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EduEnvi

Enhancing competence in sustainable waste management in higher education institutions Russia and Kazakhstan

Project code 585761-EPP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

 

 

The course "Introduction to Environmental Risks" within the project 585761-EPP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs/ EduEnvi.

Registration for the online course will be open from January 17 to March 14, 2021 for undergraduates, students of 3.4 courses and everyone who wants to improve their qualifications in this field.

Name of the course: "Introduction to Environmental Risks"

Purpose of the course: to use various methods for assessing the environmental risks of air, water and soil in waste disposal areas.

Students will get acquainted with the terminology, classification and methods of assessing environmental risks; study the regulation of the risk of contamination of territories with radioactive waste; will assess the level of environmental risk created by the waste disposal facility and develop a set of environmental protection measures to reduce them.

Authors of the course: Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Mining, Construction and Ecology of the Sh.Ualikhanov KU  A.A. Kakabaev, Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Mining, Construction and Environment of  Sh.Ualikhanov KU Kurmanbaeva A.S., Head of the Laboratory of Environmental Monitoring, St. Petersburg National Research University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Dinkelaker N.V. (St. Petersburg, Russia), 2-year doctoral students in the specialty Ecology of Sh.Ualikhanov KU: Sharipova B.U., Baikenova G.E.

 Brief description of the course.

After completing this course "Introduction to Environmental Risks" you will master the basic approaches and methods of assessing environmental risks. Environmental risk assessment is of great practical importance in improving the environmental management system, as well as at the planning and projecting of enterprises.

On the territory of Kazakhstan, the bulk of the waste is taken to landfills for disposal. Almost all landfills have exhausted their validity period, they need to be reclaimed and new regional engineering landfills must be built. What are the hazards and risks associated with waste management? What is the methodology for quantifying environmental risk? What levels of environmental risk are acceptable and what are unacceptable? You will find answers to these and many other questions while studying the course. The main highlight of the course is practical assignments based on specific examples. We have prepared video lectures, reading texts and practical assignments for you. After eight weeks, you will be able to assess the risks arising in the waste disposal areas.

Contacts:

Kurmanbaeva Aigul Saparbekovna

Tel: 87162250579

 

Email: koksueduenvi@mail.ru, koksuprojects@kgu.kz  

 

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«585761-EPP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP Enhancing
Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and
Kazakh HEIs / EduEnvi

The main aim of the Project:

The main aim of the project is to modernize, improve the accessibility and to internationalize the higher education in Physical sciences and Environmental protection in Kazakhstan and Russia. This aim will be  achieved by building the capacity of the local academic staff (main target group of the project) in participating partner country universities 1) in sustainable waste management and 2)  in the latest European pedagogical approaches.  Additionally, eight online learning modules will be built on sustainable waste management to benefit the secondary target group, students and company/local/regional authority staff.


The objectives of the Project:

The objectives of the project:  
- Through the training sessions the target group will adopt the latest research, best practices, and latest technology in Europe in Sustainable Waste Management
- after the training sessions and peer assessment work the academic staff will be able to combine industry-cooperation into defining the competence definitions of new curricula as well as about the latest curriculum building approaches
- the target group will be able to integrate entrepreneurship and innovation methods into the learning modules
- the target group will be able to choose the pedagogically best suited eLearning tools for each learning purpose f.ex. for collaborative knowledge building, brainstorming, feedback collection, knowledge testing.  
- based on the above knowledge to build eight online learning modules on sustainable waste management (each university will build one-two modules of 6-9 ECTS)

  Expected results:

Training provided for curriculum building, eLearning technology and pedagogy will support the updating of the education in Sustainable Waste Management to meet the European and global standards. The new online learning modules will offer students flexible and inclusive learning paths, the introduction of innovation methods and industry-university cooperation issues will provide students with relevant skills and knowledge needed in working life. These modules as well as the new and modernized curricula on Sustainable Waste Management built in the project will enable the education of new Master’s level professionals as well as continuous and lifelong training for persons employed by industry in Sustainable Waste Management to solve burning environmental problems in both countries. Partner countries HEIs’  closer cooperation with industry and the integration of industry-university cooperation into the learning modules will launch the development of mutually beneficial innovations and new ways of cooperation and funding in the future.
More information you can find by use the link to our projects website:
http://eduenvi.blogs.tamk.fi/


EXPERIENCE TRANSFER OF SPANISH TECHNOLOGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

The meeting of international partners on the project 585761-EPP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP "Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs (EduEnvi)" was held from 14 to 17 May 2019 at the University of Valladolid (Valladolid, Spain).

