Ongoing project: MS FSCC
Joint Master Degree - Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC).
Countries concerned: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia
947 k€ of which 85 k€ for Agreenium and Montpellier SupAgro
European Commission (Erasmus +)
3 years (Oct. 2016 – Oct. 2019)
Main partners
  • Kasetsart University (Coordinator),
  • Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research (Philippines), 
  • University of Putra Malaysia,
  • University Fuer Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU-Austria), 
  • Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia),
  • Institut Pertanian Bogor (Indonesia),
  • University of the Philippines Los Banos, 
  • Georg-August-Universitaet Goettingen Stiftung Oeffentlichen Re (Germany), 
  • European Alliance on Agricultural Knowledge for Development (Belgium), 
  • Montpellier SupAgro (France),
  • Agreenium. 
Agreenium members involved
  • Montpellier SupAgro
  • AgroParis Tech
The project MS FSCC brings together the five leading Southeast Asian higher education institutions in agriculture and life sciences from the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia to build a joint Master Degree on the topic of Food Security and Climate Change. 
The MS FSCC will be designed on the model of the Erasmus + Joint Master Degrees in Europe (former Erasmus mundus); it will include obligatory mobility of students between at least two of the graduating Universities, a joint selection, and the award of a joint degree at the end of the two years of studies. 
Access to the MSc will be open to the other universities of the region with the support of SEARCA, the Regional Center for Higher Education in Agriculture. 
The modalities of the linkage between the joint MS FSCC and the other higher education institutions will be experimented with the other HEIs which are full partners of this project, including in the neighboring Cambodia. 

Expected achievements
  • identify FSCC professional profile/job market demands; 
  • develop and offer dual/multiple and eventually joint Master’s degree programs responsive to the needs of the FSCC job market;
  • offer non-degree and other enhancement courses to FSCC professionals, HEI faculty and staff which can also promote internationalization of higher education; 
  • organize exchanges with International joint courses on the same topic and related disciplines. 
Agreenium’s role
  • mobilize Agreenium’s members to build a curriculum; 
  • help students’mobility; 
  • valorize teaching materials listed in the Development Network of the French General Directorate for Studies and Research (DGER). 

Project manager for Agreenium
Didier Pillot (Montpellier SupAgro)