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List of ongoing Tempus projects in Turkmenistan


Project number


Project type Joint project -  Higher Education and Society
Title Language and Pedagogical Innovation in Schools

Wider Objective:
Project LAPIS aims to build the capacity for effective modern European language teaching at schools in Turkmenistan, and to raise the quality of training of foreign language teachers in the sector (English, German, French).

Specific Objectives:
• To establish a National Resource Centre (NRC) to support the training of foreign language teachers under the aegis of the Ministry of Education to raise the standards of teaching foreign languages in Turkmenistan.
• To establish a branch of the NRC at Turkmenabat for the eastern region of The country.
• To modernise methodologies for training foreign language teachers and develop quality assurance measures in pre-service training for foreign language teachers.
• To develop materials and methodologies for in-service training for foreign language teachers, including Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Team-Based Learning (TBL).
• To modernise practices in teaching practice for trainee teachers at all levels of schoolsin Turkmenistan.

Outcomes and Outputs:
1. Full needs analysis report and training of working group staff.
2. National Resource Centre in Ashgabat to support Turkmen teacher training.
3. Branch of resource centre in Turkmenabat to support regional teacher training.
4. Modernised methodologies, curricula and text book for teacher training.
5. Creation of in-service training support for serving foreign language teachers.
6. Modernisation of teaching practice procedures for student teachers
7.-9. Conference for dissemination; Quality Assurance and sustainability measures.

Duration 3 year (15 October 2011 14 October 2014)
Total Budget 676.417,62 Euro (Tempus grant 608.775,62 Euro)
Coordinator Heriot-Watt University (UK)
Other partners
  • University of Cordoba (Spain)
  • University of Porto (Portugal)
  • University of Education Upper Austria (Austria)
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • Azadi Turkmen National Institute of World Languages (Turkmenistan)
  • Seydi Turkmen State Pedagogical Institute (Turkmenistan)
  • International Turkmen-Turkish University (Turkmenistan)
  • Tebigy Kuwwat Social Unit Enterprise (Turkmenistan)
  • Institute of Education of Turkmenistan(Turkmenistan)


Project number


Project type Joint project -  Curricular reform
Title Advanced Curriculum Development in Telemedicine for Turkmenistan

The overall objective of the MEDET project is to support the modernisation of higher
education in Turkmenistan and development of national Health Care through high quality institutional  cooperation,   successful  experience   in   managing  Tempus  projects  in Turkmenistan and introduction of innovative education in the field of telemedicine. The specific objectives of the project are: 0 To effectively develop and successfully complete and evaluate by 14/10/2015:
-  Advanced curriculum in Telemedicine for Turkmenistan, creating new speciality and introducing new modules for most of the traditional specialities in medical education
- Advanced course in Telemedicine for telecommunication specialists
-   Dissemination  and  effective  exploitation  of the  project content and  innovations applicable in teaching of general pedagogy, veterinary and language teaching
-  A mechanism of sustainable Curriculum development which responds to the present and future needs of the national Health Care system.

  • To promote further European cooperation in HE using the synergy with previous Tempus projects and joining at least two networks in telemedicine.
  • To bring Turkmenistan closer to the EHEA and Bologna process.
  • To make the project highly effective and efficient by applying advances in knowledge management and educational project management through complete project cycle. Dealing with highly relevant for Turkmenistan topic, the project will use the expertise of some of the best experts in telemedicine among the HE European institutions, as well as world class specialists in practical telemedicine. The most advanced medical centres of Turkmenistan and national medical authorities will play an active role as end user stakeholders. The   project  participants   have   proven   benchmarking experience in managing Tempus   projects in Turkmenistan. Efficiency of the project will be strengthened by the enthusiasm of the partners and energetic measures to make the new speciality sustainable in all its aspects.
Duration 3 year (15 October 2012 – 15 October 2015)
Total Budget 949,679.06 Euro  (Tempus grant 812 916.45 Euro)  
Coordinator University of Cordoba (Spain)
Other partners
  • Asociacion Centra de Alta Tecnologia en Analisis Imagen (Spain)
  • Klinikum der Universitaet Regensburg (Germany)
  • University of Maria Curie Sklodovska in Lublin (Poland)
  • The Fund For International Projects "Fundacion E-U" (Spain)
  • Comitas Comunicaciones, S.A (Spain)
  • SIVECO Romania S.A, (Romania)
  • Turkmen State Medical University (Turkmenistan)
  • Turkmen State Institute of Transport and Communication (Turkmenistan)
  • D.Azadi Turkmen National Institute of World Languages (Turkmenistan)
  • S.A.Nyyazov Turkmen agricultural university (Turkmenistan)
  • Turkmen State Institute of Culture (Turkmenistan)
  • Ministry of Health and Medical industry of Turkmenistan
  • Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan


