In the afternoon of December 12th, 2016, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – Vice President of UD welcomed and worked with Ms. Carlotta Colli– the Italian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh city. The meeting attendees from UD also included Dr. Hoang Hai – Director of International Cooperation Department – UD; MA. Ho Long Ngoc – Vice Director of International Cooperation Department – UD and Dr. Dao Thi Thanh Phuong – Vice Rector of University of Foreign Language Studies – UD.
In the meeting, Ms. Carlotta Collishared that the purpose of this visit was to improve the cooperative relationship between Italian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city and UD in various fields, especially in Education. Besides, Ms. Carlotta Collialso attached special importance to the MoU signed between UD and University of Bergamo, Italia (UB) in last June, 2016.
It is known that the cooperative programs between UD and UB mentioned in the MoU are lecturers, researchers and staff exchange; students’mobility; science journal exchange; granting scholarship for research students; co-organizing workshops, seminars; co-organizing short-term courses.
Moreover, Ms. Carlotta Collialso focused on the establishment of the Italian language course at University of Foreign Language studies – UD (UF – UD) to develop Italian language in Danang city – one of the tourism cities of Vietnam.
According to Dr. Dao Thi Thanh Phuong – Vice Rector of UF - UD, most of students from French Faculty of UF – UD have a high desire to study Italian. 05 alumni graduated from French Faculty of UF – UD are now tour guides using Italian language in Danang city. They will take responsibility as lecturers at Faculty of Italian language together with Italian native speakers living in Danang city. This course will be expected to be opened into 2 classes: 01 ordinary class and 01 intensive class. It is known that there are 18 students from English Faculty and French Faculty of UF – UD registering to follow this course.
In addition, Dr. Dao Thi Thanh Phuong also presented that UF– UD is in process of compiling the curriculum for the Italian language course. Especially, UF – UD also has intention to open Faculty of European Studies in the future.
At the end of the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vo emphasized that suggestions of Ms. Carlotta Colliwere truly suitable for the development orientation of Danang city in general and UD in particular. UD will continue to deploy the tourism training program as well as complete all procedure to launch the Italian language course at UF – UD”.