MARE is a large-scale project to improve the capacity building for higher education in Viet Nam & Malaysia to address the sustainable management and governance of Coastal, Delta and Marine areas (CDM) funded by the Erasmus + Programme.
Nine partner countries/ Institutes (Vietnam and Malaysia) coordinate with four European Partners to develop and update curricula and course materials relevant BSc., MSc. and PhD. CDM programs; develop e-MARE & e-Science; MARE www portal.
MARE in general aims to promote sustainable governance and management of coastal, delta and marine (CDM) socio-ecological systems in MY and VN and adjacent waters through ICT-enhanced tertiary education linked to labour markets and wider stakeholder circles. This aim will be achieved through the following objectives:
- To revise and upgrade selected CDM-relevant BSc, MSc and PhD CDM programs in PIs to make them end-user-oriented and policy-relevant, and develop 6 modules addressing CDM-related hotspots, that can be used interchangeably in tertiary and LLL education.
- To develop shared MARE open education environment platform and online training services of the new generation for qualitative improvement of the education process and academic workflow support among universities and stakeholders across the PCs and
- To create sustainable feedback mechanisms to end-users, ensuring adaptive and practice-relevant teaching contents, knowledge co-production opportunities and stakeholder support to post-project course development and
- To develop capacity for academic mobility, shared experimental facilities and joint research by PIs and
MARE brings to the PC universities novel tools and methods used by international research communities, and creates the contents reflecting on CDM issues from a variety of contexts. In addition to quality curriculum contents; it also creates innovative ICT-based management system for teaching, learning and research training, and builds institutional mechanisms to engage stakeholders with research and education to improve the relevance of educational provision to the society.