Project number


Project type Structural Measures -  Higher Education and Society
Title Towards a Central Asian Higher Education Area: Tuning Structures and Building Quality Culture

The broad aim of TuCAHEA is to contribute to building a CA Higher Education Area, aligned with the EHEA, able to take into account and valorise the specific needs and potentials of the Region and of the partner countries, thus responding to the needs of the higher education community and society at large.
The project is organised as a CA Tuning Process based on the methodology developed worldwide by academics in collaboration with students, graduates, administrators, employers and ministries. TuCAHEA aims to extend the use of competence-based quality tools for planning and delivery of HE programmes, enhance regional HE systems, create a platform for sharing knowledge and elaborating quality tools across the region and in each country. It encourages legislation to create regional cohesion in alignment with the EHEA, it establishes pilot Tuning Subject Area Groups able to formulate Guidelines and Reference Points for key sectors, it trains ministerial, academic and independent experts in the use of competence-based tools, it fosters student mobility within and outside the region and tests and perfects the quality and recognition tools necessary for mobility; it establishes information/dissemination centres in both capitals and other areas of the partner countries.

The principal outcomes will be to extend knowledge of the worldwide Tuning process, involving the CA Area directly in its broad international context; to enhance knowledge of existing quality and recognition tools as a basis for further elaboration; to carry out broad consultations on both generic and subject specific competences, to produce a number of Tuning Subject Area reports; to produce competence- learning out-comes based descriptions of degree programmes using the Degree Profile template developed by Tuning and the ENIC-NARIC Network, and more generally to creating a basis for a Central Asian Higher Education Area, developing premises for a CA Qualifications Framework and Credit System.
Duration 3 year (15 October 2012 – 15 October 2015)
Total Budget 1,349,075.09 Euro  (Tempus grant 1 161 935.50 Euro)
Coordinator University of Groningen (Netherlands) 
Other partners
  • University of Pisa (Italy)
  • Ghent University (Belgium)
  • Universita'degli Studi di Milano (Italy)
  • University of Deusto (Spain)
  • Linkoping University (Sweden)
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
  • Uppsala University (Sweden)
  • Namagan Institute of Engineering and Technology (Uzbekistan)
  • Andijan State University (Uzbekistan)
  • Karakalpak State University (Uzbekistan)
  • Namangan   State   University (Uzbekistan)
  • Samarkand state institute of foreign languages (Uzbekistan)
  • Tashkent State Pedagogical University (Uzbekistan)
  • Tashkent institute of textile and light industry (Uzbekistan)
  • University of Termez (Uzbekistan)
  • The Ministry of Higher & Secondary-Specialized Education of Republic Uzbekistan
  • Academician Y.A.Buketov Karaganda State University (Kazakhstan)
  • International Information Technologies University (Kazakhstan)
  • Kazakh Economic University named after Turar Ryskulov (Kazakhstan)
  • Kazakh Leading Academy of Architecture and Civil Engineering (Kazakhstan)
  • Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda State University (Kazakhstan)
  • M. Auezov South Kazakhstan State University (Kazakhstan)
  • The Ministry of Education and Science of Kazakhstan
  • Bishkek Academy of Finance and Economics (Kyrgyzstan)
  • I.Arabaev Kyrgyz State University (Kyrgyzstan)
  • International University of Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Issykkul State University named after K.Tynystanov (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Jalal-Abad State University (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Kyrgyzstan-Turkey Manas University (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Kyrgyz National Agrarian University named after K.I.Skryabin (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Kyrgyz National University (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Naryn State University (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Talas state university (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Association of Educational Establishments "Education Network" (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Avicenna Tajik State Medical University (Tajikistan)
  • Kulob State University By Name Abuabdullohi Rudaki (Tajikistan)
  • Tajik agrarian University named after Shirinsho Shotemur (Tajikistan)
  • Tajik State University Of Commerce (Tajikistan)
  • Tajik Technical University named after academician M.S. Osimi (Tajikistan)
  • The Branch of Lomonosov Moscow State University in Dushanbe (Tajikistan)
  • Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tajikistan
  • Turkmen State Institute of Culture (Turkmenistan)
  • Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management (Turkmenistan)
  • Turkmenistan National Institute of Education (Turkmenistan)
  • The Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan (Turkmenistan)


