21/11/2023 10:00 AM GMT+7 TP HCM
On the afternoon of November 15, 2023, the Asian Center for Water Research CARE-RESCIF at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) commemorated its 10th anniversary, covering the period from 2013 to 2023. This event marked a significant developmental journey with noteworthy achievements in research, training, and international collaboration in the realms of water resources, environment, and climate change.
The ceremony featured distinguished guests, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Federation in Vietnam - Mr. Thomas Gass; President of the Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France - Mr. Pierre Benech; Chief Representative of the Institute for Development Studies in Vietnam and the Philippines Mr. Edmond Dounias. Mr. Philippe Charvis represented the Institute for Research for Development (IRD), France, to attend the ceremony via visioconference.
Former Member of the National Assembly Standing Committee, Former Chairman of the National Assembly's Culture and Education Committee, Former Party Secretary, Former Chancellor of Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM), Former Party Secretary and Vice President of HCMUT Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Thanh Binh also attended the ceremony. On the other hand, Vice Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Minh Tam represented VNU-HCM at the ceremony. For HCMUT, there was a Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the University Council - Prof. Dr. Le Minh Phuong, President of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mai Thanh Phong, Vice President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Van Thang, together with managers of CARE and other units.
Established at HCMUT on November 19th, 2013, CARE was one of the joint laboratories of RESCIF (The Network of Excellence in Engineering Sciences of the French-speaking Community - RESCIF). CARE is the only research center in Southern Vietnam to develop joint research projects and training activities between Vietnamese and European research and training organizations.
These achievements include ten years of monitoring the Saigon River, with over 350 field trips and nearly 1500 water samples collected. CARE has secured more than 25 domestic and international projects, totaling a budget of 750,000 Euro, and produced over 125 ISI scientific articles and 72 non-ISI articles. The center has also trained eight PhDs, facilitated 200 exchanges of foreign scientists and students, and organized ten online courses (MOOCs) attracting 22,000 participants from 82 countries.
President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mai Thanh Phong extended sincere gratitude to thanks to the Network of Excellence in Engineering Sciences of the French-speaking Community (RESCIF), the French Institute for Research for Development (IRD), the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Institute of Environmental Geosciences in Grenoble, France (IGE), Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) and its member universities as well as many other domestic and foreign organizations for having laid a solid foundation for CARE to develop. The President praised CARE's outstanding achievements and expressed optimism that, with new research directions, the center will continue to garner attention and investment for shared sustainable development goals.
CARE, not only supported internationally but also by VNU-HCM, received a funding injection of 10.5 billion VND to pursue its objectives. VNU-HCM Vice Chancellor Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Minh Tam commended CARE's excellence, highlighting its status as the most successful unit within RESCIF's network of six affiliated laboratories.
The President Grenoble INP - Mr. Pierre Benech acknowledged CARE's impressive results and emphasized the importance of collaboration with IGE for finding water and environmental solutions for Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta. Philippe Charvis from IRD pledged ongoing support for CARE's future development.
As an active individual promoting the establishment of RESCIF and CARE, Assoc, Prof. Dr. Phan Thanh Binh expressed gratitude to the member universities of the RESCIF network and partners for their significant contributions to CARE's success.
Looking ahead, CARE Director Dr. Ho Tuan Duc outlined the center's goals for the next stage, including the continuation of phase 1 research directions and the exploration of new criteria for air quality, the interaction between water quality and society, hydrometeorology, flood forecasting, and strengthened international cooperation.
The ceremony concluded with expressions of gratitude to delegates who played a crucial role in the formation and development of CARE, as well as representatives of research groups.
Some photos taken during the ceremony:
10 year journey CARE- RESCIF is seen by the belows link and other news.
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