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

Project description

Title: German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT) III
Commissioned by: German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Country: Mongolia
Lead executing agency: Ministry for Education and Science (MEDS)
Overall term: 2019 to 2023

Context

Mongolian universities currently fail to prepare students to a sufficient extent for their future careers, resulting in graduates who often lack the practical knowledge and application expertise that employers are looking for.

The national strategy for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals launched in 2016 therefore includes a plan to develop internationally competitive university education. To this end, teaching, research and cooperation with industry are to supplement and reinforce one another.

In addition, since 2012, the Mongolian Government has initiated academic and institutional reforms to design more practical teaching, research and corporate cooperation.

Objective

The German-Mongolian Institute for Resources and Technology (GMIT) trains qualified experts.

Approach

The project promotes practice-oriented degree courses at the GMIT and advises on university development, quality management and training in teaching and methodologies. In this way, it is helping the university to establish itself in the Mongolian educational landscape and expand the research and teaching opportunities it offers. The teaching staff receive qualifications and training measures on university administration.

The project is supporting GMIT in introducing a financially viable business model. In addition, teaching activities, campus management and the quality system at GMIT are also being enhanced to implement the new range of courses. Here, the project particularly aims to ensure that low-income groups have access to the university.

To drive forward digitalisation at GMIT, the project is working with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology and the Ministry for Education and Science. In this context, there are plans to implement a digital platform to verify the authenticity of university degree certificates.

Last update: October 2021

 

 

 

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