Vietnam should plan building green universities as a significant step in raising awareness of environmental issues, fighting climate change and incorporating new knowledge into socio-economic planning, experts say.
Dr. Nguyen Van Lang, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology, told a two-day international conference ending last Saturday that Vietnam and many other countries have been suffering the impacts of climate change.
“It is time for Vietnam to research and make plans to building green universities where students learn how to use natural resources properly, protect the environment and reduce climate change impacts”, he said.
The conference attracted more than 250 local and foreign experts from 12 countries.
Currently, some educational institutions in Vietnam including the Tri Viet Educational Development and Research Centre, Sai Gon Institute of Technology (Saigontech) and Vietnamese-German University have announced plans to go green.