On 21 May, Vietnam Maritime University (VIMARU) organised an international seminar on ‘Recent Research on Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering’ with the participation of speakers from the University of Strathclyde, Lloyd’s Register and VIMARU. This was an activity as part of the Expert Exchange Programme funded by the British Council under the UK-ASEAN Knowledge Partnership Fund Scheme between 2013 and 2014.
The seminar welcomed the participation of Ian Robinson, Deputy Director, British Council Vietnam and over 90 participants including lecturers, researchers and students from shipbuilding technology faculties, mechanical engineering faculties, marine engineering faculties, the Shipbuilding Science and Technology Institute, the Institute of Maritime Research Development, the Maritime Science and Technology Institute and VMARU Vocational College.
With two presentations delivered by two guest speakers from the University of Strathclyde and three delivered by VIMARU senior lecturers, the seminar included new research topics of current interest to Vietnamese and UK researchers. In addition, the presentation from Lloyd’s Register was also highly appreciated. Together, it represented a chance for the scientists of Vietnam and the United Kingdom, especially the University of Strathclyde, to share information, exchange practical experience and build links.
Alongside the seminar, UK speakers took part in further technical seminars on modern marine ship architecture for lecturers and students from shipbuilding faculties.