Updated 12/06/20

IRD works in Vietnam in close partnership with many Vietnamese, French and international institutions. Here are listed the main ones, i.e. those with which long-term projects and collaborations are carried out.
 

Main Vietnamese academic partners

  • Thuyloi University

    A public university under the supervision of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Thuyloi University is recognized as the leading technical university in the field of water resources. It was founded in 1959 with the first official name Academy of Water Resources and Electricity, and was assigned with main responsibilities for training and research in water resources and hydropower satisfying the country’s needs. In 2013, the official English name of the University was changed from Water Resources University (WRU) to Thuyloi University (TLU). 

  • Can Tho University

    Can Tho University (CTU), an important state higher education institution in the MD, is the cultural, scientific and technical center of the MD and Vietnam. Since its founding in 1966, CTU has been improving and developing itself. It has an enrollment of  about 54.000 undergraduate students; 3.000 students have been following Master programs; and around 300 students are Ph.D candidates. CTU has got over 2.000 staff members including nearly 1.200 teaching staff and 800 supporting staff. From a university with a few fields of study at the beginning, it has developed into a multidisciplinary university. Currently, it has nearly 100 undergraduates, 36 Master and 15 Doctoral training programs. Every year CTU receives students on internship programs from the U.S, Belgium, Japan and so on, or under agreements between their universities and CTU.

     

  • Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST)

    The Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) performs actions of basic and applied research in many areas, is responsible for technology transfer, and provides post-graduate training in science.

    Many institutes of VAST are partners of IRD in Vietnam

    • Institute of Biotechnology (IBT/VAST)
    • Institute of Environment and Biological Resources (IEBR/VAST)
    • Institute of Environmental Technology (IET/VAST)
    • Institute of Geophysics (IGP/VAST) 
    • Institute of Mathematics (IM/VAST)
    • Institute of Marine Environment and Resources (IMER/VAST)
    • Institute of Natural Products Chemistry (INPC/VAST)
    • Institute of Oceanography (VNIO/VAST)
    • Institute of Information Technology (IOIT/VAST)
    • Space technology institute (STI/VAST)
  • University of Science and Technology (USTH)

    Vietnam's proposal to create a University of Science and Technology in partnership with France was made in June 2008 during the meeting between the Ministers Valérie Pécresse and Nguyễn Thiện Nhân, who signed an intergovernmental agreement to create it on 12 November 2009.

    This University of Excellence will train Master and PhD Vietnamese students on multidisciplinary themes corresponding to six departments of education and research:

    • Biotechnology - Pharmacology
    • Water - Environment - Oceanography
    • Materials - Nanotechnology
    • Science and Information Technology and Communication
    • Aeronautics and space.
    • Energy

    The approach combines closely Education, Research and Innovation.

     

  • Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT)

    Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) was established in 1957 and has been recognized as a centre of excellence among technological universities in Vietnam. Prior to the country re-unification in 1975, the university was the only institution to produce engineers in the Southern Vietnam. Up to the present day, HCMUT still remains as the largest, the most prestigious and the oldest engineering university in the South of Vietnam.

     

  • Agriculture Genetics Institute (AGI)

    AGI is a Scientific establishment reporting to the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

    Its task is to study and apply technologies for the management of genetic resources and biotechnology for sustainable socio-economic development.

  • National Institute of Hygiene Epidemiology (NIHE)

    The National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology is under the Ministry of Health.

    This institute studies epidemic diseases, immune and microbiological mechanisms, and pharmacodynamics of natural products. It creates new vaccines, direct the medical prevention campaigns, makes proposals to the Ministry of Health concerning the treatment of dangerous and emerging diseases, and provides post-graduate training.

  • Hanoi Architectural University

    Hanoi Architectural University (other name: Hanoi University of Architecture, Vietnamese: Đại học Kiến trúc Hà Nội) is the flagship university in architecture, planning, and civil engineering education and research in Vietnam. It was established in 1969 under the administration of Vietnam Ministry of Architecture (now is Vietnam Ministry of Construction). 

     

  • University of Social Sciences et Humanities / Vietnam National University Hanoi (USSH)

    USSH depends on the Vietnam National University (VNU) and has fourteen faculties.

    USSH delivers specialized training in social sciences and humanities and also provides post-graduate training.

  • Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute (SFRI)

    Public scientific institution under the leadership of the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Science.

    The function of "Soils and Fertilizers Research Institute" (formerly National Institute of Soils and Fertilisers - NISF) is to study and transmit technologies on soil and fertilizer and agricultural environment in Vietnam

Main French partners

  • Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement

    Le Cirad, établissement public placé sous la double tutelle du ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche et du ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes, est un centre de recherche qui répond, avec les pays du Sud, aux enjeux internationaux de l’agriculture pour le développement.

    Ses activités relèvent des sciences du vivant, des sciences sociales et des sciences de l’ingénieur appliquées à l’agriculture, à l’alimentation et aux territoires ruraux.

    Sa mission : en partenariat avec les pays du Sud dans leur diversité, le Cirad produit et transmet de nouvelles connaissances, pour accompagner leur développement agricole et contribuer au débat sur les grands enjeux mondiaux de l’agronomie.

