About the project

General information

  •     The project focuses on the modernisation and harmonisation of Higher Education systems in the field of agroengineering according to Lisbon Strategy and Bologna process in Russian and Iranian Universities.
  •     The first specific objective is to develop a curriculum for a new “Agromechatronics” Masters program.
  •     The second specific objective is to create an educational network through the e-learning WEB portal (based on the Sakai platform). This will enhance collaborative work and modernise the traditional teaching concepts through the use of these new communication technologies.
  •     The third specific objective of the project is to create laboratory practices, including their adaption into the e-learning system, helping to enhance practical skills five Russian and two Iranian universities.
  •     The fourth specific objective of the project is to organise annual online summer school “Sustainable Agriculture” among Partner universities. The Summer School will offer a variety of academic courses and will be designed for any motivated person; students, PhD’s, and young researchers from any field, provided they have an interest in agriculture.
  •     During the three-year long life cycle of the project, the members of the consortium will create a strong partnership in order to build an educational network between EU, Russian and Iranian Universities aimed at the international recognition of the degree.

Wide project objectives:

  • 1) To promote modernization and internationalization of the HE in IR and RU;
  • 2) To create an educational program at an international level fostering regional integration and interregional cooperation to provide better opportunities for future knowledge exchange;
  • 3) To contribute to the networking and cooperation among HEI and non-academic partners in the EU, Russia and Iran;
  • 4) To update and develop innovative institutional capacities in RU-IR Universities;
  • 5) To raise the attractiveness of agrarian education and encourage the development of new initiatives and employment (youth, unemployed and women) in rural area.

Specific objectives:

  • 1) To develop a curriculum for a new “Agrmechatronics” Master’s program;
  • 2) To establish a multinational cooperation network by development a web-based educational network;
  • 3) To enhance the innovation capacity of PP universities by upgrading facilities used for gaining practical skills;
  • 4) To establish an online summer school “Sustainable Agriculture” among partner universities.