Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin (Republic of Ireland) to visit and work with UD


Ever since H.E. Ms. Cait Moran - Ambassador of Ireland to Vietnam paid a visit to work and communicate with faculty members and students of the University of Economics, University of Da Nang (UD) on November 25th 2015, the foundation of international cooperation with universities in Ireland entered a new phase.

On December 06th 2016, Prof. Juliette Hussey, Vice President for Global Relations, and Ms. Karen Mortell, International Partnerships Manager of Global Relations Office, from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland had a meeting with senior leaders of the University of Danang.

Ms. Karen Mortell and Prof. Juliette Hussey at the meeting

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, a research university in Ireland. The college was founded in 1592 as the "mother" of a new university, modelled after the collegiate universities of Oxford and of Cambridge, but, unlike these, only one college was ever established; as such, the designations "Trinity College" and "University of Dublin" are usually synonymous for practical purposes. It is one of the seven ancient universities of Britain and Ireland, as well as Ireland's oldest university.

Trinity College is now surrounded by Dublin and is located on College Green, opposite to the former Irish Houses of Parliament. The college proper occupies 190,000 m2 (47 acres), with many of its buildings ranged around large quadrangles and two playing fields. Academically, it is divided into three faculties comprising 25 schools, offering degree and diploma courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As of 2016, it was ranked by the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings as the 160th best university in the world, by the QS World University Rankings as the 98th best, by the Academic Ranking of World Universities as within the 151–200 range, and by all three as the best university in Ireland. 

As athe multidisciplinary regional university, UD has about 60,000 full-time students studying at its college members and affiliated units. As oriented by 2020, UD will become research-oriented university, playing a key role in training high-quality human resources for the central region and Highlands.

With these advantages, representatives of both sides discussed a number of directions and possibility of cooperation in the future in such areas as support UD faculty members under the project 911, exchange of faculty and students, research collaboration, joint-project, etc.

At the meeting, Dr. Duong Mong Ha - Rector of VN-UK Institute of Research and Executive Education (VN-UK) has introduced some significant features of the Institute. With 03 majors including Management and International Business, Biomedical Sciences and Computer Science, Dr Ha proposed some possible cooperation between VNUK and TCD that both sides could do, especially the joint-program in Biomedical Sciences (2+2, 2+1+1, 4+0, etc.).

Representatives of UD at the meeting

According to Prof. Juliette, Ireland would like to strengthen cooperation with universities and colleges in Vietnam. She also stressed that the visit of the President of Ireland - Mr. Michael D.Higgins in Ho Chi Minh City on November 2016 hadhave great significance in the effort to cooperate with universities in Vietnam.

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As teaching quality and international cooperation is increasingly enhanced, UD’s students will be high-ly qualified human resources to serve the economic development of the country.

* Some photos of TCD (from Internet)

TCD Campus

TCD is one of the top institutions in the world in the areas of Nanotechnology, Information Technology, Medicine, Psychology, Philosophy, Politics, English and other specialization.

TCD has about 50 sports clubs and 110 social groups for students

The Library of Trinity College is a legal deposit library for Ireland and the United Kingdom, containing over 4.5 million printed volumes and significant quantities of manuscripts, maps and music.

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