Group T International Engineering Academy - KU Leuven


GROUP T expanded its international collaboration efforts towards Southeast Asia as partner in the UNESCO program on long-distance learning. In addition to starting up collaborations with individual universities in Thailand, GROUP T quickly became one of the leading partners in the UNESCO “Greater Mekong Sub Region Virtual University” project. This program enabled students from five different countries in that region to study at GROUP T and opened doors for further collaboration with Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

The university partnership efforts in the Greater Mekong Sub Region have led to numerous partnerships in engineering and enterprising, resulting in a lively student and faculty exchange between GROUP T and universities in that region, such as Thammasat University, Khon Kaen University, Suranaree University of Technology, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Mai University, Naresuan University and the National university of Laos. Until today, Campus Group T and GROUP T – Academy remain active in sustaining human capacity building in these countries by giving scholarships to students and staff members of their partner universities to follow a master’s degree programme at KU Leuven and afterwards, pursuing a professional leadership career at their home universities. The present application is built up along the same lines.

At the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, GROUP T, collaborated in the launch of a new master of Information Technology engineering program and the establishment of a new Faculty of Engineering. The programmes were inspired by the curricula of Campus Group T and of Beijing Jiaotong University. Lots of attention was given to the setting up of laboratories and engaging students in active learning projects. This initiative bears great resemblance to the approach that will be followed in this project.

International Engineering Academy
KU Leuven

Andreas Vesaliusstraat 13
B – 3000 Leuven – Belgium
Tel +32-16-30 11 22