EU Partners:

KTH Royal Institute of Technology – Sweden, grand-holder

KU Leuven – Belgium

Johannes Kepler University Linz - Austria

Uzbek Project partners:

  1. Tashkent Automobile and Road Institute - National/academic project coordinator

  2. Bukhara Engineering-Technological Institute

  3. Fergana Polytechnic Institute

  4. Navoi State Mining Institute

  5. Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent

Uzbek Industry partners:

  1. Navoi Heat Power Plant

  2. Navoi Machinery-building Plant


  4. UAB «ЕurasiaTAPO-Disk»

  5. Joint Venture “General Motors Powertrain Uzbekistan”

  6. SC “Uzavtosanoat”

  7. Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education

  8. Scientific-technical park «Computer-Asia»

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Kungliga Tekniska Hogskolan was founded in 1827 and is the largest technical university in Sweden with all kinds of engineering disciplines. KTH is an international institution with established research and educational exchange all over the world, especially in Europe, USA, Australia and South-East Asia.
KTH accounts for one-third of Sweden's technical research and engineering education capacity at university level. KTH offers programmes leading to a Master of Architecture, Master of Science in Engineering, Bachelor of Science in Engineering, Bachelor of Science, Master of Science, licentiate or doctoral degree. The university also offers a technical preparatory programme for non-scientists and further education.
There are a total of just over 14 000 full-year equivalent undergraduate students, more than 1700 active postgraduate students and 4600 full-time-equivalent employees. KTH is one of the leading technical universities in Europe and highly respected worldwide, especially in the domains of technology and natural sciences.
KTH is especially strong in the field of computer applications in Engineering, which has been in strong development over the last years.
The Mechatronics Lab is responsible for a Master’s program in Engineering Design, with a specialization in Mechatronics. The Mechatronics MSc program is one of the most popular among all students at KTH and recruits students from the entire world. The Tempus project team consists of the head of the Mechatronics Lab, the director of the mechatronics MSc program and the KTH coordinator of Tempus programs.
The mechatronics lab at KTH employs around 25 full time staff. Most staff members are engaged in both research and education. Several members are partly employed in industry. The courses in the Mechatronics program is grounded in the research performed in the group and is industrially relevant thanks to the affiliations.
The mechatronics facilities at KTH includes four teaching labs suitable for 30 students each, with equipment for fast prototyping, workshop for electronics design and manufacturing etc.
KTH participated in the extended pilot project for ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) following the Bologna Process. KTH is now using the ECTS.
KTH is also strong in the field of Mechanical Engineering and its applications and has strong links with the truck manufacturing companies Scania and Volvo and the automobile manufacturing companies SAAB and Volvo.
Computer applications are like a red thread during the whole study time at KTH. The students are trained with the best software available and the teaching processes are adapted to the development all the time.


KU Leuven

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KUL is one of the leading and internationally renowned universities in Europe with over 42000 students and over 2000 courses offered in English. The KU Leuven is a strongly research-oriented university. Among its many accolades is to be reckoned among the top universities of Europe. In the 2012-2013 Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) university ranking, the KU Leuven was ranked 58th in the world and 13th in Europe, making it the highest ranked university from the Low Countries (The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg) in either category. Its current 2012 QS World University Ranking position is 82nd. KU Leuven Law School currently ranks 25th in the world. In the 2012-2013 Academic Years, 41,255 students were attending classes at the 15 faculties of the KU Leuven, 6,724 of who were foreign students, many of whom were able to follow courses offered in English. Most courses, however, are taught in Dutch. The KU Leuven is a member of the Coimbra Group (a network of leading European universities) as well as of the LERU Group (League of European Research Universities).
The division PMA is responsible for two options within the mechanical engineering study program. One option concentrates on production techniques and production management, the other deals with machine design and mechatronics.

PMA carries out research in production engineering, machine design and mechatronics. More specifically, the research themes include new production processes, CAD/CAM/CAPP, assembly automation, dimensional metrology and reverse engineering, machine and instrument design, structural dynamics and acoustics, motion control, programming and control of robots and intelligent machines, and life cycle engineering. We pursue a balance between basic or long-term research in order to maintain an advanced scientific level on the one hand, and applied or short-term research - the most important mission of an engineering research lab.


