Developing Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Programmes and Strengthening Research
Networks in Geoinformation Technologies in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan (GeoTAK)

Coordinator: Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)

Aims and Objectives:
Support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of the higher education
field in the eligible Partner Countries

The specific objectives of the project are:
• To identify research and development needs of Kyrgyzstan and Armenia in the field of Geoinformation
• To create a Research Node in GIT per partner country to promote and harmonise collaborative innovation
projects and joint research lines.
• To improve and/or update research laboratories of GIT.
• To train trainers from partner countries in relevant topics of GIT that have special interest for regional
development of innovation and environmental protection.
• To provide teachers and managers from HEI’s in partner countries knowledge and skills in transversal topics of
higher education, such as quality assurance practices, innovation and entrepreneurship, curricula development by
competences and learning outcomes, and others following Bologna process standards.
• To create interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes (at master and PhD levels) that enhance the potential of
GIT in different areas and degrees and focus research outputs on contemporary problems at regional and global
• To foster and strength the cooperation between university and industry in those topics identified as critical for the
sustainable development of the partner countries.
• To exchange and share experiences and perspectives between two countries, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, with
lacks and potential in technical research development and similar recent historical background, that are facing
socio-economic challenges and need to stimulate new strategies in research and development.

Partners from Kyrgyzstan:
– Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture n. a. N.Isanov
– Kyrgyz State University of Geology, Mining and Natural Resources Development n.a Academic U. Asanaliev
– Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic
– Osh Technological University
– State Cartographic-Geodetic Service at the State Agency for Geology and
– Mineral Resources under Government of the Kyrgyz Republic

Foreign partners:
– Armenian National Agrarian University
– Cadastre Committee of the Republic of Armenia
– Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia
– National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia
– Yerevan State University
– Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan
– Univerza V Ljubljani
– Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Harmonization and mutual recognition of MSc programmes in Occupational and Environmental Health (HARMONE)

Coordinator: University of Milan (Italy)

Aims and Objectives:
Support eligible Partner Countries to address the challenges facing their higher education institutions and systems, including those of quality, relevance, equity of access, planning, delivery, management, governance;
Support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of the higher education field in the eligible Partner Countries

Project Summary:
Countering environmental threats, endemic in Central Asia, is of key importance. Therefore, capacity building in
environmental health expertise is warranted. A teach the teacher, interdisciplinary approach is proposed. The
HARMONEE consortium will consist of nine Central Asian Higher Education Institutes (CA HEIs) in four different
countries and two European Universities. The lack of resources and expertise in has hampered the development of
systematic and appropriate MSc education in Public Health. This is essential for appropriate surveillance
programmes and advice in tackling these problems.
The general aim of the project is the improvement of knowledge and practices in Public Health (involving
environmental and occupational health and One Health) in line with current needs and gaps in Central Asian
countries. Based on a holistic perspective MSc education in Public Health will be developed by using a Teach the
Teacher approach for a sustainable output.
The project specific objectives will respond to the main needs that have been identified in the Partner Countries
and their different institutes.
1. The development of new Msc modules for strengthening of disciplinary skills required in the field of Public
Health, such as environmental epidemiology, toxicology, infectious diseases, exposures sciences, occupational
health, risk assessment for MSc students.
2. Building local capacity by training teachers in the development and running of MSc education in Public Health.
3. Improving the level of educational and research competences and skills in participating HEIs within Public Health related fields.
4. Fostering and expanding existing regional and international network regarding Public Health education.
5. The implementation of an interdisciplinary approach in Public Health education.

Partners from Kyrgyzstan:
– International School of Medicine Institution
– Osh State University

Foreign partners:
– Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University non commercial joint stock Company
– Bukhara State Medical Institute
– Karaganda State Medical University
– Khujand State University named after Academician B.Gafurov
– Samarqand Davlat Tibbiyot Instituti
– Semey Medical University
– The State Higher Educational Institution -Avicenna Tajik State Medical University
– Universiteit Utrecht


Development of Higher Education Content Aimed to Support Industries for Sustainable
Production of Qualitative Agri-food (AgroDev)

Coordinator: Latvian University of Agriculture (Latvia)

Aims and Objectives:
Contribute to the cooperation between the EU and the eligible Partner Countries (and amongst the eligible Partner Countries);
Support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of the higher education field in the eligible Partner Countries.

Project Summary
The project aims to modernise HE content for promotion of development of such national agro-food production systems, where farm-enterprises will apply internationally recognised good agricultural practices and sustainable agro-business management principles and approaches, thus increasing agro-food production industry effectiveness and competitiveness. Overall aim: To modernise agro-industry related higher education thus promoting implementation and effective management of sustainable agro-food production systems in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan.

Partners from Kyrgyzstan:
– Kyrgyz National Agrarian University named after K.I. Skryabin
– Naryn State University

Foreign partners:
– Samarkand Branch of Tashkent State University of Economics
– Troshkent Davlat Agrar Universiteti
– Hilfswerk International
– Linneuniversitetet
– Uniwersytet Rolniczy Im. Hugona Kollataja W Krakowie