Forty-six students from 14 universities in Southeast Asia and Europe are expected to participate in the 2018 UC-FSCC Summer School to be hosted by Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) on 16-28 July 2018.
Jointly organized by UPM, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Indonesia, and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Austria, the Summer School titled Oil Palm-Cattle Integration: a Transition towards Sustainability in Food Security and Climate Change intends to strengthen students' knowledge in sustainable agriculture and food systems in the face of long-term uncertainty of resource availability and climate change through crop-animal integration.
The Summer School is an annual offering of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) and its hosting is rotated among the UC member universities that include UPM, UGM, Kasetsart University in Thailand, Institut Pertanian Bogor in Indonesia, and the University of the Philippines Los Baños. Tokyo University of Agriculture is an Associate Member of the UC, while Universitas Brawijaya in Indonesia, University of British Columbia in Canada, and Gottingen University in Germany are Affiliate Members. Since 2017, this offering has been co-organized by BOKU in the framework of the Master of Science program in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC), a joint degree offering of the five UC members funded by the European Commission's ERASMUS+ program.