Within the new programme "Cooperation Development Research" (financed by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research) cooperation projects between Austrian higher education institutions/research institutions and institutions in countries of the Global South are supported. Many applications were submitted in the first call for applications in the autumn of 2019. 14 out of 107 applications have been selected and will be supported with an overall budget of 500,000 euros. Former OeAD scholars are involved in the following selected projects:
1. Towards a Semantic Knowledge-Based Question Answering System for Vietnamese Tourism
The project coordinator is the School of Information and Communication Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam; among the project participants is the former OeAD scholar Ba-Lam DO. The project partner is the University of Technology, Vienna; participating former OeAD scholars are Fajar EKAPUTRA and Peb ARYAN. Read more
2. Phytocosmetics: Pyhtochemical Screening and Cosmetological Evaluation of the Medicinal Plants in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan and Innsbruck
The project coordinator is the former OeAD scholar Muhammad Nasimullah QURESHI, University of Swabi; the project partner is University of Innsbruck. Read more
3. Searching for Potential Therapeutic Agents for Managing Diabetic Wounds from Vietnamese Medicinal Plants Targeting Matrix Metalloproteinase-9
The project coordinator is the University of Innsbruck; the project partner is the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, among the project participants is the former OeAD scholar TRAN THI Van Anh.
4. Promotion of an Innovative and Green Slope Protection System (GreenPro)
The project coordinator is Tribhuvan University, Nepal; among the project participants is the former OeAD scholar Madhu Sudan ACHARYA. The project partner is the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna. Read more
All of these projects contribute to the analysis and solution of local challenges as well as to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2015.
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