Strengthening Career Centres in Cenral Asia Higher Education Institutions to Empower Graduates in Obtaining and Creating Quality Employment (UNIWORK)

Project Overview

Project Title Strengthening Career Centres in Cenral Asia Higher Education Institutions to Empower Graduates in Obtaining and Creating Quality Employment (UNIWORK)
Project Number 544126-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-ES-TEMPUS-JPHES
Country Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 1 000 001 - 2 000 000
Project Start – Project End December 16, 2013–November 30, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 1.359.005
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education (Uzbkistan)
• FH Joanneum (Austria)
• Technological University of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
• Ministry of Science and Education of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
• Association of commercial and industrial enterprises (Kazakhstan)
• Bishkek Academy of Finance and Economics (Kyrgyzstan)
• Bishkek Business Club (Kyrgyzstan)
• Bukhara State University (Uzbekistan)
• Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
• Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan)
• Economic Society Turkmenbaha (Turkmenistan)
• Khujand Polytechnical Institute of Tajik Technical University (Tajikistan)
• Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
• Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan (Turkmenistan)
• Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
• Osh Technological University named after M. Adyshev (Kyrgyzstan)
• Samarkand State University named after Alisher Navoi (Uzbekistan)
• SH. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University (Kazakhstan)
• Talas State University (Kyrgyzstan)
• Tashkent State University of Economics (Uzbekistan)
• Turar Ryskulov New Economic University (Kazakhstan)
• Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management (Turkmenistan)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • University of Alicante (Spain), project coordinator
Beneficiary University of Alicante on behalf of national governments

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The UNIWORK project – “Strengthening Career Centres in Central Asia Higher Education Institutions to empower graduates in obtaining and creating quality employment” – aims to boost university-industry links that foster sustainable socio-economic development in Central Asia, by enhancing the capacities of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to efficiently promote the employability of graduates and develop an entrepreneurship culture amongst students, in line with Bologna and Tempus priorities.

Project Objectives
  • To transform the Career Centres of 12 PC HEIs into truly efficient instruments to promote and support employment and entrepreneurship amongst students, creating a role model for other HEIs in the partner countries.
  • To reinforce university-enterprise relationships, developing tools and mechanisms for active involvement of enterprises in the Career Centres (CaCe).
Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Career planning, Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.)
Related Projects

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Activities
  • Transform the Career Centres of 12 Partner Countries’ Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) into truly efficient instruments to promote and support employment and entrepreneurship amongst students, creating a role model for other HEIs in the partner countries
  • Reinforce university-enterprise relationships, developing tools and mechanisms for active involvement of enterprises in the Career Centres
Project Results
  • A knowledge base & good practice in CA & EU regarding employment & entrepreneurship created.
  • Capacities of the staff of 12 CA Career Centres built.
  • Organizational capacities of Career Centres strengthened.
  • Services for students enhanced.

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