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University of Toulouse 2 Jean Jaurès (UT2J)
The University of Toulouse 2 – Jean Jaurès (UT2J), a university with a scientific, cultural and professional vocation, is a founding member of the Université Fédérale Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées. Heir to the Faculty of Letters, it is part of a long tradition of humanism and disciplinary openness. It welcomes 31,000 students and is organized into 5 UFRs, 5 institutes, including 2 IUTs, and 3 schools, covering 230,000m² (2,092 teachers, researchers and administrative staff).
Rich, plural and diverse, the UT2J is among the best French universities in its field, both in terms of teaching and research.
Founded by Daniel Faucher in 1930, the Department of Geography-development-environment emerged as an important educational structure grouping 50 teachers/researchers, an administrative team, a mapping and computer graphics workshop, a documentation center and a library, to host, the first year license to Ph.D., around 850 undergraduate and graduate. The courses provided within the university are considered as a deepening of already acquired knowledge to study and understand a world. Whether we are examining the major global issues – globalization, climate change, uncontrolled urbanization, agricultural development in question, environmental damage and geopolitics so many interesting questions in the building of Europe or we want to better understand the decentralization of power in France and nearby territories, geography at the crossroads of human sciences and earth sciences, gives us the keys to make us capable of grasping the complexity. Undergraduate teaching therefore always retains the ambition to offer this outlook on the world. To meet the increasingly precise and professionalized training needs, the department also relies on 150 external stakeholders from academic disciplines, the corporate world or local authorities, as well as skills available in research laboratories linked to it.
The Laboratory of Research in Architecture (LRA), regroups the scientific activities of the School of Architecture of Toulouse. It is led by a team of about 40 researchers, lecturers and professors, 29 doctoral students (1 September 2016), 1 executive assistant and 1 computer scientist.
The University of Toulouse II Jean Jaurès assumes the role of project coordinator.
Dominique Laffly – full professor of the University of Toulouse 2 – is the initiator of the project and has been the scientific coordinator until August 2021. Nathalie Hernandez – full professor of the University of Toulouse 2 – then took the scientific responsibility of the project until its end. As such both of them define the specifications of thematic workshops and workshops associated with the project and ensure the effectiveness of governance together with the leaders of European and Asian teams. They ensure the smooth running of tasks (preparation of workshops, validation of the installation and commissioning of computer equipment …) as well as quality control of the regular assessment (MCQ survey at each workshop, analysis and dissemination of results, joint reflection on improving governance …). They host the regular reflection on: i. achieving the specifications for the development of future master type of training in partner countries; ii. the drafting of detailed plans of a book; iii. the integration and distribution of IT projects according to the themes (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS); iv. dissemination during the lifetime of the project in the partner countries. Finally, they follow up the completion of work undertaken and the sustainability of computer facilities funded by ERASMUS + from a logistical point of view and maintaining that accessibility to the applications, making them available and develop further.
The European and International Projects Division of the International Relations Office (SRI) of the University of Toulouse 2 bears the responsibility for administrative coordination, financial and logistical aspects of the project.
National School of Architecture of Toulouse (ENSA Toulouse)
The National School of Architecture of Toulouse (ENSA Toulouse) is a public institution of higher education under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It is one of the 20 French National Schools of Architecture (ENSA).
It is part of an extremely active regional university and scientific network, open to the outside, both regionally and internationally, with the desire to strengthen and enhance its teaching and research on the regional university site (associate member of the COMUE – Université Fédérale de Toulouse, member of the Conference of Directors of High Schools in Midi-Pyrénées (CREDIGE),) and international (partnerships with many foreign schools and universities).
Some important figures about ENSA Toulouse (2021-2022) :
- 672 registered students, 43 students in mobility abroad, 117 foreign students welcomed, including 24 on the move for international exchange
- 61 students in double degree architecture-engineer (ENSA / INSA)
- 156 teachers
- 1 research laboratory (LRA – Architecture Research Laboratory)
- 50 teacher/researchers, 40 PhD students
The school offers to prepare PhD in the framework of two Doctoral Schools of the University of Toulouse:
- « Time Spaces Societies Cultures » (ED TESC)
- Mechanics Energetics and Civil Engineering Processes » (ED MEGEP).
