Development and Implementation of Masters Programs in Food Safety and the Production and Marketing of Traditional Food Products in Russia and Kazakhstan




1 Project Code: 544132-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-FR-TEMPUS-JPCR


2 Project Performers in Kazakhstan and Foreign Countries:

- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (Sweden);

- Agrocampus Ouest (France);

- University of Pisa (Italy);

- University of Milan (Italy);

- Buryat State Agricultural Academy named after Vladimir Filippov (Russia);

- Kalmyk State University (Russia);

- Kuban State Agrarian University (Russia);

- Tuvan State University (Russia);

- Preservation of National Biological Sciences - Curators (Russia)

- ADAT Agricultural Company (Russia);

- Aduch Country Farm (Russia);

- BRAND LLP (Russia);

- Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

- S. Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University (Kazakhstan);

- S. Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University (Kazakhstan);

- A. Baitursynov Kostanai State University (Kazakhstan);

- ANTIGEN Scientific and Production Company JSC (Kazakhstan);

- Republican Veterinary Laboratory (Kazakhstan).


3 Project Coordinator and Leading Organization:

Montpellier SUPAGRO (France)


4 Project Implementation Stages:

– stage one: the 2013 – 2014 academic year;

– stage two: the 2014 – 2015 academic year;

– stage three: the 2015 – 2016 academic year.


5 General Objective:

Providing assistance to universities in Russia and Kazakhstan in improving methods of developing new training programs meeting the current needs of the economic sector; enhancing employability of graduates and improving the relations between universities and professionals through the creation of a new Master's degree program in the field of food safety, production and marketing of traditional products.


6 Specific Objectives:

- improving food safety standards;

- meeting the demands of food producers, retailers and consumers;

- strengthening relations between European universities and universities in Russia and Kazakhstan in the field of food safety and processing technology;

- promotion of entrepreneurship in the regions of Russia and Kazakhstan with a weak economy.


7 Project Performance Progress:

- a seminar was held for the participants of the project at A. Baitursynov Kostanai State University;

- an online conference and training with the participation of all partners taking part in the project were conducted;

- development of questionnaires for the survey of employers and professionals with the aim to change and correct Master’s degree programs is carried out.


8 Effectiveness of the Project at the Macro and Micro Levels:

The project is focused on re-training of teachers, development and implementation of various information and practical training methods, as well as the introduction of distance learning and professional development.


9 Information about the Project Supervisor, Co-supervisors and Managers

- Project Administration: Serik Maulenovich Omirbayev, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor; Nelli Emilevna Pfeifer, Doctor of Pedagogic Sciences, Professor; Akmaral Kanatbekovna Kairbayeva, Candidate of Pedagogic Sciences, Associate Professor; Aliya Kanatovna Tatenova.

- Project Supervisor: Kuralay Smetkanovna Isayeva, Candidate of Engineering Sciences;

- Technical support: Toktar Karibayevich Bekseitov, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences, Professor;

- The academic staff members: Galiya Tuleuyevna Kazhibayeva, Candidate of Engineering Sciences, Professor; Karina Maratovna Omarova, Associate Professor; Akmaral Sagyndykova Mukhamezhanova, Master of Engineering and Technology.


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