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IUC 2021 Phase In QNU


Improving livelihoods and living conditions through the sustainable development of the South Central Coast and Central Highlands of Vietnam by enhancing the capacity of Quy Nhon University

The project aims to sustainably boost the livelihoods and living conditions of local farmers in the region by enhancing education and research capacities in agricultural/food/environmental sciences and renewable energy.

The project is composed out of 7 sub-projects: (click on the projects to get a short presentation)

Intervention Team Leader Vietnam Team Leader Flanders University FTL
Developing an early flood warning system to improve the adaptive capability of the local authorities and communities in the context of climate change (P1) Anh Tu Ngo Patrick Willems KU Leuven
Enhancing the performance of the solar-assisted drying system and biogas production by using novel nanomaterials and technical solutions (P2) Nguyen Minh Vuong Ewald Janssens KU Leuven
Improving the safety and quality of avocado and durian crops by managing pre-harvest factors (P3) Bui Hong Hai   Danny Geelen UGent
Research on post-harvest preservation using natural bioactive compounds to improve the value of local fruit (P4) Duc An Hoang Bart Nicolai KU Leuven
Establishing risk assessment and risk management models for the dragon fruit and jujube supply chains (P5) Thi Thanh Phuong Truong Stijn Speelman UGent
Improving institutional capacity for the internal service delivery of e-services to students, e-learning and library (P6) Thanh Binh Nguyen Pieter Lernout UHasselt
Establishing a sustainable institutional waste management system at Quy Nhon University (P7) Van Chi Vo  Els Van Mechelen HOGENT

More information on the project can be found here.

Watch their introductory video here.

Find more information on our previous projects with QNU.

On 7 October 2021, a connect session with QNU was organised. Find out more here.

Intervention type

Institutional University Cooperation


01/03/2021 - 31/08/2022

This project is being implemented in:
Flemish coordinator Kristiaan Temst
Local coordinator Thi Ngan Vu
Programme manager Van Thang Nguyen
Financial collaborator Ann Hasendonckx
Flemish institution KU Leuven
visit www.kuleuven.be
Local partner institution Quy Nhon University
visit http://www.qnu.edu.vn/
Other Flemish Partners Hogeschool Gent
visit www.hogent.be
Universiteit Gent
visit www.ugent.be
Universiteit Hasselt
visit www.uhasselt.be
Budget € 160.000