The Vietnet network between Italy and Vietnam was founded in 2002 within the Asea Uninet meeting and finally activated in 2003.
Vietnet is characterised by a double coordination in Italy and Vietnam, HUST being the Asian Coordinator, and is composed by three Italian universities and five Vietnamese universities.
The network encourages cooperation, based on reciprocity and convergence of interests between Italy and Vietnam. Cooperation is made concrete with joint actions such as development and research projects, Doctoral courses, student and lecturer mobility, summer internships, summer courses and workshops, guaranteeing an organized and precise context, premise for a steady development in the long term.
For the period 2003- 2006 the Vietnet project for research mobility has been included as Project of relevance in the Protocol of scientific cooperation between Italy and Vietnam, and the mobility has been co-funded by MAE, the Ministry of Foreign Affairswhich supporting a slot 10+4 lecturers and researchers for short research programmes in the fields of economics, engineering and medicine. It also promoted and organised in Hanoi the : “First Vietnamese-Italian, International Joint Workshop on photonics and nanotechnology”.
Small groups of researchers and staff have benefitted of short research mobility grants and advanced training In the following years.
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