A conference of the Ho Chi Minh City-based Vietnam-Germany University (VGU) Council convened at the Goethe University of Frankfurt in Germany on June 3 to review the its performances and study programmes.

The conference was presided by Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan, who is also president of the VGU council, and Hessen State Minister of Science and Arts Boris Rhein, university council vice president.

During the event, participants reviewed the VGU’s performance over the past few years and mapped out the orientation for the university in the coming time. They discussed several study courses for the 2015-2021 period alongside existing programme schedules.

The university managing board also briefed attendees on the university’s activities, organisational structure and personnel and alumni.

Speaking at the conference, Minister Rhein believed the VGU has contributed to education reform efforts in Vietnam, given that the university follows the Hessen State education model and standards.

He reaffirmed his continued support for the university’s development, regarding it as an example of the cooperation between Vietnam and Germany.

The Vietnam-Germany University is a public university founded under a cooperation agreement between Vietnam and the German Federal State of Hessen. Since its first intake in 2008, the university has welcomed about 1,000 students so far.

The VGU currently offers Bachelor’s and Master’s courses, covering the fields of engineering and natural sciences.

During his ongoing visit to Germany, Minister Pham Vu Luan has also visited an 500sqm exhibition in Hessen State about its latest inventions.-VNA