An outdoor sport activity organised by VGU (Source: vgu.edu.vn)

Berlin (VNA) – The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a key part of the educational cooperation between Vietnam and Germany, particularly Hessen state, heard a recent seminar in Wiesbaden city, Hessen.

The November 27 event was held by the VGU and the World University Service (WUS), with the participation of Vietnamese intellectuals and students in Germany.

Speaking at the seminar, Karin Müller, who is in charge of international cooperation at the Hessen Ministry of Science and Arts, said the ministry will always support the VGU.

VGU Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Ha Thuc Vien said the VGU was formed on the basis of the administrative model and academic principles of Germany’s tertiary education system, towards excellence in training and research. 

Apart from providing quality human resources for Vietnam, the VGU also aims to promote scientific research and technological transfer, he added, calling on young Vietnamese students in Germany to work for the university after returning home.

WUS President Kambiz Ghawami said the VGU is a unique project which reflects the long-term vision of the Vietnamese and German Governments to build smart cities and apply achievements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The VGU is likely to make great contributions to Vietnam’s development, especially its sustainable development, he noted.

He said Hessen authorities have considered Vietnam a top priority partner in cooperation, particularly in education, and through the WUS, Hessen has granted more than 4,000 scholarships to Vietnamese students.

The VGU was the first public university in Vietnam formed under an agreement between the two governments.

Since its inception in Binh Duong province, southern Vietnam, in 2008, the VGU has been regarded as a key project between the two governments, and the most successful tertiary educational cooperation projects of the German government and the Hessen authorities.

The university aims to become a leading research university in Southeast Asia and the first choice for students, lecturers and scientists in engineering, information technology, business and economics in Vietnam.-VNA