Project Acronym: CONSEA
Project Title: Developing curricula for Environmental safety and Conservation of the Biodiversity in South-East Asia
Project Type: Capacity Building in Higher Education, Erasmus+ Key Action 2
Project Duration: 15/10/2016 – 14/10/2019
Total Budget: 999.878,50 €
CONSEA aims to ensure Biodiversity Conservation & Environmental sustainability around the Mekong basin through the development of an effective education programme at the Master and PhD levels as a collaborative effort between countries in Southeast Asia (Cambodia and Vietnam) and Europe. In this way, CONSEA seeks to support the modernization of the research and teaching in the Asian partner countries and improve skills by offering training to staff of the participating Cambodian and Vietnamese universities.
- To develop/reform a best-practice curriculum of Master Degree (MS) and PhD programmes in Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Environment in SEA
- To educate students with essential knowledge, transferable skills and experience via the developed MS program
- To improve SEA educational system through high technology teaching equipment
- To transfer the best practices of Biodiversity conservation technology to Stakeholder/Managers of the environment
CONSEA project is a consortium of 8 academic institutions from Europe and Southest Asia, led by the University of Toulouse-Paul Sabatier and the University of Battambang, and composed of 9 associated partners from different stakeholders.
University of Toulouse III-Paul Sabatier (UT3-PS)-France (Coordinator)
University of Girona (UdG)-Spain
Ghent University (UGent)-Belgium
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU)-Austria
University of Battambang (UBB)-Cambodia (Joint coordinator)
Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP)-Cambodia
Can Tho University (CTU)-Vietnam
An Giang University (AGU)-Vietnam
Ubon Rachathani University (UBU)-Thailand
Maejo University (MJO)-Thailand
SouthWest University (SWU)-China
Institute of Hydrobiology (IHB-CAS)-China
Pearl River Fishery Research Institute (PRFRI)-China
Institut Français du Cambodge (IFC)-Cambodia
Institute of Hydroecology- China
Ministry of Water Resources and Chinese Academy of Sciences-China
CONSEA project is comoposed of 6 work packages will be managed by UT3-PS as coordinating institution and UBB as joint coordinating institution. This structure of management aims to emphasize the sustainability of the project and strengthen links and implication of partners. Each WP will be led conjointly by a European partner and an Asian partner, who are responsible for coordinating the WP and monitoring the deliverables and planned milestones related to their WP. This ensures an active participation of all partners and a better ownership of the project by the Southeast Asian partners.
WP1. Preparation: BOKU & UBB
WP2. Development Master Program: UGent& RUPP
WP3. Development PhDPprogram: UdG & CTU
WP4. Quality plan: UT3-PS/AGU
WP5. Dissemination and exploitation: UdG & AGU
WP6. Management: UT3-PS & UBB
Work package description
WP1. Review of Existing Curricula for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Environment
Using the SWOT method, Battambang University, Cambodia, will take the lead in collecting all relevant learning modules and curricula, and synthesizing the current needs in the SEA partner universities.
WP2. Development of curriculum and human resources for Biodiversity conservation and Ecosystem sustainability
At Master level The development of the new Master degree program requires a high commitment from each partner University.
WP3. PhD curriculum and Research supervision for Biodiversity conservation and Ecosystem sustainability in SEA
The development of the new PhD program requires a high commitment from each partner university. SEA partner universities will cooperatively facilitate local and national administration for the curriculum establishment.
WP4. Quality management and evaluation
The goal of this WP is to provide project quality control and monitoring throughout the project duration resulting in project quality assurance (QA). Thus, quality control procedures that are required for the proper realization of the project and the quality of the delivered work will be define at the start of the project.
WP5. Promotion, exploitation and dissemination
Website and communication material such as online modules are necessaries for all participants to easily understand the overal goal of the project and get access to additional information loaded on the website.
WP6. Coordination and management
This WP Management aims to develop optimal collective agreement cooperation inside the Consortium and an effective project execution. UT3-PS will be the coordinator and UBB will be joint coordinator for Southeast Asia.