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About Vietnam

Vietnam is a long-standing partner of Flemish HEIs. From 2003 to 2023 VLIR-UOS spent over € 33,3 million in cooperation with Vietnam, including 4 long-term institutional partnerships, the Institutional University Cooperation (IUC) projects with Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Can Tho University (CTU) and Hue University (HU) and the interinstitutional NETWORK in Biosciences for food, coordinated by CTU in collaboration with 4 Vietnamese universities and research institutions. 

Since September 2022, a new long-term IUC partnership with Quy Nhon University (QNU) started.

A TEAM-project with QNU and KU Leuven came to an end, recently. Watch their testimonials: 

Vietnam is also one of our 29 scholarship countries.

Ongoing projects

Institutional University Cooperation
Network University Cooperation

Vietnam and Agenda 2030 - country reference framework

VLIR-UOS revised its country approach towards an ‘Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development’ centred approach. Moreover, VLIR-UOS wants to facilitate connections between different actors and projects present in a given country. With these objectives in mind, the Country Reference Framework (CRF) for Vietnam supports teams of academics when identifying and formulating project proposals, by providing a context analysis focused on Agenda 2030 on Sustainable Development and the higher education sector in Vietnam, and by providing an overview of Belgian development actors active in Vietnam, their ongoing projects and partners, in view of exploration of opportunities for synergy and complementarity.

VLIR-UOS cooperation in Vietnam has always been strongly aligned with the Vietnamese development plans through stimulating science innovation and high technology in products as well as improving and enhancing the quality of education, training and human resources development. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been mainstreamed into Vietnam’s National action Plan for Implementation of Agenda 2030. This is in line with the objectives of VLIR-UOS on working towards Agenda 2030.

Overview current partners