Corporate Social Responsibility
1. UNICAM Project
University of Battambang hosted the kick-off meeting on “Implementing Quality of Education and Training of the Young Universities in Cambodian Rural Area (UNICAM)” under the ERASMUS Plus program of European Union. This meeting held from 17-19 February, 2016 which presided over by:
– Dr. Nith Bunlay, Deputy General Director of Department of Higher Education, representative from
– H.E. Sieng Emtotim, Rector of University of Battambang
– Prof. Helena Guasch, Project Coordinator, University of Girona, Spain
– Prof. Sovan Lek, University of Paul Sabatier, France.
This kick-off meeting aims to discuss on Post-Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture and other issues related to the project. The meeting was attended by about 30 representatives from the four universities in Cambodia and Europe.
2. NutriSEA Project
A consortium of 14 partner institutions from Europe and Southeast Asia, led by Ghent University and the Royal University of Agriculture, will implement the NutriSEA project: "Network of Universities and Enterprises for Food Training in Southeast Asia". The NutriSEA project is oriented towards the food sector, which represents a large share of the agriculture in the Asian partner countries concerned. It focusses on food-related curriculum development, the cooperation with enterprises via Technology Transfer Offices and strengthening internationalisation at partner universities in Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar. The long-term goal is to set up a regional food network with stakeholders from academia, business and authorities. NutriSEA is funded under Key Action 2 “Capacity Building in Higher Education” of the European Commission’s Erasmus + programme.
The aim is to build HR capacity to ensure a sustainable food value chain model based on entrepreneurship and creating added value to the natural resources supporting food production in Southeast Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar). Furthermore the project aims to enhance university-enterprise cooperation as well as regional and (inter)national cooperation and networking.
The specific objectives are:
The trainings will provide the staff members with the necessary skills which are now lacking (research skills, soft skills). The updated curricula will be thought in a more interactive way, including the use of ICT, and will be in line with market demands which will benefit the students. The university-enterprise cooperation will be reinforced via the Tech Transfer offices and will boost innovation. The project is specifically targetting the food sector, which represents a large share of the agriculture in the countries concerned. The regional network which we aim to set up, is completely in line with the Grow Asia initiative of the World Economic Forum.
Ghent University - Belgium (coordinator)
University of Göttingen - Germany
Wageningen University - Netherlands
University of Porto - Portugal
Campden BRI - Hungary
Royal University of Agriculture - Cambodia (joint coordinator)
Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear - Cambodia
Hue University - Vietnam
Yangon University - Myanmar
Yezin Agricultural University - Myanmar
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport - Cambodia
The kickoff Meeting took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from 7 to 9 March 2016. The Royal University of Agriculture is hosting the meeting.