Project number


Project type Joint project -  Higher Education and Society
Title InnoLabs in Central Asia for a sustainable catalyzation of innovation in the Knowledge Triangle

INOCAST project aims at addressing the need of Central Asian universities to develop a sustainable, built on experience and user-centered infrastructure for catalysing innovation in the knowledge triangle.
The main output of the project is expected to be the creation of fully operational Innovation Labs able to stimulate the commercialization of public research in a cost-efficient manner, responding to user needs and being context appropriate while building in previous experience and incorporating best practices into the design of products, processes and services. The Innolabs are envisaged to be viable in the long term and its structure and functioning principles replicable and customizable in other institutions, facilitating also the upbringing of an innovation and entrepreneurship culture.
As successful innovation calatalyzators rely not only on local wealth but are well connected to the world, INOCAST will set up an Innovation Network comprising stakeholders in the Knowledge Triangle as a supra-regional platform for exchange of experiences and the development of a sustainable scheme for enhancing innovation and public-private partnerships in Central Asia, supporting a "Think global, act local" approach in which small scale innovations are supported and networked for better up-scaling. In parallel, and in order to increase the absorptive capacities of the Partner Countries institutions staff, INOCAST project will design and implement a training program for strengthening of managerial, strategic and technical capacities of personnel of the 14 Central Asian partner Universities. The successful establishment and operation of well structured, interconnected and properly disseminated Innovation Labs is envisaged to serve as a role model and stimulate structural and management reforms in other Central Asian higher education institutions, based on the citizen-centered and user-driven innovation concept of the INOCAST approach.

Duration 3 year (15 October 2013 – 15 October 2016)
Total Budget 1,388,271.70
Coordinator Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain)
Other partners
  • Coventry University (United Kingdom)  
  • Riga Technical University (Latvia)
  • University Of Boras (Sweden)
  • Kazakh Academy Of Transport And Communications (Kazakhstan)
  • S. Amanzholov East Kazakhastan State University (Kazakhstan)
  • L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (Kazakhstan)
  • Kimep University(Kazakhstan)
  • International University Of Kyrgyzstan (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Kyrgyz State Technical University(Kyrgyzstan)
  • Kyrgyz National University (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Tajik State University Of Law, Business And Politics (Tajikistan)
  • Technological University Of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
  • Bukhara State University (Uzbekistan)
  • University Of World Economy And Diplomacy (Uzbekistan)
  • Andijan Agricultural Institute (Uzbekistan)
  • Turkmen State Institute Of Transport And Communication (Turkmenistan)
  • Turkmen State Institute Of Economics And Management (Turkmenistan)


Project number


Project type Joint project -  Higher Education and Society
Title Strengthening Career Centres in Central Asia Higher Education Institutions to empower graduates in obtaining and creating quality employment

UNIWORK aims to boost university-industry links that foster sustainable socio-economic development in Central Asia (CA), through enhancing the capacities of HEIs in effectively promoting employability of graduates and entrepreneurship culture amongst students, in line with Bologna and Tempus priorities.
Specifically the project aims:

  • 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)

UNIWORK implemented by a consortium of HEIs, Enterprise associations and HE policy makers, will attain the most urgent needs of the CA HEI sector and economies through:

