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  • 2019 Summer School and Training of Trainers comes to a close

    SEARCA, in collaboration with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), has successfully concluded the 2019 UC-MSFSCC Summer School and Training of Trainers (ToT). Forty-four (44) students from 15 universities under the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) and from partner universities under the Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MSFSCC) project successfully completed the Summer School. This year's offering with theme "Sustainable and Resilient Food Systems in Vulnerable Areas" was held in the Philippines last 15 – 31 July 2019 and was jointly organized by UPLB, the University of
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  • UC holds 1st Faculty Forum at SEARCA

    Sixty-six faculty members from eight member universities of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) converged at the SEARCA Headquarters for the First UC Faculty Forum on 23 – 24 July 2019. The Forum, co-hosted by SEARCA and the University of the Philippines Los Baños, provided a venue for faculty members from the UC to come together, exchange research ideas and develop strategic partnerships for collaborations. With the theme on Responding to the Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, there were 4 plenary speakers and 43 papers presented in parallel sessions under 4 sub-themes.
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  • IPB—Kasetsart University Altogether to Face European Union Market

    Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) and Kasetsart University (Thailand) have officially renewed their long-standing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on April 24th, 2019 in IPB Dramaga Campus, Bogor to specify more into education and research. There were present both Rectors of IPB—Dr. Arif Satria and Kasetsart University—Dr. Chongrak Wachrinrat, accompanied by Deans and officials from Kasetsart University and IPB. Dr. Arif Satria conveyed several points related to history of cooperative relations between two institutions, due to competencies similarity in agricultural field. MoU renewal is essential on reinforcing Indonesia–Thailand bilateral relations. Sharing alike market shares, one of the most potential demographics are in
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  • SEARCA facilitates FSC-sponsored roundtable discussion on pasture and forage crops in UC member universities

    LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA, Philippines – Deans and Heads of Animal Science and Crop Science Departments of six (6) member universities of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) revisited the status of curriculum and research programs on pasture and forage crops through a roundtable discussion held at the SEARCA Headquarters on 24- 25 April 2019. The two-day meeting aimed to identify the strengths, gaps, opportunities, and challenges in curriculum and research programs, and to recommend solutions to address the gaps and challenges, including those faced by students pursuing forage and pasture science as an
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  • UC members in the QS Top 200 world university rankings in Agriculture and Forestry

    The 2019 QS World University Rankings is now out and all five regular members of the Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) are in the top 200 in the world with respect to the subject area of Agriculture and Forestry.  Kasetsart University (Thailand), Universiti Putra Malaysia, and Institut Pertanian Bogor (Indonesia) rank among the Top 51-100, while the University of the Philippines Los Baños and Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia) are in the Top 151-200 in world rankings for agriculture and forestry. The QS World University Rankings is based on the following evaluation criteria:
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