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Developing Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Programmes and Strengthening Research Networks in Geoinformation Technologies in Armenia & Kyrgyzstan (GEOTAK)

Project number

617695-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Duration

 

36 months (2021-2023)

 

 

Grant

 

873 769 €
 

Applicant (Coordinator)

 

UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIA  – Spain
Prof. Ruiz Luis A. – laruiz@cgf.upv.es
 
Local
Coordinators
 

National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia (NUACA); Varazdat Hovhannisyan – vhovhannisyan@nuaca.am

Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU); Gurgen Yeghiazaryan – sfwmrc@yahoo.com

Yerevan State University (YSU); Artak Piloyan – artakpiloyan@yahoo.com

Cadastre Committee of the Republic of Armenia; Suren TovmasyanSurentovmasyan@cadastr.am 

Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia (MESCS); Edgar Alexanyan – Edgalexanyan82@gmail.com

 

EU partners

 

 

 

Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan – Sweden

Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Belgium

Univerza v Ljubljani – Slovenia

 

Partner
countries
Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture

Kyrgyz State University of Geology, Mining and Natural Resourses

Osh Technological University

State Cartographic-Geodetic Service at the State Agency for Geology and Mineral Resources

Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic 

Project Summary

GeoTAK project focuses on the reform of higher education joint postgraduate programmes in a transversal and interdisciplinary subject such as applied Geoinformation Technologies, which entails the modernization of education and implementation of EU higher education models.
It also aims to strength the links in research and innovation between academy, enterprise and administration at national –creation of National Nodes of Research in GIT- and international level – through international workshops. 

The specific objectives of the project are:

• Identify research needs of Kyrgyzstan and Armenia in the field of Geoinformation Technologies (GIT)
• Create National Research Nodes and improve research laboratories in GIT
• Train trainers in relevant topics of GIT for regional development of innovation and environmental protection
• Provide HEI’s knowledge and skills in transversal topics of higher education (quality assurance, innovation and entrepreneurship, curricula development, etc.)
• Create interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes focus research outputs on contemporary problems at regional and global scales
• Strength cooperation between university and industry in those topics identified as critical for the sustainable development and climate change
• Exchange and share experiences and perspectives between two countries, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, with lacks and potential in technical research development that are facing socio-economic challenges and need to stimulate new strategies in research and development.