MFQSE - Modernization of higher education in the area of food quality and safety in Tajikistan (MFQSE)

Project objectives

The overall objective - to support modernization of higher education in the area of food quality and safety in Tajikistan.

Specific objectives:

  1. To promote the reform and modernization of higher education in Tajikistan in the area of food quality and safety.
  2. To enhance the quality and relevance of higher education in the area of food quality and safety in Tajikistan.
  3. To build up the capacity of higher education institutions in Tajikistan.
  4. To enhance networking among higher education institutions across Tajikistan and EU Member States.

Project duration  

2013 -2016

Project Budget  

600.556,65 EUR  (TUT budget 44786 EUR)



Latvia University of Agriculture


Latvia University of Agriculture

Ministry of Education of the Republic of Tajikistan

Technological University of Tajikistan

Avicenna Tajik State Medical University

Slovak University of Agriculture

Lithuanian University of Health  Sciences

Tajik Agrarian University

Project outcomes

As a result of the project a Master study programme was develop and launched in Tajik Agrarian University on the basis of the license issued by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Tajikistan. All study programs including  study materials and courses were developed through the project support. The project enabled to develop the following courses:

Food additives

Physiology of nutrition

advanced food packaging

Food microstructure

Food Biotechnology

A MSP quality assessment and assurance plan was developed in the frame of the project. In addition, 500 audio visual materials disseminated to stakeholders. The dissemination of the project was addressed to at least 200 000 stakeholders. Furthermore,  12 teaching staff from Tajik partner universities were trained through study visits in EU partner universities. The laboratories of the Tajik partner universities were equipped with 70 units of equipment acquired for teachers to facilitate the study process. Moreover, in the frame of the project 4 students from Technological University of Tajikistan had a mobility exchange in Latvia for 2 weeks.

Currently, the courses are offered by all Tajik partner universities especially TUT. In addition, the project created a sustainable network between the partners through further interinstitutional agreements and student, teaching staff  mobility exchange.