EU Partners of the Project:

BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences Vienna, Austria

The BOKU was founded in 1872 as an education and research center for renewable resources. At the moment there are about 12.000 students studying at the BOKU one of the 9 bachelor, one out of 14 master programs or of course one out of 2 doctor study programs. The study fields are: agriculture, forestry, environmental engineering, food and biotechnology, landscape architecture and management of environment and bio resources.
In international activities, in addition to the ERASMUS program, the BOKU takes part in student exchange programs with Central and Eastern Europe (CEEPUS) and different Universities in North America. The BOKU is also member of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS). This network out of seven life science universities in Europe and aims to force students and staff mobility for example with joint courses.


ASU - Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Aleksandras Stulginskis University is a state institution of higher education and research, which is constantly improving its activity and meeting the highest expectations of society needs. At present it has over 5000 students at five faculties studying in a wide range of study programmes of biomedicine, technologies and social sciences.

It is the only state institution of higher education and research in Lithuania awarding the diplomas and  degrees at PhD, MSc and BSc levels in the fields of food sciences, agriculture, forestry, water and land resources management, bioenergy and mechanical engineering, climate change and sustainable use of natural resources. These degrees are recognized all over the world and have the highest standard of equivalence.
 As most of University activities deal with natural resources which have no borders, the scope is to be global experts in a sustainable use of resources whatever smart technologies are applied.

 University provides wide possibilities for personal and professional improvement of students. These possibilities include wide-ranging studies and research, participation in projects and international student exchange, development of creative abilities and physical capacity in students art and sport collectives, acquirement of managerial experience through involvement in University autonomy.


ASU-SR - Students' Representation of Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Kaunas, Lithuania

Aleksandras Stulginskis University Students’ Representation is an independent student organization, acting at the University and representing students on different levels. The main aim of the Students’ Representation is to create a democratic system of education and University studies, to support students and to guarantee the protection of students’ rights. The Students’ Representation goal is to represent students' interests and to defend their rights as well as to take care of the academic, social, cultural prosperity and international affairs.
The Mission of the Students’ Representation – to unite an open and creative team work to represent ASU students democratically.
Our vision – a competent and open public organization that brings together motivated and creative individuals for operating in the interest of Aleksandras Stulginskis University students and satisfying their needs.


ISMA - Information Systems Management Institute, Riga, Latvia

Information Systems Management Institute (ISMA) is one of the leading private higher educational institutions in Latvia. ISMA has rich traditions and clear future vision within the common area of European higher education.

ISMA students are provided with an opportunity to make their dreams come true by obtaining the required knowledge in the five directions, which are accredited by the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Latvia: Economics; Management and Administration, Real Estate Management; Information Technologies, Computer Technologies, Electronics, Telecommunications, Computer Management and Computer Science; Hotel and Restaurant Management, Management of Tourism and Recreation; Arts.
ISMA successfully ensures continuing development, which nowadays is an advantage on the Latvian and European labour markets while offering competitive education, which combines both theory and practice.

At present ISMA offers Latvian and foreign students to study at all levels: first level professional higher education, Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral study programmes. Therefore, ISMA provides its students with an opportunity to receive the education which meets their future plans, is labour market oriented and ensures the development of creative and leadership skills.


ISMA-SSG - Students Self Government of ISMA, Riga, Latvia 

Students’ Self-Government (SSG) is a very important part of ISMA structure. How interesting and memorable students’ life will be depends on Students’ Self-Government. Students’ Self-Government is a special form of initiative and independent activities of students, which aims at the solution of important issues of students’ life, the development of students’ social activity and their rights protection.

As a bridge between ISMA administration and students, Students’ Self-Government represents and protects the interests of students, helps them to solve the problems which arise in studies, at work, at leisure time or at home, it also maintains and develops the traditions of students’ fraternity.
There are the following departments in the Students’ Self-Government: Studies and Scientific Research, Information and Advertising, Sports, External Relations and Culture Centre.

