Sponsors, partners and supporters

Institute of Archaeology (IA)

The Institute of Archaeology (IA) was established in 1968 and is part of the Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences (VASS). IA conducts research on the fundamental issues of Vietnamese archaeology; conducts studies on the formation and development of the Vietnamese people; provides a scientific basis for the determination of policy and strategy, planning and guidelines for the reinforcement of the Vietnamese culture. The IA also provides advice on archaeology and conducts graduate training in archaeology, participating in the conservation and development of the cultural heritage of Vietnam. IA has been a partner, supporter and sponsor of this project since 2008.

See the IA website (in Vietnamese) at:


Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA)

The Institute of Nautical Archaeology conducts archaeological research to increase knowledge of the evolution of civilization through the location and excavation of submerged and buried ships, submerged ruins, and their associated artifacts. The mission of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology is "to fill in the gaps of history and provide answers to challenging historical questions through the study and examination of the vessels that have traveled the world's waterways for millennia, carrying people and cargo, and making possible the widespread exchange of ideas, innovation and invention." INA has been a partner, supporter and sponsor of this project since 2008.

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Quang Ninh province

Quang Ninh is a large coastal province located on the north-east coast of Vietnam that contains the two significant archaeological sites of the Mongol invasion battles at Bach Dang River (near Quang Yen town) and at Van Don (near Quan Lan island). The provincial government is responsible for the management and preservation of archaeological sites within the province in cooperation with both national government agencies and district level government. Quang Ninh province has been a partner, supporter and sponsor of this project since 2008 and the 2010 excavation was commissioned by the Management Boad for Major sites of Quang Ninh Province. See the Quang Ninh province website at:


The Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University

The Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University was first established in 1988. Then in 1991, through a nationally competitive process, it became a Special Research Centre funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC). As one of only two federally-funded special research centres on Asia in Australia, its brief was to enhance Australia’s understanding of its Asian environments by providing analysis of social, political, cultural, and economic change in East and Southeast Asia. The Asia Research Centre has developed strategies to maintain its role as an internationally recognized leader in research on contemporary Asia including examination of globalization as well as national and local systems of governance, and cross-border policy issues including the human impact of animal diseases, environmentally sustainable settlements and reverse migration. The Centre was reconstituted in 2002 as a divisional centre at Murdoch University. Since then its objectives have been to: produce high quality academic research publications for international and domestic audiences; foster the development of high research graduates; and contribute constructively to public policy debate and public understanding on various issues concerning Asia. The Asia Research Centre at Murdoch University has been a partner, supporter and sponsor of this project since 2012.

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Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA)

The online Museum of Underwater Archaeology (MUA) is a 501c3 non profit organization incorporated in 2004. Its mission is to assist and promote the use of the Internet by ethical professional, student, and avocational underwater archaeologists. In support of that goal the MUA helps underwater archaeologists present their research to the general public by creating web based museum style exhibits as well as announce their latest projects. MUA has been a partner and supporter of this project since 2012.

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Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS)

The Nautical Archaeology Society (NAS) is a charity registered in England, Wales and Scotland as well as a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. The Nautical Archaeology Society was formed to actively involve members of the public, locally, nationally and internationally in preserving and studying their maritime heritage. NAS believes that preserving a record of the past is vital, and it is important that this record is as accurate as possible. For this reason, over the last thirty seven years, the NAS has worked towards advancing education in nautical archaeology at all levels; towards improving and standardising techniques in survey, excavation and reporting; and towards publishing detailed and comprehensive journals, newsletters and guides on maritime heritage. The Nautical Archaeology Society has been a partner, supporter and sponsor of this project since 2012. In 2013 NAS agreed to grant an NAS International license to the Institute of Archaeology (IA) in Vietnam AT NO COST (worth more than 1,000 Euros).

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If you want to help to expand NAS Training in Vietnam or sponsor the translation of NAS Training into the Vietnamese language then you can donate on our CommonSites website at:


Monash University

Monash University is a university of transformation and the desire to make a difference informs everything we do. We see a brighter future as more than just possible - it is something for which we are directly responsible; something we can help create. Monash University has been a partner and supporter of this project since 2011.

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The Maritime Archaeology Program at Flinders University (MAP)

The Department of Archaeology at Flinders University has taught maritime archaeology at undergraduate level since 1996 and at postgraduate level since 2002. The Graduate Program in Maritime Archaeology was established in 2002 and is now the largest and most successful of its kind in Australia. The program draws students from all over the world, including Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Canada, South Africa, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Japan.

Flinders University takes its name from English navigator Matthew Flinders, who explored and surveyed the southern Australian coastline in 1802. Its crest includes a reproduction of Flinders’ ship ‘Investigator’ and an extract from his book A Voyage to Terra Australia. Flinders University was created in 1966, at a time when new universities were being established across Australia as part of a major expansion of university education. This gave opportunities for access to people from a broader range of backgrounds than had attended universities in the past. It also helped to meet Australia’s need for an increasing number of highly trained and skilled personnel in a period of industrial development and economic growth.

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