Development and Implementation of the Master Programme – “Green Logistics Management“: Advancing Trans-Eurasian Accessibility through Sustainable Logistics Management and ICT Competence (LOGON)

Project Overview

Project Title Development and Implementation of the Master Programme – “Green Logistics Management“: Advancing Trans-Eurasian Accessibility through Sustainable Logistics Management and ICT Competence (LOGON)
Project Number 561937-EPP-1-2015-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End October 15, 2015–October 14, 2018
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 741.163
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Hochschule Wismar (Germany) – Project Coordinator
• Caspian Public University (Kazakhstan)
• Industrial-commercial firm BETAR LTD (Russia)
• Kazan National Research Technical University (Russia)
• Linkopings Universitet (Serbia)
• Ministry of Education and Science (Kazakhstan)
• A.Baitursynov Kostanay State University (Kazakhstan)
• Rostov State Economical University (Russia)
• Rudny Industrial Institute (Kazakhstan)
• St.Petersburg State Polytechnical University (Russia)
• Tallinna Tehnikaulikool (Estonia)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Anatoli Beifert, Wismar University of Applied Sciences (Project Coordinator), + 49 3841 753 7634; beifert@hs-wismar.de
  • Anna Svirina, Kazan National Research Technical University named by A.N. Tupolev, + 7 917 275 92 92; anna_svirina@list.ru
  • Andrey Koval, Akhmet Baitursynov Kostanay State University, + 7 777 224 36 43; koval_an@rambler.ru
Beneficiary National government

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

According to the findings of EU research project “East West Transport Corridor-2”, the European transport sector (esp. Eastern Europe, the Baltic Sea Region) depends also on Logistics competence level in Kazakhstan and Russia. In spite of “Customs Union” btw. Kazakhstan and Russia (created in 2010) and highly prioritized national strategies in Kazakhstan and Russia for Logistics Management, the current competence level and educational realities there do not meet the real demand of the EU partners. There is a disastrous unbalanced approach in Russia, Kazakhstan; huge investments nowadays in hard-infrastructure (roads, railways, terminals) vs. very low educational level in Logistics. It is not the lack of financial resources or political will in Kazakhstan and Russia, but the lack of specialists, deficits Logistics competences that prevent partner countries from efficient implementation of their strategic transport policies; it keeps also the EU companies from sustainable growth in this sector. In response to identified challenges and to the great improvement demand of Logistics competences in Kazakhstan and Russia, the project aims at implementation of MSc Programme.

Objective

  • To improve transport sector and accessibility in Kazakhstan, Russia and Europe through creation sustainable inter-university educational platform to ensure provision of logistical competences in Kazakhstan and Russia by bringing academic content in Partner Universities in Logistics Management to the EU standards and according to Bologna process.
Project Objectives
  • To advance Trans-Eurasian accessibility through strengthening Logistics competitiveness, and bringing Partner Universities in KZ and RU on international level according to Bologna process in fields of sustainable, i.e. “Green” Logistics Management.
  • To promote inter-regional cooperation, since modern transport challenges are mostly of global nature, thus a common and consolidated approach is needed.
  • To bring the academic content at relevant faculties in Partner Universities in Logistics Management to the EU standards and Bologna process.
  • To disseminate project results efficiently.   
Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Career planning, Education Policy Advice & Development, Quality assurance, Standards and curriculum development
Occupational Field Transport and Logistics
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

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Activities
  1. Developing and implementing Master Programme “Green Logistics Management” in partner Universities in Kazakhstan and Russia.
  2. Teaching staff training.
  3. Providing cross-country experience-exchange among teaching staff, students, and businesspeople.
  4. Integrating into curricula already gained results from relevant Transport projects, on-going or finished (national, TEMPUS, ERDF projects) by.
  5. Results dissemination through targeted group.
Project Results
  • Political and public awareness of the problems addressed raised.
  • International capacity and innovation potential of participating Universities in Kazakhstan and Russia by bringing academic content in Partner Universities in Logistics Management to the EU standards and according to Bologna process improved.
  • The real needs for the future competence building on national level especially in eco-, „green“, sustainable and efficient transport modes identified.

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