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“Mindset for Success” Workshop – Thinking to succeed in the workplace

On May 5, 2019, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, the University of Danang accompanied with Global Shapers Community Danang as a part of CONFIDENCE IN U project brought to attendees an exciting Workshop with the theme “Mindset for Success”.

At the workshop, speaker Na Bui – a senior manager at Google Singapore – has introduced the way using mindset in the circumstances or issues we encounter at work as well as in daily life.

There are 3 needed mindsets for success in the working setting:

  • Growth Mindset (Open mindset)
  • Corporate Mindset (Political Office)
  • Future Mindset

All actions originated from mindset. The merits you gain from this Workshop will not only be limited in the program but also spread more widely. Depend on close connections with organizations and enterprises in Vietnam and International, VNUK hopes to bring many useful sharing in the upcoming seminars.

Some photos at the Workshop

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VNUK’s student Win Award in Code Challenge 2019 competition

On April 2019, the student of VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, the University of Danang, Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) was honored to win the award in the Code Challenge 2019 competition organized by Sun* company.

Code Challenge 2019, which is a computer programming competition for students in the central region, chose the recipient of the biggest awards after one month selection process. The final round took place in Danang on the last April 21st with the participants from Danang, Hue, Nghe An, Khanh Hoa, and many different provinces. After a fierce day of competition, the owner of the award was officially revealed.

Bui Quang Ngoc – student of 15CSE was honored to win the CTF award of this large-scale competition.

The competition gave the candidates the opportunity to challenge themselves as well as connect and interact with the IT community.

Some photos at the competition

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The field trip of VNUK’s students at Danalog Company – A trip full of valuable lessons

On April 25th 2019, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, the University of Danang organized a field trip at Logistic JSC – DANALOG  for students of International Business and Management (IBM)

In the curriculum of International Business and Management students at VNUK, It is very crucial to observe and learn from enterprises. Students will gain novelty vision of knowledge that has been learned from class and acquire more lessons which are not performed in notebooks. Additionally, practical experience also brings students confidence in their field of study, helping them to integrate faster in the working environment in the future.

For that reason, within the teaching framework of the two extremely important majors of the fourth-year which are Supply Chain Management taught by Mr. Anthony Evans and Import – Export taught Mrs. Duong Hanh Tien, the students of IBM class had the opportunity to visit Da Nang JSC – Danalog. The visit was organized with the aims at helping students have a better understand the business procedure of a transport company, from which apply lessons related to import and export activities of goods and products delivery to places such as companies, factories, enterprises, etc.

The process of learning and listening to experience helps students have the honor to receive enthusiastic guidance from representatives of the company. Specifically, they have met the Director of Danalog Company – Mr. Tran Phuoc Hong and Ms. Duong Thuy Duyen – Deputy Manager of Sales and Marketing Department.

The students also had the chance to listen to the information about the operation of the company, to visit the CFS store and discuss with Mrs. Duyen about related knowledge. Particularly, the meeting with Mr. Tran Phuoc Hong gave them more interesting information about the transport industry, thanks to his friendly and enthusiastic teaching. VNUK students also asked questions showing the interests in many different aspects of the company from operating the system to managing human resources, and competition market, etc.

Through the trip to Danalog, IBM students gain for them a wide range of useful practical knowledge, supporting in learning process and helping them to orient their future career.

Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh, a fourth-year student of IBM shared: “I feel that the trip was very rewarding and worthwhile. Indeed, studying in the class is never enough until you come directly to factories and witness what it like to import goods and what the process is. Moreover, we have also answered the questions involved in our majors and listened to real sharing and experiences that the company has encountered. After that trip, I was eye-opening about many things and I believe that the knowledge that this trip brings will very useful for those who have a career orientation in this transport industry.”  

Field trip at the enterprise for VNUK students is one of the major specialized extracurricular activities in the training content of the program to connect theories and practices. The field trip is carried out at a different time in four years of studying, having a firm and systematic connection with other specialized activities.

Through extracurricular activities, VNUK wants to motivate students to establish career concepts and orientations, creating opportunities for students to build the network and develop business ideas. At the same time, it also creates human resources to meet the social needs with full of soft skills and practical knowledge, improving the ability to find internship opportunities and jobs for students.

Some photos at the field trip at Danalog Company of VNUK’s students

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Global Culture Festival – VNUK’s explosive Festival

VNUK British Culture Festival every year is upgraded to VNUK Global Culture Festival 2019 which brings together many different cultures around the world!

