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Concordia - Vietnam: Building Partnerships Toward a Sustainable Future

Date & time
Tuesday, December 12, 2023
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


This event is free



J.W. McConnell Building
1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W.

Wheel chair accessible


In light of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and Vietnam, Concordia University invites you to this event!

Concordia University is a next-generation, multicultural university, where research and creativity are used to respond to challenges faced by society in the area of sustainability through initiatives like the Loyola Sustainability Research Centre, the Next Generation Cities Institute, and Plan Net Zero. Similarly, Vietnam has made strong commitments to education and research for sustainable development, reaffirming the country’s status as a pole of innovation and research in sustainability in Southeast Asia.

Through two panels, this event will bring together researchers from Concordia University and Vietnamese institutions to discuss some of the most relevant trends in sustainable development, particularly in the areas of water, clean energy and next generation cities. The event will also be an occasion for identifying potential synergies and complementarities for future collaboration.

You can find the full event report available by PDF here.

How can you participate? 
To join us in person:  Register through this Form 
Join us online: Register for the Zoom Meeting
Watch us live: On our YouTube channel

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Panel #1: Building resiliency in energy and water

Moderator: Dr. Alex De Visscher, Professor and Chair, Chemical and Materials Engineering, Concordia University.

  • Prof. Catherine Mulligan, Director of the Concordia Institute of Water, Energy and Sustainable Systems, Concordia University.
  • Prof. Hoang Thi Thu Huong, School of Environmental Science and Technology, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam.
  • Prof. Karim Zaghib, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Concordia University.
  • Mr. Le Ngoc Anh Minh, Vietnam ASEAN Hydrogen Club.

Panel #2: Envisioning the cities of the future

Moderator: Natalie Voland, President, Gestion Immobilière Quo Vadis.

  • Prof. Ursula Eicker, Director of the Next-Generation Cities Institute, Concordia University.
  • Prof. Trinh Tu Anh, Institute of Smart City and Management, University of Economics Ho Chi Mihn (UEH), Vietnam.
  • Prof. Andreas Athienitis, Director, Concordia Centre for Zero Energy Building Studies, Concordia University.
  • Prof. Tran Thien Khanh, Director of International Affairs & Scientific Development, Dong Nai Technology University.

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