Name of the project
1 609918-EPP-1-2019-1-KGEPPKA2-CBHE-JP ( January, 2020)

 The Development of Doctoral Education and Research Capacities of Kyrgyzstan Academia (DERECKA).

Project Coordinator: International University of Kyrgyzstan.

Address:Kyrgyz Republic, 720007, street-L. Tolstoy,  17A/1  Bishkek

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 modernization, accessibility and internationalization of the higher education field in the eligible Partner Countries.Project Summary:
In Kyrgyzstan, low budget of research led to massive outflow of highly qualified scientists & lowering their prestige.
The quality & potential of scientific research expertise has declined leading to the mismatch of the existing scientific & innovation potential and production needs in the use of promising technologies, to the rupture of links between science & industry.
The project is aimed at the strengthening research and innovation capacities in Kyrgyzstan through promotion of PhD degrees.
The project consortium includes 4 EU Universities with big expertise in research methodology and running PhD studies and 7 Kyrgyzstani Universities. The KG partner universities are the core of the active working network established during cooperation started in the project piloted by the Kyrgyz Ministry of Education & Science to
introduce first PhD programs.
To achieve the aim, the project consortium will conduct the following activities:
1. Modernization of existing PhD studies and development of new innovative PhD program compliant with EU standards on specialties that are priority for the socioeconomic development of the country and meet society’s needs.
2. In order to enhance research competences of academic staff and to build innovative research expertise in Kyrgyzstan, the EU partners will provide comprehensive training trainers sessions PhD supervisors and teaching staff on needed topics covering Renewable Energy Technology, Agro economics, Public Health, Food Technology & Safety and others.
3. Improvement of administration of PhD programs by training administrators of local PhD programs
4. Promotion of PhD culture amongst academic & non-academic stakeholders and wider society in Kyrgyzstan.

Partners from Kyrgyzstan:
– International Higher School of Medicine (Kyrgyzstan)
– Kyrgyz State Technical University named after Razzakov I. (Kyrgyzstan)
– Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture (Kyrgyzstan)
– Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic named after K. Dikambaev (Kyrgyzstan)
– Kyrgyz National Agrarian University (Kyrgyzstan)
– Osh State University (Kyrgyzstan)

Foreign partners:
– Brunel University of London (UK)
– Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (Germany)
– ECM space technologies GmbH (Germany)
– Vilnius Technical University named after Gediminas (Lithuania)

 

2) 585382-EPP-1-2017-1-SE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP (2018-2020)

Environmental Protection in Central Asia (EPCA):
Disaster Risk Management with Spatial Methods

Coordinator: Lund University

Address:
PARADISGATAN 5C
22100
LUND
Extra-Regio NUTS 3
http://www.lu.se

Project Description:
Central Asia (CA) needs modernization and capacity building on environmental protection techniques to reduce huge human and economic losses caused by disasters originated from improper environmental management. The aim of this project is sustainable capacity building in CA for environmental protection, using spatial methods. A consortium consisting of EU and non-EU partners as well as local stakeholders (including associate partners) in CA will collaborate in this project. Three innovative and blended courses on applications of spatial information science and technologies for environmental protection and disaster risk management will be developed, based on Bologna framework, to be taught in HEIs. The courses will be developed based on the needs of stakeholders and the region in general. E-learning systems will be setup in partner universities to offer the courses to stakeholders and students on a distance and blended mode, besides in campus training. It is in line with meeting the priority of the region on using ICT-based and flexible education in CA. An internet-based information Management System for Environmental Protection (iMSEP) will be developed and implemented for the stakeholders to be used for the collection, storage, management and analysis of spatial information for a better knowledge-based environmental protection. Training of trainers will be conducted for partner universities on how to teach and update the courses. Special training will take place, both in EU and CA, on how to use and support iMSEP. It guarantees the sustainability of using and supporting iMSEP in the region. Four workshops with the participation of HEIs, stakeholders, associate partners and students will be hold to disseminate the outcomes/outputs of the project. Culturing the use of spatial methods for environmental protection and enterprise-university cooperation will be motivated and addressed during the project, especially in the workshops. All outcomes will be evaluated.Wider objectives:
Capacity building on using spatial methods for a better environmental protection to reduce disaster risks in Central Asia

Specific objectives:
Developing innovative and blended courses in SIST for environmental protection and disaster risk management (EP-DiRiM)
• Training of trainers (ToT)
• Improving quality of education and teaching
• System development (iMSEP)
• Dissemination of the outcomes
• Developing HEIs within society

