Consortium Members and Associated Partners
USM (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia) is a transdisciplinary, research-intensive University that empowers future talents and enables the bottom billions (lower-income group) to transform their socioeconomic wellbeing, aligned with its vision of "Transforming Higher Education for a Sustainable Tomorrow”
UNIMAS (Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Malaysia) aims at becoming a leading global University for a sustainable future. Indeed, its mission is to enhance the social and economic impacts on the global community through the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and strategic management and it is committed to empower the bottom billions (lower-income group).
RUPP (Royal University of Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia) is Cambodia’s oldest, largest and comprehensive University in Cambodia. Its Development Strategy 2019-2023 demonstrates the University contribution to education for sustainable development by providing qualified human resources, research findings and innovation to the Cambodian society. In that sense, among RUPP’s mission is the enhancement of the research capacity of its staff and students with regional standing in quality research and innovation.
SRU (Svay Rieng University, Svay Rieng, Cambodia) was established in 2005 and is the leading educational institution in South-eastern Cambodia and the only public University in the Svay Rieng province. Its Faculty of Agriculture strives to teach the skills needed to succeed in agricultural development and drive Cambodia’s economy forward with innovative, sustainable skills. Indeed, its mission is to develop the agricultural sector for the present and future by strengthening technical skills and knowledge, contributing to existing research on Cambodia’s unique ecosystems, and encouraging sustainable and ethical business practices.
NUOL (National University of Laos, Vientiane, Laos) was the first comprehensive or full-fledged University in the history of Laos since its establishment in late 1996 and serves as the centre of Higher Education training in Laos. Apart from its academic training offered, the research and research activities are taken as important means and key for improving the quality of Higher Education needed for the country’s social and economic development.
SKU (Savannakhet University, Savannakhet, Laos) is located at the centre of the economic corridor between Vietnam and Thailand and is one of five public Universities in Laos. Its strategy is aligned with socioeconomic development strategy of central Laos (including the Savannakhet, Khammouane and Bolikhamxay provinces) and provides equal access to Higher Education for both urban and rural students, in particular, underprivileged students from rural
UAL (University of Almeria, Almeria, Spain) is one of the most dynamic Universities in Spain and is located in a region where the main economic activities are greenhouse agriculture and tourism. Hence, climate change related issues and other vulnerabilities (such as scarcity of natural resources) have led to a specialisation in sustainable development, circular economy and waste management.
IPC (Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal) is one of the ten largest Portuguese HEIs and, through its six schools, offers a wide range of higher education study programmes, including first and second level degrees in agricultural and environment sciences. Its Institute for Applied Research, which includes a Centre for Natural Resources Environment and Society Studies and seven R&D laboratories, works towards integrating scientific resources, developing applied research and transferring knowledge to industry and society.
INCOMA (Seville, Spain) is a training and research centre with expertise in the design and implementation of capacity-building actions for public and private social practitioners, the promotion of equal opportunities, and the development of key competences for personal fulfilment. Through its 20 years of activity, INCOMA collaborated and led many international cooperation projects and acquired solid expertise in the coordination of dissemination and quality assurance activities, including as part of initiatives funded by CBHE.