Without beyond the expectations of all VNUKers and event participants, on April 21st, 2019, VNUK Global Culture Festival was officially organized with a completely different version. This new version has given attendees a colorful cultural festival from dozens of cultures around the world including the United Kingdom, Mexico, Korea, Thailand, Japan, France, Italy, Turkey, Australia, India, Greece, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Russia, the Netherlands; impressive music performances of International bands from America, Africa, the workshop of creative art, VR experience, fire dancing and interactions with foreign community in local.

Did you know: Global Culture Festival is an activity within the subject of VNUK first-year students?

In the educational development orientation, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education always focus on training students with English communication skills, teamwork skills, presentation skills, etc. Therefore, first-year students at VNUK will be focused on improving the skills of life and work needed before going into specialized subjects.

VNUK Global Culture Festival is part of Global Culture subject taught by Andrew Smith. This course offers students many opportunities to improve their foreign language level, at the same time to familiarize themselves with many diversified cultures, training critical thinking and organizational thinking. By exploring new ideas, students will develop the ability to cultural adaptation and awareness. This is one of the major skills entering a new culture when traveling abroad, studying abroad and working in a multicultural environment.

When participating in the event, first-year students will be divided into groups and in charge of each booth corresponding with many different cultures. This is also an opportunity for you to come up with ideas and discuss together to organize a booth with all of your creativity.

Global Culture Festival – Colorful Cultural Exchange

Originated from a subject and transformed into Global Culture Festival VNUK 2019, the event attracted a huge number of participants, particularly many international friends living in Danang.

Attending the festival, attendees experience a series of exciting activities:

  • Enjoying extraordinary music from the American, African and International bands

  • An entertaining acrobat performance with juggling and tricks on a wire from Henry Sun;

  • Admiring incredible Poi fire dance performances

  • Eye-opening with Creative art project from The Workshop and enjoying unique international cuisine

  • Immersing themselves in the “Western-style”, communicating and making friends with people from different cultures.

  • An afternoon tea party with British style. Tea, cakes, and flowers carrying manners and attitude of royal

Global Culture Festival – more than the value of an event

VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, the University of Danang, the international public university was established under a cooperation agreement between the governments of Vietnam and the United Kingdom. VNUK pays special attention to developing soft skills and career skills for students. Through annual activities such as Picnic welcoming new students, Halloween Festivals, Christmas Party Prom Night, Make a change weekend, etc. VNUK students have a lot of opportunities to practice many skills for the work environment later.

VNUK Global Culture Festival 2019 will be one of the annual activities creating an identity for VNUK. In addition to this program, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education promises to bring more exciting activities to help students develop integrity in both knowledge and soft skills, creating cohesion in VNUK students’ lives.

See more pictures of the festival HERE.

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Innovative Startup in University- A model from VNUK

On April 12th, 2019, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education was honored to welcome the experts of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Group. The visit is in the series of surveying and understanding the situation of operating and developing incubators, Innovative start-up education in Da Nang city of the experts.

Attending the meeting, on Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Group, there were:

  • Dr. Nguyen Dinh Cung – Member of Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Group/ Director of Central Institute for Economic Management
  • Dr. Dang Quang Vinh – Director of Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM)
  • Mr. Dang Dinh Duc, Director of Central Region Consultant Center –  Development Research
  • Mr. Le Minh Nhat Duy – Deputy Director of Central Region Consultant Center –  Development Research
  • Mr. Nguyen Hong Hai, Management Board of Danang High-Tech zone and Industrial zone

VNUK had the presence of:

  • Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong – Interim Rector of Institute for Research and Executive Education
  • Dr. Tran The Vu – Head of Academic Affairs Office
  • Dr. Dang Duc Long – Head of Science and International Cooperation Department
  • M.Sc Ngo Nguyen Bao Tran – Lecturer of International Business and Management

Within the plan of building the project promoting the innovative startup ecosystem in Da Nang city, Management Board of Danang High-tech zone and Industrial zone, the experts of Government’s Economic Advisory Group and Central Region Consultant Center –  Development Research have conducted a survey about activities of incubator facilities in Danang. As a pioneering higher education institution in promoting innovative startup education in Danang, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education was chosen to be a destination for conducting this survey of the experts.

At the session, Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong reported about innovative startup education at VNUK. She shared how VNUK has built a startup education ecosystem including the culture of promoting VNUK innovation, curriculum content, teaching methods and support services. Specifically, regarding the content of innovative startup education, VNUK applies the integrated content consisting of two components which are Design Thinking and The Lean Startup. The startup module is taught in the first year for all students of International Business and Management, Bio Medical Science and Computer Science and Engineering. The teaching is combined with a part of theory but mostly for practice. Students contact target-customer in the process of developing the project. At the end of the module, a group of students will present their project in front of the experts from business incubators, startup companies and startup experts in the area.  

