Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC)

The Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) has awarded six thesis grants this year to graduate students from Kasetsart University (KU), University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), and Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM).

Through the UC Thesis Grant, each graduate scholar receives USD 500 to fund their respective graduate research that falls within the strategic priorities of the consortium.

The UC Thesis Grant awardees for 2012 are:

Kasetsart University (KU)

  • Mr. Kitti Koonsanit, "Automatic Segmentation of Hyperspectral Imagery using Clustering and Image Processing Technique"
  • Ms. Ranee Saisaleem, "Study of Genetic Diversity using Microsatellite in Cucumis sativus"

Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)

  • Mr. Bashir Ibrahim Muse, "Modeling Consumer Behavioral Intentions towards Genetically Modified Food (GM)"
  • Ms. Sohana Shabnam, "Mixed Culture of Microalgae for Phycoremediation of Oil Palm and Domestic Wastewater and Biomass Production for Sustainable Biofuel Generation"

University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)

  • Mr. Bryan Rey R. Oliveros, "Use of Ozone as a Wash Water Additive for Sanitizing Organic Produce"
  • Ms. Josephine B. Makiling, "Assessment of Amenity-led Migration and Its Influences on Ecotourism at the Taal Volcano Protected Landscape (TVPL), Philippines"

Since it was launched in 1995, the UC has awarded 202 thesis grants from the UC-affiliated universities, namely: KU, UPLB, UPM, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Universitas Gadja Madah (UGM), University of British Columbia (UBC), and University of Queensland (UQ).

Aside from the thesis grant, the UC also offers student grants for credit and for research. For faculty members of participating Consortium universities, grants for conference, research, and visiting professor programs for teaching purposes are offered. Details on these grants can be found at the Consortium website at

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