The ENSA Toulouse school is characterized by:
- The importance of research, established within the School since 1985. There is an introduction to research during the initial training which leads to the preparation for the State diploma of architect with a research mention.
- The seriousness and antiquity of its international relations, which are based on cooperation with 40 foreign higher education institutions, and which allows a large and regular flow of incoming and outgoing student mobility, and exchanges of teachers.
These two aspects justify full recognition of the establishment within the COMUE Federal University of Toulouse.
The identity of the school is based on its recognized expertise in three major areas: sustainable development, architectural and urban heritage, city and territory, and is organized around the 6 thematic fields developed by the Architecture Research Laboratory (LRA) : Architectural (Digital Architectures – New Urban Lands – Architectural Heritage – Space Forms, Social Forms – Art, Architecture, Design – Environment and Landscape).
These approaches irrigate initial training, are available in expanded areas of expertise, and find an extension in post-Master training and continuous training
ENSA and INSA Toulouse (National Institute of Applied Sciences) initiated in 1996 dual teaching pathways « Architect-Engineer » or « Engineer-Architect » that allows architects to access engineering training and vice versa.
The ENSA Toulouse has a scientific council, responsible for guiding research policy, programs, conventions and scientific agreements with other higher education institutions. The Architecture Research Laboratory (LRA) is an essential link between research and teaching, a fundamental concern of the institution.
PhD students are attached, according to their research problem, to one of the two Doctoral Schools (ED) of the University of Toulouse to which the ENSA of Toulouse is associated: the ED TESC in sciences of the man and the society (Time, Space, Society, Culture), or with the ED MEGeP in sciences and techniques for the engineer (Mechanics, Energetics, Civil Engineering, Processes).
The LRA participates in the establishment of the foundations of architectural, urban and landscape research, cognitive modalities of this process where chair references to references, models, techniques, precepts.
The LRA invests fields of study applied to architectural, urban and landscape projects, transdisciplinary approaches concerning the sustainable development, the dynamic processes of transformation of the city, the landscape or the heritage and the games of actors of the project.
International School of Information Processing Science (EISTI)
EISTI is an engineering school founded in 1983, recognized by the “Commission des Titres d’Ingénieurs (CTI)”, and ranked among the best engineering schools in France. EISTI is also involved in the Paris Seine Initiative, an initiative of excellence selected by the International Jury for Investments for the Future (I-SITE) with the aim of integrating the top 200 of the world’s universities in the next 10 years.
EISTI trains engineers in computer science and mathematics in innovative and promising fields such as cloud computing, data sciences, connected objects technologies …. . EISTI is open internationally with a compulsory semester in one of its 64 partner universities or an internship abroad. 16% of EISTI graduates work abroad. In parallel with her engineering education, she offers two masters taught in English, one of which is in Data Sciences. EISTI is also involved in promoting the scientific careers of young women by supporting programs such as “Elles bougent”, “Ingénieuses” and “Le rally des pépites de Pau”.
As a leading engineering school, EISTI places a premium on research. It is the home of the QUARTZ laboratory alongside the two other member schools of engineering, ENSEA and SUPMECA. The complementary nature of QUARTZ’s research teams makes it possible to meet scientific and industrial expectations through a multi-disciplinary approach, particularly in the areas of complex systems, mechatronics, IOT, cloud computing, etc.
EISTI research professors involved in the project work in the computer, mechanics and mathematics QUARTZ’s axis. This research axis brings together three themes : computer science, mechatronics and mathematics. The research topics focus on issues related to complex systems, data science in distributed environments and applied mathematics. The current complex systems (industrial, transport, production) have multiple interactions between a large number of mechatronic systems, integrating computer, mechanical, electronic and electrical components, constituting System Systems (SoS) or Cyber-Physics Systems (CPS). ). The scientific issues concern processes, methodologies as well as languages and tools for modeling and simulation of mechatronic and multiphysics systems.
On the other hand, the science of data is based on techniques and theories borrowed from many fields, we quote: statistics, machine learning, visualization, optimization, constraint management , uncertain models, knowledge engineering as well as high performance computing. The current phenomenon of massive data (Big Data) motivates the creation of efficient and effective algorithms that deal with the problem of volumetry and heterogeneity and that work in a distributed environment (cloud computing). The consideration of semantic knowledge during the analysis of data is a hot topic. An example of a research area is the analysis of social networks: work on parallel algorithms for the analysis and exploration of large graphs as well as for visualization is currently underway. Applied mathematics for physics, statistics, finance and complex systems management is the third theme. The techniques used are NL EDP, NL group representations, stochastic optimalization and modalization, quantum field theory and asymptotic dynamics, Design and Analysis of Computer Experiments, and tropical algebra.
