On the morning of March 8, 2019, the U.S Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City led by Mr. Matthew Ference – Head of Public affairs section visited and worked with the University of Danang (UD). Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of UD chaired the meeting. Attending the meeting, there were also several officers from the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, senior representatives of UD’s departments and centers.
At the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – UD’s President shared that "Being one of the three key multi-disciplinary, multi-level training and scientific research centers in Vietnam, UD has always focused on building and developing international cooperation in education and training, science and technology with different universities, especially with U.S. partners. UD has been implementing a lot of effective cooperation projects with U.S. universities such as USAID project, Maker Innovation Space (in collaboration with Arizona State University), International Conference on From Possibilities to vision & action (in collaboration with University of California Davis) ... In particular, the courtesy visit of H.E. Daniel J. Kritenbrink - the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam to UD on the APEC Week 2017 has strengthened the co-operative relationship with U.S. partners especially in the fields of education, science and culture.
Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of UD gave a present to Mr. Matthew Ference – leader of the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City
Sharing with UD's leader, Mr. Matthew Ference expressed his honor to visit and work with UD. Mr. Matthew Ference highly appreciated the role of UD in coordinating with the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City to share the U.S. educational information to many students in Da Nang city in recent years; as well as emphasizing the close international cooperation between UD and partners from advanced educational countries such as the United States, the UK and Japan.
Group photo taking
Mr. Matthew Ference shared that the U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam – H.E. Daniel J. Kritenbrink is very eager to continue to develop the cooperative relationship with UD in particular and Danang City in general. When H.E. Daniel J. Kritenbrink was appointed as a new Ambassador in Vietnam in 2017, he visited and discussed with UD’s leaders and students at Maker innovation Space. This is the result of meaningful and effective collaboration between UD and U.S. institutions and universities, namely the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Arizona State University. Maker innovation Space will be a premise to build the "American Hangout" at UD in the future, thereby helping to promote this space to become more and more effective.
The U.S. Consulate General delegation visited the UD Maker Innovation Space
According to Dr. Nguyen Ba Hoi – Dean of School of International Education, UD cum Director of Maker Innovation Space said that Maker Innovation Space has brought many good opportunities for students to have access to science and technology research as well as cultural and professional exchanges, foster their creative passions with many experts, researchers and scientists from many countries around the world. Through competitions and innovation projects, students have more opportunities to study, practice skills and make creative thinking from experts and lecturers. On this occasion, Dr. Nguyen Ba Hoi shared his desire to organize more in-depth seminars, information on post-graduate training programs for lecturers and students, especially when "American Hangout" is established at Maker Innovation Space.
At the end of the meeting, the leaders of the two sides noted suggestions in the meeting, highly appreciated the effective operation of the Maker Innovation space over the past time and assigned the mission of implementing necessary procedureto soon establish "American Hangout" at UD for UD functional departments.