Vietnam-Germany University helps reform education
Vietnam will work closely with Germany to turn the Vietnam-Germany University (VGU) into a model university, contributing to comprehensively reforming Vietnam’s university education system, said President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan.
Speaking at a ceremony marking the beginning of the 2015-2016 academic year of the university, he expressed his joy at the comprehensive development of the educational establishment in recent years, saying that it laid a basic foundation for developing research-oriented university models in Vietnam. The VGU is a highlight in the Vietnam-Germany Strategic Partnership, he affirmed.
The VGU is one of the first new-model public education establishments in Vietnam. It was founded in 2008 on an area of 50.5 ha in Binh Duong province under a cooperation agreement between Vietnam and the German Federal State of Hessen. It has built 17 modern laboratories for 11 training programmes focusing on robots, automation, technical calculation, pattern manufacturing, technology assembly and traffic management, among others.
The unit has trained nearly 1,500 students in English and German so far, focusing on science-technology, engineering, information technology and business management. It has set a target to raise the number of students to 5,000 by 2020 and 12,000 ten years later.
In the next five years, the university will provide training programmes in communications, mechanics, construction-architecture, environmental engineering and processing. After 2021, the VGU will expand its training majors to natural and social sciences in order to match Vietnam’s human resources development demand.
Source: Vietnam net