The final round of student research contest on “Climate Change Adaptation”

(TLU) – The student research contest on “Climate Change Adaptation” was kicked off in April this year with an aim to encourage the participation of young generation to find sustainable solutions to adapt to climate change. The final round of this contest was held online on 16th October with 20 reports from 07 universities in Vietnam.

The jury board from 7 selected universities evaluated the presentations at Thuyloi University

In the framework of the cooperation between the Netherlands Embassy and Thuyloi University, the purpose of this contest is to encourage national students to promote scientific research, then the student’s knowledge and awareness will be strengthened. Moreover, the climate adaptation initiatives and solutions from households, universities to the communities will be fostered.

In the final round, research students from 7 universities in Vietnam (Thuyloi University, Vietnam Academy of Agriculture, University of Transport and Communications, Hanoi University of Natural Resources and Environment, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, Vietnam National University of Forestry, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology) selected in total 20 research proposals presenting creative, inclusive and sustainable climate solutions. This is one of practical activities engaging young generation after the Climate Adaptation Summit @CAS2021 in the Netherlands and in the upshot to COP26 (United Nations Climate Change Conferences - Conference of the Parties, COP).

The final round of this contest was held online with the participation of 20 reports

In the speech at the event, on behalf of Royal Netherlands Embassy, Dr Laurent Umans - First Secretary for Water and Climate Change said that: “Our planet is getting warmer, more extreme floods and droughts are happening and our societies and economies suffer more climate-related damages. Climate change affects everyone, everywhere. Science has also made clear we need to drastically reduce emissions and increase resilience through adaptation and finance. Enhanced ambition and bold actions are needed for any nation and community. I feel delighted to join this contest as not only a sponsor’s representative but also a member in the jury board. Especially, despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the student research contest has been successfully taken place right before COP16”.

Dr Laurent Umans - First Secretary for Water and Climate Change gave a remark

Finally, the student group from Vietnam National University of Forestry was selected as the winners in this contest. Thuyloi University won 2 third prizes with the topic "Research on microbial inoculum applied for improving agricultural soil moisture availability and soil health toward climate change mitigation" from Faculty of Chemistry and Environment; and “Assessing the impact of climate change on hydropower production of Thac Mo reservoir” from Faculty of Water Resources Engineering.

Some photos of the presentations in the contest as bellows:

Ha Ngan - International Cooperation Department