In the morning of December 06th, 2017, the University of Danang (UD) solemnly held a ceremony to announce the establishment decision of University of Technology and Education (UTE) – one of the member-universities of UD—and to appoint the Rector of UTE in term of 2017-2022.
Prof. Dr. Tran Van Nam – President of UD, authorized by the Prime Minister to award the establishment decision of UTE, UD to Assoc. Prof. Phan Cao Tho – Rector of UTE,UD
In attendance at the ceremonywere Mr. Ho Ky Minh - Standing Committee Member of Danang party committee, Vice Chairman of Danang People's Committee; Mr. Tran Dinh Hong - Standing Committee Member, Head of Organizing Board of Danang party committee; Prof. Dr. Bui Van Ga - Former Deputy Minister of Ministry of Education and Training (MOET); Representatives of Departments, Universities and Colleges in Danang and UD member-universities,as well as lecturers and students. Theceremony also had the presence of many lecturers who were also former leaders of UD and other UD member-universities through the ages.
Mr. Ho Ky Minh - Vice Chairman of Danang People's Committee and Mr. Tran Dinh Hong - Head of Organizing Board of Danang Party Committee gave flowers to congratulate on Assoc. Prof. Phan Cao Tho – Rector of UTE, UD
University of Technology and Education, UD was established under the Decision No. 1749 / QD-TTg dated on November 08, 2017 of the Prime Minister, based on the reorganization of College of Technology and Faculty of Technical Education - University of Science and Technology, UD. Thiswas a turning point and a milestone in the history of development of UTE, UD. On November 27th, UTE-UD had also received a MOET’s decision to allow training activities from the 2017-2018 academic year.
Assoc. Prof. Phan Cao Tho was appointed as Rector of UET, UD
"In the context of the Prime Minister's agreement,which allowsUD to apply the same mechanism of the two National Universities, UD will be invested to become one of the three key training centers of Vietnam. The establishment of University of Technology and Education today is a milestone in the development of UD, contributing to the successful implementation of UD's mission and goals, including the goal of becoming a research-oriented university by 2020,” said Prof. Dr. Tran Van Nam.
Prof. Dr. Tran Van Nam presented a presentation
At the ceremony,Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Cao Tho shared the UTE’s objectives:
- Build and develop University of Technology and Education - UD in the applicationorientation;
- Train technical human resources at all levels: technologicalengineers, technical pedagogy bachelors, and practical engineers;
- Study and deploy scientific and technological activities;
- Attach importance to research and technological products transferto serve for technical education - vocational training - vocational guidance;
- Contribute to the development of UD;
- Adapt to the needs of socioeconomic development of Danang city, Central area and Western Highland of Vietnam.
Assoc. Prof. Phan Cao Tho used to teach at University of Science and Technology and has nearly 31 years of teaching and leadership experience as the role of Head of Department; Vice Dean, Dean of Faculty; Deputy Director of the Post Graduate Studies Department, Rector of College of Technology and now Rector of University of Technology and Education
Prof. Dr. Bui Van Ga – Former Deputy Minister of MOET and Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – Vice President of UD gave flowers to Assoc.Prof. Phan Cao Tho
Senior leaders of UD member-universities gave flowers to Assoc.Prof. Phan Cao Tho