MPPDAS is incorporated in the CNRD consortium (http://www.cnrd.info/), The Centers for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) connects universities worldwide by promoting academic exchange and cooperation in the field of natural resource management, particularly with regards to water, land, ecosystems and renewable energy. It fosters interdisciplinary approaches to natural resource management related to the post-2015 Development Agenda and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) envisioned therein. Various initiatives have been established, starting with CNRD semester scholarships for Master’s students and full scholarships for Ph.D. candidates to produce young professionals with a profound knowledge of natural resource management. The teaching capacity of CNRD members is strengthened through individual and didactic support for staff and through curriculum development workshops. CNRD also supports joint development of teaching material and e-learning modules on the four main CNRD topics. Membership of the CNRD network is open to any HEI which pledges to significantly contribute to reaching CNRD’s goals
MPPDAS also join the SEA University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC) (http://www.msfscc.org/). Master Study in Planning and Management of Coastal and Management (MPPDAS) Faculty of Geography as well as Faculty of Forestry, Agicultural Technology, Fishery and Agiculture Universitas Gadjah Mada are members of Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC). The other University members are Institut Pertanian Bogor (IPB), Kasetsart University (KU) in Thailand, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in Malaysia and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) in the Philippines. The UC involve in Master of Science in Food Security and Climate Change (MS FSCC) since 2017. The MS FSCC is a joint degree funded by the European Commission’s ERASMUS + Capacity Building for Higher Education. The ERASMUS project is being led by Kasetsart University (KU) and involves 11 other partners from Southeast Asia and 5 partners from Europe. It aims to develop critical mass of high quality, next generation of interdisciplinary professionals able to address the imposing challenges posed by climate change and food security in the country and the region. The MS FSCC will be jointly offered by the five member The UC to involve in a compulsory mobility of students within the UC. Thus, each MS FSCC student will be enrolled in two universities, be supervised jointly by professors from these universities, and have a joint thesis defense. The ERASMUS+ funding also provides for excellent students to go on mobility to the EU partners, namely: Montpellier SupAgro in France, Gottingen University in Germany and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) in Vienna. The funding also provides for EU students to go on mobility to the UC member universities. The students will also attend summer schools that will serve as enhancement courses for the MS FSCC.
MPPDAS also have network with Chiba University Japan, Cologne University Applied Science Gemany, International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation ITC Netherland and several other universities in the student and lecturer exchange, short courses, joint student research, etc.