UEB in collaboration with Springer Publisher to hold the first international conference on Economics, Development, and Sustainability

The conference attracted many of the world’s prestigious scientists
On November 15, 2019, VNU University of Economics and Business (UEB) cooperated with Springer Publishing House to organize the 1st International Conference on Economics, Development and Sustainability (EDESUS 2019) with the theme: "Global changes and sustainable development for emerging economies in Asia".

Attending the conference were leaders of agencies, research institutes, universities in Hanoi; leaders, officers, lecturers, and students of UEB. In particular, the conference also attracted leading scientists, managers, policy makers and well-known experts in climate change from North America and Asia.

From Springer Publishing House, there were Mr. Luc Hens - Editor-in-chief, along with scientists, experts in the field of global change, climate change, green economy. From UEB there were Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Truc Le - Rector; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu - Vice Rector; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen An Thinh - Vice Dean of Faculty of Development Economics, as well as lecturers and students of the University to attend the seminar.


Rector of UEB, Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Truc Le delivered his opening remarks


Speaking at the opening ceremony, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Truc Le emphasized: "This is the first in a series of conferences on Economics, Development and Sustainability (EDESUS) that UEB will organize annually. The theme of the conference is related to global changes and sustainable development in Vietnam and other emerging economies Asia-wide. Broader topics will also be covered, such as economics and business, development and sustainability. The 2019 EDESUS Conference Proceedings published by Springer Publishing Company will include articles on global changes and sustainable development both in Vietnam and other Asian countries."

"The conference was very timely, at a time when countries needed appropriate policies to deal with environmental and sustainability issues," said Mr. Luc Hens, “Presentations at the conference will bring new perspectives and new approaches to solve urgent issues. I hope that cooperation between Springer and UEB will continue to develop in the upcoming time."


Mr. Luc Hens expects the two sides will have further cooperation in more areas in the future

The conference was divided into 7 sessions: 2 plenary sessions and 5 parallel sessions, focusing on 3 main topics: (1) Economics and business: focusing on economic theories, macroeconomic policies, quality and productivity issues, policies and current situations of economic development of industries and enterprises, international business and economics, business administration, banking and finance, knowledge economy, innovative entrepreneurship. (2) Development and sustainability: development policies, sustainable science, policies and laws relating to sustainable development, green growth, challenges relating to sustainable development, integrated approaches to sustainable development, quantifying sustainability, tools for sustainable development, education for sustainable development, sustainable tourism. (3) Resources and global change: research on the use of natural resources, human resources, culture and heritages, land and property markets, social changes, globalization, urbanization, environmental pollution and conflict, natural disasters and climate change, non-traditional security issues, area studies, remote sensing - GIS and spatial planning.

Prof. Roberto Ranol, Los Banos University, the Phillipines delivered his presentation at the Conference

Each sessions was attended by prestigious professors from North America, Europe, China, as well as students from the faculty of Development Economics. The topics of each sessions revolved around green economy and sustainable development.

Prof. Sarah Tuner from McGill University, Canada delivered her presentation at the Conference

After the plenary session, the delegates moved on to discuss in parallel sessions:


At the end of the conference, the chairmen of the parallel sessions awarded certificates to participants:


Speakers at the conference received flowers from the Organizing committee

The conference is expected to be a bridge between students, graduate students, lecturers, scientists of UEB and foreign scientists and partners. Hence, it will open many opportunities for studying aboard, academic exchange, seminars, and international publication. Following the 1st International Conference will be the 2nd Conference scheduled to be held in 2020 with the theme "Sustainability of the Greater Mekong Sub-region".



The University of Economics and Business is a member of Vietnam National University, Hanoi. Our mission is to provide the society with high-quality human resources of experts and leaders specialized in economics, business management and administration, to meet the demand of developing quality, efficiency, and sustainability of Vietnam; research and transfer research results to the Government, organizations, enterprises, as well as the society.

UEB has been conducting many research projects with countries in the region and around the world with the participation of leading research experts in many fields. Through international research networks, UEB has been creating a rewarding academic environment, facilitating academic exchanges between Vietnamese researchers and colleagues in the international research network; while welcoming many international speakers to collaborate with the university and participate in many of UEB’s seminars and academic exchanges.

Springer Publishing Company

Springer is a global publishing company founded in 1842 with the name Springer-Verlag. In 2015, Springer was merged into Springer Nature. With a staff of over 13,000 people from 50 countries around the world, every year, Springer publishes 8,500 titles (including monographs, thematic collections, key reference works, textbooks, manuals, etc.) and 2,500 journals; as well as provides an open source scientific database of over 550 journals, through the two platforms of SpringerLink and Nature.com, for over 250 million researchers per year. Nowadays, Springer is one of the world’s most prestigious publishing houses, rich in tradition, and often visited and trusted by researchers because of its source of quality scientific journals. Most Nobel Prize-winning scientists have had their work published in Springer's journals. Its main offices are currently located in Berlin, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, and New York City.

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