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NEWTON PROGRAMME VIETNAMINFORMATION SESSION

2015

Summary
The Newton Fund is part of the UKs official development assistance programme. The
fund is 75 million each year from 2014 for five years.
Through the Newton Fund, the UK will use its strength in research and innovation to
promote economic development and social welfare of partner countries.
By working together on research and innovation projects, the UK will build strong and
sustainable relationships with partner countries. This will support the continued
excellence of UK research and innovation to unlock opportunities for wider collaboration
and trade.
The session is aiming at

Providing information about Newton Fund British Council programme


Sharing experience from successful applicants
Encouraging scientists, researchers from Higher Education and Research
Institutions to work closely with British Council.

Date and Venue


17 July 2015
Institute of Chemistry, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology
18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi
Participants
Scientists and researchers from Higher Education, Research Institutions and Industries.

Programme (Please click on the links to view presentations)

0830 Guest arrival


0900 Opening and Science and Innovation Updates
Ms Hoang Van Anh - Assistant Director, Higher Education and Skills, British Council
Vietnam

0915 Overview and introduction on Newton Programme Vietnam


Ms Phan Thi Lien Huong, Research and Innovation Programme Manager, British
Embassy Hanoi

0930 Detail programmes and Newton Fund Calls


Ms Nguyen Thu Giang - Higher Education Manager (Science and Innovation), British
Council VietNam

1000 Sharing from successful applicants

How to find UK professors to host Vietnamese researchers


Dr Nguyen Minh Huong, Institute of Biotechnology, Vietnam Academy of Science
and Technology

How to set up long term partnership between UK and Vietnam institutions


Dr Duong Ngoc Tu, Head of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Institute of
Chemistry, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

How to write a winning proposal


Dr Behzah Nadjm, Senior Clinical Researcher, Oxford University Clinical
Research Unit

1100 Group discussion


1200 The end