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Building Social Research Capacities in Higher Education Institutions in Lao PDR and Malaysia (BRECIL) is a multi-country Erasmus+ CBHE joint project involving higher education institutions from both the EU and ASEAN countries. It focuses on the development of research and innovative capacities for good research governance and management through capacity building in higher education systems. This project commenced from October 2017 to October 2020. The Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya is leading this project with three EU partners, two Laos partners and another Malaysian partner higher education institutions.

BRECIL aims to build research capacities in Laos universities, enhance research governance in Malaysia and Lao PDR and innovate new research developments through ICT technologies. The project will also expand the knowledge economy agenda and build a higher education area linking Asia and Europe by supporting the assimilation of knowledge between the EU and ASEAN partners to address conditions for research, competitiveness and cooperation.

For more information on this project, visit the official website.

Project Consortium

Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
(Coordinator - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Universiti Utara Malaysia
(Kedah, Malaysia)
University of Gothenburg
(Gothenburg, Sweden)
National University of Laos
(Vientiane, Lao PDR)
University of Groningen
(Groningen, Netherlands)
Souphanouvong University
(Luang Prabang, Lao PDR)
University of Applied Languages
(Munich, Germany)

Associated Partners

The Immigrant Institute
Champasack University
ASEM Education Secretariat
Savannakhet University
EU-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce

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Last Update: 17/02/2022