The main objective of the ASK Asia project (“Agriculture, Skills, Knowledge in Asia: Competences and employability of Erasmus Mundus Graduates in Agriculture on
the Asian Professional Market”) was firstly to assess how the Erasmus Mundus graduates in Agriculture and related Life Sciences perform on the professional
job market in Asia, and, secondly, to identify specific competences and skills that provide these graduates with a comparative advantage in meeting the
expectations of their employers following the education/training period. The main objective was fulfilled and all planned activities were organized according
to the approved project plan.
The detail project study you can download at: http://askasia.culs-prague.eu/studies_and_reports.html
The summary of the project outputs is availble in teh ASK Asia leaflet available in teh session Studies and reports of this websites.
Workshop on “Employability of Erasmus Mundus alumni and new approaches of Erasmus +”
21st and 22nd September 2015
ASK Asia is promotional and research project facilitated in 6 Asian countries (Cambodia, China, Indonesia,
Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam) that aimed to evaluate the competitiveness of Erasmus Mundus alumni in the field
of agriculture and related life sciences through the experience of alumni and the expectations of their employers.
Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Czech Republic
ASK Asia team is sincerely inviting you for interactive workshop that creates platform for discussion and experience share
among the participants. You will be encouraged to contribute with your recommendations and ideas to document on future handling
of the Erasmus+ programme that will be handed over to EACEA. You will learn from past experience and build network for future cooperation.
The main objectives of the workshop are:
- To share lessons learnt and recommendations from ASK Asia research that was done in 6 selected countries in Asia (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam);
- To discuss the results and feedback for EACEA, NAEP, EU and Asian universities;
- To prepare official letter with recommendations for EACEA with your participation;
- To plan future activities for all participants and potential projects.
Please, register online by 26th June 2015: http://dotaznik.czu.cz/index.php/89218/lang-en
Draft programme attached: Employability of Erasmus Mundus alumni and new approaches of Erasmus +
ASK Asia Regional workshop
ASK Asia Regional workshop was organized on 2-4th February 2015 at Phuket in Thailand. Totally 25 representatives of ASK Asia project partner universities together with
consultants participated the workshop. The main objectives of the regional workshop were:
(i) to discuss the draft reports of country reports which includes the results of survey with alumni, employers and group discussion during national workshops;
(ii) to prepare the conclusions and recommendations for the joint report;
(iii) to divide the task and time schedule for the final version of the join study.
Are you interested in studying in Europe and get Erasmus Mundus scholarship?
See website: www.alfabet-em.cz
Call for applications: 20/10/2014 – 31/12/2014: short and long term exchanges from Asia to Europe and from Europe to Asia at all levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD, post Doc, teaching staff)
See website: http://www.lotusplus.eu/apply
Call for applications: 3/11/2014 – 1/03/2015: short and long term exchanges from Asia to Europe and from Europe to Asia at all levels (Bachelor, Master, PhD, post Doc, teaching staff)
See website: www.impakt-asia.eu
Call: 1/11/2014 – 1/12/2014 (?): only for EU staff
Call: 15/11/2014 – 1/2/2015 (?): for all type of mobility and all levels in the two directions.
The Joint Workshop on Academic Recognition and Credit Transfer
The Joint Workshop on Academic Recognition and Credit Transfer will take place in Siem Reap, Cambodia on November 14th and 15th, 2014. It is organised
by 5 European universities coordinating a total of 11 Erasmus Mundus Action 2 projects on Asia Regional. Details are here: http://www.jku.at/conferences/content/e248706
An estimated number of 300 participants from different Higher Education Institutions from Europe and Asia will come together in this Workshop to
discuss the compatibility of the different credit transfer systems and the opportunities and challenges in the field of academic recognition.
Representatives of ASK Asia project will participate at this conference and ASK Asia workshop on Employability of Erasmus Mundus graduates
will be hosted as an side event of this conference on 14th November 2014.
