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  • UC awards student and faculty grants, renews ties with Tokyo NODAI

    The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) ended the past year with a total of 42 grants awarded to UC graduate students and faculty members. Among those conferred were 5 student thesis grantees, 26 student travel grantees for research, and 8 student grantees for credit. For UC faculty members, a travel grant was awarded to faculty members of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to visit Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) to discuss the proposed International Collaborative Program on MS in Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation among these
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  • University Consortium pushes for more collaborations and linkages

    The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) held its 29th Executive Board Meeting on 9-10 November 2016 at the SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines. Updates to the UC's various programs including the various grants, the Summer School, the Graduate Forum, the collaborative researches on the Umbrella Program on Food and Nutrition Security for Southeast Asia (FANSSEA), the recently approved ERASMUS+ funded project on the establishment of the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC), the application of University of Brawijaya to be a member of the UC, and
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  • Workshop held to establish Joint Masters Degree in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC)

    The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) hosted the first workshop to establish the Joint Master’s Degree program in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) at the SEARCA Headquarters, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines on 7-8 November 2016. The MS FSCC is a project initiated by the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) and is jointly led by Kasetsart University (KU) and SEARCA. It is a 3-year project, which was awarded funding under the ERASMUS + Capacity Building for Higher Education Program. The first year of the project
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  • Kasetsart University hosts 2016 Summer School on Climate Change and Food Security

    BANGKOK, Thailand -- Kasetsart University now plays host to 28 graduate students and young faculty members from 15 countries in Asia, Latin America, and Africa for the 2016 Summer School on Climate Change and Food Security from 25 July to 11 August 2016. “As Thailand’s leading university in agriculture and natural resources, we understand how important climate change and food security is, and everyone in this University need to take that into consideration, especially in support of the sufficiency economy, which is now the priority of His Majesty.” This was underscored by Dr. Chongrak Wachrinrat, Acting President of Kasetsart University, as
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  • Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris is new UPM Vice-Chancellor

    PUTRAJAYA - Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor for Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) for a duration of two years, effective January 1, 2016 until December 31, 2017. Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini, who is the Director of UPM Corporate Strategy and Communications Office, replaces Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Fauzi Hj. Ramlan whose tenure as UPM Vice-Chancellor ended on December 31 last year. She received her formal letter of appointment from Higher Education Minister, Dato’ Seri Idris Jusoh. Prof. Datin Paduka Dr. Aini Ideris expressed her gratitude to Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Fauzi Hj. Ramlan
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