Mission Vietnam

A new French-Vietnamese partnership: informing and educating on Membrane Science and Technology in Mainland Southeast Asia countries

Located between China and India, Mainland Southeast Asia is currently experiencing a significant economic development. This development entails the appearance of problems typically linked to this kind of expansion:

Issues related to the new ways of life of populations
Energy supply needed in order to support such a development
Environmental concerns: sustainable management of water resources and air pollution, especially in large cities.

Those questions need to be addressed properly, and with appropriate technologies. Experts need to be educated and trained in order to design and create new systems and tackle the issues listed above. Vietnam (through the Institute for Environmental Technologies of the Academy of Science and Technology) and France (through SIMEV UNESCO Chair – Membranes for Environment) have recently decided to collaborate and set up a close partnership, related to Membrane Technologies. These technologies have the potential to become critical factors in the future solving of the issues faced by the Mainland Southeast Asia.
 

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  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. : Director - Institute of Environmental Technology (IET)
    Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)

 

   

 

3d Summer school «New based-membrane technologies for drinking water production and waste water recycling/reuse»

Following the success of the two first summer schools on Membrane Technologies held in Hanoï (2011) and Ho Chi Minh (2014), the Institute of Environmental Technology (IET) – "Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology" and SIMEV UNESCO chair organized in Danang a third summer school called «New based-membrane technologies for drinking water production and waste water recycling/reuse».

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2nd Summer School «Technologies membranaires pour le traitement des eaux dans l'agriculture et les industries alimentaires». Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, March 24-28 2014

The first Vietnam – France summer training course on Membrane Technology, organised in Hanoi in 2011, was a success. The Institute of Environmental Technology (IET), the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and UNESCO-SIMEV plan to organise the second course on "Membrane Technology for Wastewater Treatment in Agriculture and Food Industry" in Ho Chi Minh city.

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European and Vietnamese lecturers are high level membrane experts. They work for universities, research institutes and industrial manufacturers in the field of membrane research and development.

Objective: develop research and applications in the field of membrane technology for environment protection in Vietnam, especially for the southern part of the country.

Duration : 5 days (March 24 – 28 2014)

Venue : Representative Office of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology in Ho Chi Minh city. No. 1 Mac Dinh Chi Street, Be Nghe Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Programme : document

Compte Rendu : document

Contact : Dr. Dang Thanh Tu, Vice Chef, Dept. of Administration, Institute of Environmental Technology A30 Build., 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Nghia Do, Cau Giay, Hanoi Tel: 043 756 9136; Fax: 043 791 1203; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Visit of a Vietnamese delegation in Montpellier (France), April 11-13 2012

A high level Vietnamese delegation, including Prof. Dang Vu Minh, Chairman of the Union of Science and Technology Associations of Vietnam (more than 60 associations and more than 800 000 members), former President of VAST (2004-2007), member of Parliament, Prof. Nguyen Hoai Chau, Director of the Institute of Environmental Technology, VAST, Dr. Nguyen Thi Hue and Dr. Trinh Van Tuyen both Associated Directors of the Institute of Environmental Technology, IET/VAST, visited Montpellier (France) in April 2012.

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Visits, meetings with local officials and debates were organised. An ambitious bilateral framework agreement between the Vietnamese and French governments emerged. Objective: create a strong collaboration, focused on membrane technology and education (professional training), research (creation of a laboratory in Hanoi with the support of the French party) and business support (particularly through Franco-Vietnamese partnerships)..

 

1st Summer School « Membrane technology for water treatment and desalination», Hanoi. May 16-21 2011

Organised by the Institute of Environmental Technology (IET), the VAST (Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology) and SIMEV UNESCO Chair.

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A real success: 80 attendees, including more than 60 students (masters or doctorate). 12 speakers, including five experts from industry (VEOLIA, SUEZ, PALL), 3 professors from IEM, the President of the European Society of Membranes (EMS) and Vietnamese teachers.

 

2012: French-Vietnamese intergovernmental framework agreement, for the implementation of USTH

A French-Vietnamese intergovernmental framework agreement was signed in 2012. This agreement plans the implementation of USTH (University of Sciences and Technologies in Hanoi) and creates interesting new prospective for future scientific collaborations between France and Vietnam.

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The core of IET/VAST vision is an interdisciplinary approach for Membrane Technologies. Applications include water, air/gas treatments, energy, health, agri-food industry… This vision is expected to be part of the framework agreement, and to contribute to create a common laboratory, shared by SIVEM/IEM and IET/VAST.

             

PhD programme: « Standard water membrane technologies applied to the treatment of Mekong River »

A PhD programme on the topic: "Standard water membrane technologies applied to the treatment of Mekong River (UF, MF, NF and ED) " has been proposed as an answer to the call to tenders launched by USTH in 2012.

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Mr Linh Nguyễn Duy was selected as PhD student, after an oral evaluation held in December 2012. He arrived in Montpellier at autumn 2013 and began to work in collaboration with IET/VAST.