EXPERTS Consortium meet in Kathmandu University, Nepal
The EXPERTS participants
Twenty-six representatives of theEXPERTS Consortium recently met in Kathmandu, Nepal for the EXPERTS Selection and Planning Meeting. The University of Goettingen, Germany, organized the meeting held at Kathmandu University on 13-15 April 2011. At the meeting, the Consortium representatives decided on the final list of 126 scholarship grantees for the Erasmus Mundus 2 program from a total of 940 applicants.
Dr. Uwe Muuss, Project Executive Officer of EXPERTS, welcomed the participants and expressed appreciation to Dr. Bhadraman Tuladhar of Kathmandu University for the excellent preparation and arrangements. He said that the meeting would also discuss preparations for the submission of the EXPERTS proposal for EU funding.
Dr. Editha C. Cedicol, Manager of SEARCA’s Graduate Scholarship Department, represented SEARCA in the meeting. SEARCA is one of the Associate Partners of the EXPERTS Consortium.
EXPERTS, is a European Union (EU)-funded project that aims to enhance the capacity for international cooperation among its participating countries in South and Southeast Asia (SSEA) and to exchange knowledge and ideas among the Asian and European partners. This project places an emphasis on research and cooperation, establishing collaborative framework for human resource development through training and upgrading the skills of junior faculty staff, undergraduates, postgraduates and post doc researchers by specified learning objectives in the field of engineering and technology, agricultural sciences, environmental studies, business-management and social sciences. The implementation of individual mobilities, with special emphasis on research initiatives, will provide students from SSEA regions with mobility for a broader choice of opportunities for study experience in EU institutions (see details about the Project). (Editha C. Cedicol)