  • Creating a knowledge base & identifying good practice in CA & EU regarding employment & entrepreneurship. Outputs: Published reports including a Good Practice Guide
  • Building capacities of the staff of 12 CA Career Centres, benefiting also students and other CA HEIs. Outputs: Training Materials, E-learning resources for students & staff.
  • Strengthening organizational capacities of Career Centres. Outputs: enhanced organisational & technical capacities of 12 HEIs' Career Centres.
  • Enhance services for students. Outputs: Employment Fairs, Business Plan Competition, Services
  • Policy Support & Networking Actions for active stakeholder inclusion & building bridges between HE & Enterprise. Outputs: National Fora, Stakeholder working groups, Alumni-Networks, Regional Forum, policy recommendations.
  • Disseminating project results following a strategic approach addressing the various target groups & stakeholders.
Through its activities and sustainable outputs, UNIWORK will benefit not only the 12 Central Asian HEIs directly involved, but also other HEIs and stakeholders in the Region of Central Asia.
Duration 3 year (15 October 2013 – 15 October 2016)
Total Budget 1,350,229.04 Euro
Coordinator University Of Alicante (Spain)
Other partners
  • FH Joanneum Gesellschaft mbH (Austria)
  • University of Sheffield (United Kingdom)
  • Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan (Turkmenistan)
  • Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management (Turkmenistan)
  • Turkmen State Institute of Transport and Communication (Turkmenistan)
  • Economic Society Turkmenbaha (Turkmenistan)
  • Bishkek Academy of Finance and Economics (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Osh Technological University named after M. Adyshev (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Talas State University (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Turar Ryskulov Kazakh Economic University  (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Bukhara State University (Uzbekistan)
  • Samarkand State University named after Alisher Navoi (Uzbekistan)
  • Tashkent State University of Economics (Uzbekistan)
  • Khujand Polytechnical Institute of Tajik Technical University (Tajikistan)
  • Technological University of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
  • Bishkek Business Club (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Almaty Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kazakhstan)
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan)
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)
  • Ministry of Education and Science of Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Ministry of Higher Education of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakhstan)
  • Ministry of Higher & Secondary Specialized Education of Uzbeki (Uzbekistan)
  • Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tajikistan (Tajikistan)


Project number


Project type Joint project -  Curricular reform
Title Réseau Professionnel de Masters "Informatique Seconde Compétence"

Le projet Tempus PROMIS se place dans la continuité du projet Tempus ERAMIS qui a permis de créer un réseau de Masters « Informatique Seconde Compétence » (ISC) dans 4 universités de Russie, 3 universités du Kazakhstan et 2 universités du Kirghizstan. Il a pour objectif élargi d'étendre ce réseau en Asie Centrale et d'en faire un réseau d'excellence, tout en renforçant significativement le caractère professionnalisant des Masters et les relations universités-entreprises. Des masters ISC seront créés en Ouzbékistan, Tadjikistan et Turkménistan (2 masters par pays), et deux nouveaux masters ISC seront créés dans des villes non encore concernées par ERAMIS au Kazakhstan (Astana) et au Kirghizstan (Osh).
Afin de renforcer les relations universités-entreprises, des entreprises locales seront impliquées très tôt dans l'organisation de ces masters, en prenant exemple sur des entreprises européennes partenaires du projet (participation au comité de pilotage des formations, mise en place d'enseignements effectués par des salariés des entreprises, stages). Le "reverse teaching", qui consiste à privilégier l'interaction enseignant-étudiant sur le plan pratique alors que la part théorique des enseignements est acquise de façon personnelle par l'étudiant, sera partiellement intégré en 1ère année de Master afin de s'adapter au statut particulier d'étudiants salariés. De même, l'alternance sera fortement encouragée en 2ème année de Master : l'étudiant travaille à temps partiel dans une entreprise et son expérience professionnelle acquise en 2ème année constitue la base du mémoire de Master. La qualité des formations et la cohésion du réseau seront renforcées de façon significative : créations de diplômes doubles/multiples, harmonisation du contenu des enseignements, mise en ligne de cours accessibles à l'ensemble des formations, développement de cours en anglais et amélioration des compétences linguistiques, encouragement de la mobilité étudiante entre masters du réseau.

Duration 3 year (15 October 2013 – 15 October 2016)
Total Budget 1,414,819.97  Euro
Coordinator Université Pierre Mendès France Grenoble II (France)
Other partners
  • Beuth Hochschule fuer Technik Berlin (Germany)
  • Ilmi Solutions Oy (Finland)
  • Université Savonia des Sciences Appliquées (Finland)
  • SYMETRIX (France)
  • Université Technologique de Kaunas (Lithuania)
  • Université Technologique de Lublin (Poland)
  • eLeDia (Germany)
  • Université Technique de Kirghizstan nommée Razzakov (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Université Technologique d'Och (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Université Nationale Kazakhe nommée Al-Farabi (Kazakhstan)
  • Université Kazakhe-Russe (Kazakhstan)
  • Université Technologique du Tadjikistan (Tajikistan)
  • Université d'Etat de Khujand nommée Gafurov (Tajikistan)
  • Institut d'État Turkmène des Transports et Communication (Turkmenistan)
  • L'Institut d'État Turkmène d'Économie et de Gestion (Turkmenistan)
  • Université d'Etat de Boukhara (Uzbekistan)
  • Université Nationale de l'Ouzbekistan (Uzbekistan)


