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  • CLSU organizes the 4th UC Faculty Forum

    The 4th University Consortium (UC) Faculty Forum successfully concluded and gathered more than 40 UC officials, faculty members, and guests at the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. Held on 5-6 December 2022 with the theme Future Proofing Agriculture, the Forum aimed to gather scholars to discuss strategies to ensure agricultural productivity in a future world that is full of uncertainties and confronted with environmental and social problems. The 4th UC Faculty Forum was the first major event hosted and organized by Central Luzon State University (CLSU) for the UC. A total of 37 papers were presented in four
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  • Clinical psychology expert talks about mental health with SEARCA scholars

    The Education and Collective Learning Department (ECLD) of SEARCA organized the 4th GSID Conversations on 16 December 2022 (Friday), 10:00 AM (GMT +8:00), for scholars to talk about mental health problems and its prevention. The webinar was exclusively offered for scholars as part of SEARCA’s non-monetary scholarship benefits and on top of the annual customized training programs on English proficiency, writing thesis proposals, conducting data analysis, or other academic or technical concerns. Through the GSID Conversations, SEARCA wants to explore other areas that may interest the scholars or benefit them in their professional and academic development as they are poised
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  • UC returns with the 6th Summer School after the pandemic

    The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) successfully offered the 6th UC Summer School from 13-27 November 2022 at the Banyuwanggi Regency and Malang, Indonesia. This year's offering with the theme “Crop Diversification, Mixed Cropping, and Risk Management in Smallholders’ Agriculture in the Context of Climate Change” was jointly organized by Universitas Brawijaya (UB) in collaboration with L'Institut Agro of France. Specifically, the course aimed for the post-graduate participants to collectively build a framework for the assessment of mixed cropping and risk evaluation in smallholders’ agriculture; develop their capacities on integrated sustainability of
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  • UC convenes its 35th Executive Board Meeting in Malang, Indonesia

    The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) conducted its 35th Executive Board Meeting on 25-26 November 2022, hosted by Universitas Brawijaya (UB) in Malang, Indonesia. UB hosted the meeting back-to-back with this year’s 6th UC Summer School. The hybrid meeting was attended by representatives from Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Kasetsart University (KU), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Tokyo University of Agriculture (Tokyo NODAI), National Taiwan University (NTU), Maejo University (MJU), Visayas State University (VSU), and Central Luzon State University (CLSU). The Southeast Asian
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  • Philippine HEI delegates bag multiple awards during the International Summer Course Program in Bogor, Indonesia

    Eight delegates from Philippine HEIs participated in the International Summer Course Program for Agriculture and Ecosystem Resilience to Environmental Disaster toward Regional Sustainability, jointly organized by IPB University and Ibaraki University from 11-20 September 2022 in Bogor, Indonesia. The International Continuing Professional Education (ICPE) Grants of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) through the Leveling-Up Philippine Higher Education Institutions in Agriculture, Fisheries, and Natural Resources (LevelUPHEI AFAR) Project of SEARCA supported the faculty members as they presented their research studies to the international participants. The grant enables members of the State Universities and Colleges - Association of Colleges of Agriculture in
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UC Features

  • Transforming Waste into Wealth with UPM's Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohamed Thariq Bin Haji Hameed Sultan

    Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. Mohamed Thariq Bin Haji Hameed Sultan is a Professor at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), and currently the Director of UPM Press. He was awarded a SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Grant for AY 2021-2022 in recognition of his contributions to agricultural technology and innovation and is UPM's 10th awardee of the grant since its inception in 2012-2013. Technology and innovation have been Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. M.T.H. Sultan's expertise since he started his career. He is a Professional Engineer registered under the Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), a Professional Technologist (PTech) under
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  • Conquering challenges with IPB University's Prof. Dr. Khaswar Syamsu

    Prof. Dr. Ir. Khaswar Syamsu, a Professor and the Head of the Bioindustry Division at the Department of Agroindustrial Engineering, IPB University in Bogor, Indonesia, was awarded a SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Grant for AY 2021-2022. The award was granted to him in recognition of his contributions in the field of agricultural technology and innovation. Prof. Dr. Khaswar is also currently IPB University's Head of the Bioprocess Engineering Laboratory at the Research Center for Bioresources and Biotechnology, and the Director of Halal Science Center. According to him, receiving the grant is a form of acknowledgment and appreciation of his contributions
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  • Bringing the Youth Closer to the Community with Dr. Anchasa Pramuanjaroenkij

    Dr. Anchasa Pramuanjaroenkij is an Associate Professor in Kasetsart University, Thailand. She was awarded the SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair for her contributions in the field of Agriculture and Food Engineering. Dr. Anchasa considered a career in teaching in 1994, during her last year at Kasetsart University (KU) taking her Bachelor of Engineering in Food Engineering degree. At that time, the university announced the establishment of an additional KU campus in the Northeastern part of Thailand to expand the opportunity for study and accessibility to quality higher education of those living in the region. As it was her goal to contribute
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