Apart from teaching, VNUK also organized startup contest about entrepreneurship among students, high school students in the city, creating the environment for the exchange of students and lecturers that enhances skills and experience for lecturers in consulting, training to improve the ability to support the startup of lecturers at VNUK. This is also a key element in promoting innovative startup education that VNUK always attaches special importance to develop.

Through the discussion about startup education at VNUK in particularl and in Danang city in general, the delegates from VNUK have proposed a number of recommendations to promote startup educational ecosystem in universities and colleges. Among them, Dr. Dang Duc Long said that in addition to bringing innovative startup factor into quality standards, the Ministry of Education and Training or higher government needs specific policies in order to create the competition among universities, colleges and innovative startup funds for students as an example. Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong also shared one of the biggest challenges currently is the thinking of school leaders. If school administrators are aware of the importance of innovation, implementation is no longer difficult. Dr. Huong especially emphasized the role of creating innovations that are valuable for the community. Currently, universities only basically focus on teaching, the rest are still weak in the field of innovation.

The meeting was exciting with many tricky questions and challenging issues related to promoting innovative startup. It is believed that the lecturers, researchers of VNUK have contributed useful content to the project of the experts, contributing to the policy to promote the innovative startup ecosystem in Danang city.

Students presenting the project in front of the Assessment Council in Innovative Contest at the university

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“Global Talent for the World of Work” Seminar with the researchers of Bournemouth University, UK

On April 10th, 2019, VNUK held a seminar with the theme of “Global Talent for the World of Work” (#WoWForum) introduced by the research team of Bournemouth University. This is a seminar aiming to introduce the result of a collaboration program within the framework of Higher Education Partnership among Bournemouth University, Hanoi Foreign Trade University and University of Economics Ho Chi Minh city.

Attending the seminar, on the side of Bournemouth University, there are:

  • Prof. Milena Bobeva – Vice President of Global Cooperation/ Director of Master program in Business Management
  • Dr. Rebecca Hindley – Lecture of Human Resource Management, Bournemouth University
  • Dr. Debbie Sadd – Senior Lecturer of Bournemouth University

On VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, there are:

  • Dr. Dang Duc Long, Head of Science and International Cooperation Department
  • Mr. Steven Carbon, Consultant of Foundation Studies
  • Mrs. Pham Thi Ngoc Nhan, Marketing Lead of VNUK

There is also the participant of Dr. Nguyen Thi Dieu Hang, Deputy Chief of Academic Affairs Office of University of Science and Technology; the lecturers from member schools of Danang University such as University of Science and Education, University of Science and Technology, University of Economics, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, etc along with many media agencies came to report on the seminar.

Bournemouth University is a school ranked as Top 500 of leading universities worldwide and is among Top 200 International universities of the world ranked by Times Higher Education Magazine. Particularly, Bournemouth University proud to be the National Center for Computer Animation, the only university of UK having a High-quality Center for Media Practice and for Tourism in accordance with an assessment of the United Nations of World Tourism, and ranked the first in working experience for students in the UK. Recently, Bournemouth University is honored to become the top 15% of universities having great influences on the global economy and society.  

At the seminar, Dr. Rebecca Hindley has introduced about the project of Higher Educational Partnership between Vietnam and UK (VN-UK Higher Education Partnership, UK-VN HEP) with the major theme is shorten the skills gap between students and recruitment units (Bringing the skills gap). According to the research of Global University Employability Survey 2016, employees only own working skills that are no longer sufficient to meet the needs of new era employers.

Besides, Dr. Debbie Sadd also introduced about Sustainable Development, particularly the environmental protection measures which are being applied at Bournemouth University such as extensive fountain water system with disposable cups and bottles for students and lecturers. She also emphasized the training of awareness – attitude – behavior to become a useful citizen for the society which is exceptionally important with higher education today.

To understand more about improving the competitiveness for university students, the participants have shared experiences and group discussions with some of the following topics:

  • Topic 1: Bring sustainable development into training programs
  • Topic  2: Develop innovate and creative thinking for students
  • Topic 3: Shorten the gap between employers and learners through soft skills training
  • Topic 4: Guide and train multi-generation of human resources

The seminar shared the intensive understanding in practicing in order to bring the knowledge of soft skill and sustainable development thinking into classes between VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education along with member schools of Danang University and Bournemouth University, UK. The project of educational collaboration between Vietnam and the UK brings many new shares to help students get ready with knowledge and job skills to experience the international working environment.

