In the exciting atmosphere of the new academic year with a series of successive events from the Opening Ceremony, welcoming new students, granting scholarships for disadvantaged students to the Honors Program for the most excellent student ... With the desire to provide outstanding results of the 2016-2017 academic year as well as announce the key guidelines and solutions implemented in 2017- 2018, the University of Danang (UD) solemnlyorganized a press conference at the headquarters located at 41 Le Duan streetin the morning of September 19, 2017.
+ Confirm the leading training quality which was accredited to achieve the domestic and international standards
In 2016, the quality accreditation process of UD in general and member-universities in particular had achieved a lot of outstanding results. All four member-universities of UD including University of Science and Technology, University of Economics, University of Education, University of Foreign Language Studies had completed the quality assurance process as well as were accredited by Center of Quality Assurance – Vietnam National University, Hanoi. These 4 member universities were recognized as accredited universities in accordance with the standard of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). In June, 2017, University of Science and Technology, the University of Danang (DUT-UD) achieved the accreditation standard of the European accreditation organization HCERES in term of 05 years together with Hanoi University of Science and Technology, National University of Civil Engineering and Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology.
In the 2016-2017 academic year, DUT-UD has been externally accredited by the Educational Quality Assessment Center – Hanoi University of Science and Technology and recognized to achieve the National Quality Standard in the period of 2016 – 2021. In addition, the two advanced programs in Embedded Systems and Electronics and Communication Engineering of DUT-UD were assessed by the AUN-QA in the period of 2016-2020 with the highest quality in Vietnam so far; Besides, there were 03 high quality engineering training programs (PFIEV) in Automatic Manufacturing, Computer Science, Software Technology of DUT-UD which were re-accredited and recognized to reach the educational standard by CTI in the period of 2016-2022.
+ Establish the long-lasting relationship with enterprises, community and press companion in education and training to develop the high- qualified human resources.
“"Last year, UD constantly collaborated with enterprises in the training programs as well as consulted ideas and carried out researches to forecast the labor market needs to adjust the structure of majors, training scale and enrollment targets in the direction of gradually reducing the redundant programs and strengthening training courses in technology, engineering, advanced programs, high quality programs which wereaccredited "(Education Newspaper)
+ Commit to assurance the educational quality by the proportion of graduates employed is increasing.
"Training students to be employed is a priority and the first orientation of UD" (Education Newspaper).
"UD’s student employment ratio is over 90%. The percentage of graduates employed is one of the criteria for external quality accreditation at UD’s member universities "(Da Nang Newspaper).
+ Promote the the rate of lecturers having doctoral degree
"In the last academic year, UD fostered the level of UD teaching staff.Therefore, the percentage of lecturers having doctoral degrees, professors and associate professors title increased dramatically"(Da Nang Radio and Television Station DRT)
+ Enhance the potentials and efficiency of scientific and technological research - Be ready for the industrial revolution 4.0
In the academic year 2016-2017, UD has a relatively high increased number of applied research projects and international publications, compared to previous years. Intensive international cooperation has contributed to development of wide and deep relationship with most universities, organizations and enterprises in Vietnam and abroad ... The impressive data showed that UD hosted 12 international scientific conferences with many big international projects, attracting overseas Vietnamese scientists and international experts to participate in teaching and research, contributing to improving the quality of training and scientific research in accordance with international standards ... "(Education Newspaper)
"Enhancing foreign languages, informatics and soft skills for students ready to meet the requirements of international labor market integration is always a top priority ... UD currently focuses on the key fields of science & technology and basic education to be ready for the industrial revolution 4.0 ... At UD, "Fund for development of Science and Technology" has been deployed effectively towards capacity building and strategy of research - oriented S & T development. In the academic year 2016-2017, UD has presided over seven projects of NAFOSTED, 96 projects at State and Ministry level, significantly increasing compared to previous years. "(Da Nang Police Newspaper)
