SAUNAC – Sustainability Alliance Asian Cities

In the SAUNAC (Sustainability Alliance of Urban Networks in Asian Cities) project, European and Vietnamese higher education institutions build a teaching module in sustainable development for Vietnamese higher education institutions and develop teaching methods in cooperation. The study module especially addresses the environmental and social problems caused by urbanization.

The aim of the project is to modernize the teaching methods of Vietnamese higher education institutions and to promote the networking and cooperation of higher education institutions. Developing the teaching contents and methods aims at improving the abilities of graduating higher education students to compete in the changing labour market. This is also promote by working together with enterprises.

The multidisciplinary sustainable development study module SMART SUSTAINABLE VIETNAMESE CITIES utilizes new teaching methods, such as blended learning. Indicators will be developed to verify the sustainable development competence in urban areas.

The project started in October 2016 and will end October 2019 and has a total funding of € 995.775,-

Partners in this project are HUCE – Hanoi University of Civil,
DUT – Danang University of Sciences and Technology, HU – Haiphong University,
HUS – Hue University of Sciences, HCMUNRE – Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Resources and Environment, VNU-HUS – Vietnam National University Hanoi, HU – Utrecht , UPV – Valencia, MMU – Manchester and HAW – Hamburg.


Contact information

Ms Henna Knuutila

Senior Lecturer, Project Manager
Phone: +358403550827

Unit: Technology, Environment and Business, Construction, Environment and Energy