ISMA SSG liaises with Self-Governments of other universities and Latvian Student Association (LSA), and takes part in various seminars, conferences and events held by LSA.


Kazakh Partners of the Project:

UIB - University of International Business, Almaty

University of International Business (UIB) – is a higher education institution of Kazakhstan, organized in 1992. Today UIB is an independent modern business school, which has extensive experience in the training of highly qualified specialists able to conduct business and to be leaders in various fields of economy.
UIB is a recognized university with a continuous cycle of education, including Bachelor and Master Programs, PhD, MBA and DBA programs.
This allows each student to realize their highest career goals by building their own path of higher and postgraduate education. University of UIB - is a dedicated humanitarian and economic institution, which prepares specialists in the field of management and marketing, finance, accounting, economics and international relations, ecology and tourism, public and municipal administration, information systems, social work, sociology, psychology and journalism.
The university is among the leaders in the introduction of credit and distance learning technologies, allowing it to meet international educational standards. Thanks to the introduction of innovations in the educational activity the university maintains extensive contacts with major universities of Russia, USA, Europe and Asia through joint projects and implementing programs for the exchange of students and teachers.


Kazakh Ablai khan University of International Relations and World Languages

Ablai khan KazUIR&WL keeps its leading position in Kazakhstani higher education and is a recognized multidisciplinary scientific and educational institution, specializing in humanitarian foreign language and international profile specialists training, performing vocational training in 14 world languages. It makes the university be responsible, as the rapidly growing role of education is a strategic resource in the national competitiveness formation.

Currently, there are 6 basic faculties: the Faculty of Translation and Philology, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Management and International Communication, Faculty of International Affairs, and the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

 The main criterion of an educational institution is a demand for graduates. Our graduates are competitive and in demand by employers, who praise the quality of graduates’ education, which is provided by a qualified teaching staff, modern educational programmes, the presence of the material- technical base (equipment, new buildings, hostels, sport complex, libraries) and sophisticated organization of the educational process. Demand of our graduates is evidenced by the fact, that more than 85 % of them are employed by the year of graduation.

Ablai khan KazUIR&WL is a member of 14 reputable International Associations: International Association of Universities (UNESCO), Eurasia-Pacific Uninet, three International Associations of Tourism (ATLAS, AMFORTH, EURHODIP), the International Association of Francophone Universities (AUF), the International Academy of Higher Education, the Association of Schools of  International Relations (MGIMO ), UMO MGLU,  European language Council (ELC), the Consortium of Humanitarian Universities of  SCO country-members, Consortium of Linguistic Universities – member – countries of the Eurasian Economic Community, the EUPRERA Association (The European Public Relations Education and Research Association) Belgium, The European Association For International Education (EAIE).

Six specialties of the university have been internationally accredited by the International Agency for the Evaluation of quality of the educational program - AQAS.


SKSU - Auezov South-Kazakhstan State University, Shymkent

M.Auezov South Kazakhstan State University (SKSU) is one of the largest multi-profile universities in Kazakhstan. It was founded in 1943. Currently, the university has about 16,000 students, 456 master students, 28 doctoral students and stuff - 1,700 teachers, including 136 doctors and professors, 700 candidates of sciences.

13 specialties of M. Auezov SKSU were internationally accredited and have the brands of "Eurobachelor", "Euroengineer" and "Euroinformatic".

The university realizes international educational projects implemented under the Tempus program.

According to QS World University Rankings 2013/2014 international ranking of universities, M.Auezov SKSU confirmed their position in the group of 651 + top universities.


TIHU - Taraz Innovative Humanitarian University, Taraz

Mission of TIHU  consists in preparation of competitive, innovatively thinking and patriotically well-brought specialists corresponding to modern domestic and international criteria, and also in creation of scientific, intellectual and informative elite - cultural environment in the Zhambyl region, promoting its every possible economic growth and prosperity.

