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Promoting practical training at the German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology

German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT) IV

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  • Commissioning Party

    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

  • Country
  • Lead executing agency


  • Overall term

    2024 to 2026

  • Products and expertise

    Economic development and employment


Measured against international standards, the quality of teaching and research programmes at Mongolian universities could be improved, especially when it comes to their practical relevance and alignment with the needs of the economy. In addition, it is important to ensure that all social groups have equal access to higher education.

The German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT) is a unique project that pilots the use of practice-based teaching and research methods in engineering that meet international standards. It is designed to act as a model institute in the national higher education system, sharing its experience of effective approaches in a range of areas, for example quality assurance, international higher education, research funding and administrative work. The aim is to provide orientation for other Mongolian universities.


GMIT provides training to produce qualified experts.


The project builds on the lessons learned in previous projects. Alongside implementing measures to develop the individual skills of GMIT staff, it also advises the institute’s leadership teams.

The project operates in several fields of activity:

  • Expanding the quality and number of GMIT courses
  • Improving the quality of blended learning programmes
  • Advising the institute on strategies and processes
  • Implementing the existing financial sustainability strategy
  • Supporting training for GMIT teaching staff
  • Promoting training for GMIT staff in administrative roles

GMIT’s sustainability strategy envisages a significant expansion in the number of continuing professional education and training courses and scientific services provided to Mongolia’s industry, which will generate long-term financial income for the institute.

Last update: January 2024

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