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By the time of 2030, the FONRE will become a formidable center for high-quality human resource training, outstanding research and knowledge generation; The advancement of technological products and services in the field of natural resources and environment has a profound impact on agricultural and rural development, making a momentous contribution to environmental protection and global climate change.
The mission of the FONRE is to construct the optimal training program for human resources to serve agriculture and rural areas and protect natural resources and environment of Vietnam and the region.
Research and develop technological products and services to resolve problems of natural resources, environmental rural and connect with the community through technology transformation, technical progress and international integration.
Quality - Efficiency - Creativity
FONRE pursues the educational philosophy of “Constructivism”.
The philosophy is Constructivism, based on two principles:
1) Learning starts when learners are passionate about the learning topics
2) Learners build new knowledge and experience on their own based on existing knowledge and experience.
Learners will participate in study and work at enterprises, government affairs, through which they will apply the knowledge learned to practice, discover new knowledge, and develop creative thinking and career competencies.
- Training strategy:
The faculty’s training activities ensure, providing human resources with good knowledge and skills, with creative thinking, high adaptability, and ability to ceaselessly cultivate knowledge, professional ethics, and social responsibility in the field of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
- Science and technology development strategy:
Scientific research and technology development is associated with solving theoretical and practical problems, contributing to training high-quality human resources, meeting requirements in management, protection of natural resources and environmental rural integrated with socio-economic development activities of the country and global environmental issues. Scientific and technological activities of the FONRE focus on research and application of technologies in natural resources and environmental rural management; applying principles to adapt to climate change; technology developments and solutions for sustainable development.
Current prioritized Science and Technology activities include:
+ Research and apply synchronous scientific and technological advances and mechanisms in natural resource and environmental rural management for sustainable development, including: assessment of land resources; land degradation; surveying and mapping specialized in land management; building database of land information system; computerization and automation; modeling in resource management; assessment of erosion, landslides to cope with the impacts of climate change and natural disasters on agricultural production and adapting measures;
+ Study to solve environmental problems for pollution control and prevention towards green and sustainable development with respectable efficiency. Apply biotechnology to create commercially available products for environmental treatment; Research on natural compounds to control pests and improve people's quality of life.
+ Integrating techniques in resource management for circular economy and sustainable agricultural development: technology in intelligent management of crop systems and natural resources: New technology for remote sensing (RS), Geographic Information System (GIS), Global Positioning System (GPS), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Modeling land changes and recent policy studies t on management of land, water, and forest resources.
- Organizational development strategy:
Having an organizational system to ensure the effective construction, development and use of resources (human, finance, facilities and equipment) to continuously improve the quality of the organization, the quality of training along with S&T research and to keep contributing to the society for the protection of natural resources and the environment.
- Achievements in education and training
Currently, the Faculty is conducting undergraduate, master's and doctoral training as follows:
- 04 PhD majors
- 05 Master's majors
- 05 Bachelor’s majors
History of the Faculty's development
The forerunner of the Faculty of Land Management is the Faculty of Land Management, which was established according to Decision No. 192NN/TC dated November 19, 1976 of the Ministry of Agriculture, on the basis of some subjects of the old Faculty of Horticulture such as the Department of Horticulture. Soil-Agrochemistry, Agronomy, Hydro-Agriculture - Geodesy, Chemistry and newly established subjects are Land Planning & Management, Soil Microbiology, Soil Analysis.
The people who laid the foundation for the Faculty, who also contributed their whole lives to build Hanoi University of Agriculture I (formerly) now the Vietnam Academy of Agriculture, are the late Prof. Le Duy Thuoc , the late Prof. Cao Liem…
The basic task of the Faculty in the early period was to train engineers in the field of Soil-Agriculture and the field of Land Management. The establishment of the Faculty of Land Management opened the period of training land managers at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in our country.
In 2003, according to Decision No. 2276/QD-BGD&DT-TCCB dated May 21, 2003 of the Ministry of Education and Training, the Faculty of Land Management was supplemented with the subject of Agricultural Ecology (from the Faculty of Agronomy). changed its name to Faculty of Soil and Environment.
