Vietnam


Mr Hong Tin Nguyen (PhD candidate).

Mr Hong Tin Nguyen (PhD candidate).

Can Tho University

Dr David Fraser is involved in cooperative research and development activities with the Mekong Delta Development Research Institute (MDI) including:

  • Collaborative research projects relating to Mekong Delta agricultural development.

  • Doctoral student, Mr Hong Tin Nguyen, is jointly supervised by Dr David Fraser and Dr Tran Thanh Be, Can Tho University .

  • Co-ordination of seminars and workshops as required, relating particularly toVietnam and the Mekong region.

  • Development of short course technical training programs, as required, to enhance the capabilities of the people of Can Tho and the Mekong region.

Vietnamese collaborator

The MDI team, Can Tho University.

The MDI team, Can Tho University.

Dr Tran Thanh Be
Director
Mekong Delta
Development Research Institute (MDI)
Can Tho University (CTU), Vietnam
Phone: 84-71-830040
Fax: 84-71-831270
Email: ttbe@ctu.edu.vn

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Participants at the 2007 workshop on Applied Geomatics.

Participants at the 2007 workshop on Applied Geomatics.

Nong Lam University

Dr David Fraser is involved in cooperative research and development activities including:

  • Collaborative research projects with researchers from Nong Lam University.

  • Co-ordination of seminars and workshops as required relating to Vietnam,

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Geospatial Science Student Field Trip to Vietnam

Photo: Multimedia Cartography students outside the Liberation Palace in Ho Chi Minh City

Multimedia Cartography students outside the Liberation Palace in Ho Chi Minh City

In November 2007, staff members David Fraser and Gita Pupedis took eight second year Multimedia Cartography students on an excursion to Vietnam as part of the RMIT 120/120 Project. This project was designed to celebrate RMIT’s 120 year anniversary by funding 120 undergraduate students to Vietnam.

The project, run by the Geospatial Sciences discipline, was designed to undertake a comparative study of Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) and Hanoi, and to collect information for a 2009 calendar.

The comparative study field work, report and presentation, formed the major part of the assessment requirements for the elective Environmental Sustainability (ENVI1192) which all the students undertook.

The data collection and calendar production constituted part of the assessment for Cartography 3 (GEOM2081) and Design and Electronic Publishing 2 (GEOM2099).

The students undertook fieldwork in the streets of both HCMC and Hanoi collecting information relating to different aspects of the urban environment as well as taking photographs for the calendar. They also took part in a workshop at the Applied Geomatics Department at Nong Lam University.

The students were involved in a round table discussion at the HCMC University of Information with the Vice-Rector, Professor Phuoc and his staff. This visit was followed by a visit to a private Geographical Information Systems company in Ho Chi Minh City.

A highlight was the visit to the RMIT South Saigon campus where the students were invited to a morning tea hosted by the Vice-President, Associate Professor Andrew Scown. The students then presented on their projects at a seminar with RIUV Design (Multimedia) students. We thank Don Gordon from RIUV for organising this great seminar.

In 2008, David Fraser and Gita Pupedis will return to Vietnam with a new group of second year Multimedia Cartography students.

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