Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation Erasmus Project

General information for the Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation Erasmus Project

Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation Erasmus Project
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Project Title

Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation

Project Key Action

This project related with these key action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices

Project Action Type

This project related with this action type : Capacity Building in higher education

Project Call Year

This project’s Call Year is 2015

Project Topics

This project is related with these Project Topics:

Project Summary

Among many communities in the EU and beyond, disasters pose significant concerns and challenges, and are an issue that requires international cooperation and solutions. In the last three decades, records of natural disasters show that Asia experiences the most disasters. A major contributory factor to disaster risk is capacity. Capacity development is a widely recognised priority in the disaster resilience field, and research cooperation can provide significant opportunities for realising its benefits. Strengthening the capacity of countries in Asia to do and use research is widely viewed as vital for meeting long term innovation in creating disaster resilience societies. ASCENT (Advancing Skill Creation to ENhance Transformation) aims to ensure that the targeted HEIs in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Thailand have the research and innovative capacities to tackle the challenges associated with developing societal resilience to disasters. ASCENT will: 1) identify research and innovative capacity needs across partner country HEIs to tackle the development of societal resilience to disasters; 2) develop research infrastructure to support implementation of the project and provide sustainable capacity development within the partner HEIs ; 3) prepare researchers in the identified Asian countries to undertake advanced, world-class and innovative, multi- and inter-disciplinary research that will contribute to increased societal resilience to disasters; 4) Increase international cooperation by partner HEIs on research programmes that tackle ways to increase societal resilience to disasters; 5) explore, promote and initiate opportunities for fruitful university / industry partnerships to increase societal resilience to disasters; and 6) publicise the project progress, successes and outcomes as far as possible, and raise awareness across the field of HE about capacity building for disaster resilience research.

EU Grant (Eur)

Funding of the project from EU: 983089 Eur

Project Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HUDDERSFIELD & Country: UK

Project Partners

  • MITTUNIVERSITETET
  • VILNIAUS GEDIMINO TECHNIKOS UNIVERSITETAS
  • TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL
  • NARESUAN UNIVERSITY
  • UNIVERSITY OF COLOMBO
  • UNIVERSITY OF RUHUNA
  • CHIANG MAI UNIVERSITY