In the afternoon of April 8, 2019, H.E. Wendy Matthews - New Zealand’s Ambassador in Vietnam visited and worked with the University of Danang (UD). Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of UD chaired the meeting together with senior representatives of International Cooperation Department-UD and University of Foreign Languages Studies- UD.
At the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu - UD President warmly welcomed the New Zealand’s Ambassador in Vietnam to UD. President Nguyen Ngoc Vu introduced briefly about UD as well as a lot of joint programs in collaboration with different foreign universities. According to President Nguyen Ngoc Vu, UD has been receiving the attention, direction and investment of the Government to develop UD into one of the top three prestigious training and scientific research and technology transfer centers of Vietnam to meet the requirements for development of Danang city, Central region - Central Highlands and Vietnam as a whole.
Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu gave a present to H.E. Wendy Matthews
President Nguyen Ngoc Vu also shared that UD takes an important role in training, providing high quality human resources and scientific research in many key areas such as: Tourism, High-tech Industry, and Marine Economy to develop Danang into a smart city, an environmental city, a center for innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship. Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu also affirmed that the visit and work of H.E. Wendy Matthews showed the concern of the New Zealand’s Government for the cooperation development in education and training, science and technology with UD in particular and other Vietnamese higher education in general. President Nguyen Ngoc Vu hoped that AmbassadorWendy Matthews would help to connect UD with various New Zealand universities, one of the advanced educational systems in the world attracting a lot of international students including Vietnamese students.
University of Economics – UD cooperates with Massey University, New Zealand
to deploy Master program in Human resources training
At the meeting, Ambassador Wendy Matthews expressed her joy to visit UD and affirmed that education is a key point in the cooperation relationship between Vietnam and New Zealand. Currently, there are more than 2000 Vietnamese students studying in New Zealand. New Zealand is focusing on the investment of education, risk management, natural disasters, environmental and urban management and granting many scholarships for international students, including Vietnamese ones.
The Ambassador said that there are a lot of New Zealand universities would like to develop cooperation relationship with Vietnamese universities, including UD - a leading prestigious university in Vietnam with potentials for cooperation development. Ambassador Wendy Matthews shared that during this visit, she would like to find out UD’s strengths, thereby connecting the needs of UD to international organizations and enterprises, especially the universities of New Zealand. H.E. Wendy Matthews also hoped that there would be more students in Danang City, including UD's excellent students applying for the New Zealand Government Scholarships.
Group photo taking
At the meeting, UD also proposed several suggestions in the cooperation relationship with New Zealand’s universities such as: lecturers and students exchange program; Research cooperation and technology transfer, joint programs in the fields of Information Technology, Nanotechnology, New Material Technology, Biomedical Sciences... With the support from the Ambassador, UD hoped to develop more relationships with different universities and research institutes of New Zealand, thereby contributing positively to the development of Danang city and localities in the central key economic region of Vietnam.
The meeting ended with the understanding and satisfaction of both universities, opening up opportunities for cooperation between UD and universities, organizations and enterprises of New Zealand.