VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese and European universities are developing a research-based curriculum in molecular and materials sciences (MOMA).


Professor Ha Thanh Toan, rector of Can Tho University, speaks about a project on molecular and materials science curriculum at a launch ceremony held on Tuesday. – Photo

The project, which will last until 2022, is co-funded by the European Union under the Erasmus+ Programme.

It kicked off on Tuesday at Can Tho University in the Mekong Delta region.

Speaking at the launch ceremony, Professor Ha Thanh Toan, rector of Can Tho University, said the project would improve the capacity of lecturers and upgrade labs at universities in Can Tho, Quy Nhon, and Da Nang, and Ha Noi National University of Education.

Twenty-four subjects related to molecular and materials sciences will be integrated into chemistry and physics programmes.

The subjects will be taught by the European partner universities, KU Leuven, University of Rostock, and University of Twente.

After the project ends, four research-based curricula in molecular and materials sciences will be developed.

Assoc. Prof Bui Thi Buu Hue, coordinator of the project, said that most activities would focus on exchange of scientists between Vietnamese and European universities and English for Vietnamese university lecturers.

Vietnamese lecturers will attend two-month training courses at the European partner universities.

Molecular and materials sciences develop modern applications for medicine, pharmaceuticals, electronic engineering, environmental treatment, alternative energy and other fields.

In Vietnam, many universities have integrated molecular and materials sciences into their training programmes, but the number of lessons have been limited, according to Can Tho University. 

Source: VNS