One of the strengths of the Department of Space and Applications is the ability to conduct scientific research which has been reflected in the growth in the number and quality of publications year by year.
1. Outstanding numbers
Since its establishment in 2012, the Department of Space and Applications has focused and continuously promoted scientific research activities. It has been proved by the average annual ratio of publications to the number of permanent lecturers holding the leading position at USTH. In addition, the ratio of publications of the Department to the total publications of USTH has always remained at a very high level, averaging 25.5%, especially reaching 39% in some years. Permanent lecturers of the Department often give scientific presentations (keynote and invited talks) at national and international conferences, or participate in scientific committees of international conferences. Among them, a scientific report entitled “Regional Climate Change Assessment Model in Southeast Asia” by the Co-director of the Department – Assoc. Ngo Duc Thanh et al ., (2022) has been included in the Intergovernmental Reports on Climate Change (IPCC No 6).
2. Research directions
The Department has a wide research direction, going from fundamental to applied research. The main research directions include: satellite system design, astrophysics and cosmology, regional and global climate modeling, earth surface monitoring using satellite remote sensing, vegetation health monitoring using UAV.
Promoting cooperation with national and international partners is one of the main priority goals of the Department. Therefore, the Department has close connections with many prestigious universities and research institutes in Vietnam, as well as in other countries such as France, South Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, ect. These connections greatly contribute to creating an extensive research network for the Department in particular, and for USTH in general.