SIAT Announces European Commission Grant of Erasmus+

Date:05-08-2020   |   【Print】 【close

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences with the assistance of Norwegian University of Life Science (NMBU) and other 9 higher education institutes from Germany, Poland, China, Sri Lanka and Mongolia, was successfully selected for Erasmus+Capacity Building in Higher Education project from European Commission with a total budget of € 1million for 3 years.

The project named "Graduates for Climate Change-adapted Water Management" was selected out from 1005 submitted applications worldwide, together with the other 163 successful projects were rated as "very good quality". 

This project was attained by the Research Center for Optoelectronic Engineering and Technology (COET) of SIAT, and this successful application was considered as the fruitful achievement resulting from previous exchange and visit carried out by and between NMBU and SIAT since 2018. 


The delegation from NMBU visits SIAT on Jan 16, 2020 (Photo by SIAT) 

The research team would collaborate with 3 partner countries across Asia to establish a "knowledge building" to strengthen the local capacities and cope with climate change adaptation through universities and institutes with broad ones, and build up a knowledge-sharing partnership contains diverse experience in climate-resilient water management. 

Moreover, new graduate courses such as optoelectronic monitoring and detection technology for water management, big data integrated water management for costal metropolis (Greater Bay area) will be developed in collaboration with the partner universities. 

"The University-Enterprise Forum and hackathon will be held in 2022 in Germany and China concurrently, these events are expected to be a specific occasion involving local enterprises to learn about their challenges and present opportunities from academia, connecting with trade fair and being related to UN events such as World Water Day," said Dr. Qiran Li from COET, "SIAT will be responsible for developing digital tools and organizing the training session of socially engaged universities and community-connected pedagogies." 

COET is an application-oriented R&D center focusing on the advanced optoelectronic solutions for industrial, biomedical and oceanic applications. Equally valuing the upstream technological research and various demands from industry, COET is dedicated to pursuing 100% technology transfer rate. 


Erasmus+ is the European Commission's Programme for education, training, youth and sport. Erasmus+ aims to modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. It is open to education, training, youth and sport organisations across all sectors of lifelong learning, including school education, further and higher education, adult education and the youth sector.