Closed. 31.05.2017 - 31.08.2021


FishEDU is a partnership project run by the University of Eastern Finland and the Kyrgyz National Agrarian University named after K.I. Skryabin, aiming at building capacity in fisheries and aquaculture education in the Kyrgyz Republic.


Main funder

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs

FishEDU funder logo

The collaboration between UEF and KNAU aims to provide an enabling environment for teaching fisheries and aquaculture, at both vocational and bachelor level, by training of trainers, developing teaching and study material and developing the teaching infrastructure at KNAU.

The main activities of FishEDU are:

  1. training of trainers on fisheries and aquaculture subjects and pedagogics
  2. piloting of courses in two newly developed curricula and development of course material
  3. establishment of an aquaculture demonstration fish farm, resource centre and e-library and support facilities

FishEDU is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland through the HEI ICI (Higher Education Institutions Institutional Coopearation Instrument) programme administered by the Finnish National Agency for Education.

The main collaborating partners are: the UN World Food Programme, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, the Natural Resource Institute Finland, the Department of Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture of the Kyrgyz Republic, Aqua Service Ltd. , Stimulator Ltd. and RaisioAqua Ltd.

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Time period

31.05.2017 - 31.08.2021

Group members - UEF

Collaboration with UEF research groups

Cooperation partners