In the morning of November 1st, 2012, the University of Danang (UD) welcomed the delegation of the University of Newcastle (UN), Australia led by Assoc. Prof. Phillip Geary, Assistant Dean International. In the delegation there were also Ms. Hope Tancinco, Business Manager – Asia, and Assoc. Prof. Minh Nguyen, Director of East West Research Pty Ltd. At UD’s side, there were Assoc. Prof. Doan Quang Vinh, UD’s Vice President; MA. Ho Long Ngoc, Vice Director of International Cooperation Department; Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Chinh Vice Director of Science - Technology and Environment; Dr. Huynh Cong Phap, Vice Rector of Danang College of Information Technology; Dr. Nguyen Le Hung, Deputy Head of Science - Postgraduate and International Cooperation Office of Danang University of Technology, and other relevant officers.
In the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Doan Quang Vinh introduced briefly UD’s organizational structure as well as training program and cooperation with foreign partners.
Assoc. Prof. Phillip Geary introduced the University of Newcastle (established in 1965), a multi-disciplinary university with Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Education and Arts, Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science and Information Technology. UN has 35,000 students studying at 5 campuses in Newcastle, Central Coast, Port Macquarie, Sydney, and Singapore. Recently, UN has been ranked 268th university in the world, and 33rd university in the world among the universities under 50 years of age. Besides, UN is in Australian top 10 for research funding and outcomes. The University of Newcastle collaborates with universities of over 80 countries, including Vietnam. UN is also a partner of Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) in project 322.
Assoc. Prof. Phillip Geary expressed his willingness to cooperate with UD as well as continue cooperation with MOET under project 911. Two sides had a thorough discussion and opened up a lot of cooperation ways.
At the end of the meeting, both sides expressed their enthusiasm and efforts to achieve successful outcomes in cooperative activities in the future.