Workshop on Radionavigation and GPS Technology Print Email

NAVIS Centre with the support of The University of New South Wales and in cooperation with the Growing NAVIS Project, organizes a workshop on “Radio-navigation and GPS Technology”, 6 – 8 August 2012, at Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST).

Workshop's Venue in HUST Campus

(How to get to HUST Campus: click here)

The content of the workshop covers: (i) fundamental knowledge in satellite navigation, such as positioning principles, GPS system/signals/services, etc.; (ii) advanced topics, such as: differential GPS, weak-signal and assisted GPS, interference (jamming), GPS receiver design, etc.; (iii) some future perspectives of satellite navigation; and especially (iv) experiments with NAMURU receiver, developed by the University of New South Wales.

The official announcement and the program can be downloaded here.

Participation to the workshop is free, however, participants are requested to register before 27 July 2012 through the online registration form.

Should you have any inquiry, please contact:

Ms. NGUYEN Thi Ha Phuong
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Phone: +84-4-36231673 ext. 101 - Fax: +84-4-36231672
Address: Room 605, Ta Quang Buu Library Building, HUST Campus,
1 Dai Co Viet rd, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Biography of Presenters:

Professor Andrew Dempster is Director of the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He is also Director of Research in the School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems and Director of Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Engineering. He has a BE and MEngSc from UNSW and a PhD from University of Cambridge in efficient circuits for signal processing arithmetic. He was system engineer and project manager for the first GPS receiver developed in Australia in the late 80s and has been involved in satellite navigation ever since. His current research interests are in satellite navigation receiver design and signal processing, areas where he has six patents, and new location technologies. He is leading the development of space engineering research at ACSER.

Other presenters from NAVIS: Dr. TA Hai Tung and MSc. Tran Tuan Vinh.

Call for Applications: Research Positions at NAVIS Print Email

Temporary Positions at NAVIS Centre for Engineer Graduates

Three (3) temporary positions for Engineer graduates are available at the NAVIS Centre for candidates willing to work on Satellite Navigation subjects.

Positions are full time for a period of twelve (12) months, but a check of productivity will be performed after 6 months.

The research activity of successful candidates will be directly supervised by NAVIS staff and will be in the research lines of the Centre (Precise Positioning, Multi-GNSS receivers, Intelligent Transport System technologies).

Background of candidates should be in Electronics and Communications; and in Computer Engineering. An Engineer thesis on Satellite Navigation and related subjects as well as research and work experience in this same field are an advantage.


  • Applications must be submitted to the secretary of NAVIS (Ms. Phuong) by Friday 29th June.
  • Applications must include:
    • CV (according to the europass format available at the NAVIS secretary and at
    • Transcription of grades
    • Short description of the Engineer Thesis work undertaken (max one page).
    • Possible scientific publications.
    • Any other document that the candidate deems relevant.
    • All documents must be in English or with a translation in English.

Selection process

The Executive Committee of NAVIS will select the successful candidates.

The Executive Committee could decide to interview the candidates in case a decision cannot be taken considering only the submitted documents.

The Executive Committee keeps the right not to cover part or all the positions if the candidates do not meet the required quality standards for carrying on the foreseen research activity.

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Appointment Ceremony of Scientific Committee Print Email

From right to left: Prof. Jaume Sanz-Subirana (UPC, Spain), Prof. Chris Rizos (UNSW, Australia), Dr. Stefan Junker (on behalf of Bärbel Deisting, UniBwM, Germany), Prof. Gustavo Belforte (NAVIS), Prof. Letizia Lo Presti (Polito, Italy), Dr. Ta Hai Tung (NAVIS), Mr. Hoang Xuan Lan (HUST)

During the kick-off meeting of the Growing NAVIS project, on March 22nd 2012, in Torino (Italy), there was a ceremony for appointing the Scientific Committee of the NAVIS Centre. Representing Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Mr. Hoang Xuan Lan, Director of Department of International Relations gave the letter of appointment for the international members of the Committee. On behalf of the President of HUST, Mr. Lan expressed the grateful to the committee members for approving to be involved in the Centre. HUST strongly believes that with the scientific advice and directions given by the Committee, NAVIS is going to be an international recognizable centre as well as a hub for research and development of satellite navigation in South East Asia.

