Developing Energy Efficient and Smart Lighting Education in Vietnam & Myanmar

Written by : Nguyễn Thị Thùy Dương - Post date : 31-03-2020
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DESL (Developing Energy Efficient and Smart Lighting Education in Vietnam & Myanmar) is an Erasmus+ project under the Key Action 2 (Capacity building in the field of higher education) funded by European Union with the total budget of 913,197 Euro. The Project involves the participation of 3 European universities, 4 Vietnamese Universities and 2 universities in Myanmar including the Aalto University – Finland; Technische Universiteit Eindhoven – the Netherlands; Univerza V Ljubljani – Slovenia; Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Thu Dau Mot University, Eastern International University, Vietnamese German University (Vietnam); Mandalay Technological University and Yangon Technological University (Myanmar).

 The overall objective of the project is to support Higher Education Institutions in Myanmar and Vietnam to provide education that promotes sustainable socio-economic development. The project aims to assist Vietnam and Myanmar to reduce electricity consumption as well as greenhouse gas emissions through capacity building of human resources in the fields of energy efficient lighting systems.

Based on those goals, the project sets out following specific objectives:

  1. To raise the awareness and to identify needs and opportunities in efficient lighting
  2. To develop new courses in energy efficient smart lighting based on the local needs
  3. To modernize the laboratory infrastructure to enhance the learning environments
  4. To enhance and upgrade the skills and competences of teaching staff for innovative academic environment
  5. To strengthen the cooperation between university, industry, public sectors and society for the promotion of energy efficient lighting

The project consists of 05 Work Packages (WP):

– WP 1: Needs assessment and analysis

– WP 2: Development of new courses and lighting laboratory

– WP 3: Quality assurance and monitoring

– WP 4: Dissemination, promotion, and collaboration with industry & society

– WP 5: Project Management and communication

In the framework of DESL Project, a kick-off meeting was organized at Yangon Technological University, Myanmar from 16-17 January 2020 as the initial event for all project members to get to know each other as well as discussing the project organization and management methods. An Needs Assessment Preparation Workshop was also added to the working schedule to review existing courses and development plan at partner universities in order to prepare for finalizing courses on smart lighting to be implemented at Vietnamese and Myanmar universities during the project lifetime.

 

Prof. Le Minh Phuong, HCMUT Vice-President and Dr. Ei Ei Htwe, Acting Rector, Mandalay Technological University at the Workshop

YTU Rector is a presenting memorial embroidery picture to HCMUT Vice-President, Prof. Le Minh Phuong

HCMUT team at the DESL kick-off meeting

Group photo at the DESL kick-off meeting

Later from 2-3 March 2020, within the schedule of Work Package 1, a two-day Awareness-raising Seminar and Stakeholder Workshop was hosted at Vietnam – German University invloving the participation of all project partners, invited stakeholders, lecturers and students from universities in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong Province. That multiple questions were posed for discussions at the workshop confirmed the community’s crucial needs for higher education in smart lighting in Vietnam.

As the only Vietnamese partner of DESL project teaching a basic course in smart lighting, HCMUT representing Vietnamese academic group made a presentation at the workshop on the topic “Development of Smart Street lighting technology using LED in Ho Chi Minh City – Vietnam”.

Prof. Phan Quoc Dung, Vice-Dean, Faculty of Electrical – Electronics Engineering – HCMUT is presenting at the Workshop

Prof. Phan Quoc Dung, HCMUT (third from the right) is receiving courtesy souvenir from VGU

HCMUT team and Signify Vietnam at the Workshop

Group photo at the Awareness Raising Seminar and Stakeholder Workshop

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