Project Erasmus+ : IMPROvE_AGRO

Internationalising Master Programmes in Agriculture via English Medium Instruction

Ziel des Projekts IMPROvE_AGRO ist es, durch die Internationalisierung von Masterstudiengängen in der Land- und Forstwirtschaft die Qualität und Verfügbarkeit von Hochschulbildung in Kasachstan, der Monoglei und Russland zu erhöhen.

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Internationalizing Master Programmes in Agriculture via English Medium Instruction
E _AGRO) (2020-2023)

Erasmus+ Project

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 goal is defined by the need for modernization and increase in quality of higher education in the partner countries, bringing professional knowledge and skills to international quality standards and meeting the demands of national and regional labor markets. In this way, the project will address major issues of sustainability and environmental security in the regions.

The project will integrate efforts of universities and companies in Germany, Greece, UK, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.

The goal of the project is: to contribute to modernization and increase the quality and availability of higher education in Kazakhstan and Mongolia 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.


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


  • Freiburg University of Education, Germany
  • Aston University, Birmingham, UK
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • S. Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University, Kazakhstan
  • Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • National University of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Specific Project Objectives (SPO)

  1. Contribute to 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 PC HEIs 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.

Project Activities

  1. Consultations with relevant professional and administrative organisations to coordinate their needs and ensure high quality of the educational product.
  2. Delivering staff development courses for the partner countries’ participants.
  3. Developing and implementing new modules for the Master curricula, to be delivered via English Medium Instruction (EMI) and blended learning, corresponding to international quality standards. 
  4. Academic Mobility.
  5. Designing and maintaining an e-learning capacity.
  6. Management and quality control activities.
  7. Dissemination of results 

Duration: 3 years

The size of the grant:  997 611 Euros