Deputy Minister of Education and Training (Source: VNA)
The third Vietnam-Japan University Rectors’ Conference opened in the central city of Da Nang on September 28 with more than 200 delegates representing managers of 30 Japanese universities and their 40 Vietnamese counterparts taking part.

Addressing the event, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga said Vietnam-Japan education and training has been brought to a greater height through a strategic cooperative agreement on education signed in Tokyo in March 2013.

Japan has assisted Vietnam’s education sector in technical cooperation projects, improving the training capacity of Vietnamese universities and enhancing personnel training for the Ninh Thuan 2 nuclear power plant and nuclear science for peaceful purposes.

He believed new relevant projects and bilateral education-training ties would develop in quantity and quality.

Participants discussed involving training students in Japanese firms working in Vietnam, assigning professional Japanese professors and lecturers to Vietnam and increasing scientific research and joint studies partly by seeking Government and business funding.

As Vietnam’s significant strategic partner and the largest donor of official development assistance in various fields including education and training, Japan also provides scholarships for more than 100 Vietnamese students and trainees studying in Japan.

Jun Yanagi from the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam believed that the two countries would further their relationship comprehensively but particularly in education and training for the sake of the bilateral friendship.

On the occasion, a cooperation agreement between the University of Da Nang and Yokohama National University was signed.

The two-way event is being co-hosted by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.-VNA