On September 15th 2022, in Quy Nhon City (Binh Dinh), Quy Nhon University held a workshop to make a preliminary summing-up of the MOMA project.

At the event, the delegates discussed the MOMA project’s performance reports at Vietnamese partner universities. 

The MOMA project funded by EACEA has seven member universities, including: KU Leuven (Belgium), Rostock University (Germany), University of Twente (Netherlands), Hanoi National University of Education, Danang University of Education, Quy Nhon University and Can Tho University.

According to the plan, the project will be implemented in four years (January  2019-January 2023), with a funding of nearly 1 billion EUR with the goal of improving the training capacity of the four Vietnamese partner universities in the fields of molecular and materials sciences by improving the teaching capacity of lecturers, upgrading equipment for training and upgrading training programs for majors related to physics and chemistry.

The project also aims to raise public’s awareness of the role of the natural sciences, attracting students to study majors related to physics, chemistry…

Up to now, after three years of implementation, the MOMA project has achieved some success. In particular, the project has upgraded or built 26 new modules in the fields of molecular and materials sciences at the undergraduate and graduate level. Besides, 28 lecturers from four Vietnamese partner universities visited and studied at European partner universities (University of Rostock, KU Leuven, University of Twente). In particular, lecturers and students at the four Vietnamese partner universities had a chance to participate in academic English training courses delivered by native English speakers. 

The MOMA project has also installed teaching and training equipment for laboratories of the four Vietnamese partner universities which allows students (trainees) to have access to well-equipped and safe laboratories and helps supplement educational modules, and thereby increasing the number of students enrolling in natural sciences at the four Vietnamese partner universities.