Director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Ho Chi Minh City Berndt Tilp (Photo: Can Tho University)

Can Tho (VNA) –
Can Tho University wants to develop links with leading universities from Germany in tertiary autonomy and governance.

Rector of Can Tho University Ha Thanh Toan expressed the wish at a working session with Director of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Ho Chi Minh City Berndt Tilp in Can Tho city on October 17.

Toan said his university aims to become a key research centre in the Mekong Delta, especially in hi-tech agriculture. 

Therefore, he hopes the DAAD will help connect Can Tho University with German universities.

He noted that Can Tho University has signed several cooperation agreements with German training and research centres such as Bonn University, University of Cologne, The Hanns Seidel Foundation, and Munich Partners of WISDOM Project Phase II.

Since 2000, Germany has sponsored 11 projects worth 1.7 million EUR for Can Tho University. Forty-two lecturers from the university are pursuing post-graduate education in Germany.

Tilp said DAAD is interested in cooperation with universities in the Mekong Delta, particularly Can Tho University, in post-graduate education and scientific research.

He introduced scholarships at German universities, adding that in 2016, 13 Vietnamese students won scholarships as part of a cooperation programme between the Vietnamese Government and DAAD.-VNA