FabLab opened at University of Science and Technology of Hanoi
  • | | December 18, 2020 08:19 PM
The University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) yesterday announced the inauguration of FabLab which is expected to become an open, creative space for local students.

The University of Science and Technology of Hanoi announced the inauguration of FabLab on December 17.

The event saw the attendance of Ph.D. Jean-Marc Lavest - Director of the Francophone University Association (AUF) in Asia-Pacific, Ph.D. Etienne Saur - Principal Rector, representatives of the University, with all Fablab members and students of USTH.

Within the framework of the C-NEUF project entitled "Support for the spirit of innovation and the strengthening of skills in new technologies", co-supported by AUF and USTH, FabLab USTH aims to promote the innovative spirit of the students through a new pedagogical approach.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, USTH Principal Rector, Etienne Saur, said that with this project they wanted to build an open and creative space for young people in the digital revolution.

"FabLab USTH always welcomes students from USTH as well as from other schools, and all other people who want to learn about sciences and technology," he said.

According to the university, there are now more than 1,600 Fablabs around the world. Vietnam has 14 Fablabs in 5 provinces and cities, namely Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Binh Duong and Can Tho.

Fablab USTH is the first Fablab project in Vietnam being implemented based on the cooperation between USTH and the Francophone University Association.

Fablab USTH is equipped with machines and tools for designing modern technical products such as 3D scanners, 3D printers, CNC machines, milling machines, lathes, boards, and electronic components, automation equipment, Arduino, supporting software for designing 2D and 3D models before productions.

In recent years, Fablab USTH has organised many activities such as 24 hour Hackathon Creative Contest, STEM festival, 3D printer training courses, soft skills workshops, etc.

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