EISTI research professors have a decade of expertise in teaching cloud computing, datamining, artificial intelligence, etc. The school offers last year specializations in close collaboration with specialized companies in each of these areas. This partnership, as well as research activities, enable EISTI research professors to be aware of innovative technologies and business needs.
University of Ferrara (UNIFE)
The University of Ferrara, founded in 1391, is one of the oldest universities in Italy. Its identity is rooted in the historical and cultural tradition that welcomed and formed illustrious figures such as Copernico and Paracelso. In terms of its size, facilities, quality and quantity of education and research, the university is a point of excellence within Italy, which is also shown by its excellent results in national and international rankings. The University of Ferrara is split into 12 departments and 40 centers, offering 60 degree courses (including 16 international double degree programs) and numerous research and postgraduate courses.
The Departments of ‘Physics and Earth Science’ and ‘Mathematics and Informatics’ gather about 100 professors and researchers working, with tens of post-docs, in several research areas, more than 40 laboratories, two libraries, and host about 800 students in 4 bachelor degree courses, 3 master degree courses and 3 PhD programs (including 3 international master double degree programs and 2 international PhD programs).
The activities of the departments include fundamental physics, sensors and environmental physics, geophysics and geology, high-performance computing and high-throughput computing, databases and image processing, data analysis. In particular, there is a long-standing tradition in distributed computing applications and infrastructures, from the definition of the Grid early infrastructure and middleware to the recent Cloud architectures and applications.
The participating people have been involved in research projects aiming at improving interoperability and integration among different GRID middlewares, in the definition and the development of grid-services, in the development of web tools and services in order to manage the submission and monitoring of data-driven simulation jobs in a fully distributed environment based on several grid middlewares and exploiting virtualization by providing (virtualized) worker nodes on demand transparently. They also have experience in satellite images processing and management. They have been also involved in development of high performance computing systems (HPC) for several scientific applications in the field of Physics and Environmental Sciences.
Nowadays, the Ferrara’s group is also working on data management and data preservation solutions for High Energy Physics experiments at CERN and is involved in the developments for including new types of computing infrastructures, such as IAAS (Infrastructure as a Service) and IAAC (Infrastructure as a Client), in the production environment.
In addition, the group is involved in the development of monitoring solutions for distributed jobs workloads, which are based on NoSQL databases in order to deal with a huge amount of time series data and to properly take into account scalability and extensibility and on the optimization of scientific workload for massively parallel systems.
The University of Ferrara group members will share their experience on the development and deployment of scientific applications in parallel and distributed environments, on Grid and Cloud architectures, and on the database technologies on which Big Data exploitation is based.
The activities will be focused on the simulations of environmental systems in distributed clouds and parallel architectures.
They also can share their long-standing experience in international research collaborations.
The group can host graduate and undergraduate students of the network and organize lectures, seminars and workshop abroad at the participating institutions.
Finally, the team from the University of Ferrara will be involved in the editing of the book collecting articles, presentations and lessons given at the project workshops.
Free University of Brussel (VUB)
The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a medium-sized (14,200 Students & 6,500 Staff) research-led university, with the primary objective of providing students an academic education in humanities, sciences and technology. VUB has 8 faculties: Economy & Social Sciences, Sciences & Bio-Engineering Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Physical Education & Physiotherapy, Psychology & Educational Sciences, Law & Criminology, Medicine & Farmacy, and Art & Philosophy. VUB is providing 108 Dutch-taught programs, 34 English taught masters & advanced master programs, 8 English taught postgraduate certificate programs, 5 double degree engineering master programs, and 3 multidisciplinary doctoral schools.The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is a medium-sized (14,200 Students & 6,500 Staff) research-led university, with the primary objective of providing students an academic education in humanities, sciences and technology. VUB has 8 faculties: Economy & Social Sciences, Sciences & Bio-Engineering Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Physical Education & Physiotherapy, Psychology & Educational Sciences, Law & Criminology, Medicine & Farmacy, and Art & Philosophy. VUB is providing 108 Dutch-taught programs, 34 English taught masters & advanced master programs, 8 English taught postgraduate certificate programs, 5 double degree engineering master programs, and 3 multidisciplinary doctoral schools.
