«Enhancement of Postgraduate Studies on Sustainable Agriculture and Future Farming Systems– SAGRIS»


Life of the project: January 15, 2020 – January 14, 2023

The coordinator: Nuertingen-Geislingen University)

General aim of the project is the demand of educating doctoral students on high quality and international standards to increase knowledge based solutions for sustainable agriculture and future farming systems – a topic of national, cross-regional and international relevance.




– to develop and establish four post-graduate modules at 8 HEIs in different regions to qualify doctoral students on inter- and transdisciplinary contents and approaches relevant for agricultural research and innovation;
– to increase the human capacity, literature base and equipment of partner institutions to provide doctoral education according to international standards and best-practices;
– to strengthen international and interregional academic exchange and research cooperation among project partners;
– to establish a network on doctoral research and education in the agricultural field targeted on the exchange of best practices with a wider audience.

EU – HEI programme country partners
1. Nuertingen-Geislingen University – HfWU (coordinator)
2. Warsaw University of Life Sciences – WULS
3. Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague – CULS
4. DITSL Witzenhausen – DITSL
5. Estonian University of Life Sciences, Tartu – EMU
RF – HEI regionalpartners
6. Stavropol State Agrarian University – SSAU
7. Novosibirsk State Agrarian University – NSAU
8. Buryat State Academy of Agriculture – BSAA
9. Yakutsk State Agricultural Academy – YSAA
KAZ – HEI regionalpartners
10. S.Seifullin Kazakh Agro Technical University, Nur-Sultan – KATU
11. Kazakh National Agrarian University, Almaty – KazNAU
12. Zhangir Khan West Kazakhstan Agrarian-Technical University, Uralsk – WKATU
13. A.Baitursynov Kostanay State University – ABKSU
Research institutions and consultative bodies in the partner countries
14. National Centre for Public Accreditation NCPA, Russian Federation
15. Independent Agency for Accreditation and Rating IAAR, Kazakhstan
16. National Agrarian Science and Educational Centre NASEC, Kazakhstan
17. Russian Academy of Sciences RAN (including RU research institutions)
18. Ministry of Agriculture of Russian Federation – MCX RF
19. Ministry of Agriculture in Kazakhstan – MCX KZ

Irina Bogdashkina – Coordinator of the project, the head of Strategic Development and Analysis Department, Candidate of pedagogical sciences.

Marat Onayev – Director of Agro Technological Institute, Candidate of Engineering Sciences, associate professor.

Aliya Kushenbekova – senior lecture of High school of food and downstream production technology, PhD.

Aliya Nagiyeva – acting associate professor of High school of soil maintaining, agricultural chemistry and land utilization, PhD.

Faruza Zakirova – associate professor of High school of veterinary science and biosafety, candidate of agricultural sciences, associate professor.

Araigul Zhumayeva – lecturer of High school of animal husbandry product technology, PhD.

Nurgul Montayeva – senior lecturer of High school of veterinary science and biosafety, PhD.

Gulzhamal Irgaliyeva – Administrator of the project, International Cooperation Specialist, master of pedagogical sciences.

Aizhan Ibyzhanova – associate professor of the High School of Economics and Audit, Candidate of economic sciences.