On August 16th, 2017, the delegation from U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City visited and worked with senior leaders of the University of Danang (UD) to co-organize the American Roadtrip – an event to exchange and share information about U.S. education.
Many cooperative opportunities with U.S. universities and research institutes in the future
Being one of the three biggest regional universities in the whole country with multi-disciplinary, multi-level and multidisciplinary training programs, UD attaches a special attention to and constantly establishes and expands international relations with various universities all over the world.
In the meeting, President Tran Van Nam shared that "In international cooperation, UD has established relationship with many U.S. partners. We have signed a MoU to deploy the Advanced Programs in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Embedded Systems with University of Washington and University of Portland, U.S.
In the field of research, we have collaborated with University of Illinois to conduct a joint research project on soy milk in Quang Ngai province.
In addition, we also promote cooperation in many areas with Arizona State University (ASU). And recently, UD together with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and ASU have just launched a Maker Innovation Space for UD’s students located in the headquarter of UD. It can be said that ASU and USAID are considered as one of our major partners in coordinating and implementing a lot of projects including the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP) and BUILD-IT project "
The meeting between UD and U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city
In addition, Prof. Dr. Tran Van Nam shared that: "At University of Science and Technology, UD, we have a lab funded by Intel Corporation. We also collaborated with Microsoft Corporation to set up the Microsoft Academy in UD. In addition, we have also established the relationship with Boeing, Texas Tech Instruments, etc." Highly Appreciate the achievements that UD achieved, senior representative of the U.S. Consulate General introduced and shared many educational cooperation opportunities that both sides can cooperate to deploy in the upcoming time.
"We look forward to promoting the cooperation relationship with U.S. universities and research institutes, in which we can exchange staff, lecturers and students together as well as implement joint research projects"- said Prof. Dr. Tran Van Nam.
Update information about U.S. education for Danang’s students
To not only share information about the U.S. education system but also introduce scholarship programs of U.S. Government for Vietnamese students in general and Da Nang’s students in particular, America Roadtrip was held at UD with the cooperation from the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city. The program attracted hundreds of students coming and learning about American education. Within the framework of the program, students as well as parents, who were interested in American education, had the opportunity to not only learn about activities and services of the U.S. Center (Events, resources for doing research and studying), the process and the way to apply for studying abroad but also the experience of finding scholarship, writing an application and interviewing former student. In addition, the event also provided a special opportunity to explore UD's Maker Innovation Space and experienced new technologies that helped participants to learn, practice and improve their English.
Students of Danang city participated in American Roadtrip
"We look forward to cooperating with UD to set up a U.S. Center in UD, where we can co-organize events and share useful information about U.S. education with students in particular and the community in general. In addition, with the Maker Innovation Space at UD, we will continue to develop researches in high-qualified technology, "said Mr. David Turnbull, the Cultural Attaché, U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city.
Responding to Mr. David Turnbull, Prof. Dr. Tran Van Nam emphasized that UD is willing to support UD’s students in particular as well as UD and the Central area and Western Highlands region’s students in general in providing, introducing and sharing useful information about U.S. education as well as supporting in the development of language skills.
In September, UD will receive an U.S. volunteer from Fulbright Program as an English Teaching Assistant to teach English skills at member-universities of UD. This will be an excellent opportunity for students to communicate and interact with native speakers as well as update information about U.S. culture.