In the afternoon of September 21st, 2016, the delegation from Finland University (FU) led by Mr. Pekka Saavalaine – CEO of Finland University visited and worked with the University of Danang (UD). In the delegation, there were Ms. Trinh Truong – Education Coordinator, The University of Tampere; Mr. Juho Pesonen -Programme Manager, The University of Eastern Finland; Ms. Mari Perlinen - Key Account Manager University of Eastern Finland; Ms. Johanna Kärki - Planning Office, The University of Turku
The meeting attendees from UD included Assoc. Prof. Doan Quang Vinh – Vice President of UD; Dr. Tran Dinh Khoi Quoc – Director of Academic Affairs Department, MA. Ho Long Ngoc – Vice Director of International Cooperation Department; Dr. Nguyen Ba Hoi – Vice Dean of School of International Education; Dr. Nguyen Phuc Nguyen – Head of Science & International Cooperation Office, University of Economics – UD.
In the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Doan Quang Vinh briefly introduced about framework of organization as well as training programs of all member universities of UD. Especially, Vice President Doan Quang Vinh also presented research cooperation programs that have been conducted between UD and other foreign universities
At the meeting, Mr. Juho Pesonen - Programme Manager presented that one of the key MA programs of FU is tourism. Besides, Mr. Juho Pesonen also shared that University of Economics - one of member universities of UD has trained thousands of students in Tourism to serve for economy of local area and the whole country. Therefore, Mr. Juho Pesonen expressed his desire to cooperate with UD to develop the cooperative program in Tourism in two ways as follows:
- FU will grant scholarships (8,000 Euro/a year/1 student) for 15 excellent student of UD to study Master of Tourism at FU;
- or FU will send lecturers to UD to teach in Master of Tourism course at UD.
Mr. Juho Pesonen introduced about MA programs in FU
In addition, Mr. Pekka Saavalaine - CEO of FU also recommended to cooperate in doing scientific research between the two universities. Thereby, Mr. Pekka Saavalaine emphasized that FU will support UD to become a research - university in the near future. Moreover, He also suggested to sign the MoU with UD in the second visit to Danang city in next November, 2016.
It is known that FU is the biggest university in the Nordic area and also ranked in the top 2% of leading universities in the world. FU includes 3 major universities in Finland (University of Eastern Finland, University of Turku, University of Tampere). Up to the present time, there are about 50,000 students and 8,000 professors in FU. Especially, there are 60 master programs taught entirely in English such as Law, Economics, Medicine and Pharmacy, Foreign Languages, Information Technology, etc.
Assoc. Prof. Doan Quang Vinh gave the present for Mr. Pekka Saavalaine – CEO of FU
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