Taiwan partners with Vietnamese university on scientific research

2017/08/22 17:39:48
Taiwan partners with Vietnamese university on scientific research

Taipei, Aug. 22 (CNA) The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Vietnam has signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Economics University in Hanoi to study climate change and its implications for the two countries, Taiwan's Ministry of Education said Tuesday.

Under the agreement, Taiwan and Vietnam will establish a student and faculty exchange program and will carry out joint research in areas such as disaster risk management, the ministry said.

Global warming and subsequent natural disasters have become a worldwide issue, and "cannot be tackled by simply one country or one region but requires joint efforts to seek a solution," TECO representative Richard R. C. Shih (石瑞琦) was quoted as saying at the signing ceremony earlier this month.

The project will be carried out 2017 to 2020, with TECO contributing US$60,000 to the funding, and the Vietnamese university putting in US$10,000, according to the education ministry.

(By Chen Chi-chung and Lee Hsin-Yin)
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