Project leader
University of MilanThe Department of Occupational and Environmental Health of the University of Milan is the world’s ancients Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health, inaugurated in 1910. The Department has been engaged and has been coordinating several research projects in occupational health at the regional, national & international levels in several corners of the world. Among topics raised by the Department’s projects are psychosocial risk factors, food safety, safe use of pesticides, agriculture & risk assessment. The Department has recently carried out the high educational experience of “European master on Risk Assessment”. The Department’s International Centre for Rural Health, WHO collaborating Centre for OSH, is an international reference point for the several aspects of rural health, such as health promotion among rural population, health care provision to rural inhabitants, occupational & rural health structures & services, distance learning courses in African & Asian countries.
Central-Asian partners
Avicenna Tajik State Medical UniversityATSMU established in 1939 is only one Medical University in Tajikistan and all achievements of public health services system of the country are inseparably linked with its activity. In 4 faculties – Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Public Health with 63 departments (9 general educational, 16 medical and theoretical, 23 therapeutic specialization and 15 surgical specialization departments) 787 teaching staff work. At present 6231 undergraduate and postgraduate 934 students are enrolled including more than 530 international students from Russia, Latvia, India, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and other countries. ATSMU has links & exchange programs with more than 30 institutions from China, France, Germany, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia, Ukraine and other countries. ATSMU was awarded by International Premium of “European Quality” for high professionalism and significant contribution to the advancement of medical science & education.
International School of MedicineISM is a private institution and presents one of the leading nationwide and regionally recognized medical HE institutions. Being officially registered at FAIMER, IIME, and WHO and having an international HEI status the ISM has strong academic portfolio in education, research and development. ISM trains highly qualified medical specialists, conducts scientific research in high altitude medicine, in areas of public health. ISM delivers graduate and postgraduate (residency) programmes in Medicine, scientific research programmes and training courses for health specialists. Activities of ISM are aimed at quality assurance of educational process; support of persons according to modern social, educational and technical requirements of the community; internationalization of education & scientific research. In its projects ISM promotes community research & development and multisided partnership.
Karaganda State Medical UniversityKaraganda State Medical University today is one of the leading medical HEI in Kazakhstan: according to the National Accreditation Centre’s rating in 2008 year, KSMU has occupied the 8th place among 60 Kazakhstan HEIs and it is the leading medical school in republic. National Certification Commission (2007) marked the high achievements in the University of teaching, research and education and was encouraged to «establish a school of excellence based on KSMU not only for medical universities in Kazakhstan, but in Central Asian republics and CIS countries». KSMU is the first medical institution in the CIS, has successfully held in mid-2005, ratification in accordance with the requirements of all activities of management quality ISO 9001-2000 certification body NQA – Russia – the Russian Mission of the British authority in certification systems management, NQA – UK Global Assurance.5000 local and foreign students study on 5 Faculties of the University.
Kazakh National Centre for Occupational Hygiene and DiseasesThe KNCOHD is only and one of the leading scientific & educational centres of Kazakhstan conducting and coordinating Occupational Safety and Health services to working population of republic. Its activities aimed at working out of preventive measures, and standards of early diagnostics, timely and effective treatment of occupational diseases; Preparation of highly skilled human resources through residency in the field of Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Medicine, and courses for continuing professional education. Research areas of the KNCOHD are Environmental Toxicology, Occupational Toxicology, Occupational Medicine. The KNCOHD is the main state institution for development of state standards in the field of Environmental and Occupational Health.
Kazakh National Medical University named after S.D. AsfendiyarovKazNMU is the first institute in Kazakhstan founded in 1930. It`s mission is providence of a society with harmonically developed specialists of high and post-diploma education, presenting new knowledge in medicine and pharmacy, rendering ethic, highly qualified medical service and strongly and deeply integrated into the world’s community. At the university there are 76 departments and 7 courses at 6 faculties (therapeutic, pediatric, public health, management in public health and pharmacy, general medicine, professional training and 2 faculties (pharmaceutical and stomatological) departments were transformed into modules (pharmaceutical faculty 5 modules, stomatological 9 modules).
