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University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

(Universität für Bodenkultur, Vienna, Austria: BOKU)

The UniversityFounded in 1872, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna comprises 15 departments and four service centres. In addition, it has a number of experimental centres around Vienna.

The university, which is attended by approximately 12,000 students, provides study courses at the bachelor, masters and doctoral level. There are approximately 1,800 staff who are engaged in teaching and research and some 460 working in services and administration. There is also a broad range of external lecturers.

The university sees itself as a teaching and research institution that focuses on renewable resources that are a prerequisite for human existence. The complex relationship between man, society and the environment forms the basis of all activities at BOKU and its principal aim is to contribute to the well‐being of future generations. In this endeavour, it seeks sustainable and environmentally sound management of natural resources by allying the competences of the natural, engineering, economic, and social sciences.

BOKU staff of the proposed MuEuCap project has extensive experience of working in Myanmar. Their first collaboration was with the University of Yangon in 1999 and was followed by University of Mandalay in 2001. Many projects have followed, primarily concerned with biodiversity research, environmental protection and linking conservation to poverty alleviation. They have been funded by a variety of different organizations including UNESCO, National Geographic, CEPF, and Darwin Initiative.

The University Team - includes: 


Dr (Mr) Swen Renner, MuEuCAP Project Coordinator, a Senior Scientist and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Zoology, Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Research (DIB)....more 

PD (Ms) Marcela Suarez‐Rubio, a Senior Scientist and Assistant Professor at the Institute of Zoology, Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Research (DIB)....more


Dr (Mr) Paul Bates, MuEuCAP Project Manager, Scientist at the Institute of Zoology, Department of Integrative Biology and Biodiversity Research (DIB) and Director of the Harrison Institute, UK...more

Ms Alexandra Strauss‐Sieberth, Contact person for didactic coordination and Didactic Coach at the Centre for Education (ZfL), E‐learning and Didactics...more

Mr Andreas Zitek, E‐Learning Innovator and Administrator at the Centre for Education (ZfL), E‐learning and Didactics at BOKU and Scientific Project Manager....more

Ms Doris Zitta, MuEuCAP Secretariat and secretary at the Institute of Zoology, BOKU.....more

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