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

Project number

Duration 36 months (2021-2023)
Grant 873 769 €

Applicant (Coordinator)


Prof. Ruiz Luis A. –
Armenian Local

National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia (NUACA); Varazdat Hovhannisyan –

Armenian National Agrarian University (ANAU); Gurgen Yeghiazaryan –

Yerevan State University (YSU); Artak Piloyan –

Cadastre Committee of the Republic of Armenia; Suren 

Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Republic of Armenia (MESCS); Edgar Alexanyan –


EU partners




Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan – Sweden

Vrije Universiteit Brussel – Belgium

Univerza v Ljubljani – Slovenia


Other Partner
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 strengthen the links in research and innovation between academy, enterprise and administration at national – the 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 that 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.