Higher Education Initiative for Informatics in Central Asia (HEICA)

Project objectives

The project aims at the setup of a full educational program including an undergraduate Bachelor and a graduate Master degree. The project includes the restructuring of the fixed content to fit into a modularized Bachelor program, the modernization and completion of the IT content, the compilation of program documents and the official accreditation of the program by the national administrations.

Creation of modular training programs that meet the requirements of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), structured as part of educational programs for undergraduate and graduate programs; creation of a laboratory and development of course materials: “Computer Engineering”, “Software Development”, “Information Security”; holding conferences and seminars with the participation of all project organizations, reviewing and evaluating its results.

Project duration

2009 – 2012

Project Budget  

1,012,232.00 EUR  (TUT budget 143255 EUR )


Technical University Dresden, Germany


Technical University Dresden

Kaunas University of Technology

Karlstadt University

Technological University of Tajikistan

Tajik Institute of Entrepreneurship and Service

Tashkent University of Information Technolgies

Bukhara Technological Institute of Food and Light Industry

Kyrgyz State Technical University named after I. Razzakov

Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University named after B. Eltzin

Dresden Technical University

Individual experts

Prof. Raimund Ubar, Tallinn University of Technology

Mr. Asomudin Atoev, Public Fund Civil Internet Policy Initiative in Dushanbe

Project outcomes

It should be noted that as a result of the project realization a new specialty 1-40010108 “software engineering’  was  launched based on the license issued by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tajikistan.

Admission to the abovementioned course has been implemented since 2012. Currently the specialty has 109 students from 1st  to 4th year students.

In addition, in the frame of the project the following educational components and training modules were developed and successfully implemented:

“Computer Engineering” – 5 courses

“Software Engineering” – 2 courses

“Information Security” – 7 courses

Under the financial support of the project a laboratory of “Software and Computer Engineering” was created with required equipment to facilitate the education process including  20 computers, 30 software apps  and more than 97 modern textbooks in the relevant area.