Final Meeting (Online)

23th April 2021, organized by VSTU

The Conference tomorrow will take place on Zoom platform of VSTU, you can join it via following link:

ID: 829 053 0850

Start time is 9:00 CET (Berlin time), as announced earlier.

Please, find draft of the Memorandum of Understanding attached.

Minutes (Results)

Meeting in Novocerkassk

October 14th-19th 

Minutes (Results)

Science Forum Agromechatronics

24.-25. April 2019, Stavropol, Russian Federation



Round Table with EU-RU-IR project partners

12.-18. April 2019, Sari, Iran



Development of e-learning materials for the summer school, including а seminar for teachers

26. - 30. November 2018, L’Aquila, Italien


The seminar for teachers on the topic of innovative teaching methodologies for Youth and Young in the framework of the ERASMUS+ project 585596‐EPP‐1‐2017‐1‐DE‐EPPKA2‐CBHE‐JP “Fostering Internationalisation in AgRicultural Engineering in Iran and Russia [FARmER]” took place from 26 to 30 November in L'Aquila, Italy. Consortium members from Slovakia, Iran, Germany and Russia participated in the activities organised by the University of L’Aquila (UNIVAQ). Dr. Tom Ströhla and Dipl.‐Ing. Olga Roeser have represented the TU Ilmenau at the meeting. Italian colleagues have shared their experience in individual and group work of students at the university and in cooperation with other international universities and thus initiated a productive discussion. The participants have visited the research laboratories of the UNIVAQ and had the opportunity to get acquainted with the implementation of e‐learning concept by the university. An important agenda item at the meeting was the preparation and implementation of the summer school "Sustainable Agriculture" at the partner universities. The university responsible for the development of a web‐based Education Network among institutions was determined. The software platform was chosen for the implementation of the summer school. The courses, which have to be developed for the summer school, and forms of the assessment were specified. In addition, the developed curricula for the master’s programme "Agromechatronics", which is to be available next year for Bachelor graduates at the Partner Universities, were discussed in detail.


Teacher´s training on practical aspects of agroengineering preparation

27. Mai - 2. Juni 2018, Nitra, Slovakei



A five‐day meeting of the Erasmus+ project Fostering Internationalization in AgRicultural Engineering in Iran and Russia [FARMER] (project ID: 585596‐EPP‐1‐2017‐1‐DE‐EPPKA2‐CBHE‐JP) was held from 28 May to 1 June 2018 at the Faculty of Engineering. The objective of the meeting was to provide the partners from the universities in Germany, Italy, Iran and Russian Federation with a comprehensive view of the research and educational process at the Faculty of Engineering in terms of ECTS criteria and principles defined in Bologna process. The partners took part in a series of training lectures conducted by selected teachers from the Faculty of Engineering. In addition to the visits to the AgroBioTech Research Centre and laboratories of the Faculty of Engineering, the partners visited also the production and project premises, the design, control and manufacturing sections of the Muehlbauer Technologies s. r. o. company in Nitra – Dolné Krškany. Visitors were led by Bc. Ladislav Paškrta, director of company. In earlier evening hours, the intensive daily programme was accompanied by a visit to Nitra city, Nitra Castle and a trip to Zobor Hill with a fascinating view of the city panorama and its surroundings. At the end of the week, the participants left Nitra full of good feelings and intensive impression from the faculty, university and city. The meeting in Nitra conducted under the topic “Teachers training on practical aspects of agro‐ engineering preparation” focused on lectures held by the staff from the Faculty of Engineering, Technische Universität Ilmenau and University of L’Aquila in the following fields:

  • Analysis of the competences and learning outcomes of the proposed courses for the Agromechatronics master programme (TU Ilmenau);
  • Methodology for planning a degree course (University of L’Aquila);
  • Research on agricultural automation at the University of L’Aquila;
  • Applied Mechatronics in Industry by Muehlbauer Ltd., Slovakia–Germany;
  • Engineering Ecology, Theory and Design of Tractors;
  • Preparation and implementation of Erasmus+ programme in SANRU (Iran);
  • Machinery in Agriculture, Precision Farming;
  • Development of the degree profile for the Agromechatronics master programme;
  • Computer Image Processing, Progressive Design Methods (CAD/CAM);
  • Autonomous Mobile Robots, CAD Methods in Technical Practices;
  • Databases, Programming and Automation;
  • Engineering Mechanics and its Practical Aspects, Mechanics of Materials;
  • Technology and Machinery in Animal Husbandry.


Open Door Day at 22nd April 2018 at the Technischen Universität Ilmenau

Presentation of the FARmER project

Goals and contents of the ERASMUS+ Project were presented during the Technische Universität Ilmenau open house day on 22nd April 2018 Coordinators of the FARmER project Dr. Tom Ströhla and Dipl.‐Ing. Olga Roeser received visitors at the information stand of mechatronics department. Department’s research fields and education programmes were outlined and accompanied with different experiments. The Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education project “Fostering Internationalisation in AgRicultural Engineering in Iran and Russia” [FARmER] was introduced among them. A poster was presented and served as an input for several discussions with interested guests.


Kick-off-Meeting, including а methodical seminar for RU-IR administrative staff and teachers on the program structure

12.-16. Februar 2018, TU Ilmenau, Ernst-Abbe-Zentrum, Raum 1337/38

Programm (Stand 07.02.2018)

ERASMUS+ Project “Fostering Internationalisation in Agricultural Engineering in Iran and Russia [FARmER]” started with a kick‐off meeting, which took place at the Technische Universität Ilmenau (TUI), Ilmenau, Germany, from 12.02.2018 to 13.02.2018, followed by a methodical seminar for Russian and Iranian administrative staff and teachers, finished on 16.02.2018. Representatives of five Russian institutions (Platov South‐Russian State Polytechnic University, Stavropol State Agrarian University, South Ural State University, Astrakhan State University, and Volgograd State Technical University), two Iranian universities (Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University and Babol Noshirvani University of Technology), Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and University of L’Aquila came together to introduce their teams, discuss the first steps of the project implementation, and set a working strategy for the first year of the project. Aspects of this discussion have been the contractual and financial management, dissemination strategies as well as publicity obligations. Delegation members visited laboratories of the Mechatronics Department and discussed the curricula development for bachelor and master programmes for “Mechatronics” with the head of department, Prof. Dr.‐Ing. Thomas Sattel. After the kick‐off meeting consortium members joined a three‐day methodical seminar, prepared by the working group of the TUI. Dr. Tom Ströhla and Prof. Thomas Sattel presented the main characteristics of the European educational systems, principles of the European Credit Transfer System and contents of the Lisbon Strategy. Establishment and reorganisation of the curricula according to the European standards and TUNING methodology was exemplified by Prof. Anna Tozzi from the University of L’Aquila, Italy. One part of the seminar was dedicated to the challenges and enhancements of the intercultural communication experience. Mrs. Sabine Vana conducted a workshop on the intercultural communication and management skills. University representatives got also in bilateral discussions, had an opportunity to share their research and educational experiences, and to make plans for future collaborations.

Presentations of the project partners:

Fostering Internationalisation in AgRicultural Engineering in Iran and Russia [FARmER], 585596-EPP-1-2017-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP

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