DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

       

          The Department of Environment and Natural Resources belonging to College of Environment and Natural Resources was established under the Decision No 187/QĐ-ĐHCT dated 19 February 2008 and officially changed its name to Department of Environmental Management under the Decision No. 264/QĐ-ĐHCT dated 30/01/2015. The Department of Environmental Management trains scientists and engineers undergraduate and graduate levels in Environment and Natural Resources Management. In addition, the department also has the strength in scientific research and technology transfer in the field of Environment and Natural Resources Management. From 2013 to 2014, the department participated in the self-assessment of undergraduate and graduate programs in ASEAN University Networks (AUN) standards, then the department has continued to participate in self-assessment of undergraduate curriculum in Environment and Natural Resources Management in compliance with AUN standards. The curriculum fulfils all requirements of AUN-QA standards and recognized by the Decision No. 5747/QĐ-ĐHCT dated 26/12/2016.

       By October 2017, the lecturing staff of the department consist of seven lecturers (4 females and 3 males), in which the numbers of associate professor, doctor, and master are 1, 3, and 3, respectively. At present, the department is enhancing on improvement of the quality of training, human resources development as well as promoting scientific research, technology transfer and international collaboration. In 2017, the Department of Environmental Management participates in Official Development Assistance (ODA) cooperation project with Japan and the department is also expected to send two staff to pursue their higher education in Japan’s Universities.

Department Leaders

No.

Name

Position

1

Assoc. Prof. Truong Hoang Dan, PhD 

Head of Department 

2

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Giao, PhD

Deputy Head of Department 

 

TEACHING AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH

The core responsibilities of the Department of Environmental Management are the followings:

     + Training undergraduate and graduate levels in Environment and Natural Resources Management;

     + Implementing fundamental research and application as well as technology transfer in various fields including (i) environmental protection by planning and sustainable use of natural resources, (ii) community-based environment and natural resources management, (iii) strategic environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment, and (iv) application of Geographic Information System (GIS) and remote sensing in environment and natural resources management towards sustainable development in the Mekong Delta relying on available human resources and cooperation with  domestic and foreign partners,

FUTURE DIRECTION

The department will focus on the following tasks:

+ Developing human resources by nominating staff to foreign universities for attending short-training course, pursuing graduate degrees (Master, Doctor of Philosophy), and advancing research capability through post-doctoral course.

+ Facilitating sending students to attend short-term training courses in abroad to enhance the quality of training.

+ Improving and strengthening equipment and teaching facilities via using domestic and foreign investment capital.

+ Consolidating and broadening relations and cooperation with internal and external partners to enhance the quality of teaching, scientific research, consultancy and technology transfer.

The college and the department boards are targeting to make the Department of Environmental Management become highly qualified unit complying with external standards in teaching and research.


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