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Workshop discusses European technology, knowledge transfer

Update: March, 26/2019 - 08:00

A workshop was held at Cần Thơ University yesterday to discuss the transfer of knowledge and technologies from Europe to Việt Nam.– Photo vovworld.vn

CẦN THƠ – A workshop was held at Cần Thơ University yesterday to discuss the transfer of knowledge and technologies from Europe to Việt Nam.

The event was part of the Vietnamese-European Knowledge and Technology Transfer Education Consortium (VETEC), a project funded by the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme.

Project co-ordinator Assoc. Prof. Nguyễn Võ Châu Ngân said experts from Vietnamese and European universities discussed how to transfer knowledge and technologies in Việt Nam’s specific conditions.

They also looked into the building of strategies to boost future knowledge development and technology transfers in the country, he added.

Prof. Nguyễn Thanh Phương, Vice Rector of Cần Thơ University, noted some of the difficulties in technology transfers in Việt Nam, acknowledging that universities, academies and provincial departments of science and technology have been striving to step up the transfer and application of knowledge and technology to create products that better serve society. However, outcomes have been varied and overall remain unsatisfactory.

The VETEC project – coordinated by Belgium’s Vrije Universiteit Brussel – has been carried out since 2017 under partnership between the University of Aveiro of Portugal; the Dresden University of Technology of Germany; and the Hà Nội University of Science and Technology, Huế University, and Cần Thơ University of Việt Nam. It is worth more than 770,000 EUR (nearly US$871,400), including some 700,000 EUR funded by the EU.

The project builds training models for officials and managers to help Vietnamese partners improve their knowledge and technology transfer capacity and enhance their access to businesses. –VNS

 

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