The Department of Electronics and Informatics (VUB-ETRO), within the Faculty of Engineering Sciences with its 93 staff members is a multi-disciplinary research department, consisting of three laboratories covering a wide range of generic technologies in Multidimensional Signal Processing & Communication (IRIS), Speech & Audio Processing (DSSP), and Micro-and Photon electronics (LAMI). Jointly, the activities of the research groups cover a wide range of generic technologies in the field of Information and Communication Technology. Within IRIS (60 persons) fundamental research is on image and multi-dimensional signal processing, information theory, computer vision, pattern recognition, machine learning and information retrieval, with various applications domains and industries such as medical imaging, digital multimedia systems, remote sensing, etc…
The Department of Geography (VUB-DGGF), within the faculty of Sciences & Bio-Engineering Sciences, is composed of three research groups, the Physical Geography research group dealing in one hand with (i) the dynamics of natural ice masses and their interaction with the climatic system, and (ii) Volcanology, Geomorphology and Natural hazards, the Cosmopolis research group a transdisciplinary research center in urban studies, with a focus on the relationship between city, culture and society, and the Cartography and GIS research group, focus on land-use/land-cover mapping from remotely sensed data, with emphasis on urban areas.
The Department of Hydrology and hydraulic engineering (VUB-HYDR), within the Faculty of Engineering Sciences with its 40 staff members is an international and multi-disciplinary research department, focusing on the numerical modelling of the quantity and the quality of surface water and groundwater, on the innovative use of remote sensing techniques, climate change with respect to the modelling and on the development of model calibration techniques.
The department is also co-organising two International (Master) Course Programs, with the universities of Leuven and Ghent, in the field of water (and soil) engineering. The master Programme (IUPWARE) in water resources engineering provides outstanding multi-disciplinary training in the disciplines that underpin integrated water resources engineering, focusing on the use of numerical simulation tools and on integrated water management.
Vietnam National University (VNU)
The Vietnam National University – Hanoi (VNU) is one of the two largest and most distinguished universities in Vietnam. With over 100 years of history and development pillar of the Vietnamese intelligence and aware of its responsibilities towards global issues, VNU affirmed its center position comprehensive multidisciplinary training and research center of excellence based on international standards. VNU is the leader in Vietnam and aims to provide high quality human resources, and meet the company’s development needs.
VNU has nine campuses in the capital Hanoi.
VNU has over 3300 staff and more than 40,000 undergraduate students in the 3rd cycle to 115 undergraduate programs, 84 masters and 89 doctorates in the fields of technology, engineering, natural sciences, social and Humanity sciences, literature, foreign languages and business. The VNU aims to become a world-class university.
Geography Faculty began as unit training and scientific research 45 years ago and continues to expand. The Faculty has 38 staff (28 universities, 3 professors, 11 lecturers, 8 PhDs or equivalent). Many scientists and managers working for research institutes to the Ministry of Scientific Research and Technology and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment. Each year, the Faculty receives a hundred students, fifty students in master’s and doctoral students.
The research center FIMO (Center of Multidisciplinary Integrated Technologies for Field Monitoring), has research on topics: Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Sensor Networks, Big Data, Spatial Data Infrastructure, Spatial Data Analysis, Environmental Management, Climate Change. Currently, FIMO is a member of OGC, GSDI and UN-GGIM Academic Network.
The VNU team combines geographers and computer scientists whose themes cover land cover and land use change, the analysis of urban pollution and urban planning. They solicit any methods inherent in GIS project and carries a geographical portal that will conveniently take advantage of cloud computing. With the initial collaboration with this team, TORUS was born and the first seminar will be dependent on them to initiate the project itself.
The GIS portal will be focused on cloud computing on the hardware installed in Hanoi during the first workshops TORUS project. The Vietnam National University in Hanoi will be responsible for the organization of these seminars. VNU will ensure the good progress of the installation and commissioning of computer equipment that will be immediately asked by the realization of the portal.
