Project NICOPA

Project name (acronym): New and Innovative Courses for Precision Agriculture (NICOPA)

Project duration: 15 November 2018 – 14 November 2021

Grant holder: Kazakh Agrotechnical University named after Saken Seifullin, Kazakhstan


Partner Partner names Location
P1 Kazakh Agrotechnical University named after S.Seyfullin Nursultan/Kazakhstan
P2 Berlin Technical University Berlin/Germany
P3 Plovdiv Agricultural University Plovdiv/Bulgaria
P4 Czech University of Civil Sciences Prague/Czech Republic
P5 ECM Space Agency Berlin/Germany
P6 Kokshetau State University named after Yokan Ualikhanov Kokshetau/Kazakhstan
P7 North Kazakhstan State University named after Manash Kozybayev Petropavlovsk/Kazakhstan
P8 Turkmen Agricultural University named after S.A.Niyazov Ashgabat/Turkmenistan
P9 Turkmen State Institute of Architecture and Construction Ashgabat/Turkmenistan
P10 Turkmen Agricultural Institute Dashoguz/Turkmenistan
P11 National University of Uzbekistan Tashkent/Uzbekistan
P12 Tashkent University of Information Technology Tashkent/Uzbekistan
P13 Tashkent Institute of Irrigation and Agricultural Mechanization Engineers Tashkent/Uzbekistan
P14 Ministry of Science and Education of Kazakhstan Nursultan/Kazakhstan
P15 Uzbekistan Education Quality Supervision Agency Tashkent/Uzbekistan
P16 Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan Ashgabat/Turkmenistan

Project goals

Improvement of curriculums and transaction of new training courses for specialists which are studying at the institute, taking into account achievements of the European countries and last achievements of a science in the field of Precision Agriculture. Increasing international relations in the sphere of education and vocational training at the Institute and exchange of experience and advanced practice in the field of Precision Agriculture, by strengthening of relations between high schools of the European Union and the Countries of partners.

Project objectives

— Analyzing educational requirements for target area; to review current curricula
— To update current programs and curricula according to last achievements in the target area by the end of the second year of the project
— Working out, implement and accreditation of new basic and transferable curriculums and modules including ECTS, focused on students practice
— To bring closer higher educational institutions of the Partner countries to a labour market

Planned results of the project

— Analyzing and updating current programs and curricula of Precision farming according to last achievements in the target area
— 9 new developed basic curriculums and 3 transferred modules, including educational environment: laboratory of Precision farming and a virtual educational class
— Retraining of academic teachers according to the new curriculums
— Carrying out of master classes and training
— The Created joint WEB-platform will work at the full capacity
— It will be created service-office on Precision agriculture with support of the interested parties.


Turkmen Agricultural Institute