Project partners

University of Santiago de Compostela (USC)

USC is an historical University, founded in 1495, with more than 2,070 Teaching and Researcher Staff (about 38% female) and more than 300 research groups. Today, USC typically ranks within the top 5 of Spanish universities and is one of the International Campus of Excellence. USC has participated actively in more than 200 projects under various European Union RTD Framework Programmes, H2020 and Initiatives, being the resources obtained by R&D accounting for more than 20% of its total budget.

Tailor-Made Engineering Solutions

Tailor-Made Engineering Solutions focuses on designing and delivering custom engineering solutions that supporting the principles of the circular economy, specializing in creating systems, processes, and technologies that optimise the use and reuse of resources, minimize waste, and promote sustainable practices across various industries. The projects could range from developing renewable energy systems, designing waste-to-energy plants, creating resource recovery facilities, to implementing industrial symbiosis programs where the waste of one process becomes the input for another.


University of Naples Federico II (P3) has experience in running projects in CA territorial ecology and planning, sustainable urbanism, they will contribute to the development of Master's subjects related to Industrial ecology, territorial planning and urbanism.

FHM Bielefeld

The FHM is a private, non-profit, and state-approved University of Applied Sciences. The FHM has been founded in 2000 by medium-sized enterprises and educational institutions. Since then, it has developed into one of the most successful private universities in Germany with a strong focus on the needs of SMEs. The FHM's goal is to provide students with necessary theoretical and hands-on skills for their later business career.


D.Serikbayev EKTU is a leading technical university that has been successfully raising highly qualified engineering personnel since 1958. The University holds leading positions in international and national rankings, bachelor's and master's degree programs are internationally accredited, including with the assignment of the EuroAce mark.


Karaganda University of Kazpotrebsoyuz (formerly Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz) has been operating in the educational services market since 1966. The University trains personnel at all three levels of the national education system: bachelor's degree - master's degree - doctoral PhD. In accordance with the state license, the university implements 28 educational programs of higher and 17 postgraduate education. Three recently opened educational programs are innovative.


Alikhan Bokeikhan University- ABU (previous name: Educational institution "Kazakh Humanitarian Juridical Innovative University") has its origin since 1998. ABU is largest one private multi-disciplinary university in Kazakhstan having a highly qualified teaching staff. ABU has 3 faculties (Law, Humanitarian, Information Technologies and Economics), 9 Departments, providing 32 bachelor programs, 20 master programs, 6 doctoral programs (PhD) for over 7,5 thousand students.

Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau University

Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau University is one of the leading regional universities in the Northern Kazakhstan. Ualikhanov University was established in 1962 . Today Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University is a modern, actively developing higher education institution with a worthy tradition, great potential and serious plans for the future. Academic staff consists of over 500 professors. More 7000 students study at the university. The university offers 58 educational programs on Bachelor (4 years), 40 Master (2 years), 10 Ph.D (3 years).


Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan (re-established in 2009) is the higher research institution, aimed to consolidate efforts of scientists for implementation of fundamental researches in different spheres of science, national economy, rich centuries-old spiritual heritage and solution of social and economic problems. AST is the center of a Turkmen scientific-educational network where the main basic server and the center of remote training are located.


Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management, which trains specialists in the field of economics, was established in 1980, January 31 (TINE) based on the Faculty of Economics of Turkmen State University and named Turkmen Institute of National Economy. On April 14, 2008 the Turkmen Institute of National Economy was renamed to Turkmen State Institute of Economics and Management, due to the objectives with the direct assistance and attendance of the President, on September 28, 2011 was opened-the- art economic town, equipped with the latest hi-tech that meets international standards.


Turkmen State Institute of Finance was founded July 8, 2011, is engaged in preparation of specialists and bachelors in the field of finance and banking. The institute operates 4 faculties (finance, banking, tax and taxation, accounting and auditing) and 10 departments (Social sciences, Finance, Banking, Economic theory, Accounting, Taxes and taxation, Higher mathematics, Insurance, Information technology, Foreign languages ; Physical training). Institute preparing specialists and bachelors for the economic sector.


Technological University of Tajikistan (TUT) prepares high qualified specialists in the areas of Information and Communication Technologies, Food and Light Industrial Technologies, Management, Economics and Design. TUT has 9 faculties and 23 graduation departments, students are prepared in 39 fields of study. Presently, 6000 students are enrolled in TUT based in three-cycled education (Bachelor, Master, and PhD). In 2005 TUT was selected by the Ministry of Education and Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan as a pilot university on introduction of Bolognese credit education system.


Tajik State University of Commerce (TSUC) is one of the leading HEIs in Tajikistan in the fields of economics and management. TSUC founded in 1987 on the basis of the Trade Institute. Today, TSUC, with more than 5 thousand students and more than 250 teaching staff. University is a main player in the market of education services in the Republic of Tajikistan.

Westminster International University in Tashkent

Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) is the first international university in Uzbekistan. It was established in 2002, in partnership with the University of Westminster (London). WIUT`s mission is to provide International Standards of Education and Research Opportunities that contribute to the Intellectual, Social and Professional development of the Central Asian communities as well as Global Community.

Central Asian University

Established in 2019 with the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Akfa University (AU) is the first private university in Uzbekistan. The educational process was given a start in October 2019 with establishing a partnership with Gachon University, South Korea, in the medical area. Since then AU has partnered with other leading higher education and research institutions such as Lancaster University (UK), KAIST (South Korea), Ted University (Turkey), Monash University (Australia), Cologne Business School (Germany), Colorado State University (US), Medical Center "Akfa Medline" (Uzbekistan), and Artel, the biggest home appliances and electronics producer in Uzbekistan.