I. Function

– Researching basic and applied science in biotechnology for Agriculture, Medicine and Pharmacy and protecting natural resources, environment, developing background technologies, gene technology to create scientific products Learning is valuable for life, for socio-economic development.

– Incubate and transfer technology and commercialize research products according to social needs in the Central, Central Highlands and the whole country.

– Certification in testing, inspection, inspection, calibration, materials, equipment and biological products in the fields of life science, health science and environmental science.

– Training at all levels according to the provisions of the Law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on Higher Education 2018.


II. Duties and powers

1. Prioritize basic and applied research directions

Basic research on life science, source technology; research and application of source technology, gene and cell technology, protein/enzyme, microbiology, biochemistry… in medicine and pharmacy, marine biology, agriculture, fisheries, processing industry and environment; analysis, testing and assessment of biosafety, products and goods for genetically modified organisms, genetic specimens and products of genetically modified organisms.

2. Biotechnology application development

Exploiting and developing rare and precious animal and plant genetic resources in the Central region for the development of Vietnam’s agriculture, forestry, fishery and medicinal plants; building and specializing in the delivery of industrial biotechnology models in the Central region, especially in seafood and agricultural product processing; develop biotechnology in association with new material technology and information technology to aim at automating high-tech production models applied to agriculture, processing industry and environmental protection.

3. Promote cooperation in research and training with foreign research training institutions in the field of biotechnology. Attracting domestic and foreign experts and scientists and overseas Vietnamese to participate in programs, projects, research tasks, and training human resources in biotechnology; forming strong research groups, with emphasis on young scientific researchers.

4. To build a science and technology service center and transfer biotechnology as the core for the central region; organization of incubation and transfer services; perform testing and contract testing services in accordance with regulations.

5. Promote cooperation and association with institutes, research centers and biotechnology laboratories in the central region, contributing to support, capacity building and efficiency in research and application and develop biotechnology to serve the socio-economic development of the central region.

6. Perfecting mechanisms and policies

a) Develop mechanisms and policies to support the research of background technologies and genetic modification technologies for application in line with the country’s socio-economic development.

b) Effectively implement preferential mechanisms for research, development and application of high technology in accordance with the provisions of law.

7. Strengthening the potential of facilities

a) Initial investment in infrastructure development of Institute of Biotechnology, Hue University. In the period of 2018 – 2020, focusing on in-depth investment, improving scientific research capacity, developing technology in association with other laboratories of member universities in the fields of agriculture, forestry and fishery, health and environment. Completing and organizing the operation of 4 laboratories: Gene technology; enzyme and protein technology; microbiology and fermentation technology; stem cells.

b) In the period of 2021 – 2025, invest in 5 new laboratories: Immunology and vaccine; Bioinformatics; bioactive substances and biochemical technology; pharmaceutical preparation; marine biology; construction and completion of incubation, testing and production zones (greenhouses, net houses and production of vaccines and biological products).