Erasmus Mundus - Universidade do Porto


The aim of the gLINK (Sustainable Green Economies through Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge Exchange) project is to promote multi-disciplinary advanced research, education and professional training on sustainable green solutions through mutual collaboration and knowledge exchange between the higher education institutes (HEIs) in Europe and Asia. The partnership consists of 9 European HEIs (from United Kingdom, France, Germany, Portugal, Romania, Hungary and Italy) and 9 HEIs from Asian countries (Cambodia, Laos, Mongolia, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Thailand). This project aims to deliver education, training, research experience and cross-fertilisation of ideas in a number of thematic areas including 'Agricultural Sciences (01)', 'Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning (02), 'Business Studies and Management Science (04)', 'Education and Teacher training (05)', 'Engineering and Technology (06)', 'Medical Sciences (12)' and 'Natural Sciences (13)'. Through this project, a number of scholarships will be available to the talented students and staff at the to promote European HEIs as 'centres of excellence' in thinking green, teaching, research and professional practice, and to enhance the attractiveness, image, visibility and accessibility of the European higher education and research in the participanting third countries in Asia. The project is funded by EU's Erasmus Mundus External cooperation (EMA 2) intitiative.