According to the State license the University has on 37 specialties, including: 27 on a Bachelor degree, 10 on a Master’s. The number of students of the University is more than 5.000 students.

 There are 4 faculties: education, scientific natural and law faculty; humanitarian and technical-economical.

As a whole the number of academic staff with degrees – 208, 16 doctors of sciences, 80 candidates, 3 doctors of PhD, 73 with Magister degrees.

Educational, methodical, research and educational processes at university are organized and take place in 5 educational and laboratory buildings.


WKATU - West-Kazakhstan Agrotechnical University, Uralsk

West Kazakhstan agrarian technical university named after Zhangir khan was founded on July 19, 1963 on the base of West Kazakhstan agricultural institute. Today university - one of the largest agrotechnical higher educational institutions of the country providing educational services in 36 specialities of a bachelor degree, 2 of the vocational education, 24 specialities of a magistracy. There are the following faculties: machine-building, polytechnical, agronomical veterinary medicine and biotechnology, economy and business.
Personnel potential includes: 340 teaching staff, including 25 doctors, 145 candidates of science and 71 masters. The contingent of trained people is 6579. Multilevel training is introduced into the educational process on system of "a bachelor degree-magistracy-PhD doctoral studies" according to requirements of Bologna declaration.
According to independent Kazakhstan agency - HKAOKO the university is among the best higher technical institutions of Kazakhstan, according to the Rating – 2013, it entered in 30-TOP of the best universities of Kazakhstan in which it became the twentieth among the higher educational institutions of republic.


ENU - L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University, Astana

L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University, an acknowledged academic, research, social and cultural centre, was founded in 1996 by the Decree of N.A. Nazarbayev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The core reason for establishing this higher education institution was the idea of Eurasian Union.
There are more than 13000 students in university. Professional training at undergraduate and postgraduate levels is implemented in 12 faculties. Training is conducted in Russian and Kazakh languages only under the full time study that allows providing high quality of education. Since 2000 the ENU has been a member of the International Higher Education Academy of Science. In 2002 it was accepted by the Eurasian Universities Association and the International Research Association of the CIS and the Baltic countries. Since 2004 it has been a full member of the European Association of Universities. In 2005 the ENU signed the Magna Charta Universitatum (Magna Charta of European Universities) in Bologna (Italy).
According to the results of 2012, ENU took 369th place and became the first Kazakh universities included in the Top 400 ranking QS World University Rankings, which means continuous improvement of the quality of education and strengthening the position of the university in the world market of educational services.
Today the ENU is a university with special status acquired under the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and with sufficiently high international authority.


KSU - Akhmet Baitursynov Kostanay State University, Kostanay

Kostanay State University was established on the 6th of August, 1992 by the ordinance No 662 of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan, by means of reorganization of Kostanay Pedagogical Institute. After many transformations passed, on the 3rd of April in 1996, by the ordinance No 384 of the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kostanay State University was renamed into Akhmet Baitursynov Kostanay State University.

Akhmet Baitursynov Kostanay State University’s mission is to provide competitive innovation-oriented and in-demand experts, as well as scientific and pedagogical staff of the northern Kazakhstan region; to develop fundamental and applied researches in key areas of education and science in accordance with the existing and future requirements of the individual, society and the state.

The University has the impeccable public image has attained sustainable development in the education market, supported by a broad academic ties with foreign partners for joint educational, scientific and cultural programs, providing innovation and scientific advances in manufacturing and other areas of public life.


CSUTE - Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering, Aktau

Caspian State University of Technologies and Engineering named after Sh.Esenov (CSUTE) is located in Mangistau region, Aktau. CSUTE was founded in 1976. CSUTE is preparing and ensuring the region's highly skilled, scientific and scientific- pedagogical staff, able to respond flexibly to changes in the environment and to actively influence the scientific, technical, socio- economic and cultural development of the region and the whole of Kazakhstan.

