Kostanay state
A. Baitursynov
In order not to be behind other nations -
It is necessary to acquire knowledge, to be rich and strong.
In order to know - it is necessary to study,
In order to be rich - it is necessary to go in for craft,
In order to be strong - it is necessary to keep unity.

Project Tradpro

Development and implementation of masters programmes in food safety and the production and marketing of TRADitional food PROducts in Russia and Kazakhstan

Project coordinator: Montpellier SupAgro,


Centre international d’études supérieures en sciences agronomiques A.Baitursynov Kostanay State University is project coordinator in Kazakhstan


Project partners:



Wider Objective


Develop KZ & RU universities’ capabilities to enhance employability of their graduates, leading to promotion and dissemination of cultural food traditions, better food safety, and  the development of entrepreneurship & small businesses, ultimately leading to new economic opportunities in economically underdeveloped regions of RU & KZ


Specific Program Objectives


  • Developing and enhancing  relationships between universities and professional stakeholders (food producers and sellers; food safety authorities; consumers), encompassing a wide survey on the current status of these relationships, and the creation of  Professional Development Centres (PDC) in RU/KZ universities
  • Increased capacities among universities to develop new curricula that fit the needs of the economic sector encompassing stakeholder needs surveys and “training engineering” (how to draft stakeholder influenced curricula)
  • Create 3 modules to be implemented in masters programmes  in food safety and the production and marketing of traditional food products. These modules shall fit the 3 cycle structure, will consist of 120 ECTS credits and shall have degree recognition for 4 RU and 3 KZ universities
  • Strengthen relations between RU and KZ universities and between EU and RU/KZ universities in the area of food safety and food science and technology


Duration of the Project   December 2013 -  December 2016


Website:  http://www.supagro.fr/tradpro/?lang=en