The scientific committee of NAVIS includes the prominent scientists in the field of satellite navigation and related applications, who have experience in managing and building similar scientific institutes in the world. The mission of the committee is to provide directions and advice on the scientific activities of the Centre and on related matters. Currently, the members of the committee are:

  1. Letizia Lo Presti, Politecnico di Torino (Polito), Italy
  2. Chris Rizos, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
  3. Doan Minh Chung, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), Vietnam
  4. Jaume Sanz-Subirana, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Spain
  5. Bärbel Deisting, bavAIRia e.V., Germany
  6. Huynh Quyet Thang, HUST, Vietnam
  7. Vu Van Yem, HUST, Vietnam
G-NAVIS kick-off meeting Print Email

Members of the Growing NAVIS kick-off meeting

From March 21st to 23rd, the kick-off meeting of Growing NAVIS (G-NAVIS) was held in Torino, Italy. The meeting had the presence of the representatives of 10 partners of the project from Australia, Italy, France, Germany, Malaysia, Spain, Thailand, and Vietnam; as well as the representative of European GNSS Agency (GSA), Ms. Justyna Redelkiewicz Musial, and the external expert of the project, Mr. Roger Torrenti (France). The purpose of the meeting is (1) to provide all the project members with the overview information and rules of the EU-FP7 program; (2) to discuss the deployment plan of all the work packages of the project; and (3) to define the communication mechanism among the partners. It must be stressed that G-NAVIS aims to develop the NAVIS Centre in all of its activities (i.e. research and technology transfer, education, training, awareness and supports to public bodies). With such an important role in the project, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, represented by Mr. Hoang Xuan Lan; and NAVIS Centre, represented by the co-directors: Prof. Gustavo Belforte and Dr. TA Hai Tung, actively contributed to all the discussions; and also organized many other valuable meetings with the project partners to find possibilities for future co-operations.

More details of G-NAVIS project can be found on:

Co-director Appointment Ceremony Print Email

From left to right: Prof. Nguyen Trong Giang (President of HUST), Dr. Ta Hai Tung, Prof. Gustavo Belforte, and Prof. Nguyen Canh Luong (Secretary of the Party cum Vice-President of HUST)

On February 9th, 2012, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) organized an official ceremony to appoint co-directors of NAVIS Centre in the presences of his Excellency Mr. Lorenzo Angeloni, the ambassador of Italy in Vietnam; and the President of HUST, Prof. NGUYEN Trong Giang and other Vice-Presidents as well as the representatives of departments and schools of HUST.

At the ceremony, Prof. Nguyen Trong Hoan, Director of Department of Personnel and Organization, announced the decision of the President of HUST to appoint Prof. Gustavo Belforte and Dr. Ta Hai Tung as the new co-directors of NAVIS.

During the congratulation speech, Prof. Nguyen Trong Giang expressed the deep appreciation to the international partners of the NAVIS Centre, especially Politecnico di Torino and in particular Prof. Gustavo Belforte, in their efforts to support the Centre. Prof. Giang also stressed that HUST is the first and the only university in Vietnam having the model of international collaboration research centers, which has shown its excellent achievements through the examples of MICA Institute and ICCMS Center. And now he strongly believes that NAVIS, the third center of this model, will be the next successful story.

On behalf of the new co-directors, Prof. Gustavo Belforte expressed his sincere thank to HUST, Polito and the other international partners of the Centre for having belief in him. And together with other colleagues in the Centre, he will try his best to develop NAVIS to become an international recognizable centre cum a hub in South East Asia in the satellite navigation field.

On his speech, Mr. Lorenzo threw his support behind the cooperation between HUST and Polito in NAVIS Centre, saying that the success of NAVIS will beneficially contribute to the fruitful relation between Vietnam and Italy.

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