The project is in line with the principles of Bologna process which aims at creating a European Area for Higher Education through a common new degree system, a European dimension to quality assurance and the recognition of degrees and study periods abroad. Project wider objective is to create a new breed of multidisciplinary Information-Communication Technologies engineers in the Smart City(SC) technologies by harmonizing Kazakhstan (KZ), Mongolian (MN), Russian (RU) education with the EU one and provide double degree recognition through development and introduction the Double Degree Master Program in SC. Project specific objective is to harmonize the KZ-MN-RU Master Programs in SC with the EU Master Programs in SC and provide students of Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russian universities with the opportunity to study the Double Degree EU-KZ-MN-RU Master Program in SC both in Russian, Kazakhstan, Mongolian and EU universities and to obtain Double Degrees: KZ,MN,RU Master degree in SC and Master Degree of one of the EU universities participated in the project.

Duration: 15 November 2018 - 14 November 2021

Project’s objectives
August 2019
Develop new Master curriculum in Smart City Technologies by August 2019
June 2019
Upgrade teachers skills with modern methods of teaching and learning by June 2019
March 2020
To establish the International hybrid learning space based on modern content,educational technologies and methods by March 2020
November 2019
To develop a quality assurance mechanisms ensuring the quality of Smart City Technologies training by November 2019
August 2021
-Strengthening of the collaboration between business and universities in partner countries
-Dissemination of the new Master curriculum, new methodology, teaching materials and methods among ICT academic and business community in partner countries
Summer School "Smart City Today and Tomorrow" at Novosibirsk State Technical University
Project's Coordination Meeting
Teachers from Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia has visited ATEI, Thessaloniki and TUS, Bulgaria for intensive training in double-degree master program development, content & methodology
Partner universities’ staff have visited Technical University of Sofia (Bulgaria) for study of existing systems of quality assurance in Master training
1-5 of April 2019 Top-managers of the Partner universities (15 deans, heads of the academic activities) took part in the project’s seminar at Riga Technical University where the possibilities of the double- degree Master Program were discussed
11-16 of March the participants took part in the training at the Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki (Greece) where there was presented the MS Program in the Smart City Technologies, MS Program in the Information & Communication Technologies.
At the University of Applied Science of Salzburg (Austria) was held the training session for the senior academic administrators. 17 representatives (vice-rectors, deans, vice-deans) of Russian, Mongolian, Kazakhstan universities
28-29 of January 2019
Dr. Milka Vicheva, coordinator of the project and Dr. Olga Dolinna, coordinator of the partners activities took part on the coordination meeting for ERASMUS +Capacity Building projects in Brussels. The aim was to get the latest information concerning the project's management and financial reporting. The project's activities were discussed also with Mrs. Olga Oleynikova, NEO Russia.
17-18 December 2018
Kick-off meeting and the project’s conference was held at Saratov, SSTU 17-18 December 2018. Representatives of all partners took part at the meeting. All partners presented their institutions and discussed all project’s activities. The plan for the first year activities was developed. Project’s management committee (for the aim of project’s management) was organized