Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport hosted the international conference within the scope of the ENHANCE Project


The ENHANCE (Enabling Humanitarian Attributes for Nurturing Community–based Engineering) is a project sponsored by Eramus + CBHE. The project is co-chaired by the University of Warwick and the University of West Attica with the participation of 8 member universities, including Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Ho Chi minh City University of Transport (UTH).

Within the scope of the ENHANCE project from October 20 - 24, 2022, HCMC University of Transport (UTH) hosted the international conference and field trips.

In two days of October 20 and 21, 2022, the symposium program with the theme "Bringing human and environmental factors into the engineering training program" was held at UTH. UTH was very delighted to welcome lecturers and researchers from a wide range of different countries around the world, as well as representatives of related departments, industries, local businesses, employers, lecturers and students.

The keynote speakers addressed a variety of topics that were important to the community, sustainable development such as the environment, recycling and reducing plastic waste, climate change, smart transportation, etc. that attracted a lot of experts and guests. The members of the ENHANCE project from UTH brought many other interesting topics to the event including: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Thi Anh presented on the topics of "Curriculum enhancement in Bachelor and Master engineering programs in UTH: progress and results” and “Promoting public participation in canal environmental protection and flood risk management in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, Dr. Do Hung Chien provided a report on "Community activities of UTH’s students”, Dr. Nguyen Thi Thu Tra presented on the subject of “Ground surface settlement in sandy soils due to EPB TBM – A case study in the first metro line in Vietnam”, and MSc. Vu Ngoc Ha presented a paper on "Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Institutions during the Covid 19 period”.

On October 24, 2022, the project members had a field trip to Binh Hung wastewater treatment system and had a meeting with the leadership to evaluate the operation process as well as propose development directions in the future.

The contents of the symposium promise to open up new projects, assist member universities in developing their engineering training programs of member universities, integrate humanitarian elements into training programs, and achieve the goal of equipping graduates with the good skills to utilize professional knowledge to serve the community effectively and sustainably.

Some memorable pictures in the international conference


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