In the afternoon of January, 10th 2013, The University of Danang (UD) welcomed the government delegation and the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) from Hungary, led by Dr. Aszódi Attila, Vice Rector of BME, and Director of BME institute of Nuclear Engineering. Attending in the meeting, there were Assoc. Prof. Tran Van Nam- President of UD, Assoc. Prof. Doan Quang Vinh – Vice President of UD, M.A Tran Huu Phuc - Director of Administration Department, Dr. Le Thi Kim Oanh – Vice Rector of University of Science and Technology, Dr. Hoang Hai - Director of International Cooperation Department and other relevant officers.
In the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Tran Van Nam briefly introduced about framework of organization as well as training programs of all member universities of the University of Danang. Especially, President Tran Van Nam also presented research cooperation programs that have been conducted between UD and other European universities such as UK universities, French universities…UD’s President also expressed his desire to promote the cooperation with different universities in Hungary in general and BME in particular in the field of atomic energy. At present, UD has not had training programs relating to atomic energy yet, but there are some majors relating to atomic energy such as physics, chemistry. ..Therefore, President Tran Van Nam hopes to widen the cooperation with BME in the fields of atomic energy in particular and other majors in general.
The Budapest University of Technology and Economics is the biggest university of Hungary specializing in training technology. The number of students of BME is 2400 and the number of lecturers is 1200. The training system of BME includes 3 years for undergraduate level, 2 years for postgraduate level and 2-3 years (depending on different majors) for doctoral level. Dr. Aszódi Attila would like to cooperate with UD in the fields of economics, technology and especially atomic energy. Dr. Aszódi Attila also shared proudly that in order to guarantee the study and research of students of Atomic Energy Department, BME has built a nuclear reactor to serve for teaching.
In addition, BME also has a close relationship with Paks Nuclear Power Plant, therefore, opportunities for students to do research and practice at BME is promoted remarkably. Especially, Dr. Aszódi Attila also emphasized that BME is willing not only to cooperate and support Vietnamese students in their study and research at BME but also receive UD’s lecturers, doctoral students to come to do research, or for training in short-term or long-term courses.
Assoc. Prof. Tran Van Nam acknowledged teaching and research proposals by Mr. Aszódi Attila and expressed his willingness to cooperate with BME.
After the meeting, two sides signed the MOU and hoped the cooperative activities between the two universities will soon be deployed as well as have good results in the future.
After the meeting at UD, the Hungarian government delegation and BME continued to work with the University of Science and Technology (DUT). At the meeting, Dr. Le Kim Hung, Rector of the University of Science and Technology expressed his sincere thanks to BME and the Paks Nuclear Power Plant that have created conditions for the two groups of DUT’s administrative and teaching staff to have short-term training in Hungary. In addition, representatives of the two sides briefly introduced about each university and discussed the possibility of cooperation between the two universities. Especially, Assoc. Prof. Le Kim Hung also stressed that DUT offers two advanced training programs taught entirely in English (Embedded system and Digital system programs). Therefore, DUT will build up the training program in atomic energy following up the model of the advanced programs. The two sides also discussed about receiving UD’s students and teaching staff for the third time training in Hungary. Both universities also expressed their effort to expand intensive cooperation not only in the field of atomic energy but also other majors such as economics, technology
At the end of the meeting, Dr. Aszódi Attila expressed his thanks to UD and DUT for the warm welcome and hopes that cooperative programs in training and scientific research between the two universities will develop steadily.