“Developing Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Programmes and Strengthening Research Networks in Geoinformation Technologies in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan” (GeoTAK), 2021-2024.

Project Goals:
The main goals of the project are to develop postgraduate Higher Education programmes in Geoinformation Technologies (GIT) and strengthening the links in research and innovation between Higher Education Institutions (HEI), industry and administration in Armenia and Kyrgyzstan.

Project objectives:

  • To identify research and development needs of Kyrgyzstan and Armenia in the field of Geoinformation Technologies.
  • To create a Research Node in geoinformation technologies per partner country to promote and harmonise collaborative innovation projects and joint research lines.
  • To improve and/or update research laboratories of geoinformation technologies.
  • To train trainers from partner countries in relevant topics of geoinformation technologies that have special interest for regional development of innovation and environmental protection.
  • To provide teachers and managers from higher education institutions in partner countries knowledge and skills in transversal topics of higher education following Bologna process standards.
  • To create interdisciplinary postgraduate programmes (courses and joint PhD programmes) that enhance the potential of geoinformation technologies in different areas and degrees and focus research outputs on contemporary problems at regional and global scales.
  • To foster and strength the cooperation between university and industry in those topics identified as critical for the sustainable development of the partner countries.
  • To exchange and share experiences and perspectives between two partner countries with similar recent historical background, that are facing some common socio-economic challenges and need to stimulate new strategies in research and development.

Members of the Project Consortium:

  • Polytechnic University of Valencia - UPV, Spain (Coordinator)
  • Royal Institute of Technology - KTH, Sweden
  • University of Ljubljana - UL, Slovenia
  • Vrije Universitat Brussels - VUB, Belgium
  • Armenian National Agrarian University- ANAU, Armenia
  • National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia - NUACA, Armenia
  • Yerevan State University - YSU, Armenia
  • Cadastre Committee of the Republic of Armenia - CCRA, Armenia
  • Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia - MESCS, Armenia
  • Kyrgyz State University of Construction, Transport and Architecture named after N.Isanov - KSUCTA, Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyz State University of Geology, Mining and Natural Resources Development named after Academician U. Asanaliev - KSMU, Kyrgyzstan
  • Osh Technological University named after academician M. Adyshev - OshTU, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic - MOES, Kyrgyzstan
  • State Cartographic - Geodetic Service at the Kyrgyz State Agency for Land Resources under Government of the Kyrgyz Republic - Goscartography, Kyrgyzstan

The cross-regional approach of the project is based on the analogies in needs and potential between Armenia and Kyrgyzstan, in particular in innovation and research in the field of geoinformation technologies, and on the belief that the exchange of perspectives will enhance their mutual potential.
Contact information
Project coordinator:
Prof. Luis Angel Ruiz Fernández,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
Coordinator for Kyrgyzstan
Chymyrov Akylbek Urkalyevich,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    
KSUCTA, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformatics, Ph.D., Assoc.