    Le Cirad a défini 6 axes de recherche prioritaires : intensification écologique ; biomasse énergie ; alimentation ; santé animale, maladies émergentes ; politiques publiques ; espaces ruraux.

    Le Cirad c’est : 1800 agents dont 800 scientifiques ; 800 chercheurs et techniciens formés chaque année dans le cadre de stages ou de formation diplômantes ; des activités de coopération avec plus de 90 pays ; des directions régionales à l’étranger en Afrique, dans l’océan indien, en Asie et en Amérique du Sud ; des pôles scientifiques à vocation régionale dans l’outremer français. ; 203 millions d’euros de budget dont les deux tiers proviennent de l’Etat français.

    L'IRD, au même titre que l'Inra (Institut national de la recherche agronomique), le Cemagref (Centre national du machinisme agricole, du génie rural, des eaux et des forêts), le Cnrs (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), l'Ifremer (Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer) sans oublier les nombreuses universités et l'enseignement supérieur agronomique, est un partenaire français proche du Cirad.

     

  • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

    Etablissement public à caractère industriel et commercial (EPIC), le Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES) est chargé de proposer au gouvernement la politique spatiale de la France au sein de l'Europe et de la mettre en oeuvre.

    A ce titre, le CNES "invente" les systèmes spatiaux du futur, maîtrise l'ensemble des techniques spatiales, et garantit à la France l'accès autonome à l'espace.

    Acteur majeur de l'Europe spatiale, le CNES est force de propositions pour maintenir la France et l'Europe en tête de la compétition mondiale. La participation de la France à l'Agence spatiale européenne (ESA) est également assurée par le CNES.

    Il s'entoure de partenaires scientifiques et industriels avec lesquels sont réalisés les programmes spatiaux qu'il conçoit. Il est engagé dans de nombreuses coopérations internationales, indissociables de toute politique spatiale d'envergure.

  • Agence Nationale de Recherches sur le Sida (ANRS)

    Agence publique française de recherches sur le sida et les hépatites virales (ANRS)

Organisations and associations

  • The Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations

    The Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA) is an umbrella organization of non-governmental or semi-autonomous organisations in Vietnam. It is a member of the Vietnam Fatherland Front, and member organisations remain connected to the government via the Union.

    It was established as per Decision No. 121/HĐBT dated July 29, 1983 of the Council of Ministers (now the Government) of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. At the beginning, it had 15 member associations. As of 2009, it comprised 79 central disciplined associations and 53 provincial unions of associations.

    The member associations of VUSTA operate as per their own statutes and regulations with broad autonomous rights. They have to abide by VUSTA’s main directives, under the guidance and control of VUSTA’s Central Council. Its national representative congress is the supreme leading organ, with a term of office in 5 years. Up to 2009, VUSTA had recorded 5 national congresses.

     

  • Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (IUCN)

    UICN is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organisation. In Asia, we work with a diverse range of partners from different sectors to deliver the organisation's global Programme, in initiatives guided by the Union's shared vision and mission.

    IUCN's programme in Asia aims to mobilise communities working for biodiversity conservation, sustainable development and poverty reduction in common efforts to halt biodiversity loss and apply nature-based solutions to conserve biodiversity, enhance resilience, strengthen equity and reduce poverty.

    Our ability to deliver high-quality results makes us a trusted partner of governments in the region. Our current focus builds on the three pillars of IUCN's 2013-2016 Programme: Valuing and Conserving Nature; Effective and Equitable Governance of Nature’s Use; and Deploying Nature-based Solutions to Global Challenges in Climate, Food and Development.

  • Consortium d’établissements français d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche pour le développement de l’USTH

    The USTH Consortium is a non-profit organisation gathering arounf forty French universities and research institutes, set up to contribute to the development of the Hanoi University of Science and Technology. The Consortium means to help the USTH in training the new researchers-lecturers and so doing, to support the scientific and economic development of Vietnam.
    The Consortium conducts actions both in France and in Vietnam.

    •  It  leads the network of PhD students working and studying in French research laboratories during 3 years 
    •  It organizes the joint master’s degrees certified by France and Vietnam.
  • PRX Vietnam

    PRX Vietnam

Donors and UN agencies

  • Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

    Institution financière publique, l’Agence française de développement lutte contre la pauvreté, soutient la croissance économique et participe à la valorisation des biens publics mondiaux dans les pays en développement, les pays émergents et l’outre-mer français.

    Grâce à la large gamme d’instruments financiers, l’AFD soutient les pouvoirs publics, le secteur privé et les réseaux associatifs locaux pour la mise en oeuvre de projets économiques et sociaux très divers. Elle intervient ainsi dans cinq continents et dans l’outre-mer français. Ses actions en faveur de la croissance économique et de la préservation de l’environnement s’inscrivent directement dans le cadre des objectifs du millénaire (OMD).

  • Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)

    The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.
    Our goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

    UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe, every young person’s potential is fulfilled, and every girl and woman is treated with dignity and respect.

  • Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (UNDP)

    UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.