Asian countries are experiencing rapid educational, economical and social development and growth. However, they are facing enormous challenges due to the lack of qualified human resources, management practices and research activities/infrastructure in their education sectors. The ‘SmartLink: South-East-West Mobility for Advanced Research, Learning, Innovation, Network and Knowledge’ project is funded under Erasmus Mundus Action 2 (EMA2) – Strand I – Call for Proposals EACEA/18/13. The SmartLink consortium has 20 partners and 5 associates covering large geographical regions of EU and South Asia. The project has representations from 8 European (UK, Germany, France, Poland, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece and Portugal) and 11 Asian countries (Afghanistan,