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Implement the transnational education in Master of Teaching English TESOL between VNUK and Nottingham Trent University

On April 4th, 2019, VN-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education conducted Memorandum of Agreement with Nottingham Trent University, UK to implement the transnational education in Master of Teaching English TESOL with a degree awarded by Nottingham Trent University.

Attending the signing ceremony, Nottingham Trend University representatives had:

  • Angela Brown, Principal of the School of Arts and Humanity, Nottingham Trent University
  • Victoria Fanning, Director of Quality Management for the Collaboration and Partnership Program, Center for Academic and Quality Development, Nottingham Trent University
  • Vidhi Sahae, Coordinator of South Asia Cooperation Program, NTU Global, Nottingham Trent University

On VNUK side, there was the presence of:

  • Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong – Interim Rector of VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education
  • Dr. Tran The Vu – Head of Academic Affairs Office
  • Mr. Steve Carbon – Consultant of Foundation Year at VNUK
  • MSc. Phan Thi Tra Khuc – Lecture of Languages and Foundation Studies Department
  • MSc. Pham Thi Ngoc Nhan –  Marketing Lead at VNUK

At the ceremony, the representatives of Nottingham Trent University introduced to the press and potential candidates about Nottingham University and the characteristics of Master Program in Methods of Teaching English. The representatives of VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education shared the potential of the program and committed to ensuring the program quality during the course that students studying in Vietnam. The program will enroll students for the first term, which is expected to start in September 2019.

Speaking at the session, Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong – Interim Rector of VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education said that teaching method plays the most vital role in the impacts on the learning results of the learners in English training. Nowadays, we can choose and buy the copyright of the training program, teaching resources from many privileged universities all over the world such as Cambridge, Oxford, etc. However, if teachers are not highly-professional trained, they will not achieve high efficiency. Therefore, we want to step by step, along with other educational institutions, enhance the quality of the training program for English teachers through this transnational education. Nottingham Trent University is a prestigious school with devoted and experienced lecturers. We are even more confident during the course of this program preparation over the past years.

The two training institutions expressed their determination to well implement this program in order to provide an optimal program for the learner, contributing to enhancing the quality of English teachers in the Central region, at the same time, creating opportunities for research collaboration between lecturers of two schools in the field of English Teaching Method.

What is Master Program in Methods of Teaching English MA TESOL?

Master Program in Methods of Teaching English MA TESOL is a postgraduate training program for teachers teaching English in nations using English as a foreign language. This program is accepted by more than 80 countries all around the world. Therefore, with a degree of Master in TESOL (MA TESOL), It can open avenues for learners to teach professional English on a global scale.

In the context of increasing international integration today, learning and using English proficiently becomes increasingly urgent demand for all levels of education. The project of national foreign language 2020 has been established and currently extended to 2025 toward the aims at comprehensively innovating Foreign language teaching and learning in the national education system. Particularly, the project also emphasizes the quality improvement for English teachers and lecturers. This shows that the urgent of the high-quality training program for teachers and lecturers who are teaching English for learners across the country.

With a view to catering the demand to enhance the quality of English teachers in high school, particularly in Danang city and the Central region, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education cooperated with Nottingham Trent University to implement the transnational education of Master in English Teaching MA TESOL with the purpose of facilitating more opportunities for students to approach advance and high-quality educational program of UK.

The highlight of Master Program in Methods of Teaching English MA TESOL

The program is flexibly designed with the first semester at VNUK and the second at Nottingham Trent University, and the dissertation on the third semester in Vietnam with the guidance of Nottingham Trent University lecturers. Graduates receive a Master’s degree from Nottingham Trent University, UK. The program helps save up significantly tuition fees because students only attend a semester in the UK, whereas still having time to study in the UK.

The program is the most ideal learning program for those with little experience in teaching English but desire to become a good teacher in this field. The program focuses on practice, equipping the learners with skills and experience to become a professional and excellent English teacher who is able to work in an international environment. The program excelled with a two-semester teaching practice module. In the process of learning, learners practice teaching in the classroom, designing teaching materials, developing lectures, tests, and assessments.

Nottingham Trent University

Nottingham Trent is a state university established in 1992. Lying at Nottingham, UK, there are 24,000 students in 3 campuses which are City Campus, Clifton Campus, and Brackenhurst Campus.

In recent years, Nottingham Trent University has climbed the chart constantly in the rankings of the Times, Sunday Times Good University Guide, the Complete University Guide and the Guardian University Guide. Currently, NTU is ranked 16th in the UK’s top universities rankings by vote in 2019 of The Guardian Magazine. In 2018, Nottingham Trend was awarded University of the Year voted by the prestigious University of Times Higher Education. All of the above results show that NTU provides a high-quality curriculum, good learning environment, and concentration on bringing the best results for students.  

