Universities as key partners for the new challenges regarding food safety & quality in ASEAN (ASIFOOD) - Project n° 56130-EPP-1-2015-1-FR-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP



· Budget:  995 759 EUR

· Duration: 3 years (October 2015- October 2018)

· 13 Partner Universities (5 in Europe, 2 in Cambodia, 3 in Thailand, 3 in Vietnam)

Specific objectives:

1. Enhancing the relationships between universities and professional stakeholders;

2. Bringing the “Training Engineering” (TE) methodology within partner’s universities, to ensure that new and updated curricula fit the needs of the economic sector and other stakeholders;

3. Raising teacher capacity;

4. Strengthening the relationships between ASEAN universities, and between EU and ASEAN universities in the areas of food safety and food quality.

List of AsiFood Partners


·    National Institute of Further Education in Agricultural Science - Montpellier SupAgro -Montpellier France

·    The Agreenium Institute + logo – (Consortium)-France

·    BOKU- Department of Food Science and Technology – Vienna - Austria

·    University of Liège (Ulg), Belgium

·    University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy


·    Cambodian Institute of Technology (ITC) - Phnom Penh - Cambodia

·    Royal University of Agriculture (RUA) –Phnom Penh –Cambodia


·    Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) – Bangkok, Thailand

·    Kasetsart University –Bangkok, , Thailand

·    Prince of Songkla University (PSU) – Songkhla,  Thailand


·    Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) – Hanoi - Vietnam

·    Nong Lam University (NLU) - Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam

·    Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) - Hanoi – Vietnam


Main results

·   2 surveys conducted, one with 160 enterprises (about their relationship with Universities) and a second one with 134 professionals (about skill needs).

·  24 teachers trained in EU on Food Safety and Food Quality May 2017 at Montpellier, Liege and Vienna and 22 on new pedagogy methods and technology at Pisa

·  7 researchers came in EU (Montpellier, Dijon, Vienna, Liège) and 1 came in KU, Thailand in 2018 for training, networking and identify new topics for research projects (one week each)

·   Bilateral Memorandum of Understanding were signed to facilitate Students and Teachers mobility, and relationship between universities enhanced (VNUA and KU signed MoU on Sept. 6, 2018)

·  Creation of the 3 modules designed for the Masters level:

o 1. Food safety and quality in primary production (12 ECTS)

o  2. Food safety and food quality analysis (15 ECTS)

o  3. Safety and quality assurance in food processing industry (10 ECTS)

·  Creation of 3 new Masters Programmes (ITC, RUA and HUST) and upgrading of 5 existing Masters Programmes, all having obtained their University validation.

·  Each university has purchased new lab equipment for teaching purpose

·  8 teachers trained to EQAS certification (European Quality Assurance System for Food Study programmes) process and standards by ISEKI Food Association. KU in EQAS certification process to be certificate before end of 2018.

·  Each University has developed and taught at least one Short Technical Training Course aimed at professionals.

·  Creation of an e-learning method on “Training Engineering” with 6 sequences available in English and French.

Website available in French, English, Thai, Vietnamese and Khmer languages. 



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