Nine students under the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) program begin their enrolment in their host or second university this second semester 2017-2018. The member universities of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC), namely, Institut Pertanian Bogor and Universitas Gadjah Mada, both in Indonesia, Kasetsart University in Thailand, Universiti Putra Malaysia, and the University of the Philippines Los Baños serve as their study posts.
Under the MS FSCC, students enroll under a particular program track involving two UC universities, are co-supervised by lecturers from these universities, and receive two degrees. They also have the opportunity to study in a partner European university for a semester, starting July 2018. The student mobilities are funded by the ERAMUS+ Capacity Building for Higher Education and are managed by SEARCA for Southeast Asia and by Agrinatura for the European mobility.
This first batch of FSCC students come from Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. The call for applications for the second batch of MSFSCC students is open until 31 January 2018. For more details about MS FSCC, please refer to the website at www.msfscc.org.