In 2008, to meet the task of industrialization and modernization of the country in the period of economic integration, according to Decision No. 281/QD-NN1 dated February 28, 2008 of the Rector of the University of Agriculture 1, Faculty of Science and Technology. Soil and Environment was renamed to Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment.
In 2013, due to the development requirements of the Natural Resources and Environment industry as well as in accordance with the development strategy, the University by 2020 is a multidisciplinary university, meeting the training needs of the society in association with practice. economic development in the period of international economic integration. On October 10, 2013, the University decided to separate the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment into two faculties, the Faculty of Land Management and the Faculty of Environment.
By May 2021, implementing the new development strategy of the Academy of Natural Resources and Environment to re-establish the merger of 2 faculties: Faculty of Land Management and Faculty of Environment
Achievements of research, technology transfer, and international cooperation
In 45 years, in addition to training tasks, the Faculty of Natural Resources and Environment has also performed scientific research and technology transfer tasks, significantly contributing to the country's agricultural development. The Faculty has chaired and participated in 25 state-level projects, 70 ministerial-level projects, hundreds of grassroots-level projects and projects on transferring science and technology into production in most provinces across the country.
FONRE had established 06 intensive research groups since 2017: Land use and planning; Soil fertility and water management; Environmental management and sustainable development, Management of resources and environment; Biotechnology for environmental treatment, and Environmental engineering. These groups have started to operate under the form of organizing seminars, writing proposals, and conducting research. To improve staff capacity, it seek solutions for Vietnam's natural resources and environment issues. The Faculty has implemented projects in the period 2016 – 2021 including: 12 national projects (Basic Scientific Research-NAFOSTED and sustainable agriculture in the Central Highlands); 09 ministerial funded projects; 114 university funded projects; 46 international projects, 67 provincial projects also contributed to environmental protection and sustainable development in Vietnam such as potential biomass mapping for the development of renewable energy sources in Vietnam; production of Arbuscular mycorrhizal product for improving soil and developing green cover; soil conservation project in Ninh Thuan province, planning landfills and transferring waste treatment technologies to Bac Giang, Hai Duong, Hung Yen and Ha Nam provinces.
Among the international projects implemented in the last five years, there are a number of projects at regional and international scales such as project “Building methodological based and scientific-based methods in promoting community resources in monitoring and appraisal of REDD+ programs in Southeast Asia”, REDD+: the forest grabs of all times; the DeltAdapt project (Protocol program with Germany in “Sustainable adaptation of coastal agro-ecosystems to increased salinity intrusion”), the ACCCU project (NUFFIC - Netherlands program to “Support the integration in Agricultural Curricula of Climate Change concerns at Universities of Agriculture in Vietnam”, Curriculum development in Agroecology funded by Erasmus+. The collaboration is going with European universities such as United Nations University (Germany), University of Copenhagen, Roskilde University (Denmark), Wageningen University (The Netherlands), Mendelova Univerzita V Brno (MENDELU, Czech Republic), Instituto Politécnico de Coimbra (IPC, Portugal), Novel Group Sarl (NOVEL, Luxembourg). The collaboration is going with the Asian universities such as Benguet State University (BSU), Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Philippines; Sri Lanka et Universitates Rajarata (SLUR), University of Peradeniya (UOP), Sri Lanka, Kyushu university, Yamaguchi university (Japan), AIT (Thailand), Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia), National University of Lao PDR.
The results of research and technology transfer of FONRE have contributed to the reputation of VNUA in the national and international ranking. Over the past five years, the academic and support staffs of FONRE have successfully implemented research projects, published hundreds of articles in national and international journals. Many works have practical contributions to society such as biological and mycorrhizal products patented by the Ministry of Science and Technology; solutions in natural resource management (evaluating land degradation in Ninh Thuan province, biodiversity conservation, climate change smart agriculture (CSA) in coastal zone of Red river delta; transfer technical advances (wastewater treatment, solid waste treatment; remediation soil, treatment of livestock waste, etc.).