University Network for Tropical Agriculture (UNTA) was founded on the 13th, of December, 2012, based on the roundtable discussion during the President’s Forum on Agriculture for Leading Universities in Southeast Asia at National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan. The network consisted of ten universities such as Bogor Agricultural University (IPB, Indonesia), Brawijaya University (Indonesia), University Putra Malaysia, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (Malaysia), Kasetsart University, Maejo University (Thailand), Thai Nguyen University (Vietnam), National Pingtung University of Science Technology, Ming Dao University (Taiwan), and Wehenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Science (Germany). Currently, there are 25 universities taking part in the network.
The theme of the 5th UNTA meeting 2016 focused on “Innovation in a Higher Education for Tropical Agriculture” had the following purposes:
- 1st: Creating opportunities for members of (UNTA), to share experiences in higher education innovation in the fields of tropical agriculture, and improve the quality of education of the members.
- 2nd: Search for opportunities to develop collaborative activities on exchange of students, faculties, and research cooperation between the members.
The next meeting will be held at the University of Queensland (Australia).