USTH received grant letter from Irish government

Friday - 01/12/2017 14:38

On 23rd November 2017 Assoc.Prof.Dr.Dinh Thi Mai Thanh - Vice Rector of University of Science and Technology of Hanoi - USTH (also called Vietnam France University) on behalf of USTH received grant letter from the government of Ireland.

The event was attended on Irish government side by Mr. Richard Burton - Minister of Education and Skills of Ireland and Ms. Cáit Moran - Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Ireland and on Vietnamese government side by Mr. Phung Xuan Nha - Minister of Education and Training. The event took place within Mr. Richard Buron's visit to Vietnam. 
 
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Representatives of Vietnamese and Irish universities, two Ministers of Education and the Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam

Formed in 1974, Irish Aid is Irish government's official agency for international developement. Irish Aid is a division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is managed by its Development Co-Operation Division. Irish Aid focuses on reducing poverty and hunger, improving gender equality, healthcare and education in Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin American. 

According to Mr. Phung Xuan Nha - Minister of Education and Training in Vietnam, if we would like to switch Vietnam economy from labour-intensive to service-based one, high-skilled human resources is the key. However at the moment Vietnam's higher education quality is not good, making its students struggle to fina job upon graduating. In line with Mr. Phung Xuan Nha, Mr. Richard Burton - Minister of Education and Skills of Ireland said Ireland with strengths in research and technology education will support Vietnam to improve the quality of human resources. 

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Representatives of USTH and UCC

Over the period 2018 - 2009, Irish Aid will grant EUR 578,000 to support ten partnerships between Irish and Vietnamese higher education institutions on teaching and research co-operation. USTH is honored to be one of four universities to receive a grant worth EUR 122,000 for its project, namely "Building capacity in the model of energy and climate planning". The aim of this project is to develop high quality labour in the filed of research and teaching regarding model of energy and climate planning in Vietnam as well as increasing international cooperation between organizations in Vietnam and Ireland. 

The main participants of the project is Clean Energy and Sustainable Development at Lab (CleanED), USTH and Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork (UCC), Ireland. UCC is one of the oldest universities in Ireland. The university has 3,000 international students coming from over 1000 countries worldwide. 
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Representatives of two universities, Ministers of Education in two countries and Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam
Other partners include National Center for Socio-economic Information and Forecast, Ministry of Planning and Investment (NCIF/MPI), Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (ISPONRE/MONRE) and Institute of Energy Science, Vietnam Academy of Science & Technology (IES/VAST).