On October 20-21, 2022, at Hoi Nhap Hall, HCMC University of Transport (UTH) held the Dissemination Event under the ENHANCE project. The event attracted the participation of dozens of researchers, lecturers from educational institutions around the world, representatives of Departments, Sectors, organizations, and businesses as well as hundreds of UTH students.
ENHANCE: The dissemination event at HCMC University of Transport from October 20 to 21, 2022
The event started with Dr. Nguyen Tien Thuy, Acting Chairman of the UTH Boards of Trustees, a member of the ENHANCE Project, together with Prof. Georgia Kremmyda – University of Warwick, UK, the Project leader sharing missions and visions as well as progresses of the Project. In addition, the two also emphasized its aim, which is nurturing humanitarian attributes through engineering education for serving unsupported communities effectively and responsibly, in identifying problems and defining sustainable solutions.
Dr. Nguyen Tien Thuy – Acting Chairman of the UTH Board of Trustees
Prof. Georgia Kremmyda – University of Warwick, UK, ENHANCE Project Leader
After the report on the project progress and deliverables, the speakers presented proposals and solutions in a variety of fields, revolving around the key themes of education, community, environment, humanitarianism and collaboration. Participating and presenting at the event were representatives from partner institutions from Greece, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Vietnam, departments – sectors, and universities who were developing solutions related to the themes of the Project.
Particularly the dissemination event attracted the participation and presentations from domestic and foreign organizations and businesses: VOV Traffic Channel (MC Nguyen Hong Chau); PLASTICPeople (Mr. Nano Morante CEO & Founder); 12d Solutions – Australia (Mr. Graham Wirth)…
Many issues related to community, sustainable development such as environment, plastic waste recycling, climate change, smart transportation, etc. were presented and discussed among experts, lecturers and received special interest from students.
MSc. Pham Thanh Tuan, HCMC Maritime Administration with the topic “Implementation of Green port project in Vietnam –
The collaboration of the Universities in research and capacity building”
“Designing Post Graduate Program on Climate Change Modeling and Risk Management to address Humanitarian Challenges” by Prof. AKM. Saiful Islam – Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
Prof. Pham Thi Anh, HCMC University of Transport on “Curriculum Enhancement in Bachelor and Master Engineering programs in UTH: progress and results”
Prof. Vu Anh Tuan, Vietnam – Germany University on “Higher education for Smart and Electric Mobility”
MC Nguyen Hong Chau – representative of VOV Traffic channel on the role of the channel in connecting urban development with the community – with the participation of universities.
Mr. Nano Morante, CEO & Founder of PLASTICPeople with the interesting story of “turning waste into…money”
After the dissemination event, the project members also had an online meeting to announce the event’s outputs with other members of the Project from the UK, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Vietnam as well as discuss the further work. The meeting was held at HCMC University of Transport on October 21, 2022.
Project members met online to announce the outputs of the dissemination event
According to Prof. Pham Thi Anh, Vice Dean of Civil Engineering Institute, Head of Environmental Engineering Department, HCMC University of Transport, the project’s success is the innovation in training programs, teaching methods, and assessment methods in universities.
Particularly, HCMC University of Transport has introduced a new subject called “Environment and Sustainable Development” for non-environment majors and has been well received.
On the third day of the event (October 24, 2022), HCMC University of Transport organized a field trip to Binh Hung Wastewater Treatment Plant and PLASTICPeople Company in HCMC.
Field trip to Binh Hung Wastewater Treatment Plant
Visiting PLASTICPeople Company