The University of Danang welcomed and worked with The Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)



On December 5th, 2018, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of the University of Danang (UD) welcomed and worked with Ms. Ouidad Tebba - Director of AUF office in Pacific Asia.  Attending the meeting, there were leaders of International Cooperation Department, Research and Development Department – the University of Danang; senior representative of Science and International Cooperation Office – University of Science and Technology, Faculty of Information Technology and University of Technology and Education.


At the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu highly appreciated the significant purpose of the working visit of AUF delegation as well as gave special thanks to Director of AUF office in Pacific Asia and Leaders of AUF for their support and effective cooperation with UD and UD’s member universities. President Nguyen Ngoc Vu also emphasized that the number of leaders, managers, lecturers and students graduated from French-speaking countries, especially in French universities accounts for the large proportion of the total number of UD students. This is the key force to promote the cooperative development on a variety of aspects, especially French language factor between UD and AUF. President Nguyen Ngoc Vu also hoped that AUF would continue to be a bridge to expand the cooperative relationship between UD and international universities in the 800 universities network from more than 100 member countries of AUF.

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of UD (right) and Ms. Ouidad Tebba – Director of AUF office in Pacific Asia


At the meeting, Ms. Ouidad Tebba shared that AUF's priority strategy is always to accompany with universities including UD in the three-side cooperative direction: University - Enterprise - AUF with the aim of adapting the labor market’s needs and the employment in the context of industrial revolution 4.0. In particular, AUF pledged to continue supporting UD in activities such as start-ups, projects on the improvement of the proportion of employed graduates and educational quality assurance activities. On this occasion, Director of AUF office in Pacific Asia invited Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu to participate in the CONFRASIE-2019 expected to be taken place in May, 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City.

Group photo


In addition, representatives in charge of projects management of AUF and senior representatives of UD’s member universities discussed information relating to not only AUF new project 2019 on start-up, joint training and project building cooperation under the framework of the Erasmus + project funded by the European Union but also projects of the French Embassy and the International Francophone Organization.

It is known that UD has been being an active member of AUF since 1995. AUF has always paid much attention and practical support to UD in Francophone training project (undergraduate); other majors in Petrochemical Engineering, Information Technology; Doctoral training and the CAI-CNF project (since 1998). AUF has also been offering a lot of scholarships to UD’s lecturers and students. More than 100 graduates from French-speaking faculty of Chemistry and more than 20 IT students were received AUF’s scholarships for studying Master and PhD programs.

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of the University of Danang (2nd on the right) and Prof. Bui Van Ga – Former Deputy Minister of Ministry of Education and Training (3rd on the right) visited the international student’s booth of the Francophone Festival at University of Foreign Language Studies – UD