Research Cooperation between Vietnam and Sweden
The bilateral programme of research cooperation between Vietnam and Sweden started in the late 1970s. Since its beginning approximately SEK 200 million have been used to finance cooperation between universities and research institutes. In the initial years, the programme focused on international exchanges, but since the late 1980s, the focus has been on capacity building. Many topics have been included, but health research, agriculture and forestry have been prominent all the time.