Project Coordinator 

 




Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), founded in 1970, provides education for almost 15.000 students in 8 faculties, offering 27 Bachelor programs, 90 Master and Advanced Master programs, and over 35 PhD disciplines. It employs 6350 staff (including the university hospital) which makes it the first Dutch-speaking employer of the Brussels region. With its unique location in the capital of Europe, it is part of VUB's mission to become an international university. Therefore, VUB also provides English programs for its nearly foreign students (=21% of all students).

VUB has been participating in the Erasmus program since the start of the program in 1987. Hence, VUB and its International Relations and Mobility Office have obtained extensive experience in managing and participating in large international cooperation projects, e.g. Life Long Learning program (Comenius, Erasmus, Grundtvig, Leonardo da Vinci, Jean Monnet) and Erasmus Mundus Action 1 and 2. Internationalization and innovation are core strategies of the university.
Remote Sensing and Geographical Information Science are focused research areas in various laboratories of the Science and Engineering Faculties. Departments such as Geography, Hydrology, Biology, Geology and Electronics and Informatics have provided related courses at undergraduate and post-graduate levels and there are numerous national and European projects in climate change, environmental monitoring, security, surveillance have remote sensing as core activities.

VUB has a long history of cooperating with South-East Asian higher education institutions. VUB is involved in several Erasmus Mundus projects with South East Asia, including Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar. It is furthermore currently coordinating 2 KA2 CBHE with South East Asian partners.

 


 

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Szkola Glowna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego

Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW-WULS) is the oldest agricultural academic school in Poland and one of the first in the world. At present, the University consists of 13 faculties and there are 25000 students enrolled. They can choose from 33 disciplines and 61 specialties. The research and education covers the entire field of life sciences, but also humanities, tourism and recreation, information technology and econometrics. There are several disciplines related to environmental studies including Environmental Engineering at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Teaching at SGGW-WULS is completely built on Bologna process principles; the university's experience of successful reform and integration into the European educational and research area will be particularly useful for partner universities. SGGW-WULS has also broad experience in Tempus programme. It has been coordinating or contracting institution in over 30 projects.

The research activity of the Faculty covers wide spectrum of environmental processes investigation and modeling along with environmental engineering and development, especially focuses on: hydrology, hydrological processes, water resources management, river engineering.
Faculty possesses advanced research infrastructure including newly developed within the EU Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” Educational-Research Laboratory “Water Center” and field equipment: EddyCovariance tower, sapflow, TDR; spectrometers and field instruments: ASD Fieldspec, LAI2000, Sunphotometer, UAV octocopter with thermal camera, SYS spectrometers and photogrammetric high resolution digital cameras RGB-CIR.

The staff possesses large experience in quantitative distributed watershed modeling advanced using of GIS and remote sensing (e.g programs ArcGIS, ENVI, Erdas Imagine, eCognition, LIS, APS Menci), spectral and proximal measurements of vegetation and biophysical parameters, computer programming.




Universitat Politecnica De Valencia

UPV is a public Higher Education Institution actively involved in international cooperation and mobility projects. UPV hosts over 36,000 students and employs over 5,000 people (teaching, research, administrative, services staff). It is the first technological university in Spain according to international rankings (e.g. Shanghai Ranking of World Universities) and offers 30 undergraduate programmes, 5 dual undergraduate programmes, 76 official Master’s degrees and 30 Doctorate programmes. Even though UPV focuses mainly on engineering studies, it also hosts a Faculty of Fine Arts and a Faculty of Business Administration and Management. It receives every year around 1900 exchange students and sends about 1600 UPV students abroad under different mobility programmes. UPV has repeatedly ranked among the top 10 European Universities in student exchange figures under the Erasmus Programme, and has actively participated in several Erasmus Mundus Action 2 partnerships. UPV has broad experience in the management of European projects and takes part in different actions (FP7, Horizon2020, Tempus, Erasmus Mundus, LLP networks and multilateral projects, Creative Europe, Erasmus+: Mobility, Capacity Building, Strategic Partnerships, Erasmus joint Master Degrees, Knowledge Alliances, Prospective Initiatives...) and in several international networks.School of Geodetic, Cartographic and Surveying Engineering at UPV is the leading institution in Spain in Geoinformation Technologies (GIT), being active in international cooperation and starting two geomatic university programs in Peru and Ecuador. In 2003-2008, it was co-ordinator of the Erasmus Thematic Network ""European Education in Geodesy, Cartography and Surveying (EEGECS)"", which includes more than 100 European partners to develop geomatics curricula and quality assurance, participated in the previous successful TEMPUS GIDEC project from 2010-2013, and coordinates the Erasmus Plus CBHE HERITAG project since 2015. It has a Bachelor degree in Geomatic Engineering and Surveying, a master degree in Geomatic and Geoinformation Engineering and a renewed PhD Programme in GIS, Remote Sensing, Cartography and Geodesy. The GeoEnvironmental Cartography and Remote Sensing research group (CGAT), http://cgat.webs.upv.es, is an active multi-disciplinary group at UPV working in natural resource management using remote sensing and cartography, developing geoinformation technology tools based on remote sensing, GIS and LiDAR processing to analyse and map the territory, and their application in the study of the environment and natural resources in its broadest sense: forestry, agriculture, urban and coastal areas.




