Background of the project:
Vietnam has experience dynamic socio-economic reformation during past twenty
To sustain economic and social development of the country,it is far important to deal with
various issues and needs in regional areas and local communities in order
for them not to be left behind the socio-economic changes and out from
the fruits of the development of the country.
Higher Education institutions in Vietnam have been also striving to adapt
to changing circumstances in education and science & technology. To
sustain self-drived development of the country, closer collaboration between
regional areas/communities,including industries and universities, gains
more significance on function of universities.
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), administered under the Vietnam National University-Ho Chi Minh City, is recognized as the center of excellence for education and research
in engineering and technology in southern Vietnam. The university has 26,000
students enrolled in 11 academic departments and 1,100 staff members. To
be more responsive to social and regional needs through its academic and
scientific assets,HCMUT is designated as the implementing institution for this JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) project, under the agreement at the governmental level.
Mekong River Delta region, seen as the potential place for further development,
is the focal area in the project. Since the commencement of project, here
has been close partnership between Tien Giang province and An Giang province.
In these provinces, people's committee, its departments, universities,
research centers and other local stakeholders has been cooperating with
HCMUT in implementing the project.
The project framework was officially agreed in the Record of Discussion
signed between the Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam National
University-HoChiMinh, University of Technology HoChiMinh City, and JICA
on 2 December 2005, and the project was launched on 15 January 2006, and
will be operated for three years. JICA-HCMUT project office established
at the campus of HCMUT, and the Project Management Office of HCMUT are
jointly managing the project.
Objectives of the project/Outputs of the projects