University of Valladolid is one of the most prestigious and well-known universities in Spain. The university was created in the XIII century and is one of the oldest universities in Spain. The university includes 4 high schools and 8 faculties.

Picture 1. Main Administration Building of the University of Valladolid, Spain

 

Schools: School of Computer Science, Higher School of Telecommunications, Higher Industrial Engineering School and Higher Architectural School.

Faculties:

Faculty of Science, Faculty of Economics and Commerce, Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Education and Social Work, Medical and Biological Faculty, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Philosophy and Humanities.

At the University of Valladolid, students study in 100 specialties. The university gains knowledge of 22,000 students and employs 2500 teachers.

Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University collaborates with the University of Valladolid in the framework of the project 585761-EPP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP "Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs (EduEnvi)".

In accordance with the implementation plan of the EduEnvi project, the next meeting was held at the University of Valladolid.

The EduEnvi project team from our university took an active part in the training seminar. The meeting was attended by teachers of higher educational institutions and employees of organizations from Finland, Denmark, Spain, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In the framework of the EduEnvi project, the delegation of the Sh. Ualikhanov KokSU took part in the discussion of the development of courses and modules on business development and entrepreneurship, state and municipal management, environmental management on sustainable waste management; got acquainted with the European Center for Environmental Education and the environmental technology laboratories of the University of Valladolid.

During the meeting, the rector of Sh. Ualikhanov KokSU Mr. Marat Syrlybayev and the Rector of the University of Valladolid Mr. Antonio Largo Cabrerizo signed and exchanged agreements on cooperation in a formal setting. This agreement provides for the exchange of researchers, faculty, students between the two universities, double-diploma education, the organization of international conferences, and joint participation in research and innovation projects.

For the successful implementation and sustainability of the cooperation agreement between the University of Valladolid and Sh.Ualikhanov KokSU planned the creation on the premises of our university "Center for the Study of the Spanish language."

Picture 2. Plaza CIBELES in Madrid, Spain.

Picture 3. The official opening of the training seminar on the project “Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs (EduEnvi)” at the University of Valladolid, Spain.

Picture 4. Presentation of courses and modules on sustainable waste management at the University of Valladolid, Spain.

Picture 5. Participants of the training seminar on the project “Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs (EduEnvi)” in the scientific library of the University of Valladolid, Spain.

Picture 6. The signing of cooperation agreement between the Rector of Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University, Kazakhstan, Mr. Marat Syrlybayev and the Rector of the University of Valladolid, Spain, Mr. Antonio Largo Cabrerizo.

Picture 7. The national memorable souvenir to the Rector of the University of Valladolid, Spain Mr. Antonio Largo Cabrerizo.

Picture 8. Visit the center of environmental education at the University of Valladolid. Membrane reservoir for the accumulation of surface and rainwater.

Picture 9. Ecological station for monitoring air pollution.

Picture 10. Solar panels for heating the building of the environmental center and car battery charging.

27.02.2009 an online seminar was held between Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau state University., M. Auezov South Kazakhstan state University , Al-Farabi Kazakh national University., Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin and South Kazakhstan pedagogical University. The seminar was attended by representatives of various enterprises.   

Within the seminar reports of associate Professor of Sh. Ualikhanov Kokshetau state University Kurmanbaeva Aigul and Manager of LLP "LS Kokshetau" Sergey Beznosikov were heard. The main environmental problems of the region in the field of waste management were considered. As a result of the discussion, the following resolution was adopted.

