The first Summer School on “Sustainable Agriculture”, relying on agromatronics concepts has been held internationally from July 1-15, 2019, along with the objectives of the Erasmus+ project for Fostering Internationalisation in Agricultural Engineering in Iran and Russia [FARmER].

Several academic staff from universities in Germany (Technical University Ilmenau), Italy (Università degli Studi dell’Aquila), Slovakia (Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra), Russia (“Platov South-Russian State Polytechnic University”, “South Ural State University”
, “Stavropol State Agrarian University”, “Astrakhan State University” and Iran (“Babol Noshirvani University of Technology” and “Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University”) were contributed in preparation of the course materials in the summer school. 7 courses prepared by Iranian faculty members (2 courses from “Babol Noshirvani University of Technology” and 5 courses from “Sari Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources University” were presented during this course. Dr. D. Kalantari, technical director of the project at SANRU said: “the course was welcomed by students, given the student’s acceptance of all undergraduate and graduate degrees in various fields of agriculture and natural sciences and the free registration.
Mr. A. Kochnev, organizing member of the summer school, claimed that 406 participants from either partner universities and other universities of Russia and Iran that are not members of the Consortium, were taken part at this summer school, surprisingly exceeded almost 3 times of the planned number of participating students. The name of the participating universities are given below:

Russia:

۱) Russian State Agrarian University – Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy, Moscow

۲) Saint Petersburg State Agrarian University, Saint Petersburg

۳) Orel state agrarian university named after N.V. Parahin, Orel

۴) Kuban State Agrarian University, Krasnodar

۵) Perm State Agro Technological University, Perm

۶) Primorskaya State Academy of Agriculture, Ussuriisk

۷) Buryat state Agricultural Academy, Ulan-Ude

۸) Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk

۹) Volgograd state agrarian University, Volgograd

Kazakhstan:

۱) Kostanay State University named after A.Baitursynov (Kasakhstan)

Iran:

۱) Tarbiat Modares University

۲) Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (GUASNR)

۳) Mohajer technical university of Isfahan

۴) Amol university of special modern technologies

۵) Amol University of Technology

۶) Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran

The statistics on the courses are as follows:

Course Certificates Total number of participants Percent
AppMechAgro ۶۱ ۱۹۳ ۳۱٫۶%
Sustainable Energy ۱۰۱ ۱۹۷ ۵۱٫۳%
Mechatronics ۴۷ ۱۷۴ ۲۷٫۰%
MechBioSys ۴۳ ۱۷۴ ۲۴٫۷%
AutoFoodInd ۷۶ ۱۶۸ ۴۵٫۲%
EnergyAgroPro ۵۱ ۱۵۷ ۳۲٫۵%
EcolAgroMach ۱۹ ۱۲۸ ۱۴٫۸%
AgroMach ۵۶ ۱۳۳ ۴۲٫۱%
TechFarm ۴۷ ۱۴۷ ۳۲٫۰%
DigAgr ۸۱ ۱۹۳ ۴۲٫۰%

۲۴۰ students took part in the tests (59.1%), 187 students (46.1%) received a certificate in e-form.