In the morning of October 22, 2019, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu - President of the University of Danang (UD) chaired the meeting with Polytechnic University of Hauts-de-France (UPHF) led by Prof. Franck Barbier – Vice President and Assoc.Prof. Dr. Le Thi Muoi - In charge of International Relations in Southeast Asia. Attendees were the representatives of the University of Economics, University of Foreign Language Studies, University of Da Nang Campus in Kon Tum, DNIIT Institute and functional departments of the University of Danang.
Overview of the meeting
At the meeting, President Nguyen Ngoc Vu welcomed and highly appreciated the working visit of the UPHF University to UD. “UD attaches special importance to the traditional cooperation with universities of the Republic of France. We are always looking forward to continuing to expand and develop this good relationship, especially in the fields of training, exchanging lecturers and students, and seeking joint research projects, especially the strategy development project of "smart city" applied to Danang city”- emphasized Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu.
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of UD gifted to Prof. Franck Barbier – Vice President of UPHF
Speaking at the meeting, Prof. Franck Barbier - Vice President of UPHF shared “the demand for innovative research in Hauts-de-France Region is now very large, along with that, thanks to the advantage of applying a training model associated with scientific research and technology transfer, the University can provide training for a large number of students to meet the region's socio-economic development needs and ensure job opportunities for students right after graduation. Prof. Franck Barbier expressed his desire to continue to promote and develop cooperative relationships with leading universities in Vietnam, of which UD has a special position and is an important strategic partner of the University.
Delegates at the meeting
Ending the meeting, leaders of the two universities acknowledged and agreed on the recommendations and orientations to promote cooperation in accordance with the potential, strengths and needs of each party, and assigned relevant units to continue develop and concretize the wishes of the universities’ leaders in the coming time. Previously (at the end of May 2019), the senior leadership delegation of the UD and its members also paid a working visit to UPHF to develop the cooperative relationship between the two universities, confirming the increasingly extensive, effective and comprehensive international cooperation development strategy of the University of Danang, contributing positively to the connection between Asia - Europe Universities in the process of world higher education integration.