Universidade De Lisboa

Following an outstanding scientific and cultural tradition inherited from its prior institutions, Universidade de Lisboa was created in July 2013, as a result of the merger of Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and Universidade de Lisboa (tracing its origins to the establishment of the Portuguese University in 1290). Universidade de Lisboa has 18 schools and over 100 research units, around 50,000 students, 4,000 lecturers, 2,500 non-academic staff and 400 degree programmes. Teaching, research, science, technology and innovation are the core business of Universidade de Lisboa.

Instituto Superior Técnico was created in 1911 and is the school of Engineering, Science and Technology and Architecture of Universidade de Lisboa. In these domains, IST represents the largest and most reputed school in Portugal and one of the best in Europe. IST aims at giving its students and alumni the education and knowledge tools to improve, change and shape society through science, technology and entrepreneurship. It provides top quality higher education, strongly exposed to Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I) activities, immersing our students in an exciting and global environment geared towards solving the challenges of the 21st Century.
IST consists of 9 Departments, with about 11,000 full-year equivalent under and postgraduate students, and approximately 1,600 full-time equivalent teaching and non-teaching staff. Internationalisation has been defined as a key strategic goal over the past few years with increasing number of international students and staff as well as an increasing participation in international academic networks and partnerships of excellence (e.g. CLUSTER, TIME, CESAER, MAGALHÃES, TEMPUS, KIC-INNOENERGY, S3EP). Through a large number of agreements with other institutions worldwide (more than 500), IST participates in more than 50 Double Degree programmes and joint PhD programmes with MIT, CMU, UT-Austin and EPFL, thus promoting a highly modern and culturally diverse society.




The Glasgow Caledonian University

With a self–contained campus situated right in the heart of the city of Glasgow and further campuses in London and New York, Glasgow Caledonian University prides itself on its social mission and institutional commitment to promote the common good.The University leverages its intellectual and social capital for the benefit of communities both in Scotland and across the world and has been recognised for its success in driving change through international research, social innovation and its inclusive student experience.




King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi

King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) can trace its origin to the Thonburi Technology College (TTC) which was established on February 4, 1960 by the Department of Vocational Education, Ministry of Education. TTI has as its objective the training of technicians, technical instructors and technologists. By the virtue of the Technology Act, enacted on April 24, 1971, three technical institutes under the Department of Vocational Education, namely Thonburi Technical Institute (TTI), North Bangkok Technical Institute, and Nonthaburi Telecommunication Institute, were combined to form one degree-granting institution under the name of King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology (KMIT) constituting three campuses. TTI thus became KMIT Thonburi Campus. In 1974, KMIT was transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of University Affairs. A new Act was enacted on February 19, 1986; the three campuses of KMIT became three autonomous institutions, each having the status of a university. KMIT Thonburi Campus henceforth became King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Thonburi (KMITT). On March 7, 1998 as announced in the Royal Gazette, KMITT became King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT).KMUTT is the first among public universities in Thailand to receive full autonomy. Its administrative system is now patterned after international government owned universities. The new act gives KMUTT total control over its budget, allows it to own and manage property, and grants authority to set up new faculties and departments, as well as introduce new academic programs.




