Enhancing Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs

Project Overview

Project Title Enhancing Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs
Project Number 585761-EPP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End October 15, 2017–October 14, 2020
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 999.896
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Universidad de Valladolid (Spain)
• Federal State Autonomous Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education “Ural Federal University Named After the First President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin” (Russian Federation)
• Ministry of Education and Science (Kazakhstan)
• Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan)
• Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Professional Education Tyumen State University (Russian Federation)
• M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University (Kazakhstan)
• Erhvervsakademiet Lillebaelt (Denmark)
• Saint Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics (Russian Federation)
• Shokan Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University (Kazakhstan)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Tampere University of Applied Sciences (Finland), project coordinator, Ella Kallio, ella.kallio@tuni.fi
Beneficiary Tampere University of Applied Sciences on behalf of national governments

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The main aim of the project is to modernize, improve the accessibility and to internationalize the higher education in Physical sciences and Environmental protection in Kazakhstan and Russia. This aim will be  achieved by building the capacity of the local academic staff (main target group of the project) in participating partner country universities 1) in sustainable waste management and 2)  in the latest European pedagogical approaches.  Additionally, eight online learning modules will be built on sustainable waste management to benefit the secondary target group, students and company/local/regional authority staff.

Project Objectives
  • To help the teachers from Russian and Kazakh universities to adopt the latest research, best practices, and latest technology in Europe in Sustainable Waste Management.
  • To develop new curricula.
  • To integrate entrepreneurship and innovation methods into the learning modules.
  • To develop 8 e-Learning modules on sustainable waste management (each university will build one-two modules of 6-9 ECTS).
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geosciences, Biology
Target Groups Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
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  • Training provided for curriculum building, eLearning technology and pedagogy will support the updating of the education in Sustainable Waste Management to meet the European and global standards.
  • The new online learning modules will offer students flexible and inclusive learning paths, the introduction of innovation methods and industry-university cooperation issues will provide students with relevant skills and knowledge needed in working life. These modules built in the project on Sustainable Waste Management will enable the education of new Master’s level professionals as well as continuous and lifelong training for persons employed by industry in Sustainable Waste Management to solve burning environmental problems in both countries.
  • Partner countries HEIs’  closer cooperation with industry and the integration of industry-university cooperation into the learning modules will launch the development of mutually beneficial innovations and new ways of cooperation and funding in the future.
Project Results

Eight online modules developed and implemented:

  1. Comprehensive risk assessment in waste management
  2. Biotechnologies for waste utilization
  3. Non-energy technologies for waste utilization
  4. Energy technologies for waste utilization
  5. Development of business and entrepreneurship for sustainable waste management
  6. Public administration and municipal governance in Sustainable Waste Management
  7. Environmental management and waste prevention
  8. Life cycle assessment and life cycle costing

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