The University of Danang (UD) and Queen’s University Belfast (Queen’s) signed Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation promotion



In the framework of the visit to Vietnam, in the morning of 13/01/2015, the delegation from Queen’s University Belfast (Queen’s) led by Prof.Jame McElnay, Pro-Vice-Chancellor had a meeting with leaders of the University of Danang (UD). Prof. Truong Ba Thanh, Vice –President of UD warmly welcomed the delegation.


Following the brief introduction about UD and affiliated members of Prof.Truong Ba Thanh, participants were heard about the Queen’s panoramic by Prof.Jame McElnay  


Overview of the meeting


Queen's University Belfast is a member of the Russell Group of 24 leading UK research-intensive universities, providing world-class education underpinned by world-class research.


Founded as Queen’s College in 1845, it became a university in its own right in 1908. Today, it is an international centre of research and education rooted at the heart of Northern Ireland.


The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on five occasions – for Northern Ireland's Comprehensive Cancer Services programme and for world-class achievement in green chemistry, environmental research, paleoecology and law.


Five prestigious Times Higher Education (THE) Awards further recognizes the University’s contribution to society. Queen’s received the award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts in 2008, was named the UK’s Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2009, won the Outstanding Engineering Research Team of the Year category in 2010, received the Most Innovative Teacher of the Year Award in 2011 and was awarded the Outstanding Fundraising Team of the Year title in 2012. With more than 17,000 students and 3,500 staff, it is a dynamic and diverse institution.




Prof.Jame McElnay – Pro-Vice Chancellor, introduced about Queen’s.             


After the introduction, the two sides continued to discuss potential cooperation possibilities between UD and Queen's. The discussion revolves around the main contents: (1) Interchange staff, faculty and students; (2) Joint research activities; (3) Co-organize international workshop/seminar; (4)Joint program 2+2; 3+1; (5) Proposed cooperation in economics and engineering; (6) Suggestion for MOU signing.



Group photo taking                     


After reaching the cooperationdirections, in the afternoon of the same day, the two universities agreed to sign MOU. Directly involving in the signing were Prof. James McElnay , Pro- Vice – Chancellor of Queen's and Prof. Tran Van Nam – President of UD.


Prof. Tran Van Nam – President of UDand Prof. James McElnay , Pro- Vice – Chancellor of Queen's


Reportedly, in the same morning, Queen's delegation also paid a courtesy visit to Danang University of Science and Technology (DUT). In particular, Prof. Hardacre - Head of School Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast had a talk with faculty, students of Chemistry Faculty, Danang University of Science and Technology.


January 13th 2015 wasthe day that really marked a milestone in the relationship between Queen's University Belfast and the University of Danang.


The University of Danang -