The University of Porto, five European universities and eight institutions of Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar will partner to strengthen international collaboration and entrepreneurship in the agro-food sector of Southeast Asia.
This cooperation will take place under the NutriSEA project titled Network of Universities and Enterprises for Training in Southeast Asia, funded by the European Commission’s Erasmus + program.
Coordinated by Ghent University (Belgium) and co-coordinated by the Royal University of Agriculture (Cambodia), the project’s European partners are University of Porto (Portugal), the University Toulouse III Paul Sabatier (France), University of Göttingen(Germany), Wageningen University (Netherlands) and the Hungarian research center Campden BRI.
The Asian partners are the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and the Chea Sim University of Kamchaymear (Cambodia), the Vietnam International Education Development, the Hanoi University of Science and Technology and Hue University of Vietnam and the Yezin Agricultural and Yangon universities of Myanmar.
The project aims to set up a regional food network with stakeholders from academia, business and authorities.
The European partners will deliver trainings for staff of universities in Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar on different topics such as entrepreneurship, food science and quality, improving teaching skills and technology transfer. The consortium will also strengthen internationalization to improve regional and international networking and mobility.
Staff and students will have the opportunity to go on study visits to their partners in Belgium, France, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands and Hungary.
The three-year NutriSEA project was launched in Phnom Penh with an official kick-off event.