Project number


Project type Structural  Measures -  Government reform
Title Einführung des Qualitätsmanagements im E-Learning an zentralasiatischen Hochschulen

Eine rasche Entwicklung von ICT-Technologien führt zu deren Etablierung auch im Hochschulbereich. Der E-Learning-Kompetenz als Kompetenz, mit neuen Medien sowohl zu lernen (Lernkompetenz) als auch zu lehren (Lehrkompetenz) wird in diesem Zusammenhang immer mehr Bedeutung beigemessen. Im zentralasiatischen Raum werden auf politischer Ebene nationale Entwicklungsprogramme forciert, die den Einsatz von digitalen Medien im Hochschulunterricht zum Inhalt haben. Damit geht unweigerlich der Begriff der Qualitätssicherung von E-Learning-Angeboten einher. Die Ansätze zur Qualitätsentwicklung lassen sich beobachten. So ist die Notwendigkeit von Normenkatalogen erkannt, die eine normative Grundlage für das technikgestützte Lernen schaffen und dabei europäische Best-Practice berücksichtigen sollen.
Das Projekt greift politische Vorgaben in Partnerländern auf und zielt allgemein auf die Einführung des Qualitätsmanagements im E-Learning auf der jeweiligen nationalen Ebene unter Berücksichtigung nationaler Spezifika. Dabei müssen sowohl technische Werkzeuge, E-Learning-Szenarien, Didaktik wie auch Organisation und Administration der E-Learning-Angebote einer Qualitätsprüfung unterzogen werden.
Daher wird diese allgemeine Zielsetzung auf folgende spezifische Ziele heruntergebrochen:
1. Etablierung von E-Learning-Zentren an Hochschulen als One-Stops rund um das E-Learning
2. Entwicklung und Etablierung von nationalen technischen und methodisch-didaktischen Normen und Qualitätsstandards des E-Learnings im Hochschulwesen der ZA-PL
3. Entwicklung, Durchführung und Auswertung von Pilotunterrichtseinheiten mit E-Learning-Anteil an PU
4. Empfehlungen zur landesweiten Verbreitung, Einführung und Qualitätssicherung von E-Learning-Angeboten Zu erwartende Ergebnisse sind: 1. Funktionsfähige E-Learning-Zentren an PU
2. E-Learning Normenkataloge
3. Exemplarische Lernangebote mit E-Learning-Anteil
4. E-Learning-Praxishandbücher mit Tipps zum optimalen Einsatz vom E-Learning im Unterricht

Duration 3 year (15 October 2013 – 15 October 2016)
Total Budget 941,393.51 Euro
Coordinator Fachhochschule des Mittelstands, Bielefeld (Germany)
Other partners
  • Universität Nizza Sophia-Antipolis (France)
  • Technische Universität Kaunas (Lithuania)
  • Trainings-Online Gesellschaft für E-Portale mbH (Germany)
  • Bishkek Akademie für Finanzen und Wirtschaft (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Staatliche Universität Issyk-Kul nam. K. Tynystanov (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Kirgisische Staatliche Rechtsakademie (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Bildungsministerium der Republik Kirgisistan (Kyrgyzstan)
  • Kasachische Agrotechnische S.Seifullin-Universität (Kazakhstan)
  • Kostanayer Ingenieur-ökonomische Universität nam. Dulatov (Kazakhstan)
  • Kökschetauer Akademie der Technik- und Geisteswissenschaften (Kazakhstan)
  • Ministerium für Bildung u.Wissenschaft der Republik Kasachstan (Kazakhstan)
  • Bildungs ministerium der Republik Turkmenistan (Turkmenistan)
  • Turkmenisches Staatliches Institut für Architektur u. Bauwesen (Turkmenistan)
  • Turkmenisches Staatliches Institut für Erdöl- u. Erdgaswesen (Turkmenistan)
  • Turkmenisches Staatliches Institut für Energietechnik (Turkmenistan)

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