Johannes Kepler University

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The JKU was established as the "College of Social Sciences, Economics and Business" in 1966. The Faculty of Sciences and Engineering was established three years later and in 1975, the college was awarded university status and the Faculty of Law was integrated on campus. The university was named in honor of astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) who wrote his magnum opus harmonices mundi ("The Harmony of the world") in Linz during the early 17th century and taught mathematics at a school for the landed gentry (AdelichenLandt-Schuelen) near Linz. At present, the campus added the "JKU Science Park", an additional building for science and engineering institutes.
It offers bachelors, masters, diploma and doctoral degrees in business, engineering, law, science, and the social sciences. Today, 19,300 students study at the park campus in the northeast of Linz, with 1 out of 9 students being from abroad. The university was the first in Austria to introduce an electronic student ID in 1998 and the whole campus has Wireless LAN coverage.
The university is home of the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics (RICAM) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In 2012, the Times Higher Education ranked the JKU at #41 in its list of the top 100 universities under 50 years old. According to the ranking, the JKU is the fifth best young university in the German-speaking Europe. The university attained high scores for quotations, third-party funding, and internationalization efforts.
JKU’s mechatronics department was founded in 1990 to run the worldwide first full academic study program in mechatronics from which up to now about 900 master students graduated. This department comprises 12 institutes. In 2001 the department founded the Linz Center of Mechatronics (LCM). In 2008, JKU and LCM founded ACCM (partner 2) as a K2 center in the Austrian COMET program.
The department was involved in several mechatronics related Tempus projects: e.g. CD_JEP-32050-2004.


Tashkent Automotive Road Institute

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Tashkent Automotive Road Institute was established in 1972 by the decree of the Cabinet Ministers of Uzbekistan. The TARI is the only university in Central Asia, where undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of automotive and road construction engineering.
At TARI, there are 4 departments, which are Automecanics, Automotive Transportation, Automotive Roads Construction and Managemet of transport and transport communications. Four of these departments train mechanical engineers in Automotive, Road and tunnels/bridges engineering in undergraduate and graduate levels in total of 600 students a year. Majority of the graduates of TARI will go to work in automotive and machine manufacturing factories, and road construction and designing institutions. TARI has links with Uzbekistan Auto-manufacturing Association (UzAutosanoat), Uzbekistan Automotive Road Concern, Oil and Gas Transportation Association, Uzbekistan’s and Tashkent city passenger transportation Organizations, who are the major employers of TARI graduates and main customers for research works performed by TARI researchers. In addition, TARI is a base university for nine polytechnic universities in Uzbekistan in preparation of curricula in Mechanical Engineering in ground vehicle designing specialty.



Bukhara Engineering-Technological Institute

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At BTI, there are 4 faculties: Light and textile industry; Technique and technology of oil and gas; Automation of technological processes; Food technology.  The contingent of students makes 5165 bachelors and 104 masters. In this project implementation, mostly teachers and academic personnel from the faculty of “Automation of Technological Processes” will be involved with its 3 departments: “Energy systems and their Control” (3 professors, 7 teachers), “Automation of Modern Machines and Technological Processes” (13 professors, 7 lecturers), “Heat Energy Systems” (6 professors, 9 teachers).  These specialization departments carry out extensive applied research projects in automation and automatic control applications in technological processes, and automation of energy systems, electronics, and teach undergraduate and graduate students specializing in “Automation and control of technological processes”, “Electronics and instrumentation”, “Radio-electronic equipment and systems”, etc.



Fergana Polytechnic Institute

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FPI is located in Fergana valley.  At FPI, there are 15 technical departments which of 4 departments: Machine building technology and automation, Technology of machines and devices, Electro-energy, Electro-mechanics, Electric Technology, Electronics and  Instrumentation, Chemical-technologies will be involved in this project. FPI has carried out a few TEMPUS projects and gotten good experience in project management issues. At FPI, there are over 3500 students in 17 bachelor degree programs and more than 100 master students in 9 engineering programs. FPI established relationships with all big enterprises and companies of the region. On the base of these relationships were established teaching-methodological, scientific, innovative cooperation links with regional enterprises and companies: JV GM-Uzbekistan, FerghanaAzot,  OJSCAvtooyna, OJSC Avtotexxizmat-F,  Kokand Mechanical plant, Regional administration of Electrical-Power Networks, etc.



