In recent years, universities and research institutes of Vietnam and Taiwan has developed a lot of academic exchanges activities and research collaboration.
Being one of three regional universities in Vietnam, The University of Danang (UD) has continuously developed and expanded cooperation with universities, research institutes and organizations worldwide. As for cooperation with Taiwan, UD has had cooperative relationships with many top universities such as Tsing Hua University, National Taiwan University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Chiao Tung University, etc.
Following those successes, on December 15th, 2016, UD has officially signed an MOU with Institute of atomic and molecular sciences, Academia Sinica (IAMS) - a leading research institute, with significant contribution to the enhancement of Taiwan's scientific development. So far, Academia Sinina has received 7 Nobel Prizes, home to hundreds outstanding scientists, including many alumni from USA and Europe Universities.
Participants attending the ceremony are the professors, associate professors, PhD who are leaders of the Institute and affiliated centers. They are also the faculty members of National Taiwan University - NTU. On this occasion, the delegation was led by Prof. Kuei-Hsien Chen - Director of IAMS
On UD side, there were Professors, Associate Professors, PhD fellows who graduated from Taiwan in some typical majors such as physics, chemistry, etc.
Representatives from IAMS
Reportedly, Academia Sinica is the national research institute of Taiwan with 30 members. The institute supports research activities in 03 key areas in humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Today, research projects at the IAMS cover topics ranging from the spectroscopy and dynamics of molecules to the fabrication and analysis of advanced materials to the study of biophysics and the development of analytical tools for biomolecules. At present the Institute has grown into a unit with 28 full-time Research Fellows and 11 Adjunct Research Fellows in the following four research groups: (1) Advanced Materials and Surface Science, (2) Atomic Physics and Optical Science, (3) Biophysics and Bio-analytical Technology, and (4) Chemical Dynamics and Spectroscopy. There are over 200 visiting scientists, postdoctoral associates, students, and research assistants working in the Institute, including about 90 master and Ph.D. students. The Institute is also an avid participant in the Taiwan International Graduate Program (TIGP) within the Academia Sinica.
With a strong desire to promote and develop scholarly cooperation in the fields of Physical Sciences, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (IAMS), Academia Sinica and The University of Danang agree to encourage scientific cooperation between scientists of their respective countries. Both sides intend to:
- Exchange of faculty members who will undertake research in Physical Science; including joint research projects.
- Exchange on a regular basis of publications, information, and research materials in fields of interests to both institutions.
- Organization of joint symposia, seminars and/or conferences to facilitate attendance of scholars from both countries.
Signing MOU between two sides
As known, Academia Sinica cooperated very closely with leading research universities in Taiwan, such as the National Chiao Tung University, National Taiwan University, Tsing Hua University, and Yang-Ming National University. It offers a number of PhD scholarship programs, especially Taiwan International Graduate Program - ITGP. This is an opportunity for young learners to participate in learning in such a modern and dynamic environment. Therefore, the MOU signing between UD and IAMS has great significance in the implementation of the objective to become a Research University in the future.
Prof. Tran Van Nam – UD President offers souvenirs to Dr. Kuei-Hsien Chen – Director of IAMS, Academia Sinica
The University of Danang – www.udn.vn