International projects

International projects

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)

International projects

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.

EngineeriNg educoTors pEdagogical tRaining (ENTER)

International projects

ERASMUS + 598506-EPP-1-PT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP “EngineeriNg educoTors pEdagogical tRaining / ENTER”

The main goal of the ENTER project is to develop a multi-level modular system for pedagogical training of teachers of engineering disciplines based on international network cooperation. Seven project objectives have been identified:

  • Analysis of European experience in developing effective methods for training highly qualified teachers of engineering disciplines;
  • Development of three programs for the training of teachers of engineering disciplines (beginner, basic, advanced), consisting of a variable set of modules, providing for the use of modern teaching technologies such as e-learning;
  • Development of technology for creating individual educational trajectories in engineering pedagogy;
  • Development of models of network interaction for the implementation of educational modules and dissemination of project results;
  • Development of legal and regulatory documents to ensure network cooperation;
  • Development of criteria for assessing the professional competencies of teachers of engineering disciplines and criteria for assessing the quality of educational programs;
  • Assessment of the results of the implementation of pilot programs.

The ENTER project will develop an innovative approach to the professional and pedagogical training of engineering teachers in the framework of formal postgraduate education, based on the principles of intercultural communication and international cooperation. This approach is characterized by a combination of low financial costs and ease of use, making the most of e-learning technologies. In addition, it has the prospect of gaining international recognition and accreditation. Compared to existing analogues, the ENTER project approach has expanded opportunities for using individual educational trajectories and adapting engineering and pedagogical training to the needs of teachers and universities (for example, at the national or regional level), and can also be used to train teachers in various fields of engineering.

  • Due to its network nature and prioritization of the needs of universities and teachers (such as low cost, convenience, mutual recognition, independent quality assessment, customization), the ENTER approach is aimed at a significant increase in the number of engineering teachers who have undergone retraining programs for pedagogical and professional development.
  • The results of the project will have a significant impact on the quality of engineering education, first in the universities that are members of the ENTER consortium, and later in other universities in the EU.
  • The ENTER project management model and goals are based on the principles of openness and improvement. A mechanism will be developed to seamlessly attract new partners and ensure strict quality control.
  • The accreditation of the i-PET program is also one of the objectives of the project.

The iPET engineering teacher training program developed in the ENTER project has a 3-level hierarchical structure and meets the requirements of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning. In fact, this structure provides for 3 educational programs of different content and duration, under the conventional names:

  • iPET-1 – short-term courses (about 2 ECTS) with the issuance of a certificate of advanced training;
  • iPET-2 – professional retraining program (about 8 ECTS) with the issuance of a diploma “Teacher in the field of higher education”;
  • iPET-3 is a complete educational program (about 20 ECTS), recognized at the international level and providing for the assignment of the international qualification “Educator-engineer”.

The modular structure of the program means that the iPET-1 modules are included in the iPET-2 and further the modules of both programs are included in the iPET-3. Thus, a stable trajectory of self-development of teachers is provided, and they can independently choose the trajectory of improving their qualifications. Teachers have the opportunity to combine modules, choosing them from among those taught in different universities participating in the ENTER network.

Project coordinator:

  • Polytechnic University of Porto –

EU partners:

  • Dubnitsa Institute of Technology –
  • Tallinn University of Technology –

Russia partners:

  • National Research Tomsk Polytechnic –
  • Kazan National Research Technological University –
  • Tambov State Technical University –
  • Don State Technical University –
  • Association for Engineering Education of Russia –
  • Vyatka State University –
  • Association for the Promotion of Internationalization of Education and Export of Educational Services “Bologna Club” –

Kazakhstan partners:

  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University –
  • Karaganda State University named after E.A. Buketova –
  • Kazakhstan Association for Engineering Education KAZSEE –

SMARTCITY: Innovative Aproach Towards a Master Program on Smart Cities Technologies

International projects

ERASMUS + 598317-EPP-1-2018-1-BG-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP “SMARTCITY: Innovative Aproach Towards a Master Program on Smart Cities Technologies”

The project “SMARTCITY: Innovative Approach Towards a Master Program on Smart Cities Technologies” – “SMARTCITY: An innovative approach to the master’s program in smart city technologies” is aimed at increasing the efficiency of IT education, developing cooperation between universities and business enterprises, as well as training qualified personnel for the implementation of smart city technologies and the Internet of Things.

The project will be implemented over three years, from November 2018 to November 2021.

  • develop and accredit a new master’s program in smart city information technology;
  • improve the qualifications of teachers on internships at European universities and remotely;
  • create a quality management system for master’s training based on European experience;
  • put into operation an international educational e-learning portal;
  • to implement the included training of undergraduates in European universities.

To implement the educational process, a laboratory base will be created on smart city technologies and the Internet of Things, and textbooks on modern industrial programming technologies will be prepared.

Erasmus + is a European Union grant program aimed at supporting cooperation in the fields of education, vocational training, youth and sports. The competition for Erasmus + projects in 2018 was very high: out of the total number of applications accepted for consideration – 874 – 147 applications were approved. The number of applications with the participation of Russia was 102, of which 10 will be financed, including the project of Yu.A. Gagarin SSTU.

Project coordinator:

  • Sofia Technical University –

EU partners:

  • International Greek University (formerly Alexandria Technological Education Institute in Thessaloniki) –
  • Chemnitz University of Technology –
  • Riga Technical University –
  • Information and Communication Technology Association –

Russia partners:

  • Saratov State Technical University named after Gagarin Yu.A. –
  • Novosibirsk State Technical University –
  • Russian Union of IT Directors –

Mongolia partners:

  • National University of Mongolia –
  • Mongolian University of Science and Technology –
  • Intec company LLC

Kazakhstan partners:

  • Al-Farabi Kazakh National University –
  • Eurasian National University named after L.N. Gumilyov –
  • Kazakhstan Association for Engineering Education KAZSEE –
International projects