Institutional cooperation with Hue University (HU), Vietnam

Flemish programme coordinator: Peter Bossier (Ghent University)

Local programme coordinator: Nguyen Van Toan

Operational coordination: Valerie Henrist (ICOS Ghent University)  and Hoang Huu Hanh


Phase 1 started on 1 April 2013.


1. Institutional Strengthening

Flemish project leader: Gerrit Janssens (Hasselt University)

Local project leader: Le Manh Thanh and Hoang Huu Hanh


2. Developing and improving sustainably and environmentally aquaculture and livestock crop production and quality in context of climate change challenges

Flemish project leader: Veerle Fievez (Ghent University)

Local project leader: Le Duc Ngoan and Le Dinh Phung


3. Preservation of the coastal ecosystems and natural resources under the effects of development activities and climate change 

Flemish project leader: Ludwig Triest (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Local project leader: Nguyen Van Hop and Duong Van Hieu


4. Strengthening training and services at primary level to improve rural health care: a pilot intervention in central Vietnam

Flemish project leader: Anselme Derese (Ghent University)

Local project leader: Nguyen Minh Tam

About the partnership

In Vietnam, particularly in Thua Thien Hue province, poverty reduction is high on the agenda, especially in remote and mountainous areas. Since Hue University is considered as a regional driving force with a long history and tradition in education and research, it aims at contributing to national development as well as poverty reduction in regional areas thanks to its effective training and teaching, scientific research and technology transfer.


The VLIR-IUC programme with Hue University was selected for the contribution it could give to the fulfilment of country strategic objectives. Next to the traditional focus of IUC on institutional strengthening 2 overarching themes - agricultural development/food security and rural health- were chosen as crucial for the country, region and the university. The IUC includes one institutional strengthening (transversal) project and three thematic projects which are in line with the country strategy for Vietnam and focus on a number of focal areas of Hue University.


The institutional strengthening project (P1) supports institutional management and strengthening of service support (ICT, ). The thematic projects focus on three mayor issues in the development of the region and the country: aquaculture and crop production (P2), ecosystems (P3) and rural health development (P4). P1 sets up a framework for research-based education and university governance through seminars, workshops, conferences, visits and short training courses with PhD training; P2-3-4 focus more on research but in balance with PhD training.


More information about the IUC with Hue University on their website.


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