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Completion of the ERASMUS+ project “Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan (RUECVET)”
In the period of 2017 to 2019, MIIGAiK participated in the ERASMUS+ project "Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan (RUECVET)". The named project was successfully ended in November 2019 and aimed to pilot the implementation of the European ECVET system of the vocational education and training (VET) in Russia and Uzbekistan. The project included the following tasks:
- creating tools and procedures for ECVET acceptance in higher education institutions in Russia and Uzbekistan;
- development of the strong network of vocational education institutions based on four national ECVET centers (two each in Russia and Uzbekistan), as well as training of the university staff and teachers in the centers;
- increase awareness of the advantages and features of the ECVET system;
- support and adaptation of ECVET to the national education systems of the two partner countries through a set of recommendations and methodological tools;
- creating a set of resources, training materials and links to support national training centers;
- development of recommendations on the assessment and recognition processes of credit transfers in accordance with the ECVET methodology;
- development of an analytical report on the implementation and promotion of ECVET in Russia and Uzbekistan
Inna Ponomareva, Maria Kulkova and Aliya Myrsalieva represented MIIGAiK in this project. Colleagues participated in the development of occupational standards of the selected professions: specialist in land management and cadaster, specialist of applied geodesy, specialist of cartography. These professions selected based on employers survey, which showed that these professions are the most popular in the field of geodesy and cartography.
One of the project tasks was matching the related specialties in the partner countries of the project (Russia and Uzbekistan). Thus, Memorandum of understanding prepared between universities of Uzbekistan and MIIGAiK on related specialties, which are opened mobility opportunities for interested students.
Also, Moscow College of geodesy and cartography under the MIIGAiK was active participant in RUECVET project. The college team represented by the college director - Mr. Gennady Khinkis and deputy director - Mrs. Oksana Voskresenskaya as well as teachers of the college, obtained training in the development of Units, starting with the identification of the students and employers’ needs till the development of a functional map of the above-mentioned professions. In addition, Mrs. Oksana Voskresenskaya together with other teachers of the college obtained in-service training based on the Сenters created within the project. In the result of the project, teachers at the college and University obtained a lot of useful and fruitful information, as well as extension of their experience based on best EU practices in the development and introduction of the educational Units into the system of vocational education and training in partner countries.
In general, the project result is the introduction of the lifelong learning concept considering the transparency and comparability of VET and higher education qualifications in Russia and Uzbekistan.
Final Conference “Implementation of European best practices in higher and vocational education and training” of RUECVET project was held in Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), May 14th-16th 2019
The exchange of experience between stakeholders allowed to achieve the main objectives of the conference: dissemination of the achieved results and developments of the SUSDEV and RUECVET projects, capacity building of teaching and administrative staff in green skills and ECVET methodology , application of the European practices and procedures in education system in partner countries.
The participants also discussed the future developments of achieved results by SUSDEV and RUECVET projects in partner countries: Kazakhstan, Russian Federation and Uzbekistan
THE 6TH TRANSNATIONAL WORKING MEETING OF THE THE ERASMUS+ PROJECT «PILOTING ECVET TO THE NATIONAL VET SYSTEM OF RUSSIA AND UZBEKISTAN» (RUECVET) WAS HELD AT MALTA COLLEGE OF ARTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (MCAST) IN THE PERIOD OF 8-12 APRIL 2019.
According to the responses of the course participants, the information and practical tasks were timely and useful, and the presentation of the material was accessible and interesting.
The next event in the framework of the RUECVET project will be held in Moscow in may this year in MIIGAiK. This will be the last conference at which project participants will present to the representatives of the Ministry of education and Ministry of science and higher education, and the General public the vision system distribution system ECVET in vocational education and training of the Russian Federation. From MIIGAiK in this meeting participated: Maria Kulkova, Aliya Myrsalieva and Oksana Voskresenskaya.
4th Transnational Meeting of the Erasmus project «Piloting ECVET to the national VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan» (RUECVET) was held at the Tver State University in the period of 09-13 June 2018.
The purpose of the event was to familiarize with the methodological developments of the participants, to provide a clear understanding of the RUECVET methodology for further dissemination and implementation. Participants of the partner countries shared their personal experience, conducted their analysis and made adjustments. Also the participants presented their reports with the results of activities on the past work packages.
From MIIGAiK in this meeting participated: Maria Kulkova – Specialist of the Directorate of Educational Programmes and Aliya Myrsalieva – Specialist of the Department of International Educational Programmes.
The next visit of the project is planned in the autumn 2018 in Uzbekistan.
THE SECOND TRANSNATIONAL MEETING ON THE ERASMUS PROJECT "PILOTING ECVET TO THE NATIONAL VET SYSTEM OF RUSSIA AND UZBEKISTAN" (RUECVET) HELD IN KOKAND FROM 11 TILL 15 SEPTEMBER 2017
The training seminar was held at the Kokand State Pedagogical Institute in the framework of the second international meeting on the project in Kokand (Republic of Uzbekistan) from 11.09.2017 till 15.09.2017.
According to the programme of the event, not only organizational in-project meetings were held, but also a study of the ECVET methodology and the results of development of study programmes in partner universities. Russian and Uzbek teams presented national reports on the past working packages of the project.
The representatives of the ECVET project participated in the international seminar "The Role of National Qualification Frameworks in Higher and Vocational Education Reforms" on September 13, 2017, this topic was closely related to the ideas of the project.
From MIIGAiK in this meeting participated: Kulkova Maria - Specialist of the Directorate of Educational Programmes and Ponomareva Inna - Head of the Department of International Educational Programmes.
The third international meeting of the project is planned in the spring 2018 in Latvia.
THE KICK-OFF MEETING ON THE PROGRAMME OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION ERASMUS + PROJECT NUMBER 574097 "PILOTING ECVET TO THE NATIONAL VET SYSTEM OF RUSSIA AND UZBEKISTAN"
MIIGAiK - participant of the project consortium No. 574097 "Piloting ECVET to the National VET system of Russia and Uzbekistan" (RUECVET).
In the first international meeting from MIIGAIK side participated: Ponomareva Inna, Kulkova Maria and Podgornaya Nadezda. This seminar took place in University of Nicosia (Cyprus) from 27 till 31 March 2017.
The aim of the project is the pilot launching of the European credit recognition system in the national vocational education systems of Russia and Uzbekistan through learning best European experience from partners from Latvia, Cyprus and Malta.
The plan of the event was not only an introduction of partners, but also learning of the best practices of the ECVET systems in Europe.
And also the partners discussed the difficulties that can be encountered in Russia and Uzbekistan in recognition of credits due to differences in educational levels in European and participating countries.
This exchange of experience is a tremendous impetus for the implementation of the project, also the coordination meeting passed within the framework of the meeting.
As a results of meeting, the responsible universities are approved their working packages, discussed about the road map for the next three years and assign the following international meetings.
The next visit on the project is planned in September 2017 in Kokand (Uzbekistan).