Internationalizing Master Programmes in Agriculture via English Medium Instruction

(Erasmus+-Project №609563-EPP-1-2019-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP)

The aim of the project is to strengthen regional cooperation in the area of educating specialists for Agriculture and Forestry by internationalizing Master programmes and developing inter-institutional partnerships. The project will run for a period of three years (2020 to 2023) and will integrate the efforts of universities and companies in Germany, Greece, UK, Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.

The goal of the project is to contribute to modernize and increase the quality and availability of higher education in Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia via internationalizing Master programmes in Agriculture and Forestry by bringing them in line with EU quality standards, introducing English Medium Instruction (EMI) and blended learning delivery.

Coordinators:

On behalf of the EC: Prof. Dr. Matthias Hutz, University of Education, Freiburg, Germany

On behalf of the partner countries: Dr. Dr. h.c. Galina V. Telegina, Tyumen State University

Partners:

  1. Freiburg University of Education, Germany

  2. Aston University, Birmingham, UK

  3. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

  4. Tyumen State University, RF

  5. Altai State Agricultural University, Barnaul, RF

  6. Krasnoyarsk State Agrarian University, RF

  7. Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan

  8. S. Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University, Kazakhstan

  9. Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

  10. National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

  11. LLC “Centre for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering”, Tyumen, RF

  12. Tobolsk Complex Scientific Station, Tobolsk, RF


Specific Project Objectives:

  1. Contribute to the development of a new model for internationalising Master programmes in the area of Agriculture and Forestry based on English Medium Instruction (EMI) and blended learning delivery.

  2. Enhance teaching capacities at the partner countries’ institutions in Higher Education via re-training staff and modernising teaching resources using a multidisciplinary approach.

  3. Design a trans-institutional e-platform for master students to improve access to teaching/learning resources internationally.

  4. Create potential for internationalization via increasing international academic mobility.