Within the framework of the project “Developing the master program in Agroecology” under the Erasmus+ program, from August 29 to September 2, 2022, at Hue University, a training workshop on program development was held for lecturers and administrative staff under the project at Hue University. The training partners included Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam National University of Agriculture (Vietnam), Benguet State University, Central Luzon State University (Philippines), Rajarata University, University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka), Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic), Instituto Politecnico De Coimbra (Portugal), and Novel Group Sarl (Luxembourg).

Dr. Do Thi Xuan Dung, Vice President of Hue University, project coordinator speaking at the opening of the training (Photo credit: CDAE)

During the training session, lecturers and administrative staff from two partners in Vietnam, Hue University and VNUA, were provided training in Management skills, Critical and Logic thinking skills, Inclusive Teaching Methodology, Course Design and Evaluation and Entrepreneurship Skills, Business Administration skills, Curriculum Design and Evaluation, Presentation Skills, Fundraising Skills, and Team work skills. The training program was conducted by European partners from Portugal, Lugxembour, and Czech Republic.

The expert from Lugxembour gives a lecture on fund raising skills

Project members visit organic vegetable cultivation model in Quang Thanh commune, Quang Dien district

Also at Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, experts and partners from the project's member countries had a meeting to evaluate the project's results in the recent period, especially in the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, the member universities made great efforts to implement project activities. In particular, the Master Program in Agro-Ecology (pilot program) was approved by the President of Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry on March 1, 2022, allowing the university to start to implement this program. The Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment, VNUA, also approved the Master program in Agroecology and would start the enrollment in 2023.

VNUA’s lecturers take a photo with the representatives of Mendel University in Brno (Czech Republic)