MONTUS : Master On New Technologies Using Services

MONTUS comes directly after TORUS Erasmus+ capacity building program (2015-2018) with the ambition to develop research on cloud computing in the environmental sciences and promote its education by the creation of a dedicated master in  Hanoi. Initiated by Professor Dominique Laffly, Geographer, and led since 2021  by Professor Nathalie Hernandez, Computer Scientist,  MONTUS is one of six French projects selected among the 147 selected among the 874 candidatures for 2018. One million euros are financed by the European Union in the framework of Erasmus + Capacity Building. Funded for 4 years (initially 3 and extended for 1 year), MONTUS gathered around the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J, France), the Toulouse National School of Architecture (ENSA Toulouse, France), the International School of Information Processing Sciences (CYU, Pau campus, France), the University of Ferrara in Italy, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB, Belgium)  the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of Vietnam National University (VNU, Vietnam), the Hanoi Architectural University (HAU, Vietnam), Nong Lam University – Ho Chi Minh City (NLU, Vietnam), the University of Danang (UD, Vietnam) the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT – Pathumthani, Thailand), the Walailak University (Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand), the Royal University of Fine Arts (RUFA, Cambodia) and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC, Cambodia) and HUPI, a cloud computing compagny (France). In total its 60 permanent members have worked for MONTUS for four years with eight workshops alternatively in Europe and in Asia.

The ambition of MONTUS? To develop and implement training courses and pedagogical materials at the interface of cloud computing/big data/artificial Intelligence and environmental sciences and to promote education in this field in a new specific master degree at the University of Engineering and Technologies in Hanoi, Vietnam


The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU’s commitment to investing in these areas.

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education , Training , Youth , and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

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