Donor: Erasmus + Program of the European Union

Host institution: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)

Implementing partners:


2. TUD – Technical University Dresden, Germany

3. AAU – Aalborg University, Denmark

4. IUH – Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – MOIT

5. HUS – Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University Hanoi

6. CITENCO – Citenco Ho Chi Minh

7. 26.3 KT Co., Ltd

8. NUOL – National University of Laos

9. GREEN – Green Environment Co., Ltd

Sector: Plastic waste recycling

Region: Vietnam, Laos

Duration: 10/2017 – 10/2020

The project supports universities in Vietnam and Laos in training engineers, bachelors and technicians on plastic recycling and waste management; connecting academia and industry in waste management; improve the ability to be recruited after graduation and encourage startup efforts of graduates and university staff.

Main activities of the project

  • Develop a set of training materials, modernize the existing curriculum;
  • Established two training and research centres on plastic recycling, located at Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City and Laos National University;
  • Establish a training network on waste recycling;
  • Organize training courses for businesses, lecturers and students in the field of plastic management and recycling.

Activities in 2019

  • VNCPC joined with the project’s partners in compiling the teaching materials for training courses on recycling and plastic waste management. The curriculum consists of 17 chapters with up-to-date information on recycling techniques, related policies and waste management, as well as experience of several countries around the world.
  • 2 VNCPC staff participated in a training-of-trainer course held by the project at Technical University Dresden (Germany), including the study visit at a plastic waste sorting plant in Dresden.