Graduation Ceremony 2021 of the Department of Aeronautics and Workshop for Training & Job Opportunity in Aeronautical Engineering

Wednesday - 16/03/2022 05:15

On March 12, 2022, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) solemnly  held the Graduation Ceremony 2021 of the Department of Aeronautics (Class of 2018-2021) and Workshop for Training & Job Opportunity in Aeronautical Engineering.

Attending the ceremony, there were H.E. Mr. Nicolas Warnery, Ambassador of French Embassy in Vietnam; Prof. Chu Hoang Ha, Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology & President of University Council, USTH; Ms. Hoang Tri Mai - General Director of Airbus Group in Vietnam; Mr. Nguyen Chien Thang - Deputy General Director, and Mr. Tran Chi Dung - Deputy Head of Organization - Personnel Department of Vietnam Airlines; Mr. Dao Thien Phan - Deputy General Director, and Mr. Nguyen Ba Viet - Head of Education Department of Training Center of Vietnam Airlines Engineering Company Ltd (VAECO); Mr. Tran Minh Nghia - Deputy Director of Training Center of Bamboo Airways JSC. On the side of USTH, there were Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest - Principal Rector, Assoc. Prof. Dinh Thi Mai Thanh - Rector, Assoc. Prof. Ngo Quang Minh - Deputy Director of Department of Aeronautics, Dr. Doan Nhat Quang - Deputy Director of Department of Academic Affairs, along with lecturers, staff and researchers of the Department; especially the presence of new Aeronautical Engineering Bachelors with their family and friends.

H.E. Mr. Nicolas Warnery, Ambassador of French Embassy in Vietnam
H.E. Mr. Nicolas Warnery, Ambassador of French Embassy in Vietnam

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest congratulated the new Bachelors and praised their efforts during their study at the university. On behalf of USTH, Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest expressed his deep thanks to the partners of the university: “Without the support and commitment of first-rate partners, Airbus, Vietnam Airlines, VAECO, we would not have been able to build this program and set up a knowledge transfer to consolidate the department. This partnership is an example of a university/company collaboration in training specialists for the job market to the highest level. In this respect, the aeronautics sector should serve as an example to others. It was built as a project management with rigorous monitoring, planning of commitments and achievements.”

Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest - Principal Rector of USTH speaking at the ceremony
Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest - Principal Rector of USTH speaking at the ceremony

USTH is one of the few universities that train and provide human resources for aeronautical engineering, helping airlines save costs on hiring foreign workers with a very high salary. Prof. Chu Hoang Ha - Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology & President of University Council, USTH noted: "The Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering program at USTH is a modern program that combines harmoniously theory and practice; built on the close cooperation between USTH and famous partners in the field of aviation such as Airbus, Vietnam Airlines, VAECO, IAS/ Bricks. The success of the program will help supplement and meet the demand for highly qualified technical human resources in the aviation engineering of Vietnam Airlines in particular and the Vietnamese aviation industry in general."

Prof. Chu Hoang Ha, Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology & President of University Council, USTH
Prof. Chu Hoang Ha, Vice President of Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology & President of University Council, USTH

Speaking at the ceremony, Ms. Hoang Tri Mai - General Director of Airbus Group in Vietnam affirmed: “Despite the challenges due to the pandemic, our outlook for the aviation market and aerospace sector in Vietnam remains strong. Vietnam has all the qualities to support this growth with homegrown talent and in all areas of the industry. That’s why we at Airbus decided to support USTH, to share our expertise with the community here and to contribute to the education of a new generation of aerospace specialists. The France-Vietnamese partnership framework has played a significant role in the success of the programs and will remain an important asset to rely upon for future programs.”

