Van Lang University

Tuesday 12 March 2024 -
13:00 to 17:30
Trường Sa Room, Building A, Van Lang University

The final joint workshop 'Enhancing Resilience for Society with Digital Technologies: Case Studies of Urban Farming and Healthcare', taking place on 12 March 2024 in Ho Chi Minh City marks the culmination of two ambitious Going Global Partnerships projects, funded by the British Council, that have fostered innovative collaborations between the UK, Viet Nam, and Indonesia.

The first project 'Urban Resilience in Agriculture Through Highly Automated Vertical Farming' is a testament to the successful partnership between Middlesex University and Van Lang University. They have pioneered advancements in technologies for urban farming that not only bolster food security and demonstrate the significant potential for sustainable urban agriculture but also highlight the awareness, adoption, and impacts of urban farming on the environment and economy, in the context of Viet Nam and the UK. 

The second project 'Developing Connected Curriculum on Digital Twin for Health System Resilience Networks', in collaboration with Universitas Gadjah Mada, has made strides in enhancing healthcare systems through digital twin technologies. This innovative approach provides a framework for resilient health networks that can withstand and adapt to the dynamic challenges of modern healthcare. 

The joint workshop aims to share the outcomes and cross-country knowledge gained from these projects, fostering a dialogue on how digital technologies can enhance community and societal resilience which will align with the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on the critical areas of urban farming and healthcare.





13.00 – 14.15

Welcome opening speeches

Assoc Prof Dr Tran Thi My Dieu, President of Van Lang University

British Council representatives

Middlesex University and Universitas Gadjah Mada representatives

14.15 – 15.30

Project 1: Urban Resilience in Agriculture Through Highly Automated Vertical Farming

  • Video about the project
  • Demonstration of IoT prototype setup
  • An assessment on the effect of the proposed vertical farming model on the economic, social and environmental sides
  • Discussions and recommendations from the team

Prof Huan Nguyen

Dr Le Thi Kim Oanh

Dr Ho Thi Thanh Hien

Dr Vu Thi Quyen

15.30 – 15.40



15.40 – 16.30

Project 2: Developing Connected Curriculum on Digital Twin for Health System Resilience Networks

  • Video about the project
  • Presentation of additional information and outcomes
  • Sharing of experience and knowledge from healthcare practitioners
  • Discussion and recommendations from the team

Prof Huan Nguyen

Dr Lutfan Lazuardi, Hanifah Wulandari

Dr Meri Junnti, Dr. Ramona Trestian

Dr Souvik Barat 

Dr Yodi Mahendrahata

16.30 – 17.00

Panel discussion with British Council’s Advisory Group on Going Global Partnerships projects, transnational collaboration and recommendations


17.00 – 17.15

Closing & Remarks

Photos and visits to the greenhouse


17.15 – 18.00

Fingerfood buffet