Hanoi Architectural University (HAU)
HAU today has approximately 11.000 undergraduate and 800 graduate students in 18 specialites of 9 faculties of architectural , urban and rural planning, civil engineering, urban management, infrastructure techniques and environment, interior and industrial design, post-graduated, informatics technology, In-service faculty.
HAU’s lecturers and scientific cadres have written and compiled hundreds of textbooks, and teaching documents serving construction industry training. Thousand of scientific researches including many State-level and branch-level key projects have been conducted by HAU’s lecturers, cadres, under-graduate and postgraduate students.
Since 1992, Hanoi Architectural University has created some several training courses in french with their french partnerships supported by the Ministry of Culture and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) :
- DPEA: Urban design, heritage and sustainable development (ENSA Toulouse)
- DSA Architecture and Urban Design (ENSA Belleville)
- Master Architecture and Landscape, (ENSA Normandie)
- PhD Program co- supervision, (ENSAP Bordeaux)
From, 2016, the HAU has tried to performance their training courses by creating a LMD program europeen type (Bachalor/Master/PhD).
Through its international expertise in higher education and research, the HAU will support the Master program with its team of qualified teachers and researchers in the field of architecture, heritage, city, territory and landscape. Most of these lecturers and researchers have obtained their PhDs and / or masters in France. The participation of the HAU in this project also aims to promote intercultural and scientific exchanges between France, Vietnam and other partner countries and to develop its international partnership network. The HAU would be able also to contribute effectively to the building of the Master’s teaching program according to its experiences in setting up and organizing French courses type LMD model.
Nong Lam University (NLU)
Since its begining 55 years ago, the NLU has played an important role in teaching, extension, dissemination of scientific technologies in Viet Nam with the pursuit of academic excellence and commitment in the innovation and creativity.
At the NLU we put students at the heart of all activities and work to develop a positive learning environment for all students to fully develop their potential.
In the long term, the main campus of 118 hectares of NLU will be fully used for university, research and technology transfer activities. The range of our research activities is immense and stretches across all faculties and departments. The NLU has strong relationships with other universities (teaching and research programs) and has relationships with universities in other countries of Asia.
The NLU focuses on the training of qualified international professionals and experts in multiple disciplines through a friendly and creative teaching. Strengthening the link between universities, private entrepreneurs, different scientific communities is to improve the economic and sustainable natural resource conservation in Vietnam.
The Research Centre for Climate Change (RCCC) was established in 2009 and its activities are based on experiences from previous research projects conducted since the 1980s Establishing RCCC is a response to the need to conduct studies on climate change and relevant issues such as adaptation to change and the reduction of negative impacts. The advantage of the center is the quality of its lecturers and researchers from different disciplines such as agronomy, rural development, environmental science, social science, aquaculture and fisheries, economics, forestry, etc.
NLU will moderate the workshop on the theme of soil, water and erosion as well as changes in agricultural practices in the context of contemporary climate change. Cloud computing will be by contribution in its dimensions of « web fountains » and SaaS (Application For Internet – API) dedicated to webmapping.
A workshop specifically dedicated to erosion will be promoted in order to implement on cloud computing tools from the erosion modeling through access to sématiquement indicated geodatabes (satellite data, climate and weather …).
University of Danang (UD)
The University of Danang (UD) was established following the Decree 32/CP dated April 04th 1994 of the Government. Joining 40 years of training and research tradition of member colleges (1975-2015), UD is in its 21st year of formation and development (1994-2015).
The University of Danang consists of the following units:
- University of Science and Technology
- University of Economics
- University of Education
- University of Foreign Language Studies
- College of Technology
- College of Information Technology
- UD’s Branch in Kon Tum
- Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
- VN-UK Research and Training Institute
The University of Danang currently has about 96000 students and 2472 lecturers, researchers and staff.
Being a major university in the biggest city of the Central Vietnam, nested by three Cultural Heritages of the world namely Hoi An ancient city, My Son holy land and Hue imperial city, UD is a regional multi-level, multi-disciplinary university training human resources for the Central Area and Western Highlands of Vietnam. Engineering, technology, economics, education and foreign languages are training strengths of UD.
Over the last 40 years, UD and its member colleges have provided the country with hundreds of thousands of technological experts, business managers, educational managers, educators, and experts of foreign languages.
