SEARCA recently awarded a full MS scholarship and four Academic Bridging Program scholarships to young faculty members of the Savannakhet University (SKU) in Savannakhet Province, Lao PDR to study at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) starting second semester of school year 2011/2011. The scholarships are part of the capacity-building component of the SKU Institutional Development Assistance (SKU-IDA) project implemented by SEARCA in collaboration with UPLB and SKU. Ms. Othevy Vongmany, assistant lecturer and faculty coordinator of SKU's Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, was awarded the SEARCA scholarship to pursue a master of environmental science degree under UPLB's… Read more
Dr. Khampheui Phantachone, Vice Governor of Savannakhet Province in Lao PDR, expressed his deep appreciation and wholehearted commendation to SEARCA for immediately responding to Savannakhet University's request for assistance in capacity-building and curriculum development. He was particularly happy to receive the project inception report handed over to him by the Savannakhet University Institutional Development Assistance (SKU-IDA) Project Team composed of Dr. Sitha Khemmarath, SKU Vice President, Dr. Oscar B. Zamora, Dean of Graduate School, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) and one of SEARCA's institutional development experts, and Dr. Editha C. Cedicol, Manager of SEARCA's Graduate Scholarship Department and… Read more
The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will spearhead institutional development assistance efforts to help a newly established university in Savannakhet Province, Lao People's Democratic Republic to become one of the leading providers of university education in the country. A team from SEARCA and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) conducted a reconnaissance visit to Savannakhet University (SKU) on 5-8 February 2011 to obtain a situationer on the university and make an initial assessment of its facilities, capabilities, curriculum, and qualifications of its faculty and staff. The SKU was established in March… Read more
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