professor Aliyev Zhumatay Alievich.
Central Asian Technological and Innovative R&D and Manufacturing Corporations were established at CAU to combine educational, research, investment and manufacturing activities to help support industry and agriculture through the creation of industries using the latest modern technologies. Research institutes, research and production organizations, universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan are involved in the implementation of projects.
The university won a grant from the Science Fund of the Republic of Kazakhstan JSC for the implementation of the project "Organization of production of machines for resource-saving technologies for soil cultivation and forage procurement." To implement it, business schools have been created at the faculties.