Training quality is always of the priority concern of UD. The university considers graduation quality, students’ capacity of knowledge, professional skill use and leadership in reality to facilitate the country, localities and themselves as the success index of the university. Therefore, training curriculum and research programs are carefully designed to meet the professional and technical demand, providing high quality human resource for industrialization and modernization of the country.
UD is also one of the very first institutions in Vietnam that have engaged in the Vietnam’s training quality accreditation system and several disciplines have been recognized internationally. In order to integrate training and doing research, quickly develop post-graduate training scale as well as enhance the quality of scientific research, the university has recently created Teaching-Research Teams (TRT), built a number of research centers, modern laboratories through intensive and in-depth investment of the State. A number of projects involving research and technology transfer have been licensed with patents and applied in reality.
Training prestige and quality of UD is the foundation for the success of students after graduation. Students graduated from UD are soon employed and highly appreciated by both domestic and foreign enterprises. Many UD alumni are now taking the key roles in socio-economic development of the country as well as provinces and cities in the Central Area and Western Highlands of Vietnam.
Since its establishment, UD has been continuously developed its international collaboration so as to promote facility, staff capacity, student and staff exchange, curriculum, pedagogical method and content renovation, etc. Collaboration programs with international degrees awarded are increasing in number, facilitating access by many students in the Central Area and Western Highlands of Vietnam to advanced training programs in the world.
Institue of Technology of Cambodia (ITC)
Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) is a Cambodian Higher Education Institution, which was founded in 1964 and supported by the cooperation between Cambodia and former Soviet Union. ITC’s main aspirations are to play an efficient role in the Cambodian society and to be at the cutting edge of development to improve our educational system. Our goal is to provide students with a high-quality education in the fields of engineering sciences and technologies.
Since last 10 years, ITC has reinforced the development of research activities beyond our core-teaching mission. With the establishment of ITC Research Center in 2015, it has encouraged more and more faculty staffs to involve in many research projects. Diverse thematic has been proposed and number of research topics has increased remarkably in the last 5 years. A high-performance data computation, analysis and experimentation platform is in need to facilitate and boost research activities. Example of these projects includes, but limited to Natural Language Processing (Khmer) which use machine learning; SATREP (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development) project which process geographical information and so many more.
The participation in MONTUS project will unlock ITC to gain both infrastructure and human capacity building in cloud computing, high performance computing and big data analysis. This project will also bring opportunities for ITC’s researchers to connect and to collaborate with partners in the project who work on the same thematic.
The cloud-computing platform set up in this project will not only be served for ITC alone, but this platform will be shared to its partners, especially to other research institutions in Cambodia that need to use this technology.
Besides sharing computation resources among members and responsibility to operate and maintenance the platform, ITC will help partners in the project to connect with researchers at ITC. In the meantime, ITC will act as focal points for partners in the project to connect to different research institutions in Cambodia. This can enable a more broaden and long-term collaboration between and among ITC as well as research institutions in Cambodia with partners in this project.
Knowledge, experiences and best practice gained through this project will allow ITC to share among partners. ITC will also transfer this know-how to other partners non-member of the project, and participate in capacity building of cloud computing in Cambodia.
Royal University of Fin Art (URBA)
L’URBA, l’un des plus anciens établissements d’enseignement supérieur au Cambodge, était à l’origine l’Ecole des Arts Khmers qui a ouvert ses portes en 1917 dans l’enceinte de l’ancien atelier du Palais Royal. Depuis 1965, l’URBA est composé de cinq facultés : la Faculté d’Archéologie, la Faculté d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme, la Faculté de Danse, la Faculté de Musique et la Faculté d’Art Plastique. Depuis sa réouverture en 1989 après la chute des khmers rouges, l’URBA a formé 2647 diplômés qui travaillent actuellement à la préservation et au développement de la culture au Cambodge.
Les trois principales missions de l’URBA sont : 1) former des jeunes générations d’artistes, d’architectes et d’archéologues, 2) mener des recherches dans le domaine de la culture et de l’art dans le but d’élargir les connaissances à travers de nouvelles explorations et de la technologie moderne, 3) maintenir les talents et innover dans le domaine de la culture et des beaux-arts pour l’éducation. Les objectifs de l’URBA sont de participer à la préservation des différentes formes et expressions de l’art et de la culture, superviser les experts et de participer au développement du pays.