It is noted that 96% of Nottingham Trent University students went to work or continue to study higher within 6 months after finishing their degree (according to the 2015-2016 Survey Organization of Student place after graduate). NTU particularly focuses on helping students looking for jobs. All of the NTU students have opportunities to use their working skills and experiences in the course.

See news on Danang Police paper here

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Students give a try with Innovation Start-up contest – VNUK InnoFest

On the morning of March 30th, 2019, at VNUK, the creative Start-up Contest – VNUK InnoFest was held for VNUK students to inspire and approach knowledge about innovation start-up in the community of students.

The position of Innovation start-up in the general mission of education

Innovation start-up is increasingly proving its position as one of the integral elements in developing the social and economic internal force of the nations. Although starting a business as a student may not be the option of many young people, there is a great number of reasons to affirm that school is the best place to start a business. Therefore, flaring up the flames of Innovation start-up and equipping essential background knowledge about starting a business is one of the top major tasks of many universities and colleges across the country. Prior to that mission, VNUK is a pioneer university in innovation start-up movement and always aims to become the first international start-up university in the Central of Vietnam.

Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong – Deputy Director in charge of Viet-Anh Research and Training Institute gave a speech

Students were inspired through Design Thinking subject

At VNUK, students are inspired and approached to the knowledge of Innovation Start-up right from the first year through Design Thinking subject. Starting from observations and empathy of each student with issues or phenomena in society or in their own daily lives, through every lesson of Design Thinking, students are guided by teachers at VNUK to create creative meaningful ideas and products to solve problems of the social community.

VNUK InnoFest – a practical playground for students

And to encourage students to engage in the research of science, technology, and engineering, and to apply school knowledge to solve the practical problems in life with the knowledge base to start a business from Design Thinking, VNUK will organize Innovation Contest – VNUK InnoFest. VNUK InnoFest is a contest held in order to create a useful and interesting playground for VNUK students, the University of Danang to explore, develop and complete the creative ideas serving practical demands of society. The contest is an opportunity to detect and develop potential ideas that bring great meaning for the community, at the same time, assist students to complete their ideas before participating in creative, scientific and technical competitions of a large scale.

Going through nearly 3 months of studying, cultivating knowledge and skills, accomplishing creative ideas from Design Thinking, 11 creative projects of students are ready to compete at the Final Round of the competition taking place on the morning of March 30th, 2019. After a period of competition, the teams brought extremely impressive presentations with a wealth of creative ideas. The final result has announced 3 names for the three highest positions of the competition:

  • First prize: Wabi Sabi team with the idea about “HaXan”- a label for books using AR and QR codes to help students look for the lessons easier, enhance the learning experiences.

Member of Wabi Sabi team with “HaXan” idea

  • Second prize: Co-City Group Team with the idea of “Peaceful Space Equipment”- a device that helps reduce noise from the outside into the room to help people feel more pleasant and comfortable, particularly for mothers and babies

  • Third prize: Teeny team with the idea of “E-nose”- an electricity nose that helps pedestrians filter dirt and absorb the unpleasant surrounding smell, bringing the fresh air to the user.

Teeny với ý tưởng về chiếc mũi điện tử giúp lọc khí trong lành cho người sử dụng

With the foundation from the subject and experiences gained after the contest, we hope that students will continue to develop their projects, turn it into reality and bring products closer to the community to create good value for life.

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VNUK organized the academic SEMINAR in Bio Medical Science field

On March 28th 2019, VNUK Institute for Reseach and Executive Education collaborated with young scientists who are currently working at the University of California – USA, Keimyung University – South Korea to organize an extremely lively academic event. The seminar is under the field of Bio-Medical Science with issues related to Life science.   

With the purpose of carrying out scientific tasks, at the same time, promoting research and exchange activities, negotiating about scientific subjects in the field of Life Sciences, The Science and Technology Department of Vietnam-UK Institute (VNUK) held an academic seminar. Presenting at the academic exchange were speakers with abundant experience in research as well as knowledgeable about Biomedical fields:

  • Dr. Tran Manh Hung, the University of California Los Angeles, USA;
  • Dr. Vo Thuy Lu Tam, Keimyung University – South Korea;
  • Dr. Nguyen Thach Cuong, the University of California at Davis, California, USA.

At the seminar, Dr. Tran Manh Hung and Dr. Vo Thuy Lu Tam presented about the research on the molecular biology application of acetyltransferase ARD1 and DMC extraction from plants in preventing the pathways taking place in cancer cells.

