Professor Vanreusel receives Vietnam’s Medal of Friendship

(28-05-2018) Professor Vanreusel receives Vietnam’s Medal of Friendship on the occasion of the celebration of the Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources (IEBR), Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST).

On the 8th of May 2018 Prof Ann Vanreusel from (Ghent University’s Department of Biology) received Vietnam’s Medal of Friendship, the country’s highest medal awarded to foreigners who have made great contributions to the country and helped build friendship between Vietnam and their countries.

Since 2004 Ann Vanreusel trained several Vietnamese Master and PhD students in marine biodiversity and ecology. She lectured both in Vietnam and Flanders on the use of statistical methods for ecological and environmental research. She initiated several collaborative research projects in Vietnam which have made a significant contribution to the understanding of ecosystem processes and biodiversity in mangroves and estuarine areas. She promoted several outreach activities to grow awareness on marine biodiversity and its importance.