Navoi State Mining Institute

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It is a leading university in using a dual system for specialists’ training. Both theorists and production specialists are engaged in the training process. There are five affiliates of institute’s departments within the network of enterprises of the Navoi State Mining Plant. Many graduation qualification works and masters’ theses of the institute are written on the basis of students’ personal scientific research works on the topics suggested by enterprises. Such works investigate the optimal ways of solution of specific tasks on production development at the enterprise. Some big enterprises have opened their departments at the NMI. In this project, three departments will be involved: Electro-technics, Electro-mechanics and Electro-technology (10 assoc. professors, 7 lecturers); Machine building technology, equipment and automation of machine production (5 assoc. professors, 9 lecturers); Automation of technological processes and manufacturing (8 professors, 9 lecturers).


Turin Polytechnic University in Tashkent

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The TPU is a new educational establishment in Uzbekistan, which was born in 2009 on the basis of a Cooperation Agreement signed with the Politecnico di Torino (Polito), Italy that aims to develop three HE curricula in Engineering BS in Uzbekistan in accordance with the Italian HE system and constituted by the Uzbek Ministry of Education and Italian legislation. In order to harmonize the differences between the HE curricula in Italy and Uzbekistan, TPU and POLITO agreed to adopt EU curriculum with some changes to fit it into local educational standards. Existing curriculum at TPU can be applied as a unique experience in bridging two different educational structures and be used for project goals realization. TPU conducts academic activities in cooperation with industries. As an example of such cooperation is establishment of the Industrial Mechatronic lab with GM Powertrain JV in 2012. The development of the advanced curricula in Mechatronic is highly required for TPU capacity building.



Navoi Heat Power Plant


NPP was built in 1960-63. NPP was a start up for many gigantic manufacturing and industrial companies in Navoi region. It has 11 turbo-generators, 12 pair-blocks - in total of 1260 MWt/hour power. Power output of heat energy consists of 725 GKal. Now, the company employs over 1700 people. In 2012, new energy block with modern technology advancements with the power output of 478 MWt was launched that renovation project was in 350 million US Dollars. NPP has collaboration and cooperation with Mitsubishi (Japan) that has provided modern energy aggregates used for power devices. The company has many cooperation and exchange activities with higher educational institutions and research institutes of Uzbekistan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. NPP has provided a number of innovation project funds for Navoi State-Mining Institute and its engineers supervise in master thesis works in electrical energy production, energy efficiency, energy control and automatic control applications majors.



Navoi Machinery-building Plant

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NMP is the modern enterprise equipped with the unique equipment, with up-to-date production techniques. NMP carries out a great amount of orders in manufacturing metalware, various models of metal-cutting machine tools, spare parts and etc. It produces a few models of metal cutting machine tools and two models of wood-working machine, and also, fulfills orders for manufacture of a gear wheel up to 5th class of accuracy.
NMP produces variety of consumer products. Besides, it carries out extensive maintenance, assembly and repair works of machines and manufacturing machines, automatic and numeric control lathes of Navoi State Mining Company. NMF is equipped with high-tech manufacturing devices of world renowned companies, viz. НААS, BOSH, DMU, ABENE and software packages of Siemens, Mshak, etc. The company employs over 2800 people and its annual turnover is about 350 million US Dollars.



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Joint – venture LTD. company «UZSUNGWOO» is a new modern production, founded in 2011 and had begun its total effective activity 2012. At the enterprise produced 183 denominations of punching-welding components of car «Cobalt», which is produced at Asaka Auto factory «GM-Uzbekistan».
Annual volume – 120 thousands of complement. The enterprise is equipped with pressed equipment. These two tandem pressed lines of 1200 tons and 1000 tons, which are managed automatically. There are also 30 small presses with power from 110 to 250 tons. The enterprise is equipped with three lines of roll steel’s chart of 400 tons, 250 tons and 150 tons. All the technological appliances are produced in 2011 in South Korea. Total square of factory. 6,5 hectare, producing square – 11400 square m., number of workers – 500 people.



