Institute of Resources and Environment - Hue University (IREN), previously the Institute of Resources, Environment and Biotechnology (IREB), before the Centre for Resources, Environment and Biotechnology was established according to the Decision No. 3283/GD-DT of the Ministry of Education and Training of 13 September 1995. The centre was also authorized to carry out R&D activities by the Permission No. 445 of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of 17 January 1996. The end of 2007, the centre was promoted to the institute according to the Decision No. 1080/QD-DHH-TCNS of the President of Hue University.

          IREN is one Institute of Hue Unviersity. Hue Unviersity formerly known as The University of Hue, was initially established in March 1957. After the reunification of the country in 1975, independent universities were established in Hue on the basis of the existing faculties of The University of Hue. According to the Government Decree No. 30/ND-CP dated 4 April 1994, Hue University has been re-established by reorganizing all Hue-based universities. Hue University is responsible for training students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, conducting research and applying science and technology in a multitude of disciplines to serve the construction and development of the country in general and Central Vietnam and Western Highlands in particular. The mission of Hue University is to promote the development of Vietnam, especially the Central Vietnam by providing qualified labor forces and advanced and efficient technological - scientific solutions. [Hue University]

Institute of Resources and Environment has functions of scientific research and technology transfer for serving development of the central and highland regions of Vietnam, postgraduate education on resources, environment and climate change, and international collaboration for developing human resources of IREN.


Since IREN’s establishment untill now, IREN has some achivements as:
  • 4 National-level projects;
  • 6 National-level branch projects;
  • 4 key Ministry-level projects;
  • 20 Ministry-level projects;
  • 8 Provincial-level projects;
  • 7 International cooperation projects;
  • 10 Hue University level projects;
  • More than 100 EIA, SEA reports;
  • More than 20 training courses, workshops;
  • Award of Vietnam Science and Technology Innovation in 2014;
  • Certificate of Merit  signed by Minister of MOET in 2005, 2011 and 2014;
  • Certificate of Merit signed by Chairman of Thua Thien Hue PPC in 2002, 2005, 2010 and 2013;
  • Award of Vietnam Books in 2012;
  • Certificate of Merit signed by Ministrer of MONRE in 2010, 2011;
  • Vietnam Environment Award in 2011;
  • Citadel Award of Science and Technology in 2011;
  • Gold cup for Environmental Protection in 2010;
  • Certificate of Merit signed by Prime Minister in 2010;
  • Sustainable Development Gold Cup for Green Development of Vietnam in 2004.
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