Online exchange event “Salo-Danang and Friend”


On the morning of April 16, the city of Salo, Finland organized an online exchange event “Salo-Danang & Friend”. On the Finnish side, there were the attendance of Mayor of Salo Lauri Inna, Professor Tero Reunamen - Director of Education and Research, Turku University of Applied Sciences, Mr. Jukka Vakula – Director, Salo IoT Campus and the authorities  and businesses representatives of the city of Salo. On the Da Nang side, there were Vice Chairman of Da Nang People's Committee Le Trung Chinh, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Quang Son - Vice President of the University of Danang and representatives of departments, associations (Science and Technology, Foreign Affairs, Information and Communications, Investment Promotion, Young Business Association) and business incubators.


Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Quang Son – Vice President of the University of Danang participated in the exchange event


At the online exchange event with Finnish partners, Assoc. Prof. Le Quang Son, Vice President of the University of Danang (UD), promoted the introduction of UD which is currently cooperating with many Finnish universities and businesses. He emphasized his desire to strengthen the connection with Finnish partners to promote cooperation in training, scientific research and business – university cooperation, especially in areas shared between strengths of Salo City, Finland and the needs of UD and Danang city such as Engineering, information technology, business, start-up, innovation.


Mayor of Salo City

The Vice President of UD, Mr. Le Quang Son introduced the collaborative models that have been implemented effectively with typical Finnish partners such as innovation and start-up activities through the "Incubation program for Start-up and Innovation Ideas on Information Technology”(PISI-ICT) led by Vietnam-Korea University of Information and Communications Technology - UD and Department of Information and Communications Technology-UD, in collaboration with Turku University, Finland within the framework of Innovative Partner Program (IPP) program; University of Economics-UD is the first university in Vietnam to introduce the module "Starting a business" into a regular training program; The Vietnam-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education, UD (VNUK) has implemented many training activities, forming a start-up culture for teachers and students of Danang City.


UD's leaders and Finnish business partners

during the working visit to UD


Incubation program for startups and innovation at

Vietnam-Korea University of Information and Communications, UD in cooperation with University of Turku


On this occasion, UD's Vice President expressed his wishes and proposals to Salo City to send experts and lecturers to be guest speakers in the events organized by UD; continue to support the connection of Finnish universities and businesses in order to promote cooperation in training, research and business cooperation in the field of Startups, IT and Education Management, Early Childhood Education and many other spearhead technology fields in the development strategy of building "smart city" for Danang.

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