The signing ceremony of the double bachelor’s degree program in Chemistry between Aix - Marseille University and USTH

Thursday - 24/02/2022 02:25

On the basis of the last General Assembly of the Consortium of the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) held last September, an cooperation agreement between Aix-Marseille University (AMU) and USTH on implementing the double bachelor’s degree in Chemistry was officially signed on February 22nd, 2022.

Participating in the ceremony, on the side of AMU, there was Prof. Eric BERTON - President, Prof. Giovanna CHIMINI - Vice President  of International Relations, Prof. Laurence MOURET - Dean of the Faculty of Science, Prof. Pierre Muller - Director of Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Prof. Philippe KNAUTH - Responsible of Double Diploma, Ms. Christine LOGIER - Head of International Relations Department, Mr. Rosalind BONIFACE - Head of the International Relations Office; on the USTH side, there was the presence of Prof. Jean-Marc LAVEST - Principal Rector, Dr. Nguyen Hai Dang - Vice Rector, Assoc. Prof. Tran Dinh Phong - Director of the Fundamental & Applied Science Department and other managers and representatives of relevant departments.
In order to continue to affirm the position and quality of training in the field of science and technology with an ideal international learning environment, from 2022, USTH cooperates with French universities, including AMU to launch the double bachelor’s  degree program in Chemistry.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Eric BERTON - President of AMU emphasized that the signing of the double bachelor’s degree cooperation agreement in Chemistry will become an important foundation to foster and train more talented students, contributing to the development of the economy and society in general and the field of science - technology of each country in particular in the future.

According to this cooperation agreement, in the first 2 years, students will study at USTH and have the opportunity to hone their knowledge under the guidance of experienced lecturers from AMU. Prof. Eric BERTON said that sending lecturers to teach at USTH is also part of AMU's strategy to improve the quality of human resources. In addition, AMU is ready to welcome Vietnamese students who are excellent individuals, carefully selected based on their academic achievements and foreign language ability, especially French, to study in Marseille, the beautiful and dynamic port city  in the final year of the Bachelor program.

At the same time, Prof. Eric BERTON would like to thank all the members who have made great contributions to the cooperation agreement.  “We are proud and believe in the strong and long-lasting collaboration between USTH - AMU”. - Prof. Eric BERTON once again showed his belief in the good relationship between the two leading public universities of Vietnam and France.

On behalf of USTH, Prof. Jean-Marc LAVEST also affirmed: "This is the first bachelor program in Vietnam with a training duration of 3 years allowing students to receive 2 degrees upon graduation.” He also expressed his appreciation for the cooperative relationship between USTH and  AMU. In order to achieve the strategic goals of USTH, it is indispensable to receive support from partners who are prestigious universities like AMU. 

Representatives of AMU (left) and Prof. Jean-Marc LAVEST (right) talks during the signing ceremony
Representatives of AMU (left) and Prof. Jean-Marc LAVEST (right) talks during the signing ceremony

At the end of the ceremony, when officially signing the double bachelor’s degree cooperation agreement, AMU and USTH expressed their hope that the program will bring more opportunities to study in France for young Vietnamese who are passionate about Chemistry & Chemical Technology, helping them to have the best preparation for future career in a dynamic and international standard learning environment in Vietnam and France.

Prof. Jean-Marc LAVEST signed the cooperation agreement. 
Prof. Jean-Marc LAVEST signed the cooperation agreement


Representatives of AMU - USTH take photos
Representatives of USTH take photos
Representatives of AMU - USTH take photos
Representatives of AMU take photos

For more information about the Bachelor double degree program in Chemistry, please see HERE.

About Aix-Marseille University (AMU):

Located in Provence, southern France,  Aix-Marseille University (AMU) was established by the merger of three universities: Provence Aix- Marseille I University, Méditerranée Aix-Marseille II University and Paul Cézanne Aix- Marseille III University.

AMU is one of the largest multidisciplinary universities in France and a member of the USTH Consortium. As our strategic partner, AMU has been collaborating with USTH in many areas, one of which is co-issuing Master’s degrees in programs such as Advanced Materials Science and Nanotechnology; Pharmacological, Medical and Agronomical Biotechnology.

AMU was recognized as a high-quality university by the French Academic Advisory Council in 2006 and is among the top French universities. Currently, AMU has 122 research facilities affiliated with large and prestigious French research institutions such as the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Institute for Research and Development (IRD), the Agricultural Research Institute, and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). National Industry Association (INRA), French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), ... The number of students studying at AMU up to the present time is up to 80,000 students, including 10,000 international students.

 **Due to the impact of the epidemic, the signing ceremony took place online.