The Vietnam National University-Hanoi (VNU) presented the title of Honourable Doctor to Seko Hiroshige, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan, on April 11.

The title was in recognition of his contributions to Vietnam-Japan cooperation in socio-economic development, cultural exchange, education and training.

He also actively supported the establishment of the Vietnam-Japan University, which is expected to begin enrolling students in 2016.

So far, the VNU-Hanoi has granted Honourable Doctor certificates to 37 foreign individuals.

One of the two national universities in Vietnam, the VNU-Hanoi is the country’s largest higher education and research centre. Its predecessor was the University of Indochina which was established in 1906.-VNA