Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) receives Professor, Honorary Doctor Horst Hippler, who is President of the German Rectors’ Conference (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan highly valued cooperation between Vietnam and Germany, including educational collaboration, while receiving Professor, Honorary Doctor Horst Hippler, who is President of the German Rectors’ Conference, on February 28.

Nhan said Hippler’s visit demonstrates German universities’ interest in and creates cooperation opportunities between German universities and HCM City, and universities in the city in particular.

He urged Hippler to share his experience in connecting universities with local authorities in innovative research, and social development promotion, while calling for his support to HCM City in organising workshops between universities in recognising and handling challenges to the training sector during the fourth industrial revolution.

The official expressed his hope that Hippler will contribute further to enhancing cooperation between German universities and their counterparts in HCM City, as well as cooperative activities in scientific research, especially in scientific and technological application in urban development.

For his part, Hippler applauded educational collaboration between Germany and Vietnam, including partnerships between their universities, pledging that he will work to further boost cooperation in higher education.

According to the Professor, apart from training, the Vietnam-Germany University has great opportunities to participate in HCM City’s development projects.

Hippler said he is willing to introduce universities with a lot of experiences in personnel training to HCM City to help the Vietnamese southern metropolis improve the quality of human resources, thus meeting increasing demand for construction and development.-VNA