Greater Mekong Subregion Academic and Research Network (GMSARN)

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Founded 26 Jan 2001.


Enhance role and function of regional academies in project evaluation and development planning in order to achieve self-reliance and sustainable development in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS); foster multi-disciplinary research and academic development within and among academic and research institutions in the GMS through relevant joint activities; formulate and resolve, scientifically and objectively, complex problems covering both cross-border issues and issues that are common to GMS countries; take stock of intellectual assets developed for the GMS so as to ensure transparently accessible reference and utilization among the GMS countries.

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Main areas:

 • (a) Human Resources Development - includes short courses, workshops, visiting research fellowships, postgraduate degree programmes (including establishing new programmes and upgrading existing ones), with emphasis placed on environmental management, infrastructure planning and management, information technology and development of small and medium-sized enterprises.

 • (b) Joint Research - includes but is not limited to the following issues: environmental; infrastructure; socio-economic; database; conflict resolution and management; research on decision-making processes.

 • (c) Information and intellectual assets generated are disseminated using Internet technology.

 • (d) All funding possibilities from national, international and bilateral funding sources, educational and scientific organizations in the region, regional funding agencies and the private sector, are explored for financial support to promote regional research, cooperation, and development.

Organizes courses, workshops, fellowships and postgraduate degree programmes.


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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 6 countries
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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Local
  • Research, Standards
    • Research
  • Education
    • Educational Content
  • Development
    • Development

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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