L’URBA dispose d’un centre de Recherches Culturelles et Scientifiques travaillant sur la documentation et le développement des activités de recherches de la culture khmère. Sa principale mission est d’assister l’URBA dans la réalisation de ses politiques. Cependant les enseignants et les étudiants n’y sont pas formés aux méthodologies de la recherche et la rédaction de projet. L’URBA est sous la tutelle du Ministère de la Culture et des Beaux-Arts.
Les étudiants et les personnels de l’Université pourront bénéficier des formations dans le cadre du projet MONTUS. L’URBA travaillera également avec l’ITC sur la mise en place d’un serveur Cloud Computing.
L’URBA participera à l’ensemble et au suivi du projet via le comité de pilotage et le comité de suivi du projet.
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and social outreach. Established in Bangkok in 1959, AIT has become an institution of regional higher education and works with the public sector and private sector partners throughout the region, as well as some universities in the world.
Recognized for its ethos multinational, multicultural, the Institute is located north of Bangkok. He is recognized as a higher education institute of advanced engineering and technology resources, environment and development and management.
The AIT is an establishment of about 2300 students annually from over 50 countries from 120 schools in over 20 countries, 100 research personnel, over 500 administrative staff and 400 research and social work projects nearby. The community of AIT extends well beyond its campus, an extensive network of partners, 18,000 alumni, the former faculty and staff, turning to a variety of sectors in the region and worldwide.
Specializing in the air quality data analysis and atmospheric modeling, the team of AIT will be responsible for a seminar on these areas including urban pollution within the MONTUS. Very complimentary of the work done in Italy, the seminar will deepen IaaS methods and enable the first practical workshop operator equipment specifically installed and commissioned within the institute.
A particular aspect of cloud computing applications developed will focus on air pollution warning systems produced based on the integrated assessment and dispersion modeling of air quality at different scales, from local/urban to Southeast Asia regional.
AIT, an international university located in Thailand, will be an Asian partner under the MONTUS. Together with other TORUS members, AIT hosts and maintains the cloud cluster facility installed under the TORUS project to be utilized further in the MONTUS. AIT is highly committed to contribute to the MONTUS to sustain the previous efforts made under the TORUS project.
Walailak University (WU)
Founded in 1992, Walailak University is a public university located in Tha Sala District, Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand. Although state funded, Walailak University is given a high level of autonomy, unusual among Thai public universities. The university was named after Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Walailak. The university is designed as a comprehensive university (with a variety of fields of study) to serve the people of Thailand. Walailak University is organized into 3 international collages, the collage of graduated studies and 16 schools including Health Sciences, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences such as Medical Science, Pharmacy, Allied Health Sciences and Public Health, Nurse, Agricultural Technology, Engineering and Technology, Architecture and Design, Informatics, Liberal Arts, etc.
Walailak University graduates are expected to have practical intelligence, adversary quotient, liberal arts perspective and technology competence, all integrated with high moral. All activities are designed to enhance Walailak University’s uniqueness in its ultimate goal to become “The Education Park of ASEAN” where all the global citizens can find the riches in the knowledge, wisdom and culture.
Walailak University is a residential university equipped with modern educational facilities, services and accommodation for students and staff, located against a beautiful backdrop of mountain scenery in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province, Thailand. The campus is 780 kilometers south of Bangkok, 15 minutes from Nakhon Si Thammarat airport, a 2 and 1⁄2 hours’ drive from the beach resorts of Samui Island, Surat Thani and Krabi, and from the busy commercial center and international airport of Hat Yai. Nakhon Si Thammarat is well served by daily air, train and bus services from Bangkok, Hat Yai, Phuket, and Malaysia. The University has a total area of 3,600 acres, making it the largest single campus of any university in Thailand.
Specializing in the spatial modeling for environmental forecasting and prediction to cope with global warming and climate change. The informatics data such as satellite data, GIS, GPS, and data interpolation from sensors need to be analysis for environmental issues in each watershed. It needs big data, AI, and ML to solve the environment issues. The results of modelling will be useful for mitigation and adaptation to cope global warming and climate change in each watershed area. The team of WU will be responsible for a smart watershed project, especial in southern part of Thailand. Within the MONTUS project, capacity building in cloud computing in many workshop which host by university partners will be the important component of succession for our project in the future.