Next, Dr. Nguyen Thach Cuong introduced a promising new model and research method that will provide solutions for individuals suffering from autoimmune diseases such as dermatitis and arthritis.

The event was a great success with a very enthusiastic and positive exchange along with the attendance of researchers and students of BioMedical Science, Pharmacy students from various schools in Danang city.

Some photos of the seminar organized by VNUK

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VNUK signs collaboration agreement with Premier Village Danang Resort

On March 19th 2019, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education had a signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement with Premier Village Danang Resort.

The signing ceremony is based on the professional capacity and collaboration demands of the two sides to support the training of high-quality human resources in the future based on a practical foundation. Attending the ceremony were Ms. Mai Hoang An – the Head of Talents and Culture of Premier Village Danang Resort. On the Vietnam – UK Research and Training Institute, there are Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong – the Deputy Director in charge of Vietnam-UK Research and Training Institute (VNUK); along with training advisors, students in International Business Administration (IBM).

Accordingly, both sides committed to promoting the development of cooperative relationships with a voluntary spirit. The two sides discussed the internship program attached closely to the practical requirements, market and enterprises needs; student training coordination; retraining human resources for enterprises through training programs and training courses; supporting students, lecturers and businesses in the process of collecting learning materials, exchanging experiences; signing consulting contracts; coordinating recruitment, introducing and supplying human resources; catering the demands of the labor market; etc.

This is an opportunity for VNUK students, particularly for International Business and Management students, to interact with businesses towards the goal of developing abundant human resources in the future.

In addition, the cooperation agreement also creates favorable conditions for students from VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education to join the internship and practical research at Premier Village Danang Resort. This made the best performance in combining training and practice. The collaborative platform ensures a variety of internship opportunities for students and also brings promising career opportunities for VNUK students after graduation.

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VNUK becomes an official member of VCCI Vietnam

On March 18th 2019, VCCI organized The Conference of Central member in 2019, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education – The University of Danang is also honored to be present in the Conference as a new member.

Danang VCCI is a new branch that operates on 11 provinces and is the second largest branch system of VCCI.

In the year 2018, Danang VCCI has organized 134 activities contributing to improve business environment and support efficiently for business community of Central Highlands areas; offered  professional advice to Quang Nam province for DDCI implementation and development on assessing and ranking competitive capacity for 28 departments, districts of Quang Nam province; proposed to management committees of Da Nang city 14 remedies for business environment improvement, assistance for business recognized by city leaders; engaged in suggesting more than 20 draft law documents, projects and participated in forums of business environment improvement, enterprise and economic development organized by central and local agencies. Besides, Danang VCCI has also held 110 training courses, conferences, seminars and discussions in order to enhance management capacity, professional qualifications for associations, enterprises, increasing by 11% compared to 2017, and admitted 130 new members, up to 55% compared to 2017, exceeding 30% in comparison with the year plan.

In this year, the Institute for Research and Executive Education (VNUK) became an official member of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI). With an available extensive business network, VNUK students have more opportunities to experience practically with internship programs as soon as the first year and constant placement in subsequent years. Collaborating with VCCI is also a leap in connecting enterprises and expanding collaboration in terms of schools and enterprises of VNUK.

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The seminar “Which future for you?” and Educational perspective

Parents should not apply their own policies, an educational orientation that they achieved 20 years ago to direct for their children in the revolutionary era 4.0.

The seminar “Which future for you?” was held on last Saturday morning

Do not force the children to follow a pre-set route

Staring the story, Profesor Nguyen Lan Dung shared that he and the Vietnam Education and Electronic Newspaper have organized many conversations with students of plenty of schools across the country.

The students were very excited to listen and gain a wealth of life lessons, to learn and have the right choice for the future.

From the reality of his family life, professor Dung has narrated plain story but full of humanity and education on teaching children how to be human, how to exercise health and well-behavior.

According to the professor, life skills are extremely important. Training life skills is a regular work of the teacher, creating a morality for students.

However, parents play a crucial role during that training because teachers only have a small amount of time at school with their children.

“Every parent wants their children to be successful and in order to achieve that, they must orient careers for their children from a young age.

But forcing them to follow the pre-set route or fulfilling the unfinished dreams of adults are inadvisable. First of all, see what their aptitude is, what their aspirations are to grow with that.”

Professor Nguyen Lan Dung also recited the story of a college girl who gave up the banking industry of her parent’s expectation to follow the business path.

She has launch the first Tofu restaurant in HCM city then established the chain of Durian Flavour restaurant in HCM city and many other provinces.

