Date: 8 June 2021 (Tuesday)
Time: 3.00pm - 5.30pm (MYT)
BRECIL is a project acronym for Building Social Research Capacities in Higher Education Institutions in Lao PDR and Malaysia, an Erasmus+ CBHE programme that was conducted from 2017 to 2021. The project had as its main objective to develop human capital and facilitate individual learning and institutional mechanisms in Social Science research in higher education institutions in Lao PDR and Malaysia. In order to fulfill the general objective, the project had specific objectives with the first aimed at developing and empowering researchers in the Social Sciences through training and peer learning to design, prioritize and undertake research, write up and publish research findings as well as inform policy. The second objective was to develop good governance of research by enhancing the capacity of research departments and teams in universities to fund, manage and sustain themselves. The final objective was to create a sustainable research capacity building programme in the Social Sciences including the utilization of ICT technologies leading to sustainable high quality research. It was envisaged that, at the end of the project, Lao PDR research capacity will be enhanced and that the project will have contributed to greater intra ASEAN mobility among the higher education community.
The project consortium consists of two groups, one representing ASEAN, and the other representing EU countries, to provide maximum synergy effects to realize the project goals and objectives. The project is led by Universiti Malaya. The partner countries from ASEAN comprise two universities from Malaysia, Universiti Malaya, and Universiti Utara Malaysia, and two universities from Lao PDR, National University of Laos and Souphanouvong University. The programme countries from the EU are the University of Gothenburg, Sweden; International University SDI München, Germany; and the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.