Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has collaborated with Vietnam National University (VNU) for conducting research and development in the areas of mutual interest.
Initially CSIR and VNU will collaborate through student exchange programme at PhD level.
A high profile delegation from Vietnam National University (VNU), Hanoi, met CSIR Director General Dr Girish Sahni for collaboration. The delegation was led by the president of university Dr Nguyen Kim Son. The objective of the visit was to discuss the modalities of collaborative R&D activities.
According to a statement released by the Ministry of Science and Technology, a Joint Working Group would be set up by VNU to execute research projects in the areas of mutual interest. The research areas will include material science, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and general technology applications.
According to the statement by the ministry, “Partnerships could be in the form of joint research projects, training programmes or through Technology Transfer arrangements.”
CSIR is a research and development organisation under the Ministry of Science and Technology. The council has a pan India presence with a network of 38 national laboratories, 39 outreach centres, 3 Innovation Complexes and 5 units. CSIR’s R&D activities are supported by 4,600 active scientists and around 8,000 scientific and technical personnel.