“You all have to know that every human life has only about 4000 weeks so do not let time pass by vaguely and uselessly. If you voluntarily define your own life, you will gain happiness.”

In many conversations in schools, I always ask a big question “what do we learn for?” And the answers I get are we learn to get to university or to reduce our parents’ burdens.

As foreign students, their answers are learning to make them freedom. It was creative freedom, freedom in idea and spirit. That is worth thinking.

Children become mature because of themselves, not a copy version of their parents.

According to the Professor, there are 8 types of children’s intelligent, and parents’ mission is to discover and nurture them in order for their children to develop confidentially in the right direction.

There are students whose aptitude are language, communication, while others are good at physical training. Professor also gave some pieces of advice to parents when they orient their children future.

4 big questions for students

Mr. Le Dinh Hieu – the Director of Talent Generation program of UNESCO with more than 10 years of developing education. He is the one who was honored to be one of 30 young leaders under 30 years old and has the biggest influences of Vietnam voted by Forbes Vietnam Magazine in 2016. Recently, he was also honored to be voted as one of 10 typical young Vietnamese faces by the Central Union and has had sharing with parents and students.

Choosing a school and major for your children, orienting your children; etc, are always the biggest concern in every family.

Mr. Le Dinh Hieu – The Director of Talent Generation Talents of UNESCO

Mr. Hieu raised the question:

“With the rapid development of the 4.0 revolution, for the medical group alone, the medical knowledge has doubled in average 2 months. So there is no school can teach enough knowledge for students?

The first thing I recommend is that just laying aside what parents know about education 20 years ago. We cannot apply educational policies from 20 years ago to guide children today.”

Mr. Hieu continued the story, so what is necessary for university education? What is necessary to study at university? This is a question that even many major universities are still concerned about.

If from 50 to 100 years ago, the introduction of university education is to prepare for you a career. But higher education must now help students answer the following 4 questions:

  • First, let them decide what they need to know. Teaching them freedom, the judgment in order for them to know what they need. What do they need to know among the huge amount of knowledge?
  • The second is that among what they already know, what should they do?
  • Third, what is useful for society among the things they should do?
  • Last but not least, in order to answer the question, what are the things that make them feel happy?

Mr. Le Dinh Hieu said that University must help them answer these questions.

[Reference source]: Tan Tai journalist – Bao Moi

Link to the article above HERE

The third guest was Mr. Nguyen Van Can – Chairman of Da Nang Book and Equipment Company. We often say that he is the happiest father of Danang because he has 3 children and all of them are talented and successful.

The eldest daughter is currently working in the field of Information Technology at Silicon Valley, the technology center of the word. After earning a Ph.D., his middle son used to work at IQE Silicon, the UK as a technology development engineer. Currently, he is a lecturer in VNUK Bio-Medical Science. The youngest daughter received a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in Cell Biology and Molecular Chemistry.

By the experience of a person working in the educational environment and the experience of a “successful” father, he brought many true and thoughtful stories.

Mr. Nguyen Van Can – Chairman of Da Nang Book and Equipment Company of Danang University

The seminar “Which future for you?” and parents’ long-time concern

With more than 20 years of experience working and teaching in the educational environment, witnessing many cases of students going to school, learning hard, receiving the bad results and then leading to fail the test and learn again. When asked why the achievements in high school are quite good, but they do not have a place to perform, the majority of students above have the same answer: Can not find the passion on the path that they are following. Many students share that they go to the flow of the HOT major because of their imposition in accordance with their parents’ wishes, not their own choices. They try to do what they do not like, try hard and then one day they completely lose the orientation of their life.

In the face of many cases like that, Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong – Deputy Director in charge of Vietnam – English Institute, Danang University has organized a dedicated seminar “Which future for you?”. It is The seminar is a bridge that connects parents and children, helping parents understand their children more. The seminar brings to the parents an overview of the career trend in the 4.0 era. At the same time, it also gives them opportunities to listen to the sharing, the real story of successful people in their own passions and of those whose children succeed through the way of raising and orienting properly children.

Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong – Deputy Director in charge of Vietnam – English Institute, Danang University

At the seminar, Mr. Steven Carbon – the Consultant of the International Foundation Year at VNUK also has some very interesting and new sharings.

Mr. Steven Carbon – the Consultant of International Foundation Year at VNUK

With thinking and vision of a growing up in the U.S – one of the most advanced and developed countries in the world, Mr. Steven gave advice that parent should be a trustworthy friend of children. The parent should be a friend – a listener sharing and orienting their children to develop their true passion rather than imposing their children.

With useful advice, real stories that touch the “hidden corners” that have long been the concern of many parents, the seminar “Which future for you?” has attracted huge attention of parents who are interested in.

