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Development of Aquaculture and Fisheries Education for Green Deal in Armenia and Ukraine: FROM EDUCATION TO ECOLOGY


Project Coordinator

Armenian National Agrarian University




Armenian Partners

International Scientific-Educational Center of NAS RA

Affiliated Partner

Scientific Center for Zoology and Hydroecology 



European Partners

Sveuciliste U Dubrovniku



Universidade Do Porto



Slovenska Polnohospodarska Univerzita V Nitre



Ukrainian Partners

Sumy National Agrarian University



National University of Water and Environmental Engineering



Duration of the Project: 36 months

Total budget: 705,756.00 €



Type of action: ERASMUS-LS

The overall goal of this project is to decrease the negative impact of aquaculture and fishery industry on the environment in Armenia and Ukraine through the designing and development of Master’s degree programs in aquaculture and fisheries, that is benchmarked to high-quality similar programs in Europe and responsive to national and regional needs, and strengthening the university-enterprise-research cooperation (concept "from education to ecology").

AFISHE project will create a network between Armenia, Ukraine and EU partner countries in the fields of aquaculture and fisheries. This network will serve as a platform for the implementation of joint educational and research activities with the purpose of promoting the best ecology-based approaches and activities in these fields in line with UN SDG goals and EU Green Deal.

AFISHE project will strengthen university-enterprises cooperation resulting in the implementation of research-based and ecology-based operations and increasing operational effectiveness of aquaculture and fishery enterprises.

The main activities of the project are the creation and development of Master’s degree study programs with all supporting materials, the establishment of laboratories, and the training of teaching and non-teaching staff of Armenia and Ukraine.

The main results of the project are:

  •  3 new and updated Master’s degree programs in Armenia and Ukraine,
  •  teaching and learning materials,
  •  modernized infrastructure and well-trained teaching and non-teaching staff,
  •  as well as a network, established between HEIs and the labor market, who will contribute to education and retraining of needed specialists in Armenia and Ukraine.

Specific objectives of the Project

The broad goal will be achieved by developing and implementation of the following specific objectives in AM and UKR participating HEIs. The specific objectives are combined into 3 main groups:

1. Curricula designing and development

1.1. Designing and development of curricula and learning outcomes for a Master’s degree program in aquaculture and fisheries according to the requirements of business and modern society, the newest standards of HE and the NQF.

1.2. Designing and development of modules for the new designed Curricula according to worked out learning outcomes.

1.3. Designing and development of teaching and learning materials according to newly developed modules and Curricula.

2. Creation of a conducive academic environment, development of human resources

2.1. Establishment of labs with modern equipment (hardware) and software to build and modernize the academic environment as a platform for training and retraining, PhD, LLL.

2.2. Training of the staff on new modules, that are part of the Master’s degree curricula.

2.3. Training and education of the staff on how to operate in the new established laboratories.

3. Establishment of a sustainable network for joint activities in aquaculture and fisheries

3.1. Creation of sustainable network between participating universities as well as close links with local aquaculture and fishing businesses to implement joint activities and solve the current ecological issues.

3.2. To set the groundwork among participating universities for future implementation of Joint/Double Master’s Degree education in aquaculture and fishery.

Associated partners


  •  Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Armenia
  •  Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Armenia
  •  "Sevani Ishkhan" CJSC


  •  Private enterprise FOP "Panchyshnyi Mykhailo Oleksiiovych"
  •  Private enterprise FOP "Vasylenko Roman Anatoliiovych"
  •   State Agency for Land Reclamation and Fisheries of Ukraine under the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine