Implementing a Central Asian Centre for Teaching, Learning and Entrepreneurship

Project Details


Currently universities of economics and business in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have to master a series of challenges. They have
• to demonstrate that they are reliable providers of good quality higher education by providing graduates with competencies required to evolve their professionality and to develop capacity for the labor market
• to enrich the qualification-portfolio of HEI-teachers by improving their teaching qualifications
• to complement and contribute to the co-creation of knowledge and to the knowledge exchange between universities and enterprises in innovative settings
• to develop their students competencies and attitudes to enable them to act as innovative and responsible members of the society.

In this joint project "Teaching Competencies in Economics and Business" served universities of economics and business as catalyzer to master these challenges. To support the development of excellence in this field a “Central Asian Center for Teaching, Learning and Entrepreneurship - CACTLE” was implemented in the innovative form of an international acting virtual expert network with a sustainable perspective.

The CACTLE is dedicated
• to qualify and certify HEI-teachers in modern Teaching Competencies in Economics and Business for the target groups: students, employees of private companies/public institutions and entrepreneurs.
• to offer a course program and in class and long-distance training material for further training courses for enterprises/institutions.
• to develop a core-curriculum and teaching and learning material for an accredited elective “Entrepreneurship and Business development” at all participating universities.In the long run the CACTLE will have a sustainable impact on human capacity building of Central Asian countries and will act as an international service network to foster the knowledge triangle.

Financing body

Commission of the European Communities
Effective start/end date15/10/1514/10/18

Collaborative partners

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business (lead)
  • Bukhara State University (Project partner)
  • Ferghana State University (Project partner)
  • Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) (Project partner)
  • I. Arabaev Kyrgyz State University (Project partner)
  • International University of Kyrgyzstan (Project partner)
  • Karaganda Economic University of Kazpotrebsoyuz (Project partner)
  • Kyrgyz National University (Project partner)
  • L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian national university (Project partner)
  • Turar Ryskulov New Economic University NEU (Project partner)
  • Universidade de Coruna (Project partner)
  • UOC Barcelona - Fundactio per a la universitat oberta de catalunya (Project partner)
  • Westminster International University in Tashkent (Project partner)


  • Kasachstan
  • Kirgisien
  • Usbekistan
  • Internationale Bildungskooperation
  • Capacity Building
  • Hochschuldidaktik
  • Weiterbildungsmanagement