Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change
The Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) is a joint degree funded by the European Commission's ERASMUS + Capacity Building for Higher Education. The ERASMUS project is being led by Kasetsart University (KU), where SEARCA serves as the secretariat, and involves 11 other partners from Southeast Asia and 5 partners from Europe.
Launched in November 2016, the MSFSCC is offered by the five members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC); namely, Kasetsart University (KU) in Thailand, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Malaysia, the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in the Philippines, Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB) and Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), both in Indonesia. A Call of Applications for the first batch of MS FSCC students was opened on 1 May 2017.
The MS FSCC involves a compulsory mobility of students within the UC. Thus, each MS FSCC student will be enrolled in two universities, be supervised jointly by professors from these universities, and have a joint thesis defense. The ERASMUS+ funding also provides for excellent students to go on mobility to the EU partners, and for EU students to go on mobility to the UC member universities. The students will also attend summer schools that will serve as enhancement courses for the MS FSCC.
Call for Applications are ongoing until 2 June 2017. Apply now!