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TECO in Vietnam & National Economics University, Vietnam Sign MOU to Continue Supporting Climate Change Related Capacity Building, Training and Research


The world is becoming increasingly aware of the challenges of climate change and the need to be as well prepared as possible to meet them. The National Economics University in Vietnam has already been working in partnership with universities and research institutes in Taiwan since 2017 to undertake related research and skilled personnel training. 

From 2017 to 2020, they did so under a memorandum of understanding signed between the National Economics University and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vietnam, for a Taiwan Studies Project entitled Enhance Research Collaboration and Experience Sharing between the National Economics University in Vietnam and Institutions in Taiwan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management.

The two signatory parties have recently signed an MOU to now provide funding for and support a follow-up project entitled Capacity Building in Training and Research on a Low-Carbon Economy in the Context of Climate Change for the National Economics University in Vietnam in partnership with Universities and Research Institutes in Taiwan. 

Given the recent Covid-19 restrictions in Hanoi, the MOU was entered into though an exchange of letters between Richard R.C. Shih, Representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Vietnam and  Dr. Pham Hong Chuong, the president of National Economics University on July 22 and 23.

This next collaborative project will be implemented for three years, from 2021 to 2024, and like the earlier one, it includes scholarly exchange visits, the design of new courses, joint research, the holding of training workshops and conferences, and publication of research findings.