Asia: Life Sciences, Food, Agriculture, Biology, Economics, Technology (ALFABET)
About the Project:
Launched in July 2014, the Asia: Life Sciences, Food, Agriculture, Biology, Economics, Technology (ALFABET) is a four-year Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Project conceptualized to exchange capacities between Asian and European universities oriented to Life Sciences, Food, Agriculture, Biology, Environment and Technology. The project aims to contribute to increase the relevance, the capacities and efficiency of the higher education (HE) system in Asia by strengthening of the existing network of cooperation among universities in agriculture, food safety and security, technologies in life sciences, balanced management of the natural resources, sustainable rural development, adaptation to climate change, with a special attention to the contexts of rapid economic growth.
The Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS, Czech Republic), a reputable university focused on the agrarian sector, forestry, environment, economics and management, information technology, rural and regional development, serves as the main coordinator for the project which also include a network of 20 Asian and European Universities and 4 associate members, which include SEARCA.
Faculty and student mobilities periods covered by the project are as follows:
Bachelor (undergraduate) mobility period of 5 months (one academic semester), 10 months (two academic semesters), 34 months for Target group 3 candidates
Master mobility period of 10 months (two academic semesters) and 24 months (full degree which is most often preferred by Asian students)
Doctorate mobility period of 6 months (oriented towards practical research) and 36 months (full degree which is very often preferred by Asian students)
Post-doctorate mobility period of 6 months (oriented towards practical research)
Teaching and administrative staff mobility period of 1 month (oriented mainly towards training practices, to establish the plan of further research cooperation between the universities, or to exchange experience in administrative and organizational matters)
Coordinator: Czech University of Life Sciences Prague Contact persons: Petra Chaloupková, Ingrid Melnikovová, Jana Hummelová, Olga Leuner Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-coordinator: Tadulako University, Indonesia Contact person: Aiyen Contact e-mail: email@example.com
Cambodia Royal University of Agriculture Contact person: Mom Seng Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear Contact person: Pin Vannaro Contact e-mail: email@example.com
China Nanjing Agricultural University Contact persons: Dr. LAN Jing, NIE Xiaoyan, Feng Shuyi Contact e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Indonesia Bogor Agricultural University Contact person: Anas Fauzi Contact e-mail: email@example.com