2017 Australia-Vietnam Researcher Exchange Program (AVREP)

​Fourteen Australian and Vietnamese researchers have been selected to participate in the 2017 Australia-Vietnam Researcher Exchange Program (AVREP). The exchanges, which will take place between June and December 2017, will enable the researchers to visit and collaborate with their partners to develop joint research projects in Agriculture, Health, Environmental Science, and Marine Science. These are the priority disciplines that have been identified in the Action Plan under the Agreement on Science and Technological Cooperation between Vietnam and Australia ratified in 2014.

AVREP is an initiative of the Department of Education and Training supported by the Australian Ambassador to Vietnam. This initiative aims to promote and strengthen the bilateral science and innovation partnerships at the institutional and researcher-level. Each AVREP exchange consists of a visit to Vietnam by the Australian researcher and a reciprocal visit by the Vietnamese partner researcher to Australia.

Three Vietnamese researchers who are Australia Awards alumni are funded by DFAT under the Australia Global Alumni Strategy.

Stories about the exchanges will be available on Australia in Vietnam in the coming months.

Australian Researcher
Vietnamese Researcher
Dr Long Chu Australian National University
Dr Khoi Dang*
Institute of Policy & Strategy for Agriculture and Rural Development
The model of 'new-style cooperative' as a solution for Vietnam's food quality in the agricultural bilateral trade with Australia
Prof Sagadevan Mundree Queensland University of Technology
Dr Ho Thanh Binh*
An Giang University
Technical and economic assessment of pre-feasibility for the adoption of new mung bean varieties into the cropping system of An Giang province
Dr Thomas Wanner University of Adelaide
Dr Tran Nam Thang
Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry
REDD+, forest governance and community-based natural resource management in Vietnam
Dr Rita Henderson University of New South Wales
A/Prof Doan Thi Thai Yen
Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Growth and separation of microalgae as a feedstock for high value products and biofuel
A/Prof Kirsten Benkendorff Southern Cross University
Mr Nguyen Hao Quang
Nha Trang University
The application of remote sensing technologies and geographic information system (GIS) to marine ecology and resource management
Dr Andrew M Fischer University of Tasmania
Ms Le Tran Duy Phuc
VNU HCMC University of Science
Understanding the relationship between natural/human factors and harmful algal bloom (HAB) development through multidisciplinary observations
Prof Andy Lee Curtin University
Dr Chung Thanh Nguyen*
National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology
Digital intervention to prevent diabetes for Vietnamese adults


* Australia Awards alumnus