 

RESOLUTION

 

  1. Development and implementation of new electronic educational programs in the field of waste processing in the higher education system will improve the skills of specialists and improve waste management.
  2. Prepared modules are practice-oriented and increase the competence of future specialists in the field of waste management.
  3. The training program should include practical training in office management in the field of waste management. Development of project documentation, protocols, acts and other documents.
  4. The Union of workers in the waste management industry with production     workers, environmentalists and University teachers is necessary to solve the urgent problems of the region related to waste.
  5. Teach students to work with the population. To carry out propaganda and   explanatory work among the population and activities for environmental education and upbringing. To involve the collection and disposal of garbage for all residents, through the preparation of propaganda leaflets, promotional videos, banners, etc to use for this social network.
  6. Write an appeal to the local executive bodies on the need to support processors of recyclable materials and assist in the rapid solution of production problems:

- allocation of land for reception points;

- permission of installation of garbage containers for separate collection of secondary raw materials on garbage sites of the city;

- issuing low-interest loans, grants, compensations and subsidies to waste processors for the purchase of modern equipment or modernization of existing technologies.

Sustainable waste management is an extremely important task of the state environmental policy. Currently, the industry of collection and processing of secondary raw materials in our country is only being formed and requires support from both, the state and the population.

 

 


Project Grantholder

1    Tampere University of Applied Sciences  Finland    

Partners

 Partners from Kazakhstan

 M. Auezov South-Kazakhstan State university  SKSU       
3   Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau State University  KokSU       
4  Al-Farabi Kazakh National University KazNU    
5 Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan MES RK  

Partners from Europe

6       Erhvervsakademiet Lillebælt  Denmark  
7     University of Valladolid    Spain  

Partners from Russia

8  ITMO University   Russia  
9  Ural Federal University named after the First President of Russia     Russia    
10  Tyumen State University     Russia     
11 Spetsavtobaza     Russia  

“The project is co-financed by the European Commission. However content of the website reflects the views only of the university, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.”

 

 

ONLINE WEBINAR ON REGIONAL PROBLEMS RELATED TO WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

On February 25, 2021, a webinar was held, organized within the framework of international projects Erasmus +: 585761-EPP-1-2017-1-FI-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP "Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs - EduEnvi".

The webinar was attended by: Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Sh.Ualikhanov Kokshetau University, representatives of the Department of Ecology in the Akmola region ERCC MEGNR, representatives of the public association Ecological Center "Eco-Kokshe", representatives of the public fund "Khazakhstan Innovations", Ecoambassador of Akmola region; teachers, students and undergraduates of al-Farabi KazNU, M. Auezov NKU , Sh.Ualikhanov KU. A total of 135 people.

During the webinar, the following speakers spoke:

1 Khamitova Aina Sultanseitovna - Ph.D in Chemistry., Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences;

2 Kakabayev Anuarbek Ayazbaevich - Ph.D in Biology , Assoc. prof. Department of Geography, Ecology and Tourism, theme: "Advancing circular economy in partner countries by development and implementation of Master programme "Waste management"”- UnWaste";

3 Khamitov Nurbek Maksutovich - acting head of the department of state environmental control of the Department of Ecology in Akmola region ERCC MEGNR, topic: "Measures to reduce the number of spontaneous dumps";

4 Abisheva Mariyam Serikovna - deputy of the maslikhat of Kokshetau, head of the PF “Khazakhstan Innovations”;

5 Kamalov Timur Ramazanovich - head of the Eco-projects circle, topic: "Project" For ECO "as a solution to the problem of solid waste disposal";

6 Aishuk Edil Zhumabekuly - Eco Ambassador of the MEGNR from the Akmola region, topic: "Enterprises of the Akmola region engaged in the collection and processing of waste";

7 Kurmanbayeva Aigul Saparbekovna - Candidate of Biological Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Geography, Ecology and Tourism, topic " Competences of Sustainable Waste Management in Russian and Kazakh HEIs - EduEnvi ".

There were questions and wishes to the speakers. At the end of the webinar, questionnaires were prepared to receive feedback from the participants. As a result of the survey, existing points of view on the topic of the webinar were identified and the quality of the event was assessed.

Based on the results of the discussion, it was decided:

- to continue cooperation in the field of waste management;

 

- to intensify eco-educational activities among the population.

 

 

 


***This project has been funded with the support of the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein