Towards new collaborations between France and Vietnam

A partnership agreement for the creation of the new University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) was signed on November 12, 2009 between Valérie Pécresse (Minister of Higher Education and Research in France) and Thien Nanh Nguyen ( Minister of Education and Training in Vietnam).

Six multidisciplinary scientific themes have been selected:

  • biotechnology and pharmacology
  • aeronautics and space
  • energy
  • information and communication science and technology
  • materials, nanotechnologies
  • environment, water, oceanography.

With a cross-cutting approach, membrane technologies should find their place in this broad framework, which could help the creation in the long term of a joint laboratory between the IEM, host laboratory of the UNESCO SIMEV Chair, and the Institute of Environmental Technologies of the Academy of Science and Technology of Vietnam.