International Study Program in the Lower Mekong Region

DAAD Subject-related Partnerships with Institutions of Higher Education

Developing a South East Asia International Master Program in Tropical Forestry

Partners: University of Göttingen, Technische Universität Dresden, Vietnam Forestry University, National University of Laos, and Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia

Within the framework of the DAAD Higher Education Partnerships, the project "International Study Program in the Lower Mekong Region- Developing a South East Asia International Master Programin Tropical Forestry" in cooperation with Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia has been approved for the funding period 2015- 2018.

March 8 - 12th 2018, a project meeting takes place at the Vietnam Forestry University.

The Project organised an international meeting at Vietnam National University of Forestry October 23 to 25th 2017. The project coordinator and partners from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia gathered to introduce the project to a broader audience of university staff, students and invited representatives from LAO embassy, ministries, GIZ and the DAAD regional office. A second part focused on milestones in 2018 and the development of future directions for further collaboration.

International Master Program at VNUF started
Webpage of the Master Program
The English‐taught Master Program on Tropical Forestry was advertised in 2016 and received applications not only from the region but throughout South East Asia. 15 out of 45 applicants built the first cohort in 2017 and celebrated the Program Opening March 9th 2017. This group started courses in March 2017.

Prof. Ralph Mitlöhner and the first batch of international Forestry students in March 2017

VNUF meeting 16
2nd project-meeting in Xuan Mai, 12- 13 May 2016

The Kick-off meeting has taken place from 2nd - 7th of March 2015 at the Vietnam Forestry University, Xuan Mai

Hanoi Kickoff 2015
Participants of the Kickoff-meeting on 2nd of March

Vietnam Kickoff2
Assoc. Prof. Tran Van Chu, VFU Rector, Welcome address

Vietnam Kickoff1
Prof. Dr. J. Pretzsch, TU Dresden, Assoc. Prof. Pham Van Dien, VFU Vice Rector, Prof. Dr. R. Mitlöhner, University of Göttingen

Vietnam Kickoff4
Presents from VFU to Assoc Prof VON Monin (Cambodia), Dr. Khamla Phanvilay (Laos), Prof. Dr. R. Mitlöhner, Prof. Dr. J. Pretzsch, Anke Stahl (DAAD), and Assoc. Prof. Pham Van Dien (VFU)

Vietnam Kickoff5
Dinner at the VFU Guest house -- participants from Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam

Gefördert vom DAAD aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)