EQF-Based Professional ICT Training for Russia and Kazakhstan (PICTET)

Project Overview

Project Title EQF-Based Professional ICT Training for Russia and Kazakhstan (PICTET)
Project Number 543808-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-BE-TEMPUS-JPHES
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End December 1, 2013–November 30, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

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

• Hogeschool Gent (Belgium) – Project Coordinator
• Saratov State Technical University named after Gagarin Yu.A. (Russia)
• South Ural State University (National Research University) (Russia)
• Astrakhan State Technical University (Russia)
• Ulyanovsk State Technical University (Russia)
• Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management (Russia)
• SoftLine Trade, Closed Joint-Stock Company (Russia)
• Inter-regional public organization "Russian Union of CIOs" (Russia)
• Science and Technology Park “Novosibirsk” (Russia)
• Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan)
• East Kazakhstan State Technical University (Kazakhstan)
• Rudny Industrial Institute (Kazakhstan)
• West Kazakhstan Agrarian Technical University (Kazakhstan)
• Science and Technology Park (Kazakhstan)
• Alem Research, Limited liability partnership (Kazakhstan)
• Fundacio Tecnocampus Mataro-Maresme (Spain)
• State University of Library Studies and Inform. Technologies (Bulgaria)
• Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
• Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (Greece)
• Asociatia pentru Tehnologia Informatiei si Comunicatii din Rom (Romania)
• Karaganda State Technical University (Kazakhstan)
• Satellite Sot Labs Limited Liability Company (Russia)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Beneficiary National governments

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Project is designed for strengthening of the links between education and ICT business by enhancing Russian and Kazakh systems of professional ICT-training by using European qualifications framework, building effective System of professional ICT-Education (SPICTE), setting up network of ICT-training centres in Russian and Kazakh universities for enforcing infrastructure and framework of SPICTE.


To promote reform and modernization of higher education in Kazakhstan  through the introduction of a national quality assurance system for technology-enhanced by learning methods of development of new courses.

Project Objectives
  • To create the framework and the infrastructure of SPICTE based on European approach.
  • To build quality assurance system for SPICTE, setting up ICT-training centres at universities of Russia and Kazakhstan and equipping of them.
  • Develop manuals for managing ICT-training centres.
  • To build network by signing multilateral agreements.
  • To disseminate project results among universities of Russia and Kazakhstan.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Examination, certification and accreditation, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Mobility and international exchange, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science
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., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies, Suppliers / developers of learning media, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects


  1. Developing the framework and the infrastructure of SPICTE.
  2. Analysis of EU experience and building quality assurance system for SPICTE.
  3. Developing and equipping ICT-training centres at Russian and Kazakh universities.
  4. Developing manuals for Management and QA of the centers.
  5. Developing important ICT-job profiles using e-learning and mutimedia.
  6. Disseminating project results from the 1st year by presenting SPICTE on institutional, regional, governmental levels.
  7. Pilot courses at universities and getting feedback from the students, local industry and social partners.
  8. Documents translation and adaptation them to local needs.
  9. Providing training for ICT teachers in EU on the methods of development of new courses including multimedia.
  10. Sending selected students (with good language skills, highly motivated) to EU IT-companies for internship according to their ICT-qualification.
Project Results
  • ICT-framework for Russia and Kazakhstan based on EU approach developed.
  • SPICTE based on EQF created.
  • A network of learning centres of ICT-education in Russia and Kazakhstan created.
  • The project results among Russian and Kazakh universities disseminated.

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