International Cooperation

International Cooperation has always been one of the most important strategies of Water Resources University. The University’s cooperative relationships in training, research and mutual capacity building with international institutes and organizations have developed intensively in both quality and quantity. Various MOUs on bilateral and multilateral collaboration in training and research have been signed and actively practiced between TLU and prestigious universities from USA, The Netherlands, Italy, Singapore, Japan, China, Germany, Belgium, France, India, Finland, Laos, etc., providing the University’s faculty staffs and students with significant opportunities to broaden their boundaries of knowledge and experience in advanced study and research environments in the world. In addition, as a key university in Vietnam, TLU has been part of many capacity strengthening and joint research projects funded by ADB, World Bank, Government of The Netherlands, Government of Denmark, Government of New Zealand, Government of Japan, Government of Germany, etc., contributing to the increased capacity and prestige of the University in the region and the world in the sectors of water, hydropower, environment and disaster management. This is indicated by the fact that TLU is a frequent host for many international workshops, seminars and conferences on those fields.

 ICEC 2012

List of international institutes and organizations TLU has cooperative relationships with


ICE Warm


University of Liege


Asia Pacific Center for Water Security

Hohai University

Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research

North China University of Water Conservancy and Electric Power

Northeastern University

Three Gorges University

Wuhan University


DHI group


Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences


University of Paris 1


Braunschweig University of Technology

Dresden University of Applied Sciences

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

University of Siegen


Rookee University

Spatial Decision


Bandung Institute of Technology


University of Brescia

University of Milano



Chuo University

Fukushima University

Kanazawa University

Kanto Gakuin University

Kyoto University

Kyushu University

Gifu University

Tohoku University

Tokyo Metropolitan University


Chungnam National University

Sejong University

Sungkyunkwan University


Sarawak University


Laos National University


Cracow University of Technology


Nanyang Technological University

Ngee Ann Polytechnics


King Mongkut’s University

The Netherlands

Delft University of Technology

Twentee University



Colorado State University

University of Arkansas

Pacific Disaster Center, University of Hawaii

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List of international capacity building and joint research projects TLU has participated

“Capacity Building of Water Resources Management” (Government of Denmark, 2001-2007)

“Capacity Building of Coastal Engineering in Water Resources University” (Government of the Netherlands, 2000–2009)

“Sea Dike Project” (Government of the Netherlands, 2009-2010)

“Geo-Information Application in Risk Assessment” (ADB, 2009-2010)

“Excellence through Dialogue- Sustainable Water Management in Developing Countries” (Government of Germany and DAAD, 2009-2014)

“Flood Modeling and Early Warning Capacity Development” (USTDA, Phase 1: 2010-2011, Phase 2: 2013-2014)

“Campus Expansion in Pho Hien, Hung Yen” (ADB, 2012-2016)

“Capacity Building for Water Resources University and Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment with focus on Climate Change” (Government of The Netherlands through NUFFIC, 2012-2016)

“Project of Soil and Water Conservation in Southeast Asian Watersheds” (Government of Japan, 2012-2015)

“Vietnam- New Zealand Study on Dams and Downstream Safety” (Government of New Zealand, 2012-2015)

“Studying and Forecasting Impacts of Climate change on Red River basin and Institutional Support for Improved Irrigation Efficiency in GiaBinh pilot area of Bac Hung Hai Irrigation System” (AFD, 2012-2016)

“Vietnam- New Zealand Dam Safety Project" Phase 2 (Government of New Zealand, 2016-2021)