Project

Assessing and Improving the Research Performance
at South East Asian Universities

On of the focus of the Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education is on the investment in research and innovation, which is foreseen as essential for Europe’s society aiming to produce Europe as world-class science and technology community that drives economic growth not only in the European geographical area. As part of this effort it is of the foremost importance to bring together European scientists with those from around the world. Building research and innovation capacities is a challenging task and the current project will address this task within the cooperation network of Asian and European partners. The research capacities will be developed at partner higher education institutions in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand through the creation and implementation of the System of the Assessment of Quality and Impact of Research and the development and the introduction of self-contained transferable research skill training modules. Though individual partner universities are at different levels of the research capacities development, all of them strive to embrace the ways towards their improved research performance. The diversity of partner higher education institutions involved in the project (public vs. private, research vs. teaching focused, traditional vs. new, located in the capital city vs. in rural areas, focused on social vs. technical sciences, located in high income vs. medium/lower income countries) allows for addressing the research capacity building goal from diverse perspectives and for achieving necessary synergies in the partnership.  The transfer of the best practice and knowledge in the area of research capacities in both ways will provide additional value added for European partners.

The project aims to achieve the following specific objectives:
- To develop and implement the System of the Assessment of the Quality and Impact of Research at partner higher education institutions      in partner countries of Region 6 (Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand).
- To develop, implement  and accredit transferable research skill training modules at partner higher education institutions. 
- To develop international cooperation among members of the partnership at regional and interregional levels. 

Why?

Building research and innovation capacities is a challenging task and the project will address this task within the cooperation network of Asian and European partners​.

What?

The research capacities will be developed at partner higher education institutions in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand through the creation and implementation of the System of the Assessment of Quality and Impact of Research and the development and the introduction of self-contained transferable research skill training modules.

When?

The project starts on 15/10/2016  and the project will finished on 14/10/2019. Duration of the project is 36 months. First Steering Committee meeting held between 6th-11th of March 2017 in Bratislava, Slovakia. 

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein

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