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About Vietnam

Vietnam is a long-standing and very important partner country of VLIR-UOS. From 2003 to 2021 VLIR-UOS spent over € 29.6 million in cooperation with Vietnam, including three long-term Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) programmes with Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Can Tho University (CTU) and Hue University (HU). The ongoing IUC programme with HU and a national NETWORK programme in Biosciences for food together with 5 Vietnamese universities are the cornerstones of the Vietnam country programme. A new IUC partnership with Quy Nhon University (QNU) is currently phasing in and will start full funding as of 2022.

Ongoing projects

Institutional University Cooperation
Network University Cooperation

Country Strategy

The Vietnam Country Strategy follows the Vietnamese development plans through stimulating science innovation and high technology in products; improving and enhancing the quality of education, training and human resources development. The following main themes are identified for all future interventions in the cooperation with Vietnam:

  • Biosciences for food. Sub-themes: Value chain management; Food safety and food security; Aquaculture development; Terrestrial animal production; Plant biotechnology; Health and balanced nutrition.
  • Environment and natural resources. Sub-themes: Impact of climate change; Biodiversity and conservation of endangered species; Environmentalo and ecosystems management; Water resources management; Soil systems and degradation; Natural heritage.
  • Public and rural health. Sub-themes: Community primary health care; Preventive health care; Maternal and child health; Epidemiology; Natural and community nutrition; Food hygiene; Hospital management.
  • Technology development. Sub-themes: ICT and information networks; Electronics and telecommunications; Cleaner production and life cycle engineering; Marketing and logistics; Chemistry; Waste management and treatment technology; Clean, efficient and sustainable energy.
  • Institutional strengthening and reform. Sub-themes: Higher education reform; ICT, e-learning and distant education; Networking; Statistics; Social sciences and research methodologies; Vocational education; University management; Good governance. 

The country strategy identifies the following main transversal and cross-cutting themes:

  • Gender
  • Governance and organisational development
  • Environment and climate change
  • Social protection and social security
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Research based education
  • Research-education community outreach
  • Higher professional / vocational education and training
  • Institutional networking

The geographical focus put forward by the strategy, is central Vietnam.

Overview current partners