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NICoPA

 

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              NICOPA project

Registration number

597985-EPP-1-2018-1-KZ-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

The Name Of The Application

NEW AND INNOVATIVE COURSES FOR PRECISION AGRICULTURE

Short name

NICoPA

Code

CBHE-JP

Applicant

SAKEN SEIFULLIN KAZAKH AGRO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (KZ)

Project start date

November 15  2018

The end date of the project

November 14  2021

Duration (months)

36

The requested grant

999,847.00

EUD Consultation

Yes

Type of project

Multi-country project

Specific activity

Curriculum development

Subject/Subject area

Agriculture, forestry, fisheries and veterinary

Objectives CBHE

 

Promoting cooperation between the EU and partner countries (and between Partner Countries).

To support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in the partner Countries.

Tasks CBHE

Improving the level of competencies and skills in universities through the development of new innovative educational programs.

Improving the quality of higher education and its relevance in the labor market and in society.

Regional status

Intraregional

Regions involved

R7

Country Of Application

KZ

Partner countries

UZ (4), TM (4), KZ (4)

Programme Countries

DE (2), CZ (1), BG (1)


597985-EPP-1 -2018-1-KZ-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

 

Project brief

Project information

International scale

Characteristics, goals and objectives of the project

NICOPA, aimed at the modernization of curricula in the field of precision agriculture with the use of new technologies - Geographical Information Systems / GIS, big data, remote sensing through the analysis and upgrade of existing curricula in accordance with needs in the field of education; the development of new certified training plans in accordance with new developments, demands of the labour market and the Bologna process; the testing of innovative curricula and dissemination of results. NICOPA consortium consists of 16 partners and 4 associate partners with the necessary experience, educational skills and business connections. Results / products • *Review of current curricula in precision agriculture through analysis, “learning strategy Agreement and guidelines for the development of undergraduate/graduate programs, including the use of new educational technologies” • A set of new core curricula and transferable modules, including innovative educational institutions "Updated current two-level curricula in the field of precision agriculture in accordance with the requirements of the Bologna process and new developments" • Developed, implemented and accredited new practice-oriented, student-oriented core and transferable curricula, including ECTS*; • Approximation of higher education institutions DZ to the labor market. In addition, an innovative training base: a new equipped PAL laboratory, a VCR class (virtual classroom), precision farming using Service Office PASO sensing data. The focus on the content, the agreed structure, the new educational strategy and the use of new educational technologies in relation to the European higher education modernization program will generally function as the intended effect the Focus on the content, the agreed structure, the new educational strategy and the use of new educational technologies in relation to the European higher education modernization program will generally function as the intended impact.

Project partnership

Role

Region

The name of the principal

Country

Applicant

R7

SAKEN SEIFULLIN KAZAKH AGRO TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY (KZ)

KZ

Partner

EU

PLOVDIV AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

BG

Partner

EU

CZECH AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY PRAGUE

CZ

Partner

EU

ECM SPACE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH

DE

Partner

EU

BERLIN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY

DE

Partner

R7

THE MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND EDUCATION OF KAZAKHSTAN

KZ

Partner

R7

THE MINISTRY OF  EDUCATION OF TURKMENISTAN

TM

Partner

R7

MIRZO ULUGBEK NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF UZBEKISTAN.

UZ

Partner

R7

M. KOZYBAYEV NORTH KAZAKHSTAN STATE UNIVERSITY

KZ

Partner

R7

STATE INSPECTORATE FOR SUPERVISION OF QUALITY OF EDUCATION UNDER THE CABINET OF MINISTERS OF THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN

uz

Partner

R7

SH.UALIKHANOV KOKSHETAU STATE UNIVERSITY

KZ

Partner

R7

TASHKENT UNIVERSITY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

uz

Partner

R7

MUHAMMAD AL-KHWARIZMI TASHKENT UNIVERSITY OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES

uz

Partner

R7

TURKMEN AGRICULTURAL INSTITUTE

TM

Partner

R7

S.A. NIYAZOV TURKMEN  AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

TM

Partner

R7

TURKMEN STATE INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE AND CONSTRUCTION

TM

16 may 2019 in Nur-Sultan, the precautionary (Advisory) monitoring of the project Erasmus + KA2 NICOPA.

The monitoring was conducted by the Director of the National Office of Erasmus + in Kazakhstan Tasbulatova Shaizada Umurzakovna.

The monitoring was attended by the project Manager Dr. Arnold Steingart (Director of project management ECA Space Technologies, Germany), members of the project working groups from Kazakhstan universities-partners of the project (S.Seifullin KazATU, Sh.Ualikhanov KSU, M.Kozybaev NKSU ).

The progress of the project was evaluated according to the following parameters:

  1. Implementation of the project;
  2. Impact and sustainability;
  3. Partnership and cooperation;

VI.     Relevance of the project objectives.

The results of the project were generally positive.

After the end of the monitoring project leader Dr. Arnold Steinhart and members of the project working groups from Kazakhstan universities-partners of the project discussed the results of joint actions for the further implementation of the Erasmus + KA2 NICOPA.

