MARE in general aims to promote sustainable governance & management of coastal, delta & marine (CDM) socio-ecological systems in Malaysia & Vietnam and adjacent waters through ICT-enhanced tertiary education linked to labour markets & wider stakeholder circles. This aim will be achieved through the following objectives:
1. To revise and upgrade selected CDM-relevant for undergraduate and postgraduate CDM programs in PIs to make them end-user-oriented & policy-relevant, and develop 6 modules addressing CDM-related hotspots, that can be used interchangeably in tertiary & LLL education.
2. To develop shared MARE open education environment platform & online training services of the new generation for qualitative improvement of the education process & academic workflow support among universities & stakeholders across the PCs & EU.
3. To create sustainable feedback mechanisms to end-users, ensuring adaptive & practice-relevant teaching contents, knowledge co-production opportunities and stakeholder support to post-project course development & teaching.
4. To develop capacity for academic mobility, shared experimental facilities and joint research by PIs & beyond.
MARE brings to the PC universities novel tools & methods used by international research communities, and creates the contents reflecting on CDM issues from a variety of contexts. In addition to quality curriculum contents; it also creates innovative ICT-based management system for teaching, learning & research training, and builds institutional mechanisms to engage stakeholders with research & education to improve the relevance of educational provision to the society.