Partnerships in Vietnam

CNRS partnerships in Vietnam

1 International Research Laboratory

International Research Laboratories are the more mature level of organization for international cooperation. They are genuine joint laboratories located within partner universities, and they bring together researchers, PhD students, postdoctoral fellows, engineers, and technicians from both the CNRS and the partner institutions for 5-years mandates. Those initial mandates are often extended so their global duration can reach 15 years or even more.


The signing institutions of the IRL Formath Vietnam are CNRS, Université Paul Sabatier Toulouse III, Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, Université d’Orléans & Université de Tours, Université Paris 13, Université Paris 8, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the Vietnam Institute for Advanced Study in Mathematics (VIASM).

The IRL FV is currently directed by Pr Marc Peigné (Université de Tours).  It is one of the 75 IRL developed by the CNRS with strategic partners across the world and the only IRL in Vietnam.

2 International Research Projects

International Research Projects are collaborative research projects between CNRS and partner laboratories. They strengthen previously-established collaboration and allow to develop joint research activity, field work, experimentation, and supervising students. Their mandate is 5 years and can be extended once.

The IRP (LIA) FOCOMAT “Functional Composite Material” (started in 2013 and renewed in 2017) is managed by Dr. Nadine Pébère (CIRIMAT) in France and Dr. Tran Dai Lam (VAST) in Vietnam.

The International Research Project France-Vietnam “Tropical Ecology Laboratory” (FV-TEL) is a network of International Laboratories recently set up on similar topics between the CNRS (Ecology and Environment Institute) and the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) on the one hand, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) and the Hanoi National University of Education (HNUE) on the other hand. It is managed by Eric Guilbert (MNHN) in France and Nguyen Van Sinh (IEBR) in Vietnam.

4 International Emerging Actions

International Emerging Actions are PI-to-PI projects whose purpose is to explore new fields of research and international partnerships through: short-term mobility of scientists, the organisation of working meetings, and the initiation of early-stage joint research works for shared scientific projects. These actions have a duration of two years.

The IEA “feuilles de Graphene” deals with new opportunities in catalytic applications offered by graphene.

The IEA FISHµBIOM (International Emerging Action Biodiversity and role of FISH MICROBIOMes in coral reef socio-ecosystems) managed by Dr. Jean-Christophe Auguet (MARBEC, University of Montpellier, CNRS, IFREMER, IRD) in collaboration with the MIVEGEC research unit in Montpellier (Dr Anne-Laure Bañuls), the Institute of Biotechnology of Hanoï (IBT, Dr. Bui Van Ngoc), the University of Science and Technology of Hanoï (USTH, Dr. Huy Nguyen Quang) and the Institute of Oceanography of Nha Trang (IO, Dr. Hanh Kim Nguyen) will be effective from 2019 to 2021.

The IEA/PICS ModHVC (International Scientific Research Program), managed by Dr Gilbert Teyssèdre (Senior Researcher at CNRS, Laboratory on Plasma and Energy Conversion –Laplace, Paul Sabatier University of Toulouse and CNRS) is developed in collaboration with Dr Thi Thu Nga Vu (Lecturer, Electric Power University, Hanoï Vietnam) and was awarded for the period 2018-2020.

The IEA ArGex (International Emerging Action Arithmetic and Galois extensions of function fields), managed by Dr. Tuan Ngo Dac (CNRS, Institut Camille Jordan, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1) in collaboration with Dr. Nguyen Duy Tan (Institute of Mathematics, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology) will be effective in 2020 and 2021.