Khujand State University named B.GafurovKhujand State University (KSU) is the most important and oldest higher education institution in Republic Tajikistan. Today it has 17 Faculties, 76 Chairs (Departments), and 12883 students: 7.826 full-time, 5057-part-time, 822 teachers: 60-doctors of science, 236-Candidates of Science (Kandidat Nauk) and Senior Lecturers (docents), 2504 Senior Teachers. It trains 63 skills for full-time students and 29 skills for part-time students. The Faculties are the following: Mathematics, Physics and Engineering, Art and Graphics, Cybernetics, Foreign Languages, Management and Computer Technology Institute, Russian Philology, Uzbek Philology, Pedagogic, Tajik Philology, Oriental Languages, Chemistry and Biology, Geography and Ecology, History, Finance and Market Economy, Physical training, and Art.The Faculty for Biology, Geography and Ecology is a leading institution dealing with research in environmental issues.
Republican Association of KazNMU AlumnisRepublican Association of KazNMU Alumnis is established in 2009. Its aim is to support its members in promoting their social, cultural, scientific and educational life; to consolidate, strengthen professional and social netwroking between alumnis of KazNMU and teaching staff of KazNMU. One of the main aims of the AKA is to protect health of its members and pretect the environment. In relation to this AKA’s members have realised a project on meeting expectations of KazNMU graduates and improving working conditions of health workers.
Osh State UniversitySU is the largest and the oldest university in southern Kyrgyzstan. 27,000 students, including 1500 international students, study at the university. Instruction is offered in both English and Russian. There are about 19 cultural and study centers. There are 2 professional medical schools and one kindergarten affiliated with OSU.OSU is a member of the European Association of International Education and International Association of Universities. Trainings are conducted on 76 specialites in 10 languages; on 24 specialties OSU has joined the world catalogue of universities. With regards to international focus, OSU has also been active in collaborating with programs such as NISSCUP, IREX, ACCELS, DAAD, INTAS, CEP, TEMPUS & cooperates with more than 90 higher education institutions, various foundations, public sectors, embassies and diplomatic representatives of foreign countries around the world.
Taasir-ImpactThe NGO is aimed at provision of research and educational services to the society, mainly in public health and health education areas. The organization comprises of more than 20 members of such specialties as public health, industrial hygiene, general medicine, occupational medicine, social sciences. Specialists have different background, research and educational skills, experience of working in international projects. NGO sspecialises in community development research, supporting local communities in health promotion. NGO has experience in participation in international projects in higher education, particularly development of forum for public health specialists.E-mail:
Tajik Scientific Research Institute for Preventive MedicineTajik Scientific Research Institute for Preventive Medicine is one of the oldest of the scientific centers of the country. Main research areas are environmental health, medical bacteriology, virology, immunology, infectious and especially dangerous diseases. Particular attention is paid to the study the environmental-climatic and other adverse impacts on public health.TSIPM trains highly qualified personnel at the post-graduate and doctoral level. Currently over 35 researchers, including doctors, 35 candidates, more than 20 research assistants and technicians are working in the Institute. Simultaneously 5 PhD and 2 Doctoral students are carrying out their research work. Health professionals from different health facilities (as well as from other countries) regularly specialized for diagnosis and prevention of diseases at the Institute. TSIPM has research & laboratory facilities for conducting investigations of social diseases and collaborates with research institutions form abroad.
EU partners
University of Gothenburg, Sahlgrenska AcademiaThe University of Gothenburg has approximately 39,000 students and 5,000 employees. It is one of the major universities in northern Europe and most popular universities in Sweden. The UG has the highest number of applicants to many programmes and courses. 40 different Departments of the UG cover most scientific disciplines, making it one of Sweden’s broadest and most wide-ranging higher education institutions. The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University is the faculty of health sciences at the UG. Education and research are conducted within the fields of pharmacy, medicine, odontology, health care and environmental health sciences. It consists of 18 Health Science Programs including the Medical Program. Research at the Sahlgrenska Academy spans a broad field: everything from basic studies of the structure of molecules and the function of cells, via experimental studies of disease principles to research at population level.
University of TartuUniversity of Tartu (UT) is the largest University in Estonia which offers research-based graduate and postgraduate degree programs and deals with both fundamental and applied research. UT comprises 9 faculties, and currently, the University of Tartu includes 17,000 undergraduate students, 1,300 graduate students, and 1,700 researchers/teaching academics. The Department of Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine provides knowledge, skills and experience for practicing public health, expert decision-making, implementation of decisions, management, health promotion and research in the fields of health care and public health. The Department provides graduate and post-graduate training in public health and has a wide portfolio of research projects in main domains of public health. The key competences include exposure analysis and modelling, epidemiology and biostatistics, health impact assessment, environmental risk communication, and management.