4,000 students study at 43 bachelor, 18 master and 5 PhD specialties.

CSUTE has 5 faculties: Science and human training, Pedagogy, Law and Economics, Oil and Gas, Transport and Construction.

 CSUTE  is a member of Association of State Universities of the Caspian countries; Magna Charta Universitatum, EURASHE - European Association of institutions of higher education.

KKSU - Kyzyl-Orda State University named after Korkyt Ata, Kyzylorda

Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda State University, one of the oldest universities in Kazakhstan, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012, is one of the largest educational institutions of the Pre-Aral Sea region.

Nowadays the university is the largest multi-disciplinary higher educational institution of Kazakhstan, where the training of students in 57 specialties of bachelor degree, 27 specialties of Master degree, 4 specialties of Doctoral degree (PhD) is carried out and which cover a wide range of modern university education.

University`s mission is to improve the quality of continuing professional education and training of competitive specialists with higher education. By realizing the mission and policy in the field of quality, the University focuses on improving the quality of educational services and entering into the world educational space.

Nowadays there are 8611 students at the university. Educational process is provided by 32 doctors of sciences, 272 candidates of sciences, 161 masters.

Korkyt Ata Kyzylorda State University has an International certificate of QMS (quality management system) university.

Nowadays we have direct cooperation agreements with more than 60 universities of  the U.S.A, Canada, UK, Germany, Korea, Italy, Turkey, Austria, China, the Russian Federation and other CIS countries.

EKSTU - D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan State Technical University, Ust-Kamenogorsk

Republican State Enterprise D. Serikbayev East-Kazakhstan State Technical University of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan has been working in the sphere of education since 1958; it provides training of specialists within bachelor and master programs in a variety of engineering, information, economics and managerial, naturally scientific, architecture and design areas. At the present time there are 4500 students on five departments of the University.

Activity of the University aimed at the realization of the main strategic and innovative projects: Strategy of industrial and innovative development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, State Strategy of Education Development in the Republic of Kazakhstan between 2011 and 2020, Annual Messages of N. Nazarbayev, the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, to the People of Kazakhstan.

Quality Management System of D. Serikbayev East-Kazakhstan State Technical University was evaluated to the conformity with ISO 9001:2008 and registered by the authorized organization National Quality Assurance Limited. In 2008, the University won the prestigious international award “European quality”.

University created all necessary conditions to promote patriotic education, citizenship, social responsibility, as well as to develop potential of student youth.

At the present time, East-Kazakhstan State Technical University is one of the biggest universities in Kazakhstan, leading center of Science, Education and Culture.


KIU - Kazakhstan Innovation University, Semey

Kazakhstan Innovation University was created on the base of Kazakh Finance-Economic Academy.  The university has 2,500 students, teaching staff includes 234 employees. Before University creation students were studied economic sciences. Nowadays KIU is multi-disciplinary university consisting of bachelor's programs: informational systems, computer science, finance, accounting and auditing, economics, management, marketing, law, education, tourism, psychology, foreign language, etc.

Master's study programs aims to prepare specialists in sphere of  information systems, computer science, finance, economics, management, marketing, law, education, psychology, etc.

The main purpose of KIU is to provide educational services of high quality. University was awarded the gold medal "INSAM" in Switzerland (Geneva, 2006) and honored by reward "European quality" in Great Britain (Oxford, 2007).

Strategic partnership is obligatory element of innovational structure of the University. Partners of our University are universities in Kazakhstan, Cyprus, France, Spain, China, Turkey, Slovakia, Russia and Kyrgyzstan.


ArSPI - Altynsarin Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute, Arkalyk

Arkalyk State Pedagogical Institute is created in according to the resolution of the central committee of Communist Party of Kazakhstan and Council of Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic No. 220 of April 12, 1972. 1977 institute was appropriated the name of the great Kazakh educator, compatriot – Ibray Altynsarin.