Partners from Kyrgyzstan:
– Kyrgyz State University named after I.Arabaev
– Osh State University

Partners:
– National Technical University of Athens
– Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
– University of Minho
– Urgench State University named after Al-Khorazmiy
– Karakalpak State University named after Berdakh

Duration: 36 month

3) 573640-EPP-1-2016-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP (2017-2020)

Strengthening Network Education, Research and Innovation in Environmental Health in Asia (TUTORIAL)

Coordinator: UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Address:
Via San Vigilio 43
Milan 20142,IT

Project Description:
Main objective of this project is strengthening research capacities in partner countries in areas of public health, promoting a sound exchange of information and building capacities between higher education institutions of European Union and Central Asia. This objective will be achieved tuning existing doctoral studies, developing new MSc programs and implementing blended learning approach. The project will enhance the quality & relevance of higher education across European and Central Asian regions and India
in the public health areas and improve their capacity for sustainable international cooperation, thus
collaborating at the creating a long lasting excellence international network, to continue its activities after the end of the project period.Specific objectives:
– To foster professional competences of teachers in distinctive areas of Environmental & Occupational Health and Public Health;
– To revise & update existing MSc & PhD curricula in EH, OH & PH
– To develop new MSc in EH, OH & PH tailored to local needs;
– To introduce new pedagogical methods & quality assurance mechanism for Master studies;
– To establish educational laboratories at PC universities for graduate students;
– To establish e-learning systems at partner countries universities to support regular students, correspondence students as well as professionals in life-long learning.

The revised and newly introduced MSc & PhD programs will strengthen educational & research capacity of health systems in partner countries.
It will become a base for preparation of skilled & knowledgeable public health specialists for health care systems in PCs.
Established e-labs at Universities with Managed Learning Environment system and introduced b-learning in teaching & learning will improve students’ thinking skills, problem solving abilities, and collaborative development of knowledge. Therefore, it will enhance capacity & quality of higher education and produced human resources for public health systems in PCs.

Partners from Kyrgyzstan:
– International School of Medicine
– Osh State University
– Taasir-Impact

Partners:
– Stichting Learning and Development in Occupational Health (Netherlands)
– University of Tartu (Estonia)
– Technical University Berlin (Germany)
– ECM Space Technologies GmbH (Germany)
– Kazakh National Medical University (Kazakstan)
– Karaganda State Medical University (Kazakstan)
– Semey State Medical University (Kazakstan)
– Avicenna Tajik State Medical University (Tajikistan)
– Khujand State University (Tajikistan)
– Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University (India)
– Padmashri Vikhe Patil College (India)

Duration: 36 month

4 574099-EPP-1-2016-1-IT-EPPKA2-CBHE-SP (2017-2019)

Paving the way to interregional mobility and ensuring relevance, quality and equity of access (PAWER)

Coordinator: University of L′Aquila

Address:
PIAZZA VINCENZO RIVERA 1
L AQUILA 67100,IT

Project Description:
In the last decade, the world has seen a tremendous increase in the number of students that choose to study abroad, underlining the growing global dimension of education. Furthermore the traditional flow of students toward English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia, is changing. Not only EHEA is becoming attractive but other regions, as the Asia-Pacific region, have seen a sharp increase in the flow and exchange of students within the region’s boundaries and the development of several education hubs.
This kind of mobility, strongly supported by European policies, knew a strong acceleration thanks to the Erasmus Mundus Programme, especially Action 2 that was transferring to Countries which just started to apply the Bologna principles, all the problems connected with recognition of credits and grades.The main aim of the project proposal is to provide tools and procedures in support of student mobility not only between PC and EU but also between PC and PC across different regions.
Even though also in other regions of the world, the principle of the EHEA to shift from a teacher-centred to a learner-centred approach in designing and delivering courses is increasingly acknowledged for the transparency and readability of the educational process, the concrete application of ECTS encounters difficulties.
Mobile students have the right to fair treatment and to transparency of their grades when credits are
transferred from one institution to another, since access to further studies, grants or other benefits may
depend on their level of performance that is equally important for graduates applying for a job in their own or in another country.
Credit allocation, grading systems and marking criteria vary among different education systems, but also between institutions from the same system. Thus it is difficult if not impossible to accurately convert grades from one system to another. Consequently, in the majority of cases, credit recognition and grade conversions are made directly by the admitting institution. The project, on the base of previous and ongoing cooperation and mobility projects with the partners, provides a concrete and reliable example of compatibility and comparability of credits and grades in some pilot degree courses previously developed by the partners within TEMPUS program. The HEI will agree on the ECTS allocated to the Modules of the identified degree courses and, to ensure transparent and coherent information on the performance of the individual student, will provide – in addition to their national/institutional grading scale and an explanation of it – a statistical distribution table of the passing grades awarded in the selected fields of study (Grade Distribution Table) showing how the grading scale is actually used in that program. These synoptic schemes will constitute the base for future mobility among the partners and a basic example for further development of methodology.

