Asia: Life Sciences, Food, Agriculture, Biology, Economics, Technology (ALFABET)

About the Project

ALFABET logoLaunched 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:

  1. Bachelor (undergraduate) mobility period of 5 months (one academic semester), 10 months (two academic semesters), 34 months for Target group 3 candidates
  2. Master mobility period of 10 months (two academic semesters) and 24 months (full degree which is most often preferred by Asian students)
  3. Doctorate mobility period of 6 months (oriented towards practical research) and 36 months (full degree which is very often preferred by Asian students)
  4. Post-doctorate mobility period of 6 months (oriented towards practical research)
  5. 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)


Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
Contact persons: Petra Chaloupková, Ingrid Melnikovová, Jana Hummelová, Olga Leuner
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Tadulako University, Indonesia
Contact person: Aiyen
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Asian Partners

Royal University of Agriculture
Contact Person: Mom Seng
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Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear
Contact Person: Pin Vannaro
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Nanjing Agricultural University
Contact Persons: Dr. LAN Jing, NIE Xiaoyan, Feng Shuyi
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IndonesiaLao PDR
Bogor Agricultural University
Contact Person: Anas Fauzi
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National University of Laos
Contact Person: Silinthone Sacklokham
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The National University of Malaysia
Contact Person: Sarani Zakaria
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Mongolian University of Life Sciences
Contact Person: GANCHIMEG Gombodorj
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Mindanao State University at Naawan
Contact Person: Asuncion De Guzman
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Kasetsart University
Contact Person: Sornprach Thanisawanyangkura, Poonpipope Kasemsap
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Prince of Songkla University
Contact Person: Chutima Tantikitti
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Hue University
Contact Person: Hoang Huu Hanh
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Vietnam National University of Agriculture
Contact Person: Le Thi Bich Lien
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European Partners
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences
Contact Person: Margrita Calderon Peter, Dietmar Haltrich
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SupAgro Montpellier
Contact Person: Didier Pillot, Corinne Pickett
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University of Göttingen
Contact Person: Vitali Altholz
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Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Contact Person: Mieczyslaw Rygalski, Ewelina Beliewicz
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PortugalThe Netherlands
University of Porto
Contact Person: Ana Reis, Ana Paiva
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Wageningen University
Contact Person: Xueqin Zhu
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Associate Partners
Contact Person: Martina Opočenská, Michael Hauser
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Contact Person: Magali Dufour Contact
Southeast AsiaThailand
Contact Person: Maria Cristeta Cuaresma
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Chiang Mai University
Contact Person: Pornsiri
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