On May 29, the University of Danang (UD)’s Quality Assurance Council held its 7th meeting in 2020. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of the UD cum Chairman of the Council – chaired the meeting.
The meeting also drew the participation of Prof. Dr. Bui Van Ga – former Deputy Minister of Education and Training and former President of the UD, Prof. Dr. Tran Van Nam – former President of the UD, as well as all member of the Council.
Overview of the meeting.
At the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dinh Thanh Viet, Head of the UD’s Department of Quality Assurance, reported outstanding results in quality assurance, educational accreditation and university rankings for the period of 2015 – 2020. He also proposed some orientations, focal solutions for the Council to consider and discuss to set out directions, missions, and solutions which will be deployed in the coming time.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dinh Thanh Viet spoke at the meeting.
Members of the Council actively discussed, analyzed and clarified the context, challenges, difficulties and advantages of quality assurance, educational accreditation and university rankings.
They proposed some solution groups to further promote quality assurance activities such as: clearly defining responsibilities among regional universities and their member and affiliated units; reviewing and overcoming the limitations to achieve the best results when conducting educational accreditation in line with the Circular 12/2017 as well as AUN-QA standards; diversifying international-standard options of accreditation which are applied for educational institutions and training programs; focusing on renovating and improving the quality of training, scientific research; enhancing university rankings by international cooperation strategies to attract many prestigious foreign partners, scholars, experts, etc.
In his conclusion speech of the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu affirmed that the outstanding results in quality assurance, educational accreditation and university rankings over the past period have contributed to improving the prestige and brand of the UD as well as its member and affiliated units; at the same time actively promoting the development of the UD in the context of competition and international integration.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu addressed the meeting.
In the time to come, the UD’s President asked Rectors of member universities, heads of affiliated units to continue to pay attention to quality assurance, prepare well for the accreditation of educational institutions and training programs in 2020 – 2021, independently select international university rankings in accordance with the practical conditions and the units’ missions.
According to President Nguyen Ngoc Vu, it is necessary to continue to honour enthusiastic, highly competent and experienced lecturers who made great contributions to training and scientific research. The university needs to focus on improving the quality of international scientific publication, enhancing quality assurance indicators in the process of integration and internationalization of higher education.
The UD will soon consult with the member and affiliated units to promulgate the regulation on quality assurance, create a unity of awareness and action, continue to implement and spread the quality culture throughout the whole university.
The President of the UD asked leaders of member universities and affiliated units to focus on admission in 2020 which is considered as a key task to improve the training quality in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.