Transforming higher education to strengthen links between universities and the livestock sector in Argentina and Peru

5 Participating countries:
Start: 15-10-2015 - End: 30-11-2018
Project Reference: 561541-EPP-1-2015-1-AT-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
EC Grant: 930944 EUR

Programme: Erasmus+
Key Action: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices
Action Type: Capacity Building in higher education

Summary

In Argentina and Peru the livestock sector is important for the national economies as job provider in rural areas and major contributor to the GDP. Currently the sector is facing many challenges and limitations, but also big opportunities as the demand for products of animal origin is growing. These dynamics make the need for better trained livestock professionals, able to respond to needs and demands of all livestock sector stakeholders, apparent. Therefore the objective of EDULIVE is to strengthen the cooperation of Latin American universities with all relevant livestock sector stakeholders to ensure they offer demand-driven higher education and to increase their capacity in responding to the innovation needs of the sector.EDULIVE promotes the up-take of practical entrepreneurial experiences in higher education by developing mechanisms to formalize and improve cooperation between universities and other livestock sector actors taking selected sub-sectors as pilot cases (alpaca fiber and dairy in Peru, wool and sheep meat in Argentina). Using the knowledge triangle approach, diverse livestock sector actors, such as farmers´ associations, NGOs, private businesses, national research organizations and universities jointly develop cooperation mechanisms to make Animal Sciences curricula and research activities, more demand-driven and relevant. Graduates of improved curricula are better equipped to face future challenges and strengthen the competiveness of the livestock sector and contribute to economic development. Academic staff is provided with specific training and acts as multipliers in their home institutions. In addition, short-term visits of lecturers at European universities stimulate the exchange of teaching and research ideas across borders. EDULIVE fosters regional and cross-regional cooperation on capacity building in higher education between the EU, Argentina and Peru. Long-term sustainability is achieved through the participatory project design.

Results

Results for this project are not yet available. They might become available after the project's end date.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

GREGOR MENDEL STRASSE 33, 1180
WIEN
Extra-Regio NUTS 2
AT

Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
Maria Wurzinger
maria.wurzinger@boku.ac.at

Partners

UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE ROSARIO - UNR
ROSARIO
Argentina
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ETUDES SUPERIEURES AGRONOMIQUES DE MONTPELLIER
MONTPELLIER CEDEX 2 2
Languedoc-Roussillon
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERSIDAD COMPLUTENSE DE MADRID
MADRID
Comunidad de Madrid
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNOLOGIA AGROPECUARIA
BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Organisation type: Research Institute/Centre
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INNOVACION AGRARIA
LIMA
Peru
Organisation type: Research Institute/Centre
ASOCIACION DE GANADEROS DE LA IRRIGACION SAN FELIPE
VEGUETA
Peru
Organisation type: Small and medium sized enterprise
ASOCIACION ARGENTINA CRIADORES DE MERINO
BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise
SOCIEDAD RURAL DE SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE
BARILOCHE
Argentina
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise
FEDERACION DE COOPERATIVAS DE LA REGION SUR COOPERATIVA LIMITADA
RIO NEGRO
Argentina
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y PROMOCION DEL DESARROLLO
LIMA
Peru
Organisation type: Non-governmental organisation/association/social enterprise
FUHRMANN SOCIEDAD ANONIMA
RAWSON CHUBUT
Argentina
Organisation type: Large enterprise
INCA TOPS SA
AREQUIPA
Peru
Organisation type: Large enterprise
MICHELL Y CIA SA
AREQUIPA
Peru
Organisation type: Large enterprise
GLORIA SA
LIMA
Peru
Organisation type: Large enterprise
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DEL COMAHUE
NEUQUEN
Argentina
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE SAN ANTONIO ABAD DEL CUSCO
CUSCO
Peru
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)
UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL AGRARIA LA MOLINA
LIMA
Peru
Organisation type: Higher education institution (tertiary level)

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