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ASEA Uninet


The foundations for this network were laid by informal contacts between Innsbruck University and Thai Universities that date back to the late 1970s. Official visits followed, and partnerships were concluded in the 1980s between the University of Innsbruck and Chulalongkorn and Mahidol in Bangkok, the University of Vienna and Chiang Mai, the University of Agricultural Sciences in Vienna and Kasetsart in Bangkok. In 1992 Innsbruck/Chulalongkorn/Vienna/ Chiang Mai included one another in their cooperations. A partnership agreement was concluded with Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta (1990) and university relations also developed substantially with Vietnam. Interconnections were established between Austria's partner institutions in Thailand and other countries in the region. The idea of ASEA-UNINET was born (network homepage: http://asea-uninet.org/


With the target to unify all these bilateral partnership agreements into one multilateral partnership, the initiator, Prof. B. M. Rode, invited interested universities in Austria, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to participate in the 1st Meeting in Ho Chi Minh City. At this time the infrastructure of the organization was laid down jointly by the participants.


A list of members can be found here.


The Asea Uninet cannot fund full scientific projects but provides start up funds for cooperations between the Asea-Uninet partner institutions. In essence there are two main target groups who can apply for financial support:

  1. OUTGOING: Financial support for short term visits and/or flight tickets to Asian partner universities will be provided for Austrian researchers/post-docs/PhDs if the funding application is approved. Applications should typically include a half to full page of project perspective as well as requested funds. The completed application form (see download box in the right-hand upper corner) has to be submitted by December 15, 2018 to the local ASEA-Uninet coordinator  (for the University of Graz: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christoph A. Hauzenberger, Institut für Erdwissenschaften: email: christoph.hauzenberger(at)uni-graz.at, ext.: 5548). A decision of approval will be made by the ASEA-Uninet board in January. Please note that only activities between ASEA-Uninet partners can be funded. Applications and funding during the year are usually not possible. However, if allotted projects are not taking place, there might be a chance to spend these funds on short-notice applications. Please contact Prof. Hauzenberger for any further information.

  2. INCOMING: There are two tracks for funded incoming mobility within ASEA Uninet.
    a) Researchers from ASEA partner institutions can be invited for a short stay at Uni Graz (maximum duration is one month). Application procedure as described above (under “1. OUTGOING”), i.e. Uni Graz faculty applies for funding by December 15, 2018 by sending the completed application form to Prof. Hauzenberger.
    b) Each year students/young researchers from the ASEA-Uninet partner institutions in Asia can directly apply for the following PhD and Post-Doc scholarships.
         • Sandwich PhD Grant (9-12 months)
         • PhD Grant (36 months)
         • Post-Doc Grant (3-9 months)
    The application has to be submitted to the OEAD grants homepage. Further information can be found on the ASEA-Uninet homepage (http://asea-uninet.org/scholarships-grants/ernst-mach-grant-emg/)


  • Joint research projects
  • Staff exchange/student exchange (short-term)
  • Graduate programmes (mainly Ph.D. studies) and postgraduate education
  • Specialized training courses


Mag. Doris Knasar
Strassoldogasse 10, 8010 Graz
Telefon:+43 (0)316 380 - 2213
Fax:+43 (0)316 380 - 9155

Mo - Do von 9.30 - 12, Mi von 13 - 15 Uhr
(vorlesungsfreie Zeiten: Mo - Do von 10 - 12 Uhr)
und nach telefonischer Vereinbarung

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