Prince of Songkla University Phuket Campus

Prince of Songkla University (PSU), a public university established in 1967 as the first university in southern Thailand, consists of five campuses (i.e., Pattani, Hatyai, Phuket, Surattani and Trang) offering various programs of education consistent with the needs of their communities. Moreover, PSU also comprises 39 faculties, colleges and institutes, four hospitals, and more than 40 excellence and research centers, all committed to academic excellence, strong social responsibility, and active engagement in community services. The central aims of the university are to raise general education standards and support regional industry and development. Moreover, the university aims to establish excellence in research and teaching, to provide academic services to communities, and to take an active role in the preservation of national heritage in arts and culture, especially for those from southern Thailand. Therefore, as a leading research university in Asia, PSU has contributed significantly to the development of the country and consistently turned out well-qualified graduates of high professional standing.PSU PHUKET is a high-quality research university with a mission to develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a leading role in the sustainable development of the region and its integration into the global economy. PSU PHUKET has the main mission to develop into an international campus. Therefore, many programs offered are international programs. The programs focus on hospitality and tourism, international language programs, information technology, computer engineering, environmental technology and natural disaster management. PSU Phuket is the only university in southern Thailand that offer courses teaching and training in the GIS, Remote Sensing and Natural Disaster Management field. PSU PHUKET has outstanding technical facilities and highly dedicated staffs, and is undertaking interdisciplinary research on a variety of subjects relevant to cooperation in the Field of Geospatial Science. We aim to produce the high standard, excellent quality and remarkable potential graduates in GIS and Remote Sensing area, as well as to be a modern academic centre. We pride ourselves to be a resource centre of integrated knowledge and academic reference in the Andaman region and being recognised internationally. We also promote and encourage all new knowledge to become real use and carry on from generations to generation.




Royal University of Phnom Penh

Royal university of Phnom Penh (RUPP) is the Cambodia's oldest and one of the largest public universities. RUPP is located on three spacious campuse and hosts around 20,000 scholarship and full-paying students across a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. RUPP offers a wide range of degrees in the field of science, engineering, social science, foreign languages, education and development studies. RUPP is a full membership of the ASEAN University Network (AUN). RUPP has a vision to become a Cambodia's flagship university in teaching, reseach and communty services.




Royal University of Agriculture

Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) was established in Phnom Penh capital city of Cambodia in 1964. The vision of RUA is to achieve an international level of quality in education, research and extensions of agriculture, related sectors and sustainable use of natural resources. In this regard, RUA has a mission to contribute to the development of agriculture and related sectors along with the sustainable use of natural resources by providing higher education programs, research and extensions in line with national and international development issues and job market needs. The 10 faculties were founded in RUA include: Faculty of Agronomy, Faculty of Rubber Science, Faculty of Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering, Faculty of Fisheries, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Faculty of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, and Faculty of Land Management and Land Degradation




Mandalay Technological University

MTU: established in 1991 and is accredited to the B.E, M.E and Ph.D degrees. Located in Patheingyi Township, Mandalay, Myanmar. MTU is a multicultural institution and its 2,000 students and over 200 faculty members represent the ethnic, religious and cultural groups of Myanmar (Buddhist, Muslims and Christians). It is the second most popular teaching University that has a program for various engineering fields.
The main mission of the Mandalay Technological University is to generate skilled man power for the development of the country. The specific goals of the Department of Remote Sensing are:
(1) To cater the needs of the country for satellite based natural hazard assessment, early warning and communication for risk prevention/reduction due to water
(2) To generate a comprehensive, cost effective and reliable satellite based database for developmental planning, natural resources management, and environmental monitoring
(3) To generate skilled man power for acquisition, processing and analysis of remote sensing data for natural resources and disaster management





Yezin Agricultural University

The Yezin Agricultural University (YAU) is the only university level of higher education in Agriculture in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Primary function of YAU are teaching and training, conducting research and providing extension service to public. Specific objectives of the university are to produce highly qualified professionals needed for the development of the agriculture sector of the country who are well equipped in leadership, management, planning and analysis and interpretation skills and to provide adequate technical training on modern methods of agriculture for the farming communities including non-degree training programs.