Many outstanding hallmarks and events of the University of Danang (UD) in the context of the amending and supplementing of some articles of the amended Higher Education Law confirmed that: “National Universities and Regional Universities have to carry out national strategic tasks and regional development mission of the country”. The Resolution No. 43-NQ / TW on the construction and development of Da Nang city in the new period issued by The Politburo, bringing a lot of opportunities and challenges for UD to continue affirming its role as a key university in Da Nang. Summarizing the 25 years of construction and development (1994-2019), UD had achieved a lot of important and comprehensive achievements. The outstanding hallmarks and events of UD in the past year were clearly shown in all fields as follows:
1. Improving the leadership structure of UD and its member universities
On April 23rd, 2019, Minister of Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) issued a Decision to appoint Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu to UD’s President; re-appoint Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngo Van Duong to UD’s Vice President and appoint Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thanh Bac and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Quang Son to UD’s Vice Presidents for the term of 2018-2023. Minister Phung Xuan Nha and the senior representatives of MOET together with Mr. Huynh Duc Tho-Chairman of Da Nang People's Committee worked with UD’s leaders on the new development strategy in the new period. UD had reappointed Rectors of its member universities, detail was as follows: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Manh Toan - Rector of University of Economics - UD; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Luu Trang - Rector of University of Education - UD; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Huu Phuc - Rector of University of Foreign Language Studies - UD; Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong - Rector of VN - UK Institute for Research and Executive Education...
The Minister of MOET appointed UD’s President and Vice Presidents
2. Summarizing and celebrating 25 years of UD’s establishment and development o (1994-2019)
On November 18th, 2019, on the occasion of Vietnamese Teachers' Day, UD solemnly summarized and celebrated the 25 years of UD’s establishment and development (1994-2019). Attending the event were Mr. Vo Cong Tri - Deputy Secretary of the Da Nang Party Committee, Mr. Huynh Duc Tho - Deputy Secretary of the Da Nang Party Committee cum Chairman of Danang People's Committee; senior representatives of People's Committees of Quang Nam and Quang Ngai provinces; national and international departments, organizations, associations, enterprises and partners and generations of leaders, officials, lecturers, alumni and students of UD through periods...
The success of the event brought a great significance for UD, thereby expressed gratitude to generations of leaders, officials and senior lecturers; reviewed the glorious tradition of UD through 25 years of establishment and development; affirmed UD's outstanding achievements in high quality human resources training and scientific research, made a positive contribution to the socio-economic development of Da Nang city and localities in the Central region and Western Highlands of Vietnam and the whole country as well; continue promoting the tradition of solidarity and striving to be worthy of being the key regional university and Vietnam's leading training and scientific research center, with prestige and high position in the region and the world.
Group photo taking
3. The University of Danang continued maintaining its high rankings on the prestigious University rankings in the world
The prestigious organization Quacquarelli Symonds - United Kingdom assessed that UD had increased its ranking in the Top 401-450 Asian Universities (QS Asia announced in December 2019). 4icu organization ranked UD at 03/67 of Vietnamese Universities (uniRank published in October 2019). This was the third consecutive year which UD was ranked in the Top 05-06 Vietnamese leading universities, Top 500 best Asian universities, further confirming the international quality and prestige in the process of global higher education integration.
UD continued to be highly appreciated by prestigious university ranking organizations
4. Innovating and implementing training programs to adapt to the industrial revolution 4.0 in a digital age
UD’s member universities had many innovations and implemented advanced teaching-learning methods such as Project Based Learning, CDIO (Conceive - Design - Implement - Operate) or learnt from practical experience (Learning Express); applied digital technology; deployed specific training programs (Information Technology, Tourism ...), career-oriented training ... whereby students were allowed to study in modern environment, easily to access «Smart campus», increase the duration of internships at enterprises and meet the "output standards" of knowledge, skills, informatics, foreign languages and soft skills to adapt to the industrial revolution 4.0 in a digital age.
Students were interested in studying
5. More training programs were accredited to achieve international standard
In the past year, University of Science and Technology - UD had 03 training programs recognized to meet the quality standards of Southeast Asia (AUN-QA), including: Architecture, Construction Economics and Transportation Construction Engineering. University of Economics - UD had 05 accredited training program meeting AUN-QA standards including: Accounting, Business Administration, Auditing, International Business and Marketing. University of Foreign Language Studies-UD had 02 accredited training programs meeting AUN-QA standards including: International Studies and English Language. This result further confirmed the prestige and quality of UD's training that had been assessed and recognized internationally. UD ranked 3rd in the country with a total of 20 accredited training programs, meeting international standards. The Quality Management Department- MOET also announced that University of Science and Technology - UD was one of seven Vietnamese higher education institutions recognized to meet international quality standards.