ArSPI is unique educational institution of the Torgai region of Kostanay district, which has 42 years history and preparing the specialists of pedagogical direction.

Institute has 3 faculties: the faculty of pedagogic and philology, the faculty of history and art, the faculty of natural sciences and informatization. Now institute educates about 1200 students on 19 Bachelor specialties. 

ArSPI enters to 10 of the best pedagogical educational institutions of our country.  In institute the tendency of dynamic growth both in material, in the educational and methodical plan is observed every year.  One of the main aims of the government education’s program, especially guarantee equal access all participants of the educational process to the best educational resources and technologies in ASPI  realizes with the help of advanced IT technologies.

In institute is carried out good international cooperation. There were signed contracts in sphere of education and science with Non-state educational institution of higher education "SMOLENSK HUMANITIES UNIVERSITY" (Russia), Public Educational Institution of Higher Professional Training Smolensk State University (Russia), Public Educational Institution of Higher Professional Training Tyumen State University (Russia), with the Highest technological and educational institute Athens/Greece  "The Moscow state regional university" / Russia/, was signed the contract on scientific and pedagogical cooperation with Magnitogorsk state university within which scientific teacher training of institute is carried already out.


MESRK - Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Astana

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is a public body performing guidance of education, science, children's rights and youth policy.

Mission of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan is development of the intellectual potential of the nation, creation and implementation of state policy in the field of education and science, ensuring competitiveness and sustainable social and economic growth.

MoES RK is headed by Sarinzhipov Aslan Bakenovich.

MoES RK is actively working on promotion of civic and patriotic self-realization for young people. The youth of Kazakh intensively involved in socio-economic life of society, including implementation of higher education policy.

Since October, 2012 MoES RK has been associated partner for Tempus IV Project “STUDIK: Students self-governance & Democratic Involvement in Kazakhstan”.

ASA - Alliance of students Almaty, Almaty

Alliance of Students Almaty is the part of the Alliance of Students of Kazakhstan - the largest student organization of Kazakhstan, initiated by the progressive students.

The main purpose of the Students Alliance is the formation of public notoriety to ASA as an organization which really tackle the legal, social, economic and daily issues of students, who actively participate in the development of independent Kazakhstan.

To date, the Alliance of Students of Kazakhstan is one of the largest student movements in the country, consolidating a membership more than 30,000 active students in 24 cities of Kazakhstan, which have regional offices.


YCK - Youth Congress of Kazakhstan, Astana

Youth Congress of Kazakhstan is:

- Republican youth organization founded in 2002 on the initiative of the Head of State - Nursultan Nazarbayev;  

- The largest network of youth organizations in the country, bringing together more than 200 youth organizations;

- Many years of experience in implementation of national youth policies and a wide range of partners from government agencies, non-governmental organizations and business structures;

- A cohesive and energetic team of specialists who work in Congress has become a matter of life.


Our objectives:

- Implementation of the state youth policy and cooperation between government institutions and non-governmental youth organizations;

- Consolidation, coordination and support to non-governmental youth organizations;

- Creation of conditions for active participation of youth in social, economic and cultural life of the country;

- Development and implementation of social projects for young people;

- Support of youth initiatives.


SSKNU - Students Senate of Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi, Almaty

Students Senate of the Kazakh National University named after Al-Farabi - the supreme body of the student government of the university. Senate combines student Maslikhats at the faculties, the supreme student council hostels, and debate club three leagues, student organizations in the faculties of law and order detachment, as well as students’ union "Sunkar".

The purpose of the Senate is to represent the students of students in front of the university administration, strengthening and improving the image of the university to university scientists, national and international levels, the organization of the system of work and conduct of activities in the priority functional areas of public life, the promotion of self-fulfillment and the development of management skills of students, increase the effectiveness of the educational process at the university, the formation of an active life and citizenship of students, promotion of healthy lifestyles, the organization of systematic work to improve the mechanisms of student government at the level of the faculty and the university.