Department of Environmental Science


  • Organize training bachelor’s degree, including 3 majorities in Environmental Science, Natural Resources and Environment; Environment and Marine Resources. e
  • Organize Master’s program in Environmental Science.
  • Organize doctoral program specialized in Soil and Water Environmental.
  • Responsible for the General Environment internship.


  • Head of Department: Assoc.Prof. Vu Van Nghi
  • Deputy Head of Department: PhD student. Tran Cong Thanh
  • Department has 15 staff, including 01 Assoc.Prof, 03 PhD, 02 PhD students, 09 Masters.

Vũ Văn Nghị

Assoc.Prof. Vu Van Nghi

Senior Lecturer

Head of Department

Lê Tự Thanh

PhD. Le Tu Thanh

Main Lecturer

Trần Công Thành

PhD student. Tran Cong Thanh


Vice Head of Department

Phạm Thị Thu Loan

MSc. Pham Thi Thu Loan

Departmental Secretary

Nguyễn hoài Phương Duy

PhD student. Nguyen Hoai Phuong Duy


Quality Assurance support

Trần quang trà

MSc. Tran Quang Tra


Student Assistant


I. Field: Environmental Science

1. Environmental Science Environmental geology:
Geological hazards: Erosion of riverbanks and coasts; landfill construction; landscape analysis for tourism …). Evaluation of scientific values and addition of geoheritage sites, geological conservation, Geotourism; Land planning.

2. Environmental chemistry: 
Environmental chemistry of water, air, soil, environmental quality monitoring.

3. Environmental health:

Environmental epidemiology (climate change and disease); Assessing health risks (effects of environmental factors on human health; environmental health indicators)

Clean water and water use strategies; Model of behavior change unrelated to environmental health; Application of GIS-remote sensing.

4. Energy and environment: 

Bioenergy (biodiesel, bioethanol, biogas), clean energy (sun, wind, tide).

5. Environmental economics:
Valuation of land ecological services; Sustainable livelihoods; Calculating economic efficiency of the project (tourism, waste treatment …) Eco-economy; resource economics.

II. Natural resources and environment Field

1. Water resources:

  • Application of the hydrological mathematical model to assess basin water resources; 
  • Apply hydraulic mathematical model to simulate flow and river water quality; 
  • Assess the potential of water resources, determine water use demand and calculate the water balance of the basin; 
  • Assess the impact of water exploitation works on water resources of the basin and propose operating procedures;
  • Assessment of groundwater extraction and related environmental impacts (ground subsidence, salinity…).

2. Land resources:

  • Planning for sustainable use of land;
  • Assessment of land use change; GIS and MCA in sustainable land resources; 
  • Assessment of soil erosion by GIS – Remote Sensing; 
  • Assessment the suitability of plants – soil. 
  • Monitoring seasonal changes with remote sensing data. 
  • Assessment of urban temperature variation.

3. Biological resources and forests:

  • Ecology Environment (conservation of biodiversity; 
  • Biological resources and environment: current status of use; alien organisms ….); 
  • Wetland ecology (Inventory, current status of resources, management solutions…); 
  • Remote sensing and GIS in mapping forest status and changes; 
  • Research on the correlation of geo-biodiversity.

4. Mineral resources:

Study of some types of minerals (Coal, aluminum, iron, construction stone, sand and gravel; petroleum; mineral water; Assessment of environmental impacts of mining and mineral processing activities; Mineral economics.


III. Environment and marine resources

1. Coastal environment:

  • Assessment of natural hazards in the coastal strip; 
  • Remote sensing and GIS in coastal change assessment; 
  • Develop a map of natural/social vulnerability to sea level rise; 
  • Study of changes in sea surface temperature using satellite images; 
  • Assessment of marine pollution (oil spill, red tide, solid waste, wastewater); 
  • Monitoring changes in suspended sediments in the estuary area.

2. Coastal and marine resources:

  • Coastal solid mineral extraction and environmental impacts; 
  • Tourism resources and environment; marine tourism resources.
  • Aquaculture and its environmental impact; 
  • Oil and gas exploitation and environmental impact; 

3. Marine and ocean ecology:

Coral and seagrass ecosystems; Ecology of estuaries, lagoons and bays; Assessment of the impacts of climate change on marine ecosystems; Ecology of coastal wetlands.