Erasmus Mundus is a program of cooperation and mobility in the field of higher education, which aims to improve the quality of European higher education and promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with third countries. In addition, it promotes the development of human resources capacity and international cooperation in higher education institutions of third countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and partner countries.
Objectives of the program:
- improving the quality of higher education;
- increasing the attractiveness of the European higher education area as a center of excellence in education and training throughout the world;
- promoting the development of intercultural understanding through cooperation with third countries in the field of higher education.
KAZSEE participates in Erasmus + projects:
Accessibility and harmonization of higher education in Central Asia through curriculum modernization and development (ACADEMICA)
The goal of the project is to bring together European universities, which have innovative teaching methods and provide extensive international experience of advanced developments, and universities of the Central Asian countries (Central Asia), which need the same achievements, practices and experience.
Specific objectives / problems of the 7th Region of Central Asia (CA) will be solved by ensuring accessibility and harmonization of higher education in Central Asia through the modernization of curricula and the implementation of the ACADEMICA project, which aims to promote voluntary convergence with EU experience in engineering research.
Innovative in nature is:
- innovative methodology: ACADEMICA training involves the integration of methodology and content, which would provide lecturers with cross-cutting and core competencies and skills necessary to actively integrate them into global digital learning and learning space;
- ICT-based educational opportunities: providing more flexible access to learning opportunities using ICT;
- modernized university engineering programs with modern content and integrated modern technology-based approaches;
- creating a system of transnational cooperation between universities and business circles in order to strengthen the capacity of higher education institutions in the 7th Region, thus achieving improvements through the interaction between education, innovation and business.
The project involves the creation of short-term and long-term benefits for higher education, business and society by promoting European values through:
- recognition of European educational standards outside the EU;
- strengthening ties education-business society;
- improving intercultural dialogue between the participating countries;
- assistance in providing accessible and free educational resources;
- providing a common framework that encourages the exchange and synthesis of experience and best practices through the cooperation of experts from the European Union and Central Asia in various fields.
Project countries: Bulgaria, Austria, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Italy, Spain.
Intelligent Universities – Smart Cities: Partnership for Sustainable Development
ICT and innovation-oriented growth have radically changed the way cities evolve and grow in the 21st century. And the growth of cities is likely to accelerate in the next few decades. And in fact, many international experts predict that the growth of the urban population will only continue. A recent history is a good example: the proportion of urban population in the world’s population grew from 43.27 percent in 1991 to 54.74 percent in 2017 (2017, World Bank indicator) or more than one billion people moved from rural to urban areas . In some parts of the world, cities have grown even faster: for example, Astana has grown by about 300 percent in the same period of time.
A similar picture is observed in many countries of Central and South Asia. Modern cities are becoming more complex, and their rapid growth leads to big problems. For example, some cities are faced with a lack of adequate infrastructure and a shortage of jobs, facing growing threats to human and cybersecurity and natural hazards.
ICT and social and technological innovation provide better opportunities for better urbanization, climate change and sustainable development. Smart cities suggest that the growth of so-called smart cities suggests that modern and reliable solutions for emerging market countries, for example, can create economic growth.