More than 350 participants from different regions of Vietnam as well as from Germany took part in the event that was organised by the Ministry of Science and Technology Vietnam (MOST) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) the 1st of March in Ho Chi Minh City.

One day long the participants had the opportunity to get information about current and future economic-technological research projects between Vietnam and Germany, which were presented in speeches, talks and a poster exhibition. Moreover, there were interesting presentations on funding opportunities of persons and projects from both countries. Regardless if water technology, urban development, bio economics or research on public health - the wide range of topics was positively accepted by the participants and offered opportunities to get in touch with potential co-operation partners. Besides the project presentations the event also focused very much on the exchange of ideas between experts.

The main topic of the "German Science Day 2017" was "The city of tomorrow"- a campaign of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research that graves the co-operation of various stakeholders because of its complexity and interdisciplinarity. Not only universities and research institutions support the campaign but also non-scientific organisations play an important role in it.

The great interest in the event, the positive feedback of the guests and the productive atmosphere on the conference made the "German Science Day 2017" a great success. We are sure – the next "German Science Day" in Vietnam will come soon!

Presentations from ''German Science Day 2017''

Overview of bilateral cooperation projects

BMBF campaign: Shaping the future – Building the City of Tomorrow

Vietnamese funding opportunities for bilateral S&T cooperation

German funding opportunities for bilateral S&T cooperation

Panel discussion and concluding remarks
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable – How can research foster the implementation of SDG 11? (pdf, 10.86 MB) with

  • Mr. Ngo Trung Hai, Director, Vietnam Institute for Urban Planning, Ministry of Construction
  • Dr. Nguyen Viet Dung, DOST, HCMC
  • Mrs. Melissa Merryweather, Chair Advisory Board, Vietnam Green Building Council
  • Dr. Do Phu Hung, Dean, Faculty of Urban Planning, University of Architecture, HCMC
  • Moderation: Dr. Michael Waibel, University of Hamburg