Project type: 
August 2012 to August 2016
University of Northumbria Newcastle (UK)
DISP leader: 
  • United International University - Bangladesh 
  • Bournemouth University - UK 
  • Corvinus University of Budapest - Hungary
  • Université LUMIERE Lyon 2 - France
  • Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iasi - Romania
  • University of Bremen - Germany
  • Royal University of Bhutan - Bhutan
  • Kantipur Engineering College - Nepal 
  • Mohammed Ali Jinnah University - Pakistan
  • Northeastern University - China
  • Chiang Mai University - Thailand 
  • University Putra Malaysia - Malaysia 
  • Jadavpur University - India

Clink (Centre of excellence for Learning, Innovation, Networking and Knowledge) is an EU (ERUSMUS MUNDUS) project, aims to foster partnerships of emerging Asian countries (Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan, China, India, Malaysia and Thailand) with the EU countries (Germany, Romania, Hungary, France, and UK) to reinforce the existing collaborations developed through the EAST-WEST Asia Link project, eLINK and eTourism. The key objective of the cLINK consortium is to enhance the capacity for international cooperation between universities in the Asian and EU countries by facilitating transfer of people, know-how, culture and best practice in training the next generation of researchers and academic staff.

The cLINK project aims

(i) to develop new and enhance existing co-operative teaching links and

(ii) to enhance established co-operative research on contemporary technology enhanced solution (for example, ehealth, green technology, cyber security etc.) and

(iii) to enhance academic networks between HEIs of Asia and EU for sustainable scientific, social and economic benefit for all partners.

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