ASK Asia China Workshop at the Nanjing Agricultural University – 11 October 2014
After surveying both Chinese alumni of EU Erasmus Mundus programmes and their Chinese employers, the ASK Asia China Team held a workshop at
the Nanjing Agricultural University (in Nanjing - China) to discuss the outcomes and draw conclusion so as to further improve and
increase EU-China student & staff mobility.
After an intense workshop, the participants concluded that:
- There is an increasing interest to go abroad, both from the students’ & the employers’ perspective. The momentum is there, we should seize the moment to increase ex-changes.
- Alumni and employers describe the advantage of an academic mobility to the EU as receiving an eye into the world; more concrete, the possibility to create a personal network.
- Alumni indicated the difference between EU and Chinese academic approach and pronounced the suggestion to include more practical experience (practical oriented education) in EU academic programmes.
- With respect to staff ex-change, an strong emphasis is set on publications and the int’l experience is evaluated upon it.
- EU institutes must fight against a strong perception that Anglo-Saxon education is better than that of continental Europe. This, mainly due to the promotional efforts in Chain by Anglo-Saxon academic instities.
- More promotion is needed by EU (institutes) in China on educational possibilities in the EU.
On August 19th, 2014, Can Tho University (CTU) warmly received the delegates of Faculty of Tropical
AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS Prague). At CTU’s side, openly working with
the delegation of CULS Prague was Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Viet Dung, Vice Rector of CTU together with leaders
and staff representatives of the departments and faculties of CTU.
Workshops on Employability of Erasmus Mundus graduates
Workshops will be hosted:
||Royal University of Agriculture
||Nanjing Agricultural University
||Mongolian State University of Agriculture
||Prince of Songkla University
Call for consultants
The consortium of ASK Asia project search for high level experts for evaluation of employers opinion in each Asian country (Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam).
Please download for details: ASK Asia TOR for consultants
The deadline for sending your CV is on 3rd May 2014.
ASK Asia team
Participate at Erasmus Mundus Alumni workshop
Deadline of questionnaire was extended to 30th of April! You can still get involved in our workshops by filling up the questionnaire: http://dotaznik.czu.cz/index.php?sid=47255&lang=en
Participate at Erasmus Mundus Alumni workshop
Dear Erasmus Mundus graduate,
You have studied in Europe within one of the Erasmus Mundus projects. Now, the universities of Ghent, BOKU Vienna, CULS Prague, and Montpellier SupAgro in the frame of ASK Asia project would
like to analyze what are the strengths and weaknesses of the Erasmus Mundus graduates with special focus on their employability in the Asian job market.
By filling in our questionnaire, you will get a chance to participate in a national workshop with representatives of the professional sector in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Mongolia,
Thailand and Vietnam since August to November 2014. Five alumni per country will be selected and the expenses will be covered by the project.
The survey takes you around 10-15 minutes and the responses are completely confidential, so please do not hesitate to start! The deadline of the survey is the
5th of April and the overall results will be published at the website of the project: www: askasia.culs-prague.eu
To complete the survey please use following link:http://dotaznik.czu.cz/index.php?sid=47255&lang=en
Thank you very much for your time,
With kind regards,
ASK Asia team
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Kick off meeting of ASK Asia project
The Kick off meeting of ASK Asia project will be held at the Czech University of Life Sciences Prague on 26 and 27 November 2013. The project activities, methodology approach
of data collection process about graduated students and detail plan of project activities schedule will be discussed during the meeting. Asian partners will be invited to join
the discussion via videoconference on 27th November.
Study and Information Centre
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague
165 21 Prague 6
Erasmus Mundus Action 3 Coordinators' Conference
The Erasmus Mundus Action 3 Coordinators' Conference will be held in Brussels on 1 – 2 October 2013. The Coordinators' conference will be an opportunity for exchanging information,
networking and getting to know more about the projects and the actors behind. The second day of the Conference will be dedicated to the presentation of the newly selected Action 3 projects in 2013.
ASK Asia project will be represented at the Coordinators' Conference by Jan Banout (Dean of the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague) and by Didier Pillot (AGREENIUM and Agrinatura).