Expertise and competences
The partnership has been set for expressly working on beneficiary Universities needs, for improving training capacities in RES and around the idea of complementary contributions in terms of a) contents; b) methods; c) relationship with social context and labour market.
UNIROMA1 as leading partner has a confirmed experience in several aspects coherent with ECO-RED project. It is leading other projects, MANSUR and JAMILA, concerning the establishment of MSc in RES.
Its experience is also related to Quality Assurance and to Bologna process: Sapienza can guarantee and effective project management. Sapienza can host students for Intensive Course and develop courses in streaming thanks the internal group called Info-Sapienza.
UCY excels in teaching, training and research on RES, providing high quality degree programs at both undergraduate and graduate levels and will the capacity building. It has one of the most important laboratory on Photovoltaic in the Country.
The Jagiellonian University has a long experience in Quality system. It has a well-elaborated QA system and organizes each year a "Quality Week" to motivate the adoption of a high-quality teaching and students' support. JU is involved in many projects on Quality and Accreditation, PHExcel and FUSE, and it is active on Bologna process implementation. Its Faculty of Chemistry provides courses on RES (biomass, biofuels).
HUST is located in the capital city of Vietnam (North), playing the role as high-qualified engineer training institution of the Country, contributing around 5000 engineers for the industrialization and modernization of Vietnam per year.
HUST is a leading university in the field of electric power and energy at Vietnam and has strong motivation in innovating and upgrading the training program in RES, a relatively new but very crucial field in Vietnam. HUST has experience on student and staff mobility, and in credit recognition.
CTU is located on the center of the Mekong Delta and it is an important higher education institution for the human resource development of this region. The College of Engineering Technology (CoET) is playing a role of training the high-tech resources in engineering.
CTU has an important role for the labor maket development for 21% inhabitants of Vietnam. CTU is still lacking of experts in several areas, especially in renewable energy. HCMUT is the most prestigious university of technology in Southern Vietnam with high reputation for scientific and research technology. HCMUT researchers and teaching staff have participated in some research projects, such as JICA-JST “Sustainable Integration of Local Agriculture and Biomass Industry”, training programs and obtained experience in RES.
Associate Partner: 1. National Economics University (NEU) is a key national university in the field of economics and management. The University is also a big center for intensive economic research, macroeconomic policy consultation for the Government, management and administration technology transfer. NEU will contribute to the elaboration of didactic materials including economic point of view.
ECO-RED will receive the external support of General Electric Company. It is dedicated to innovation in energy. In 2010, GE has built the first factory in the north of Vietnam, manufacturing wind turbine generators, employing 600 people and exporting more than 1000 generator systems. Participating in ECO-RED Project, GE can join in labour market surveys, contribute ideas to the didactic plan as well as provide internship places for students of ECO-RED.
Renewable energy in Viet Nam
The transformation to a mostly market-driven economy has led Vietnam to faster economic growth with annual rates of 7-8% during the last decade. The need for energy especially electricity services in Vietnam has been increasing in parallel with industrial development, migration of people to cities, and rising living standards.
Actual Energy Consumption
As mentioned by many researchers, given the high growth of electricity generation in Vietnam, thermal power generation is likely to increase in the years to come. Coal is expected to be the dominant fuel for electricity generation from 2015 to 2030. As a result, the share of CO2 emission coming from the power sector in the national CO2 emission inventory is expected to grow. Yet increasing the use of fossil fuels to meet growing worldwide demand for energy, especially in developing countries, goes against the need to prevent dangerous climate change globally, and has detrimental health and environmental effects locally.
Renewable Energy perspectives
Renewable energy (RE) technologies in the power electric generation system is a key solution to meet the challenges of soaring electricity demand, growing environmental concerns, energy pricing climax, and energy security. Demand for energy of Vietnam is estimated to increase by 10% per year from now to 2020. Currently, Vietnam has to import electricity from China due to power shortage. Other power sources must be developed and efficiently exploited to compensate the power shortage and to ensure the power demand. Increasing awareness on renewable energy and educating the renewable energy technologies are crucial for the country as Vietnam, a country with many promising potentials for renewable energy including wind energy, biomass and biogas, as well as solar and hydropower.
Vietnamese Energy Plan
Climate change is the biggest challenge to human beings, causing deep impacts and comprehensively changing the life on the globe. As one of the worst affected countries, Viet Nam considers the response to climate change a vital issue
Vietnam’s Power Master Plan VII
The Sustainable Development Strategy 2011–2020
National Strategy on Climate Change