Partners from Kyrgyzstan:
– Kyrgyz National University named after Jusup Balasagyn
– Osh State University
– Kyrgyz National Agrarian University named after K.I.Skryabin
– Ministry Of Education and Science of The Kyrgyz Republic

Partners:
– Middlesex University (United Kingdom)
– University of Szeged Faculty of Agriculture (Hungary)
– University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (Bulgaria)
– Batumi State University (Georgia)
– Akaki T State University (Georgia)
– Ilia State University (Georgia)
– Ministry of Education and Science (Georgia)
– St-Petersburg State University of Telecommunication (Russia)
– Siberian State University of Telecommunications (Russia)
– Ministry of Education and Science of RF (Russia)
– Innovative Eurasia University (Kazakstan)
– Kazakh Agrarian Technical University (Kazakstan)
– Kazakh National Agrarian University (Kazakstan)
– Kokshetau State University (Kazakstan)
– Ministry Education and Science Rep. Kazakhstan (Kazakstan)
– Qaqfaz University (Azerbaijan)
– Khazar University (Azerbaijan)
– Кавказский Университет (Azerbaijan)
– Khujand State University (Tajikistan)
– Kulob Technical University (Tajikistan)
– Ministry of Education and Science Rep. Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
– Tajik State University of Commerce (Tajikistan)
– Technological University of Tajikistan(Tajikistan)
– Samarkand Agrarian University  (Uzbekistan)
– Ministry of HE of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan)
– Andijan Agrarian University (Uzbekistan)
– Termez State University  (Uzbekistan)
– Mongolian State Technical University (Mongolia)
– Ministry of Culture and Science (Mongolia)
– National University of Mongolia (Mongolia)
– Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences (Poland)

Duration: 36 month

5 Advancing University Education in Biomedical Engineering and Health Management in Kyrgyzstan (KyrMEDU) (2016-2019)

Coordinator: Westsachsische Hochschule Zwickau

Address:
Dr.-Friedrichs-Ring2A,
08056 Zwickau

web-site: https://www.fh-zwickau.de/

Description: The project idea is based on the observation that the state of the healthcare system
in Kyrgyzstan is suboptimal and education regarding the operation of advanced medical equipment (such as diagnostic devices) is poor. Even the Kyrgyz Ministry of Healthcare admits that expensive medical equipment located at public hospitals cannot be operated because personnel (medical doctors and technical staff) lack the required knowledge of operating (to western standards well-established) medical devices. An important objective of the project therefore is to sustainably facilitate the stakeholders for ongoing device usage, beyond the device acquisition. This should be accomplished by developing study program (curricula) for healthcare informatics and biomedical engineering which shall be established at the participating Kyrgyz partner universities.
One of the project’s main objectives is therefore to install a healthcare training lab. Since the budget for the healthcare sector in Kyrgyzstan is limited the appropriate equipment which will be provided via a sharing model which will allow all partner universities to use the healthcare training lab for educating staff and students. This will be further facilitated by distance learning and tele-medicine approaches. A sound concept for future use and advancements will be developed. Elaborating a solid trade-off between regional enablement and centralized focus is crucial for the project success and future developments. Therefore, the long-term capability to integrate medical devices in the Healthcare System and life-long learning assures the sustainable exploitation of the hardware investments.
The intended project aims to gather knowledge about the real conditions and future perspective of the healthcare sector in Central Asia. It comprises the aspect of the ability to distribute the educational process, given the scarce resource of equipment and teachers and also the aspect of the applicability of complex medical devices.Partners from Kyrgyzstan:
– Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture
– Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I. Razzakov
– Kyrgyz State Medical Academy named after I.K. Akhunbaev
– Osh State University
– Naryn State University named after Satybaldy Namatov
– Issykkul State University named after K.Tynystanov
– Talas State University

Foreign Partners:
– Universitatea Tehnica Cluj-Napoca (Romania)
– University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Duration: 36 months