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Đại học Đà Nẵng vinh dự được hai chính phủ Việt Nam và Vương quốc Anh chọn và giao nhiệm vụ hợp tác với các trường đại học Vương quốc Anh triển khai dự án thành lập trường Đại học Việt – Anh, một trường đại học công lập
đẳng cấp quốc tế tại Đà Nẵng. Dự án gồm hai giai đoạn: (i) thành lập Viện Nghiên cứu và Đào tạo Việt – Anh (gọi tắt là VNUK) thuộc Đại học Đà Nẵng, (ii) phát triển Viện thành trường Đại học Quốc tế Việt – Anh.

Theo Quyết định của Bộ Giáo dục và Đào tạo, VNUK được tổ chức đào tạo các chương trình bậc Đại học, Thạc sĩ, và Tiến sĩ cũng như các khóa bồi dưỡng ngắn hạn. VNUK đã và đang hợp tác với các đối tác quốc tế triển khai các hoạt động nghiên cứu và đào tạo theo hướng tiếp cận với trình độ tiên tiến, hiện đại của khu vực và trên thế giới. VNUK được xem là một trường đại học quốc tế công lập đầu tiên tại miền Trung Việt Nam.

The First-year Seminar

One of the first courses you’ll take, and a model for the work you’ll do in the next four years: You, a professor and a handful of your peers get together and dig into a specialized topic. Recent examples:

  • Addictions, Obsessions, Manias
  • Anatomy of a Few Small Machines
  • DiY and Mash-up Culture
  • Latin American Time Machine
  • Searching for the Good Life
  • War and Poetry

The Faculty

Our student to faculty ratio is 10-to-1; there are 20 students in the average class; and every student works individually with a faculty mentor on their senior thesis — so not only will your professors know your name, they’ll also know where you’re coming from, where you want to go and how you might get there. Meals or coffee might be involved. Richly detailed letters of recommendation will almost certainly be involved. These are bright, accomplished, high-profile people whose priority is you.

Off-campus Study

About 60 percent of our students study abroad. We offer access to programs in more than 80 countries, many of which are off the standard track (Cameroon, Chile, Cuba, In dia, Nepal). Our faculty also develop and lead rigorous, cross-disciplinary Fall Semester Abroad trips. Some recent examples:

  • French Identity: Migration, Mutation, Exploration (Nantes)
  • German Literature, Art and Film in the 20th Century (Berlin)
  • Health Care in China (Kumming)
  • Russian Political Economy (St. Petersburg)

So, for example, the FSA on healthcare in China was codirected by an economics professor and a biology professor; it included immersive language courses, practical training in traditional Chinese and Vietnamese medicine, a rural health field trip, a week of independent travel, and coursework in the economics of China’s healthcare system and the biology of world health.

The Senior Thesis

Our academic program starts with an intensive, often interdisciplinary first-year seminar and ends with an intensive, often interdisciplinary senior thesis. The thesis is meant to make a meaningful contribution to the storehouse of human knowledge; it is also often the first step toward a job or graduate study. A few recent theses:

  • Disputing Development: The Politics of Progress on Kilimanjaro
  • Embodying Music: What Feeling Can Tell Us About Musical Expression
  • Galactic Dark Matter and the Cosmic Microwave Background
  • Quack to Hero: The Character of the Doctor in the 19th Century

Research and Opportunity

We do not live in a bubble. Research, fieldwork, internships, civic engagement — we do them all, they’re academically demanding, and they bring us in to the world. A few examples: Our Ladd Internship Program matches Bates students with selected employers and provides a stipend — i.e., money — to support them. The Mount David Summit, our annual campus-wide student research festival, features poster sessions, panel discussions and performances.

And our Harward Center for Community Partnerships develops or supports an astounding number of initiatives that combine rigorous intellectual work and hands-on civic engagement (an internship program at major museums for Art and Visual Culture students; a politics seminar on immigration that includes firsthand research at the California/Mexico border; a community-based senior thesis about converting wood waste into fuel). It also oversees the college’s Bonner Leader Program (scholarships for students who serve and lead), and gives grants to faculty, staff and students who think of innovative ways to work with communities across the street and around the world.