Kick off meeting 

On September 15th, 2023, on the ZOOM platform, the Kick Off meeting of the participants of the third working package of the project "BERNICA" ERASMUS took place.
The agenda was:

- Overview of the upcoming work package 3 "Curriculum Development"
- Insights into MOODLE courses for the modules and lecture courses
- Syllabus template
- Small group work



Summer School in Issyk-Kul


On 26 of June, the BERNICA Summer School, organized by the International Higher School of Medicine (IHSM), has commenced at the Rainbow Recreation Center in Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan. The BERNICA Summer School has brought together participants from 8 medical universities in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, as well as lecturers from FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences, Graz, Austria, and Medipol University, Istanbul, Turkey.

The opening ceremony of the Summer School was inaugurated by Dr. Aliia E. Bazhanova, Dean of Postgraduate studies at IHSM and the project coordinator from IHSM, and Dr. Manuela Konrad, Associate Professor at FH JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences. They shared the vision and goals of the Summer School and extended their wishes for a fruitful collaboration.

The aim
of the BERNICA Summer School is to train medical university educators from Central Asia in the development of educational modules on nutrition and dietetics. These modules are based on advanced technologies and scientific achievements, innovative teaching methods, and conducting scientific research in this field.



Kick-off meeting within the framework of the project 101082831-Building educational and research capacity in the field of nutrition and dietetics in Central Asia / BERNICA

On March 15-16, 2023,  meeting of representatives of partner universities of the project 101082831-Building educational and research potential in the field of nutrition and dietetics in Central Asia / BERNICA on the basis of the Kazakh Medical University named after S. D. Asfendiyarov, Almaty, Kazakhstan is being held. This meeting is aimed at developing plans, objectives of the BERNICA project in the Universities of Central Asia:

  1. Development of the work plan and objectives of the BERNICA project;
  2. Development and implementation of a nutrition and dietetics module in the universities of Central Asia. Comments, suggestions and promotion;
  3. Development of internal and external project monitoring systems.


Kick-off meeting programme