Establishment of Computing Centers and Curriculum Development in Mathematical Engineering Master program

Project Overview

Project Title Establishment of Computing Centers and Curriculum Development in Mathematical Engineering Master program
Project Number 561574-EPP-1-2015-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Country Kazakhstan Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End October 10, 2015–October 14, 2018
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 636.496
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy)
• University of Primorska (Slovenia)
• Urgench State University (Uzbekistan)
• Turin Polytecnic University in Tashkent (Uzbekistan)
• Bukhara Engineering Technological Institute (Uzbekistan)
• Kostanay State University (Kazakhstan)
• International Information Technology University (Kazakhstan)
• CESGA – Galicia Supercomputing Centre (Spain)
• Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan
• Physical-technical Institute
• General Motors Powertrain – Uzbekistan
• NGO KRASS – Khorezm Rural Advisory Support Service
• Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
• The Institute of Information and Computing Technologies
• National Information Technologies
• Limited Liability Partnership “Digital” – Kazakhstan
• Association for Promotion of Entrepreneurial Activity in Kostanay region

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Project coordinator:

Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Phone: +998914281571

e-mail: gayrat71@mail.ru

Beneficiary Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Engineering mathematics is at the core of all branches of engineering, from aerospace engineering to electronics; from mechanical engineering to computer science. The reasons of the project are:

  • need for the use of high-hume technologies to strengthen industrial, economic capacities of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan;
  • lack of specialists, poor awareness of available appropriate technologies;
  • existing educational programs in mathematics lack practical outcome;
  • absence of platform for collaboration of academic staff in the field;
  • poor collaboration between HEIs, industries and research institutions, existing separately from HEIs retards introduction of research into practice and reduces capacities of HEIs to train marketable graduates.
Project Objectives
  • To develop an interdisciplinary master programme in Mathematical Engineering on the basis of EU approach and best practices of EU universities.
  • To establish 5 Computing Centres in each Central Asian partner university.
  • To develop the shared platform between partners.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Mobility and international exchange, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
Occupational Field Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geosciences, Biology
Target Groups Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

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Activities

The project comprises the following Work packages and activities:

WP1. Preparatory WP: 

  • Training on Bologna process,
  • Analysis of the survey of stakeholders,
  • Analysis of the content of international educational programmes.

WP2. Development of master programme: 

  • Elaboration of qualification frameworks and development of the curriculum for the Master programme,
  • Approval of the developed curriculum,
  • Development of courses of the curriculum.

WP3: Establishment of Computing Centres: 

  • Establishment of Computing Centres, purchasing the hardware and software packages,
  • Development of common platform among established Computing Centres,
  • Maintaining created platform.

WP4: Training activities: 

  • English classes for academic staff of Master programme for 6 months,
  • Training on using the engineering software tools (MATLAB, COMSOL),
  • Retraining of the academic staff.

WP5: Dissemination & exploitation: 

  • Accreditation of the Master programme,
  • Introduction of the Master programme to other institutions,
  • Promotion by local mass media,
  • Organizing info days,
  • Web site.

WP6: Development: 

  • Student enrollment,
  • Develivering video lectures,
  • Development of professional networks,
  • Organizing student internships.

WP7: Quality assurance and monitoring

  • Quality control and monitoring on developed Master programme,
  • Evaluation of the Master programme by external experts,
  • Reporting.

WP8: Project management

Project Results
  • Interdisciplinary Master Program in Mathematical Engineering (qualification descriptors, curriculum, syllabuses) developed.
  • Computing Centres in each partner country university established.
  • Web-platform with the opportunity to join for outer stakeholders (HEIs, companies, scholars) for the purpose of professional development, e-learning developed and shared.
  • Research and academic collaboration promoted.

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