International project

  • Erasmus Mundus

Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Erasmus Mundus (2009-2013) is a cooperation and mobility program in the field of higher education that aims to enhance the quality of European higher education and to promote dialogue and understanding between people and cultures through cooperation with third countries. It continues and extends the activities launched during the first phase in the Erasmus External Cooperation window (2006-2008).

The program also contributes to the development of human resources and the international cooperation capacity of higher education institutions in third countries by increasing mobility between the European Union and these countries.

Erasmus Mundus is implemented in three actions:

1. Joint Master and Doctorate Programs

2. Partnerships

3. Promotion projects


SARUD is a project about sustainable agriculture and rural development. Funding is provided by the European Commission under the Erasmus+ KA2 program (no. 561969-EP-1-2015-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP).

The main goal of the SARUD project is to develop a master's program in sustainable agriculture and rural development at Universities in Russia and Kazakhstan


 The project addresses the demand of educating doctoral students on high quality and international standards toincrease knowledge based solutions for sustainable agriculture and future farming systems – a topic of national, crossregionaland international relevance.

    Large agricultural areas characterize the landscapes and economies of Russia and Kazakhstan and both countries seethe innovative development of this sector as a priority. Compared to this, skilled labour and innovation potential islacking. As a reaction, a number of initiatives target to build up human resources on all levels (farm workers, specialists,managers) and as well to improve higher education institutions (HEIs). Despite the progress in joining and pursuing theBologna process, brain drain of young talents and deficient and outdated educational offers for PhD studies impede thegoals of HEIs to become international competitive.