Project description

WANASEA (« Strenghten the Production, Management and Outreach Capacities of Research in the Field of WAter and NAtural Resources in South-Est Asia ») is a structural project cofounded by the Erasmus + program – KA2 Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices – Capacity Building in the field of Higher Education. The consortium includes 6 European partners (France, Denmark, Spain) and 9 south-East Asian partners (Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand).

The project is coordinated by the Nantes Université, at the LEMNA laboratory, by Lionel LEMIALE.

The WANASEA project aims at building capacity in the field of higher education in the south-east Asian partner countries. The project aims at providing training, research and networking sessions focused on water and its associated natural resources, considered as a major contemporary challenge.

Objectives and activities

The objective of the project is to improve the quality of study programs and build capacity in the field of research for south-East Asian higher education institutions in the field of water and natural resources. It stands for a multidisciplinary process which favors the academic openness towards social and economic stakeholders.

The activities of the project focused on an analysis of the existing academic curriculum in south-East Asian partner institutions as well as of their expectations. From this analysis, the project will implement:

  • a set of training sessions for the university staff members, which will be organized twice a year
  • a platform to enhance the exchange and transfer of knowledge and methodological tools, which will be used by young researchers.

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Erasmus + Capacity-building projects

Erasmus + Capacity-building projects in the field of higher education support the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries.

The main priorities of the projects are:

  • the development and improvement of curricula,
  • the improvement of the higher education and training quality,
  • the improvement of governance systems,
  • the development of relations between higher education systems and society.

Read more on the EACEA webpage.