In the morning of June 18, 2014, Assoc. Prof. Tran Van Nam – President of the University of Danang (UD) and Assoc. Prof. Doan Quang Vinh – Vice President of UD welcomed and worked with Professor Robert A. Easter - President of University of Illinois (UI), US.
At the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Tran Van Nam briefly introduced about framework of organization as well as training programs of all member universities of UD. Especially, President Tran Van Nam also presented some strong disciplines of potential collaboration between UD and UI such as: biotechnology, environment, IT, Electronics and Telecommunication, Food Technology...
In addition, President of UD also emphasizes that “One of development orientations of UD is cooperation with foreign universities and enterprises, especially with different universities in US”
During the development process, UD always attaches an important to do co-training, co-research and transfer technology with famous and prestigious universities in the world which American universities are always prime priorities.
At the meeting, President Tran Van Nam also proposed these following areas of collaboration:
Cooperate in doctoral training in accordance with 911 project; lecturer exchange, student exchange program;
Receive visiting professors from UI to teach for Advanced programs at UD;
Expand the relationship between universities and industry for example the collaboration in scientific research among UD; UI and Vinasoy, Quang Ngai Sugar Joint Stock Company;
Set up a representative office of UI at UD.
Responding to the question by President Tran Van Nam about framework of organization and training program at UI, Professor Robert A. Easterbriefly introduced about UI. UI is one of famous public universities in US with campuses located in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago and Springfield. Being an interdisciplinary university, UI especially specializes in medicine and pharmacy, technology engineering training with the number of student is 78.117 and the number of staff is 5.879.
Professor Robert A. Easterexpressed his gratitude and acknowledged proposals in teaching and doing research of President Tran Van Nam. Two sides would discuss further to promote concrete collaboration. The first visit of the president of UI is expected to open new opportunities for two universities.
Finally, President Tran Van Nam expressed his desire that the bilateral cooperation between UD and UI will be enhanced and extended more than ever before.