07 more programs were accredited internationally
6. The number of international publications increased sharply and there were several outstanding scientific research works
In 2019, UD's scientists and lecturers published more than 800 articles in international scientific journals, in which there were 270 articles published in WoS, SCOPUS. Therefore, the number of UD’s articles published internationally had a fastest increase ratio nationwide (up to 40% compared to 2018 and up to 100% of the number of international publications on SCOPUS).
02 lecturers (University of Science and Technology-UD and University of Technology and Education-UD) won the third prize and the consolation prize of Vietnamese Science and Technology Innovation Award (WIPO); 02 lecturers (University of Science and Technology - UD) were selected and sponsored by Vingroup Innovation Fund (VINIF) (nearly VND 10 billion) for two outstanding science and technology projects.
Two scientific research topics of two UD’s lecturers were sponsored by Vingroup Innovation Fund
7. Signing a lot of cooperation agreements on training and scientific research with localities and enterprises
In the past year, UD signed many cooperation agreements on training, research, application and technology transfer with Quang Ngai province, Kontum, Danang’s authority, Danang’s enterprises, Japan International Institute of Technology and Viettel Group. UD cooperated with Vietnam National University, Hanoi and Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City to implement “National and regional development mission”. The number of science and technology topics associated with localities and enterprises increased 04 times compared to 2018 with a total budget of nearly VND 20 billion (increased by times in comparison with 2018).
Signing more cooperation agreements with localities, organizations and enterprises
8. Successfully organizing many international and national conferences and seminars
Many international events and conferences organized at UD attracted a lot of leading scientists and experts such as: The 2020 RIVF International Conference On Computing And Communication Technologies; The ASEA-UNINET Plenary meeting 2019); The International Conference on Water Resources and Coastal Engineering 2019 (ICWREC-2019), The First National Conference on Dynamics and Control (University of Science and Technology - UD); International Conference on Accounting and Finance (ICOAF-2019), International Workshop on Management and Administration (COMB-2019), International Conference on Law, International Business and Economic Development (ICLIBED) -2019) (University of Economics - UD); International Conference on Knowledge and Systems Engineering (KSE-2019) (University of Education - UD); International Conference on Information Technology Application in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning (GloCALL-2019) (University of Foreign Language Studies - UD); National Scientific Conference on Information Technology and Its Application (CITA-2019) (College of Information Technology and School of Information Communication and Technology - UD) ...
UD successfully organized many key international events and conferences
9. Continuing to deploy “Development of Vietnam National Universities – the University of Danang Sub-project in Hoa Quy - Dien Ngoc”
With great efforts and determination, UD was actively implementing “Development of Vietnam National Universities – the University of Danang Sub-project in Hoa Quy - Dien Ngoc”. The Prime Minister approved the 1/2000 construction planning and managed the medium-term public investment capital in the period of 2016-2020 (for the immediate future, the Government would allocate VND 500 billion for the Project in 2020). UD had been promoting many works according to the project schedule such as: Consultancy contract to formulate 1/2000 mapaccording to the planning task; Collaborate with localities in the mission of compensation and land clearance; Work with the World Bank on ODA capital ... UD had also begun construction of multi-purpose building of University of Economics-UD. The proposal of establishment of the Vietnam - Korea University of Information Technology, Communication and Friendship under the management of UD had been approved by the Prime Minister. UD completed inter-ministerial evaluation to submit to the Prime Minister for delivering a decision of establishment of the 06th Member University of UD.
Working with the World Bank on ODA capital for UD project
10. UD's students won outstanding awards and achievements in academic and creative "playgrounds"
Many outstanding achievements of UD's students contributed to enhance the prestige, branding of UD and UD’s member universities such as: 02 First Prizes for team (professional and non-professional) and First Prize in Procon Contest in the 28th Vietnam Student Olympiad in Informatics; First Prize (Economics field) of Scientific Research Prize - The 21st Eureka; National First Prize of the Idea Contest for student volunteer- 2019; Third prize of Asian International Programming ACM / ICPC-2019; 02 second prizes, 01 third prize and 03 consolation prizes of Ministry of Education and Training's Student Research Award; First, Second, Third, and consolation prizes of Danang Student Science Research Contest 2019; Second Prize of the Korean International Architecture Competition; Second prize of Vietnam Green Architecture Competition; Third Prize of the National English Olympiad (amateur); First prize of Festival of connecting creative startup ideas - 2019"; Second Prize of the EPICS-2019; National First Prize of Flasmos Contest in Danang International Fireworks Festival DIFF-2019; Runner-up 1 Miss World Vietnam - 2019 ...
UD's students won many outstanding awards and achievements