USTH expands training activities in Ho Chi Minh City

Monday - 28/02/2022 20:35

From February 17 to 19, 2022, the working delegation led by Acad. Prof. Chau Van Minh- President of the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), paid a working visit to the research institutes under VAST in Ho Chi Minh City. One of the important purposes of the visit is to unify the resources of VAST to support the expansion of the training activities of the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) in Ho Chi Minh city from the academic year 2023-2024.

Participating in the working delegation, on the side of VAST, there were Acad. Prof. Chau Van Minh - President of VAST, Assoc. Prof. Chu Hoang Ha - Vice-President of VAST, President of University Council; Assoc. Prof. Ha Quy Quynh - Director of Organization- Personnel Department, Dr. Le Quynh Lien - Head of International Cooperation Department, Dr. Nguyen Thanh Hung - Deputy Director of Administration Office; on the side of USTH, there were Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest – Principal Rector, Assoc. Prof. Dinh Thi Mai Thanh - Rector, Dr. Nguyen Hai Dang - Vice-Rector. The working delegation was welcomed by the leaders and training officers of the Institute of Applied Mechanics and Informatics, Institute of Tropical Biology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Institute of Applied Materials Science, and the VAST Office in Ho Chi Minh City.

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The working delegation at Institute of Applied Mechanics and Informatics

USTH is a training unit under VAST, receiving strong support from the two governments of Vietnam and France with the tasks to exploit the human resources, facilities, and cooperation network of VAST and USTH Consortium to develop into an excellent research-oriented university. We offer European standard training programs at 3 levels Bachelor - Master - PhD, which have been accredited by the High Council for Evaluation of Higher Education and Research (HCERES) in France. Following the success of the double Master’s degree programs, from the academic year 2022-2023, USTH will cooperate with prestigious French universities in training science-technology such as University of Aix-Marseille, University of Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), etc. to open the double Bachelor’s degrees programs.

According to the direction of the 6th University Council Meeting, from the academic year 2023-2024, to increase the scale of training and offer more on-site study-abroad opportunities for students in Southern Vietnam, USTH will expand its training activities in Ho Chi Minh City. The student recruitment for the double Bachelor’s degree programs in  Chemistry, Biotechnology - Drug Development, and Information Technology - Communication in Ho Chi Minh City will start  February 2023 while the training activities of these programs will be from September 2023.

At the working sessions, the leaders of research institutes expressed their belief in the plan of expanding training activities of USTH and showed their strong commitment to supporting USTH with their best resources. They also all agreed to consider developing training activities as an important task in the upcoming time. These research institutes all have teams of highly qualified experts and researchers, who are PhD holders graduating from developed countries and have been lecturing in many training institutes in Vietnam and abroad. Many of them have been participating in training exchange programs and supervising international students. Moreover, 4 research institutes are equipped with modern facilities for research, product development & testing, which can be used for training activities. Those solid foundations together with the Vietnamese and French lecturers at USTH will ensure the successful implementation of training programs in Ho Chi Minh City.

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The working delegation at Institute of Tropical Biology

Speaking at the meeting to summarize the working visit, Acad. Prof. Chau Van Minh emphasized the importance of developing training activities at VAST, heading towards forming 3 strengths simultaneously: Fundamental scientific research, Applied Research, and Training; assigned USTH and the research institutes in Ho Chi Minh City to set up working groups, quickly implement plans, which include setting up the representative office of USTH at No. 268A Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street (District 3) and preparing facilities for training activities at No. 268A Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Street (District 3), No. 1 Mac Dinh Chi Street (District 1), as well as at other campuses of the Institute of Applied Mechanics and Informatics, Institute of Tropical Biology, Institute of Chemical Technology, and Institute of Applied Materials Science, and regularly report to VAST leaders. 

To Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest and the Rector Board of USTH, the results of the working visit once again affirm the strong support of VAST and the affiliated research institutions to VAST in its training and research activities. Not many universities can access such a rich human resource, facilities, and cooperation network. The working visit marks a promising new beginning for the development of USTH.