Center for Environmental Intelligence at VinUni Partners with UIUC for the NSF-Funded Climate Resilience Project

Event date: 16/10/2023

Center for Environmental Intelligence at VinUni Partners with UIUC for the NSF-Funded Climate Resilience Project

VinUni’s Vice Provosts David Harrison and Laurent El Ghaoui, in collaboration with Professor Andrew Taylor-Robinson, are spearheading a transformative initiative—the Global Center for Climate Risk and Resilience: Southeast Asia as a Living Lab (SEALL). This pioneering project, under the leadership of Professor Helen Nguyen at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is set to address the pressing challenges of climate change in Southeast Asia. Prof. Helen Nguyen and Prof. Ozan Tonguz, the project’s PI and Co-PI, are also members of VinUni’s CEI Advisory Board.

VinUni Faculty contributing to the SEALL Project
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  • SEALL Essentials: funded by the US National Science Foundation with grant number 2330308 and a budget of $250,000, with Vietnam chosen as the focal point for implementation, is a testament to international collaboration. It unites experts from the University of Illinois, Indiana University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Florida, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham with researchers from VinUniversity, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, the University of Public Health in Vietnam, the Asian Institute of Technology, and the Chulabhorn Research Institute in Thailand, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, and the National University of Singapore. The shared vision is to build capacity for future research, education, and the implementation of critical climate mitigation and adaptation strategies for coastal communities.
  • Resilience in Southeast Asia: The project envisions a climate-resilient Southeast Asia that will not only safeguard public health, trade, and global travel but also serve as a beacon for other regions facing similar challenges. Southeast Asia was chosen due to its unique attributes—housing 8.5% of the world’s population, marked by cultural diversity, dense coastal urban areas, poverty levels, rapid economic growth, and a pivotal role in global manufacturing.

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