Renovated university management in South-East Asia

The overall objective of the PURSEA project (Renovated University Pilot in South-East Asia) is to strengthen the governance capacity of partner Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through the definition and implementation of contextualized strategic planning in support of their development plan. Support and training will enable the actions to be implemented operationally, taking into account the political will to empower partner countries' HEIs by 2023.

The three specific objectives of the project are to:

  • Develop the methods and tools necessary to improve the strategic development plans of partner SEAs, and to design their operational action plans.
  • Implement a priority action plan in each partner HEI, its steering and change management system.
  • Develop tools that will allow the pooling and dissemination of a regional offer of expertise in strategic planning and on procedures for the evolution of HEI governance and management.

Developed over three years, the PURSEA project is part of a logic of expertise transfer and appropriation aimed at contextualization, and therefore at co-construction in the service of multi-year planning considered essential but for which the partner HEIs have little experience.

The affiliation of all Cambodian and Vietnamese partner HEIs to the Regional Conference of Rectors of Member Universities of the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie en Asie-Pacifique (CONFRASIE) ensures wide dissemination at the end of the project to the 88 HEIs who are members of the Regional Conference in the various countries of the region. If the project is initially developed in Vietnam and Cambodia, all the countries of South-East Asia will benefit.

The amount of the European Union grant of €947,046 will be managed by the AUF Directorates in Asia-Pacific and Western Europe

Programme co-funded by the European Union's Erasmus+ programme

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About the project leader :

bontemst's picture Thierry Bontems

Research Engineer at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) assigned to the human and social sciences laboratory PACTE (www.pacte-grenoble.... plus