UAB «ЕurasiaTAPO-Disk»

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Joint Uzbek-English-Swiss venture, UAB «ЕurasiaTAPO-Disk» was created 2001. The capacities are designed for manufacturing 1 500 000 steel wheels per one year for vehicles «GM-Uzbekistan» and about 60 models of other modern cars. There are industrial lines «Emmanuel» (Italy) and «Fountain» (Holland) on manufacturing of wheels, and also line «Eizenmann» (Germany) on covering the wheels. By the specialists of constructional-technological bureau of the enterprise are developed and projected on the basis of advanced software, various standard sizes of automobile wheels, and various kinds of punching rigs used for manufacturing of cold punching of various kinds of products. Nowadays shop on manufacturing the punching rigs renders services to other organizations on manufacturing various stamps, forms of press. The accredited test laboratory is equipped with modern test equipments, available to spend the accelerated necessary tests of various standard sizes of wheels of cars.



Joint Venture “General Motors Powertrain Uzbekistan”

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GM Powertrain Uzbekistan was founded in December 2008 under the agreement between General Motors corporation and Uzbek Government.
GM Powertrain Uzbekistan manufactures 1.2-liter and 1.5-liter gasoline engines.  Its design capacity is 225.000 units per year. Plant consists in Foundry shop - cylinder heads aluminum casting, Engine shop - cylinder block, cylinder head, crankshaft machining; assembly and test lines equipped with more than 605 sophisticated machines, stations, conveyors of such famous companies as Comau, Hexagon, Festo Heller, Grob, Schenck, Fibro, Siemens and many others.
The plant has high demand on trained engineers and process operators who can handle modern mechatronic equipment and gauges. In order to develop the further production of new types of engines and localization of the engine components the plant needs close cooperation with Universities and scientific centers.



SC “Uzavtosanoat”

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Joint Stock Company “Uzavtosanoat” is a holding company that plays the role of   the Ministry of Automotive Industry of Uzbekistan being responsible for the operation and monitoring of the production and export of motor vehicles. Automotive industry is an imperative sector for the economy and for development of Uzbekistan as an industrialized state in the future. Over 40 large and medium size enterprises form part of Uzavto. Among them, there are a number of world-renowned companies such as GM, Isuzu, MAN, and so forth, which have established joint ventures and factories, research and development centers, as well as dozens of national companies producers of the spare parts. Uzbekistan takes 29th place among automotive manufacturing countries in the world. It is an important sector of economy that employ 18 000 specialists and has created 1400 job positions in 2012. The Uzbek car manufacturing companies produce annually in total 230 000 cars and 1600 commercial trucks and 2300 buses.



Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education

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Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education of Uzbekistan was established in 1990 by the Decree of the President. MHSSE is a government body that coordinates and administers 78 higher educational institutions and over 900 professional colleges in Uzbekistan in all available and exchange academic programs and wide implementation of Information communication technologies. It prepares new strategies for higher education system reforms in Uzbek higher educational institutions and performs quality control tasks in educational and research issues.



Scientific-technical park «Computer-Asia»

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Scientific-technical park «Computer-Asia» (STP) - a private Company, founded in 1995.
Business activities: Development of electronic resources for education, tourism and culture; Preparation of technical tasks for automated systems; STP’s partnership with the Ministry of Public Education. STP has won in national and international tenders within the framework of ADB credits to develop electronic resources, and developed e-books and 14 educational films in Physics, History and Geography. STP’s cooperation with public education offices and subdivisions. It developed Information Monitoring system of schools, teachers and academic processes in Uzbekistan (7600 schools, in over 700 indicators). The company developed a system “Improvement of teaching manual - Phase II” within the project funded by ADB to study literature provisions in all schools of Uzbekistan. Developed and distributed multi-media applications in cultural heritages and history of Central Asia for 870 schools.



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Tashkent Automotive Road Institute, Uzbekistan

Address: 100060 Amir Temur -20, Tashkent
Telephone: +998 71 232 13 65
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