Vietnam-Germany University advised to think globally hinh anh 1President Truong Tan Sang visits the Binh Duong-based Vietnam-Germany University (Source: VNA)


Binh Duong-based Vietnam-Germany University should provide international-standard training for not only local students but also those from other Southeast Asian countries, President Truong Tan Sang has said.

During his working session with the university managing board in southern Binh Duong province on October 4, the President said the university is one of the five training projects that Vietnam has cooperated with foreign partners.

The 200-million-USD university focuses more on practice, technology application, and science research, aiming to produce a workforce of high calibre satisfying the country’s development goals, he noted.

He underlined the need to develop a contingent of competent local and foreign lecturers who could pass on technological and scientific research skills needed to students in an efficient and practical fashion.

This should be viewed as a breakthrough in the country’s university and postgraduate education reform effort in service of national industrialisation and modernisation by 2020, the State leader stressed.

The VGU is one of the first new-model public education establishments of Vietnam. It was founded in 2008 on an area of 50.5 ha in Binh Duong province, under a cooperation agreement between Vietnam and the German Federal State of Hessen.

According to the managing board, the unit has trained nearly 1,500 students through 11 training programmes in English and German so far, focusing on science-technology, engineering, information technology, business management.

It has set a target of raising the number of students to 5,000 by 2020 and 12,000 ten years later.

With the target of becoming an international-standard university for science studies, the unit provides high-quality training programmes under the standard of Germany’s partner universities.

The VGU currently offers Bachelor’s and Master’s courses, covering the fields of engineering and natural sciences, economics and management, which are suitable with Vietnam’s development and international integration demand.-VNA