Select your language


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

Project duration:   15.01.2020 – 14.01.2023

Project goals

The project addresses 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.

Large agricultural areas characterize the landscapes and economies of Russia and Kazakhstan and both countries see the innovative development of this sector as a priority. Compared to this, skilled labour and innovation potential is lacking. 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 Despite the progress in joining and pursuing the Bologna process, brain drain of young talents and deficient and outdated educational offers for PhD studies impede the goals of HEIs to become international competitive.

Partnership of the project 

The consortium of 5 EU partners and 4 Russian and 4 Kazakh agricultural universities together with consultative and expert partners from accreditation, research and private business in Russia and Kazakhstan therefore specified the following objectives:

– to develop and implement in the educational programs of the third cycle disciplines and modules on interdisciplinary content and transdisciplinary approaches that are relevant for research in the field of agricultural Sciences and innovations;

– to increase the potential of higher education institutions in the field of training scientific and pedagogical personnel based on international standards and best practices;

– to strengthen international and interregional academic exchange and scientific cooperation between universities in Russia and Kazakhstan.

– to create an expert network of universities for third-level education in agricultural Sciences to share best practices with the General public.

Poster of the SAGRIS project

Poster of the SAGRIS project 2021

Newsletter of the SAGRIS project. Issue 1, September 2020

Newsletter of the SAGRIS project. Issue 2, February 2021

Newsletter of the SAGRIS project. Issue 3, September 2021

Newsletter of the SAGRIS project. Issue 4, February 2022

News of the project

SAGRIS website

Final report on SAGRIS project