Ms. Hoang Tri Mai - General Director of Airbus Group in Vietnam speaking at the ceremony
Ms. Hoang Tri Mai - General Director of Airbus Group in Vietnam speaking at the ceremony

Besides Airbus Group - an important partner in building and opening the Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering program and the Master of Science Aeronautics and Space - International Air Transport Operations Management program, Vietnam Airlines and VAECO are two domestic partners that have contributed greatly to the development of the training programs at the Department of Aeronautics of USTH: participating in the process of recruiting students, participating in teaching specialized subjects, hosting students for internships, and also being potential employers of graduates of Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering and Master of International Air Transport Operations Management. 

Mr. Nguyen Chien Thang, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Airlines emphasized: “COVID-19 has seriously affected Vietnam Airlines in particular and the world aviation industry in general, but the cooperation in training aeronautical engineering students at USTH has not been interrupted. Training is always our top priority because we understand that only high-quality training with close linkage with industry can equip students with both technical knowledge and foreign language proficiency. After more than 03 years of studying at USTH, 22 Aeronautical Engineering students have completed the course. Therefore, today, you are the first students to graduate in the career orientation training program cooperated between enterprises and training institutions, between VNA-USTH-VAECO''.

Mr. Nguyen Chien Thang, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Airlines
Mr. Nguyen Chien Thang, Deputy General Director of Vietnam Airlines

In the solemn atmosphere of the ceremony, Dr. Doan Nhat Quang, Deputy Director of Department of Academic Affairs announced the Decision on accrediting and issuing Bachelor diplomas for the students of the Department of Aeronautics, class 2018-2021. In recent years, many of our students have demonstrated their excellence in learning and research. To recognize and honor the efforts of the students, the university has decided to grant certificates of merits to honor graduates with excellent and very good academic performance, in which students of the Department of Aeronautics accounted for 21%.

Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest - Principal Rector and Assoc. Prof.  Dinh Thi Mai Thanh - Rector awarded diplomas to new Bachelors
Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest - Principal Rector and Assoc. Prof.  Dinh Thi Mai Thanh - Rector awarded diplomas to new Bachelors

Closing the ceremony,  Mr. Hoang Nguyen Son, representing the new Bachelors of Aeronautical Engineering, shared his pride and gratitude during the journey at USTH. Students have become their better versions, ready to face countless challenges to make their dreams come true. Mr. Hoang Nguyen Son expressed his deepest gratitude to the Rector Board and all the lecturers and staff for their heartfelt support and dedication in creating a great environment for the students to learn, practice and develop.  

Mr. Hoang Nguyen Son, representing the new Bachelors of Aeronautical Engineering, presents flowers to Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest
Mr. Hoang Nguyen Son, representing the new Bachelors, presents flowers to Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest

Finally, Mr. Hoang Nguyen Son delivered a message to the new Bachelors about their journey ahead: “Guys, today is the first day of the rest of our lives, so was as yesterday, so shall be tomorrow and so shall be each day after that, the decision we make each day steer the course of our life. To achieve success, the definition is different for each of us, you must strive each day to move forward. One definition of success is the ability to look upon your life from your deathbed without regret, you don’t want to live your life and wonder what could have been. We have walked through fire and flames. We made the 50-ton monsters fly. We are burned and scarred, but strong and resilient. We might lack sleep, but never lack of motivation. And as long as we have the will to move forward, we will make it far. So get out there, to infinity and beyond.”


The second part of the ceremony was "Workshop for Training & Job Opportunity in Aeronautical Engineering" with the participation of Assoc. Prof. Dinh Thi Mai Thanh - Rector of USTH, Assoc. Prof. Ngo Quang Minh - Deputy Director of Department of Aeronautics, guests from IAS/Bricks, ENAC, Vietnam Airlines, VAECO, USTH and Aeronautical Engineering students. The workshop introduced the Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering and Master of International Air Transport Management training programs, and provided the opportunity for students to directly interact with speakers from the businesses about internship and job opportunities in the industry.
 
Assoc. Prof. Ngo Quang Minh - Deputy Director of Department of Aeronautics
Assoc. Prof. Ngo Quang Minh - Deputy Director of Department of Aeronautics speaking at the workshop

 
Some memorable photos at the graduation ceremony & the workshop: