1st UK-Vietnam International Workshop on the Net Zero Pollution Transition 

Dear Colleagues,

Both the UK and Vietnam have shown significant commitments to address grand challenges related to the global climate change and moving towards sustainable future with net zero pollution. The UK together with the European Union and other nations recently demonstrate strong support a $15.5 billion - Just Energy Transition Partnership package for Vietnam's ambitious Net Zero 2050 goal. 

This first UK-Vietnam international workshop is co-organised by Imperial College London and Hanoi University of Science and Technology and sponsored by the British Council as part of our efforts aligned with the two nations' commitments to the Net Zero goals. We hope to create a platform that connects academics in UK/Vietnam top universities with leaders in industry, policymaking and professional associations to discuss pressing issues in pollution, renewable energies, energy storage and circular economy. By bringing together scientists, leaders in industry and civil society, the workshop aims to facilitate collaborations and find solutions to the grand challenges related to the climate change in Vietnam and UK. The workshop will focus on discussing the key underpinning science and technologies aligned with the two following themes

Theme 1: Green energies, Energy storage and Decarbonisation

Theme 2: Environment, Pollution and Circular economy

The workshop consists of two day sessions:

There will be tours to companies on 20th September and plenty opportunities for networking throughout the workshop. Lunch and refreshments will be provided for the 19th September. Gala dinner will be at PANORAMA Restaurant - Authentic Hanoi Hotel – No. 13 Ly Thai To Street, Hanoi in the 19th evening (Number limited: Registered attendees will be communicated regarding the dinner).

The outcome of the workshop is to develope a roadmap identifying feasible solutions for Vietnam in meeting its target of the net zero pollution towards a green and sustainable economy underpinned by advanced science and technology.

We cordially invite you to attend and contribute to the discussion.

We look foward to meeting you in Ha Noi.

Yours Sincerely,

Chinh, Tuyet, Tien,  Huong, Alex, Rosanna and Son


Co-Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dang-Chinh Huynh - Hanoi Univ. of Science & Technology

Co-Chair: Assoc. Prof. Minh-Son Pham - Imperial College London

Co-Chair: Assoc. Prof. Dinh-Tien Vu - Hanoi Univ. of Science & Technology

Co-Chair: Assoc. Prof. Thi-Anh-Tuyet Nguyen - Hanoi Univ. of Science & Technology

Dr. Thi-Thu-Huong Nguyen - Hanoi Univ. of Science & Technology

Rosanna Gillespie - Imperial College London

Alex Page - Imperial College London

About the organising institutions

Imperial College London is a world top ten university with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Consistently rated amongst the world's best universities, Imperial is committed to developing  the next generation of researchers, scientists and academics through collaboration across disciplines. Located in the heart of London,  Imperial is a multidisciplinary space for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle global challenges.

Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) is the Vietnam’s oldest and largest technical university having been founded in 1956. HUST is a multidisciplinary research university in which scientific research is a main force and has a strong commitment to human development, high-quality workforce training, scientific research, technological innovation and knowledge transfer that serves our country and global society. The university has identified eight multidisciplinary research strengths including food technology, dynamic engineering and biotechnology and life sciences. It has eight National Key Laboratories and ranked second in the Nature index for Vietnam for 2018-9.


We thank the British Council for financial support via the UK/Vietnam Season 2023 Collaboration Grant 

We also thank tremendous support provided by colleagues at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam) and Imperial College London (UK)