International standard-oriented improvement of quality is the objective and foundation for integration and sustainable development

03/02/2021

Despite facing the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, in 2020, the University of Danang (UD) still had 4 more training programs that were accredited in accordance with the international standard of the ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance (AUN-QA).

Up to now, the UD has had 24 training programs that met international standards (AUN-QA of Southeast Asia and CTI of Europe), ranked 3rd among Vietnam’s top universities in terms of the number of international-recognized training programs.

This explains why the UD has been always chosen by candidates through several admission seasons.

Building and imbuing with culture of quality

On the threshold of the new year, the UD has adopted 2021 as “The year of focusing on improving the training quality for the goal of sustainable development”. This guideline was directly thoroughly by the UD’s President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu to all key leaders, managing officials of all member universities and affiliated units, considering it a solid foundation to implement the strategy, vision of “becoming one of three leading education and scientific research centers in Vietnam, among the top 50 best universities in Southeast Asia”.

For many years, the culture of quality assurance has been created and nurtured through the development stages with a thorough governance system, from the UD’s Council for Educational Quality Assurance, the Department of Educational Quality Assurance to the Office of Educational Quality Assurance and Accreditation of member universities, affiliated units, which serves as a “red string” connecting all work areas to meet quality assurance’s criteria in the UD’s integration process with the world university education.

The training and capacity building activities for educational assurance and accreditation staff have been focused and regularly implemented.

Innovating teaching – learning methods to improve training quality

The UD’s member universities in recent years have proactively implemented and applied active teaching – learning methods such as Project-based Learning (PBL), Project Defense (Capstone Project), CDIO (Conceive – Design – Implement – Operate), etc., which aims to significantly increase the time of practice and internship of students.

From the close connection with businesses right from the stages of building, design and renewal of training programs to the development of advance labs’  facilities, assignment of lecturers to guide and review student’s dissertations on basis of Capstone Project, encouragement for students to implement interdisciplinary topics, ideas and products applied to community service,... have helped students to have creativity, critical thinking, quick adaptability, competitive competition in the domestic and international labour markets.

The great achievements have been harvested by the UD’s students in national and international academic competitions such as: the 1st prize for the national contest for students’ scientific research in 2020, the 1st prize for the XX Eureka contest for students’ scientific research, the 1st prize in 3 consecutive years for the competition for engineering projects in community service (EPICS), etc.

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