In 2020, the Faculty 2, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, was able to acquire an ERASMUS+project with a duration of three years. The aim was to establish and deepen an international university cooperation with the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) and in particular the exchange of students, lecturers and administrative staff. Due to the Corona pandemic, no physical exchange of students and teachers was possible at first. Then, in November 2022, Dr Vo Thanh Hang and Nguyen Thi Hieu, both lecturers in the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources at HCMUT, visited us. They gave lectures on the topics "Sustainable Development: Green Growth and Green New Deal in Vietnam" and "Environmental Law and Policy" in the international Bachelor's degree programme in Environmental Engineering.
From 25 February to 4 March 2023, a delegation from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering travelled to HCMUT for a return visit to Vietnam. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Heiko Spekker gave lectures in "Strategies in Hydraulic Engineering and Flood Protection Due to the Predicted Climate Change". Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anton Worobei taught "Fundamentals in Lean Construction" and Prof. Dr.-Ing. Anja Noke gave lectures in "Circular Bioeconomy and Biotechnology in Bioeconomy".
Together with Antonia Ley, Decentralised International Office of Faculty 2, various discussions were held with representatives of the faculties of Environment and Natural Resources and Civil Engineering, as well as the Office of international study programmes and the External relations office. These discussions served to compare the study programmes and clarify the framework conditions for the exchange of students as well as the preparation of joint research projects in the field of sustainable engineering. In addition, a new Erasmus+ application was prepared and submitted in the meantime. The members of the Bremen delegation were impressed by the good infrastructure of the Vietnamese partner university for research, teaching and transfer. The university has an excellently equipped Innovation Fab Lab, a solar pavilion, a large incubator for start-ups and a BIM lab. Furthermore, the enormous hospitality of the Vietnamese partners made this delegation trip an unforgettable experience for all participants.