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Overseas Field Training Course on Environment in Vietnam -12nd Student Study Tour to Touch the Environmental Issues in Developing Countries (JSCE)-

Date: March 3 - 8, 2011
Venue: Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hue University of Science, Danang University of Technology, Vietnam

Organized by:
Japan Society of Civil Engineering

Co-organized by:
- SCF project "International Center for Human Resource Development in Environmental Management"
- Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"

Number of attendants: app.50

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In March 2011, we had an organized overseas field training course in three cities in Vietnam (Hanoi, Hue, and Danang), under the Japan Society of Civil Engineering 12nd Student Study Tour to Touch the Environmental Issues in Developing Countries, in cooperation with Hanoi overseas base of HSE program and Hanoi field campus of EML program. The course was composed of workshops, presentations, and study tours. The purpose of this course was to let the participants understand environmental issues in Vietnam and Kyoto University’s research and education activities there.


The Overseas Field Training Course on Environment in Vietnam was held in Danang, Hue and Hanoi from 3rd to 8th of March, 2011. The course was composed of workshops, student presentations and study tours.
On the first day, the course was started in Danang. The research discussion and site visit were conducted with a greeting to Le Kim Hung, Rector of Danang University of Technology.
From the second day, we continued the course in Hue. The participants joined a meeting and site visit on environmental sanitation in Hue. Firstly, Associate Prof. Hoang Van Hien, Vice-Rector of Hue University of Science, and Prof. Shigeo Fujii, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University made greetings and then all the participants gave self-introductions. Together with a special lecture on environmental sanitation in Hue, a site visit was conducted to a water treatment plant and a landfill site. On the third day, participants joined the KU-HU International Symposium on Education and Research in Environmental Management (3rd symposium of Kyoto University EML program). On the fourth day, participants joined another study tour in Hue (Lagoon, old quarter, Hue University of Agriculture), and then moved to Hanoi.
On fifth and sixth days, we continued this course in Hanoi. Firstly, participants joined KU-HUST-JSCE Student Workshop on Environmental Management with participation of faculty and students of Hanoi University of Science and Technology. Students from Japan and Vietnam presented their own research topics and communicated each other. On the next day, participants visited a landfill site and a wastewater treatment plant in Hanoi. Through these activities, participants had a better understanding of environmental issues and Kyoto University’s activities in Vietnam, and could communicate with Vietnamese researchers and students. Thus, the course was closed with great success.