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TRANSFER OF EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE: INNOVATIVE NEW COURSES ON PRECISE AGRICULTURE

From 4 to 5 March 2019, the first meeting of Erasmus + 597985-EPP-1-2018-1-KZ-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP NICOPA « New and Innovative Courses forPrecision Agriculture» project partners took place at the Berlin technical University (Germany).The meeting was attended by partners of NICoPA consortium from Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. Working group of Sh. UalikhanovKokshetau State University was headed by the rector of the University Marat KadirovichSyrlybaev.

The working group of KSU. Sh. Ualikhanov included Advisor to the rector on international project management Kakabaev A.A. and head of the Department of Economics and accounting Belgibaeva A. S., who is the local coordinator of the NICoPA project from Sh. UalikhanovKSU.Travel expenses were paid by the inviting party of the Berlin technical University (Germany), at the expense of grant funds of the project Erasmus + KA 2 2018 NICoPA.

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       The aim of the NICoPA project is to modernize the existing curricula and modules in the field of precision agriculture with the use of new GIS technologies( geographic information systems), the accumulated large database on agricultural, remote sensing, analysis and updating of existing educational programs in accordance with the needs of higher education and the implementation of the principles of the Bologna process, development of new accredited and certified educational programs on precision agriculture in accordance with the new achievements in agronomy and the needs of the labor market.

The project NICоPA provided refresher training nine teachers KSU. Sh. Ualikhanov in universities partners from Europe (Berlin technical University (Germany), Plovdiv agricultural University (Bulgaria) and Czech University of life science (Czech Republic), in order to share experiences and improve capacity in the development of courses on precision agriculture. After approbation of educational trajectory on exact agriculture in three universities of Kazakhstan which are experimental sites (S. SeifullinKATU ,M.Kozybaev NKSU and Sh. UalikhanovKSU) the results will be distributed among the universities of Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

The first day of kick-off meeting was held on March 4, 2019 at the Berlin Technical University (Germany).  Welcoming remarks were made by Prof. Dr. Hans Ulrich Haas and EvelinaSkursky, head of the international relations Department. Presentations were made by European partners from Plovdiv Agricultural University, Bulgaria, Czech University of Natural Sciences, Czech Republic andPotsdam UMC. Partner universities from Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan made 10-minute presentations. A report was presented on the analysis and review of existing training programmes in the target area and a plan for updating existing and developing new training programmes under the NICoPA project.

On behalf of KSU sh. Ualikhanov with a presentation and a brief report on the achievements of the University and the existing educational programs in agronomy and Agroengineering, the possibility of updating courses and modules with directions on precision agriculture at the kick-off meeting at the Berlin Technical University made CBS Kakabaev A.A.

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    The project Manager of BTU Arnold Steingart and his assistant Elena Aingorn made in the afternoon with the main presentation of the project NICoPA, where he spoke about the management of work packages, discussion of project activities, including the plan for the modernization of existing and development of new training programs.

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During the meeting on NICoPA project in Berlin on the first day of kick-off meeting on March 4, 2019 the signing of the "Memorandum of understanding" (cooperation) between Sh. UalikhanovKokshetau State University and Tashkent Institute of Irrigation engineers and Agricultural mechanization (Republic of Uzbekistan) was held.

The Memorandum provides for the development of international cooperation in the field of education and science, academic exchange of teaching staff, students, undergraduates and PhD students, joint implementation of double degree programs, participation in international conferences and seminars, joint professional practices at the training and research centers of the two universities, publication and publication of scientific articles and journals.

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On the second day of kick-off meeting on March 5, 2019 a visit to ECM space technologies GmbH, Germany, which is one of the leading engineering consulting companies in space technology management in the field of satellite launch services, took place. Professor Arnold Steingarten and his team were introduced to the principles of operation of starting and controlled deployment mechanisms for satellites. ECM space technologies launch adapters provide maximum accuracy when deploying satellites.

The company's patented technologies can be used to launch satellites for small and medium-sized business farmers in the areas of precision agriculture in the sowing and harvesting stages of grain and vegetable crops. High technologies can be intensively introduced into agricultural production. The main trends are precision farming technologies, agrometeorological data, cloud services of agricultural enterprise management, monitoring systems of rolling stock and accounting of consumables. A special role is played by remote sensing of the earth (ERS), with the help of space shooting and shooting using unmanned aerial vehicles. Such information is absolutely reliable and displays a real picture of the state of agricultural land and vegetation, soil and topography.

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In this regard, NICoPA project involves updating and modernization of existing curricula and modules of undergraduate and graduate programs using new GIS technologies for precision agriculture in accordance with the new achievements in Agroscience and the needs of the labor market.

During the business lunch at the invitation of the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan in Germany, there was a meeting of the rector of Sh.Ualikhanov KSUSyrlybaeva Marat, the rector of the Tashkent University of information technologies TeshabaevTulkinZakirovich and the Ambassador KasimovaNabijonSodikjonovich in an informal setting. During the meeting, issues of cooperation in the field of education and science, academic mobility, opening of representative offices and branches of departments, participation in joint projects and signing a long-term Memorandum of understanding (cooperation) were discussed.

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     On the final day of March 5, 2019 in accordance with the program kick-off meeting between the partners were discussed plans for the project and work packages: schedule of workshops and trainings, purchase and installation of equipment, financial management of the project (budget and reporting period).

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      At the end of the working day there was a discussion and adoption of the working Protocol to ensure and implement the NICoPA project plan, approval of the members of the project management Board, venue and dates of the next meeting, implementation of the quality assurance system in the European higher education area.


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