Organizing University

Hanoi University of Science and Technology

Participating Universities

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Tsinghua University (China) National Taiwan University (Taiwan) Bandung Institute of Technology (Indonesia) Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan) KAIST (Korea)

Indian Institute of Technology Madras University of Malaya (Malaysia) Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)  The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Welcome to AOTULE 2017 conference at HUST!

Dear Colleagues,

It is a pleasure to welcome you to Hanoi for the 12th AOTULE Annual General Meeting. The AOTULE (The Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering) promotes inter-university cooperation through joint programs including an annual Dean’s meeting, student workshop and exchanges of students and staff, in order to improve the quality of engineering education and research of the members. It aims to broaden participating students’ perspectives through education, research and cross-cultural interactions.

Located in the heart of Hanoi – the Capital of Vietnam, HUST was the first multidisciplinary technical university in Vietnam. Going through 60 years of development, HUST is now setting the path way in the era of challenges, but full of potentials. HUST believes that international cooperation is an important force for sustainable development.

As usually, the Dean’s meeting will be run in parallel with the staff’s meeting and student conference. The theme for the Dean’s meeting this year is "Internationalization and U-I Linkage in University Development ". The main emphasis in this meeting is to explore the great potential in collaborations between universities and industries, which are expressed through many aspects such as training, research, alumni relations, start up and entrepreneurship.

For the increasing importance of student mobility matter, the staff meeting will bring about the issue of "Credit transfer and recognition: Best practices and challenges" which refers to a crucial aspect of our main interest of mobility.

Students have chances to present their research through oral presentations along with posters session. During their group working session, they also can find out and discuss about current issues concerning the theme of "AOTULE students research toward sustainable resources tomorrow ", which is expected to explore their acknowledgment and assign their role in the sustainable development.

I believe that this annual meeting will enhance the solid foundation of collaboration among all AOTULE members. I am looking forward to exchanging ideas and knowledge with all our distinguished guests, colleagues and students.

I wish you a productive stay in Hanoi.

Sincerely yours,

Assoc. Prof. Huynh Quyet Thang
Vice President, Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Chairman of organizing committee