Prof. Visu was invited by Centre for Research and Development of Safety and Environment Petroleum (CPSE), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam as a resource person for the 3 day training program on “Environmental Management and Climate Change “ conducted by AITVN from 20 – 22 September, 2017. During this training program, he was involved presenting the current status of environment in Southeast Asia region, and a review on Industrial Environmental Management practices in Asia. Specific focus was on how to develop EMS and ISO14000 certification process for petro-chemical industry. During this visit he also visited Department of Environment and Natural Resources, of HCMC University of Technology. As a visiting Professor of the department, he was also asked to teach in the seminar course on “Environmental Monitoring” for their recently created English teaching graduate program on Environmental Engineering. He also spend reviewing the research projects conducted by the undergraduate students in the field of Membrane technology, and had a joint research proposal discussion for the year 2018.
The School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) established in 1993 by amalgamating the Divisions of Agriculture and Food Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Human Settlements and Energy Technology, is now composed of ten fields of study - Agricultural Systems and Engineering, Aquaculture and Aquatic Resources Management, Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology, Energy, Environmental Engineering and Management, Pulp and Paper Technology, Gender and Development Studies, Natural Resources Management, Regional and Rural Development Planning and Urban Environmental Management.
In the 2012-2013 ranking of the best 4000 Master's and MBA Programs in 30 specializations at 1000 business schools and universities in 154 countries, The Master of Agribusiness Management program was deemed the world's best in the category of Master's in Agribusiness / Food Industry Management.
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SERD activities and function will be within this framework, as a majority of its graduates return and participate in the development goals of their countries. Those who pursue their doctoral degrees increase their professional skills and qualifications.
SERD responds to regional needs by mobilizing and enhancing capacities for socially, economically and environmentally sound development in partnerships with public and private sectors. The School's interdisciplinary approach integrates technological, natural and social sciences.
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