Under the project MARE, impactful outcomes have rippled across both individual and institutional realms. At the individual level, students and researchers have experienced enhanced educational opportunities, gaining exposure to cutting-edge knowledge and methodologies in marine and coastal sustainability. The project’s comprehensive curriculum development, including multidisciplinary and policy-relevant topics, has empowered learners to navigate complex challenges in fields such as maritime engineering, oceanography, marine ecology, and environmental sciences.
Furthermore, the implementation of innovative tools, such as the Electronic PhD Portfolio System, has not only streamlined progress tracking but also instilled a culture of continuous improvement. Doctoral students in Malaysia and Vietnam now benefit from a robust research framework that supports them in identifying multifaceted issues and aligning with EU research, policy, and management experiences. This has amplified the quality and relevance of their research endeavors.
At the institutional level, partner universities in Malaysia and Vietnam, have witnessed substantial advancements. The project has bolstered under- and post-graduate programs, injecting new research equipment, facilitating staff training, and enabling the development of curricula aligned with global standards. The establishment of stakeholder-academia collaboration platforms, exemplified by MaGiCo! in Malaysia and Vietnam SCP, has fostered sustained engagement, ensuring feedback loops between academia, employers, and local communities.
The MARE project has not only strengthened the visibility of relevant programs but has also catalyzed institutional growth. For instance, HCMCUNRE’s strides towards establishing its own PhD program and the recognition garnered by the newly formed Faculty of Marine Resources Management underscore the transformative impact. The integration of e-learning systems, PhD e-portfolios, and advanced quality assurance instruments across partner institutions signifies a paradigm shift towards more effective, technology-driven education and research.
In essence, MARE’s influence extends far beyond academic settings. It stands as a beacon for sustainable coastal and marine management, fostering a generation of researchers equipped to address the intricate challenges of our seas and coastlines. Through strategic collaboration and knowledge dissemination, the project has sown the seeds for a lasting impact on both individuals and institutions, laying the foundation for a more resilient and informed approach to marine and coastal sustainability.
Here we offer some concrete examples of impacts at individual level associated with the MARE project:

UTP – MARE and personal success

VMU Links with society

Impact at institutional level by UMT

This project has been funded by Erasmus+ CBHE programme of the European Union.

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This project No. 610327-EPP-1-2019-1-DE-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP has been funded by Erasmus+ CBHE programme of the European Union.