The new progress in cooperation relationship among University of Economics – The University of Danang and Japanese Universities



From June 17 to 25, the delegation of University of Economics – the University of Danang (UE-UD) including: Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Manh Toan – Rector of UE-UD; Assoc. Prof. Vo Thi Thuy Anh - Vice Rector of UE-UD;  Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Phuc Nguyen - Head of Research and International Cooperation Office, UE-UD; MSc. Phan Kim Tuan - Head of Administration Office, UE-UD; Dr. Huynh Thi Hong Hanh - Head of Quality Assurance Office, UE-UD and Dr. Huynh Thi Dieu Linh - International Business Faculty, UE-UD visited and worked with Japanese Universities.

Meeting with Kyoto University

With the support and connectivity of Prof. Junichi Mori - Former Vice President of Kyoto University (KU), UE-UD delegation had a meeting with KU leaders and faculties. Specifically, in the meeting with Prof. Kayo Inaba-Vice President of KU in charge of international cooperation, representatives of two sides united to improve specialized cooperation after the signing MoU between UD and KU in 2014. KU’s representatives expressed their excitement to welcome UE students to study and exchange 01 year through full-time scholarship. This would be a turning point in the relationship between the two universities as well as open the opportunity for UE lecturers and students to study in Japan. Regarding scientific research, UE-UD also invited KU to co-organize an International Seminar on Accounting and Finance ICOAF 2019. Prof. Kayo Inaba was very excited with the invitation of UE-UD and he hoped to co-host a professional seminar like ICOAF - a forum for the knowledge exchange among scientists around the world.

UE-UD also discussed cooperation relationship in training, scientific research, lecturers and students exchange with Prof. Masahiko Egami - Dean of Faculty of Economics, KU.

The Southeast Asian Research Center would support UE-UD in the development of scientific journals according to international standard (image: The UE-UD delegation discussed with Prof. Yoko Hayami - Director of the Southeast Asian Research Center))

In addition, UE-UD delegation also had a meeting with Prof. Yoko Hayami - Director of The Southeast Asian Research Center (SARC). Prof. Yoko Hayami said that besides receiving UE-UD’s scholars to do research at SARC, he would support UE-UD in developing scientific journals according to international standard. Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Manh Toan also introduced the prestigious conferences at UE-UD such as ICOAF, MICA ... and sent an invitation to scientists of SARC.

Took a photo with Kobe University leaders

On June 21, UE-UD delegation had an important meeting with Kobe University. At the meeting, Prof. Mizutani Fumitoshi - Vice President of Kobe University (in charge of planning and management) and Prof. Fujita Seiichi - Vice President of Kobe University (in charge of training) discussed the lecturers and students exchange program, 2 + 2 program, 3 + 1 program and postgraduate training with UE-UD delegation. It is known that UD and Kobe University signed a cooperation agreement on training, scientific research, students exchange in 2013. The agreement was the foundation to improve the relationship of University of Economics-UD and Kobe University in the future.

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Manh Toan – Rector of UE-UD and Prof. Mizutani Fumitoshi – Vice President of Kobe University

Meeting with Business Administration Faculty – Kobe University

To concretize the cooperation relationship with Kobe University, UE-UD delegation met and discussed with Prof. Chen Kuang-hui - Dean of Graduate School for International Studies, Prof. Nakamura Tamotsu - Dean of Economics and Prof. Norio Kambayashi - Dean of Business Administration. UD-UD invited scholars and professors from Kobe University to not only attend international conferences but also organize several seminars, workshops to enhance the exchange of scientific knowledge and connect lecturers and students between two universities. Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Manh Toan had introduced the summer program, the exchange semester and shared that this would be an opportunity for Kobe University students to study and experience the educational and cultural environment in Vietnam. 

Meeting with Economics Faculty – Kobe University

At University of Senshu (US) in Tokyo, UE-UD delegation had discussion with Prof. Shigeto Sasaki – Rector of US (in charge of cooperation in training, scientific research, international seminars and student exchange). Prof. Shigeto Sasaki agreed with UE-UD's proposals and hoped that UE-UD would be an important partner US in Vietnam. UE-UD delegation also discussed the cooperation in economic research with Prof. Yano Takashi - expert of CGE model. 

Meeting with University of Senshu

The business trip to Japan of UE-UD delegation was successful with many important commitments. The agreements would be a new step to enhance cooperation in many fields between UE-UD and partner Universities in Japan.