Miras University was established in May, 1997 on the basis of scientific and training centre of A. Yassavi International Kazakh-Turkish University created by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan in August, 1996, as a centre of processing of educational technologies under the international standards.
The idea of establishment of Miras University as a private higher education institution of new generation appeared in the mid-nineties when it became clear that the existing system of liberal and economic education, implemented at classical universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan did not correspond to the requirements of a new social and economic situation and required fundamental changes. The high-priority task formulated by the establishers was to establish a higher education institution in which the principles of academic honesty and freedom will be implemented, to provide students with tools for analysis and forecasting of real processes, to teach them to work with statistics and economic models.
Execution of large-scale educational projects allowed Miras University within the shortest time period to win leadership in educational space of South Kazakhstan and to form stable positive perception of Miras University brand.
Since 2006 the University has carried out magistracy professional training.
In 2007 Miras University joined the Memorandum of Universities of the Republic of Kazakhstan, declaring therewith its commitment to the ideas of system improvement of education quality.
In 2008 the higher education institution successfully passed the governmental certification of the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science confirming performance of the provisions of the regulatory legal acts in the spheres of education and science, as well as full conformity of its educational programs to the requirements of the state standards.
In 2009 Miras University was accredited by the American Council of Universities Accreditation that became one of the first experiences in the sphere of non-state higher education.
The high standards of education implemented at Miras University allowed the higher education institution in 2010 to be included into the group of the Republic of Kazakhstan higher education institutions with medium degree of risk. Increase in quantity of educational directions of Bachelor degree up to 21 specialties (2010) became a great step forward in broadening of educational services spectrum.
In 2012 the achievements of Miras University allowed it to become a member of American Association “International Alliance for Innovation “Technology and Education IAINTECHED”.
In 2012 a new system of higher education institution management was implemented at Miras University which basic elements may include organizational restructuring of the higher education institution, establishment of new subdivisions (executive office of the president, supervisory board, audit department, commercialization department in the scientific and research centre, financial department, test centre, housekeeping department).
The significant event of 2012 was creation and putting into operation of electronic database of Miras University intended for display of the information about teaching staff, departments, specialties, about educational groups of the university, academic history of students, balance of their personal account, progress, formation of working plans of specialties, balance sheets and statements.
In 2013 the University passed regular governmental certification of the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science.
2014 - 2015 were devoted to increasing of material and technical basis of the University, formation of the renewed image of the higher education institution, development of science and commercialization.
In 2016 the University increases its material and technical basis at the expense of acquisition of a new academic building, putting into operation of sport and leisure complex, also on the basis of the higher education institution the language centre and military training department were opened.