"UD has cooperated with Microsoft Corporation to set up" Microsoft IT Academy "(Microsoft IT Academy-MSITA) to train IT skills in accordance with international standards for students ... UD has applied Examination of English according to the Vietnam framework of foreign language capacity 6 levels (organized by University of Foreign Languages Studies) since the academic year 2016-2017. As a research-oriented university, UD will focus on cutting-edge Science-Technology-Maths (STEM) to be ready for the 4.0 revolution. "(ICT Da Nang)
+Continuous investment in facilities, efforts to build "University Urban" according to the Prime Minister's Conclusion
In the academic year 2016-2017, UD established School of Technology, School of Information and Communication Technology, Danang Institute of Science and Technology, Danang International Institute of Technology (DNIIT) cooperating with Nice-Sophia Antipolis University, France) ... invested in laboratories (Biotechnology, Biomedical Technology, Material and Petrochemical Technology ...), Telecommunication Laboratories; Recently, on August 11, 2017, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Arizona State University (ASU) and UD, in collaboration with Fablab Da Nang, officially opened the second "Maker Innovation Space" in Vietnam as a place of work, practice and research for scientists, students. "(Danang ICT)
"Following the latest instruction by the Prime Minister, UD has worked with the Ministry of Education and Training, Danang People's Committee and Quang Nam People's Committee to promote the re-launch of the UD Urban Project). UD is seeking consulting units to survey the whole of 286 ha. At the same time, UD has built a development strategy until 2025 with a vision to 2035 as the basis for adjusting the project planning to suit the strategy of the university (Infonet Newspaper)
+Promote the solidarity and consensus in the entire system of the regional university – Innovate advanced university governance according to the roadmap for university autonomy
In recent years, especially in the academic year 2016-2017, UD has focused on further improvement of the structure and the model of key regional university of the nation. In the academic year 2017-2018, UD draws up 11 groups of basic tasks such as: Building and perfecting strategies to create the premise, motivation for the fast and sustainable development of UD in the new period that determines to realize the goal of becoming a research-oriented university, ranking in the top five leading universities in Vietnam and top 500 leading universities in Asia before 2025 (Communist Party Electronic Newspaper)
"Up to now, the project on establishment and inter-ministerial appraisal process for the University of Technical Education - UD have been completed and are in the process of submitting to the Government for consideration and decision on the establishment of the University that will be formed on the basis of rearranging, reorganizing the Faculty of Technical Education (University of Science & Technology - UD) and College of Technology – UD and this is also the first University of Technical Education in the Central - Highlands (Danang ICT)
+ Intensive and effective international cooperation demonstrates the prestige of a research-oriented university by increasing international publication and university rankings.
In recent years, UD has always been ranked among the top universities in Vietnam and ranked high in top universities in the region and in the world: Top 5 leading universities in Vietnam; Top 9 Vietnamese Universities and Top 100 Universities in Southeast Asia (Webometric 7/2017) "(Education Newspaper)
UD has built up its brand and prestige, continuing to affirm the top choice of thousands of students every year ... "(Da Nang Police Newspaper)
An encouraging news for UD before the new academic year was that in 06/9/2017, a group of independent experts ranking Vietnamese universities led by PhD. Luu Quang Hung, Melbourne, Australia
published the results of an independent research over three years, thereby selecting over 100 universities to publish the rankings of 49 universities in Vietnam (with the most available data). Accordingly, US was ranked 4th in the top 07 leading universities (Vietnam National University, Hanoi (1), Ton Duc Thang University (2), Vietnam National University of Agriculture (3), University Da Nang (4), Vietnam National University, HCMC (5), Can Tho University (6), Hanoi University of Science & Technology (7)). Although there are still varied opinions on the criteria and how they are implemented, this, however, is one of the most well-documented results of the study, acknowledging the research team's efforts by which partly appreciate the social community to UD, and also be the driving force for UD to constantly strive to develop more to be worthy of tradition, position, role and mission of one of the three leading centers of education, training and technology scientific research in Vietnam.