Parents and students watch attentively at the Seminar

Parents and students watch attentively at the Seminar

Parents and students watch attentively at the Seminar

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VNUK orients co-develope with largest STEM teaching organization of Singapore

On March 7th 2019, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education – The University of Danang had a meeting and worked with the Science Center Singapore. This is the largest STEM teaching organization in Singapore.

STEM stands for Science; Technology (Technology); Engineering (Engineering) and Mathematics (Mathematics). STEM education is a new approach of the world in teaching and learning which integrates content with scientific skills; technology; engineering and math.

STEM education equips students with appropriate skills to develop in the 21st century like critical thinking skills and solving complex problems, communication and collaboration skills, creativity, skills to work on projects, presentation skills; etc. Students who have been taught according to STEM education approaches have been proven to have outstanding advantages in scientific, technological, and mathematical knowledge, creativity, logical thinking, outstanding learning and work performance, and have the opportunity to develop more comprehensive soft skills.

Science Center Singapore is the largest STEM educational management and development agency in Singapore and in the ASEAN region. Currently, Science Center Singapore is a strategic partner to deploy STEM activities with SaigonScientists in Vietnam and ASEAN. During a visit to Vietnam, Science Center Singapore expressed its desire to visit and work with the Vietnam-UK Research and Training Institute (VNUK) – known as a pioneer in pioneer in investment projects to innovate education and creative entrepreneurship in Da Nang.

At the session, the Science Center Singapore was joined by Ms. Ong Ng – General Director of Science Center Singapore Global; Mr. Michael Chay – Director of Global Development Science Center Singapore; Mr. Timothy Tham – Assistant Director of Science Center Singapore. On the side of VNUK, the presence of Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong – Deputy Director of the Vietnam-UK Research and Training Institute; Dr. Dang Duc Long, Head of Science and International Cooperation Department; Mr. Steven Carbon – the Consultant of International Foundation Year at VNUK; MSc. Pham Thi Ngoc Nhan – Marketing strategy advisor at VNUK.

During the meeting, Science Center Singapore expressed its desire to cooperate widely in the STEM program at all levels of education, and at the same time propose plans for organizing exhibitions, organizing teacher training on STEM programs. The two sides proposed to organize a summer camp to increase opportunities for approaching STEM knowledge and skills for the community in Da Nang, and working at the government level to provide training scholarships, bringing Vietnamese students to participate in regional and global competitions in Singapore.

The meeting brought many opportunities to expand cooperation in STEM teaching development projects in the Central region and across the country. Always being a pioneer in investment projects to innovate education and creative startups in Da Nang, Vietnam – UK Research and Training Institute (VNUK) aims to expand opportunities for the approach to Advanced creative education STEM for many objects in the city. This is the first step to open the opportunity for training to develop creative thinking widely prepared for a generation of integration with the 4th Industrial Revolution.

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[Internship corner] Excellent VNUK students win 3/5 OFFICIAL INTERNSHIPS at Framgia company

Recently, VNUK students of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) have successfully surpassed dozens of candidates from other universities to conquer 3/5 official internships, an unofficial rate at “King of IT”- Framgia Company. Let’s listen to the interesting story of 4 VNUKer who are about to enter their memorable internship!

Founded from 2012, Framgia with a rapid growth rate has grown to become a professional IT team whose officers at 11 big cities in 6 Asian countries with more than 1000 members, 80% among them are programming engineer. The main service of the company includes system design, UI/UX design, infrastructure construction, start-up enterprises promotion, training and nurturing human resources about Information Technology.

With the development and international professional working environment, Framgia Company deserves to be a “dream” internship place for many students in the field of Information Technology. The four faces of VNUK who excelled at obtaining a place for the internship in Framgia were: Dang Minh Thang, Bui Lam Quang Ngoc, Nguyen The Vinh Bao and Tran Viet Thanh.

The journey becomes trainees of VNUK students

Dang Minh Thang shared:

“The story began when I stumbled upon the company’s recruitment news in social media on a beautiful day. I have already learned about the company before and this company is working on an area that I like (making a website).  At that moment I took a risk to apply through email for the company’s recruitment department. Surprisingly after a few minutes, I received a response for the input test. I felt quite nervous at that time and the day before the test I have spent time reviewing. On the day of the exam, I picked up the sheet and was quite surprised because the topic was both long and had advanced questions. After finishing, I went home and received a phone call from the HR department of the company informing me that I had passed this entrance exam and made an appointment for a Technical Interview. The thing I worrier is this interview because I’ve never been interviewed before.”

Wanting to conquer employers, passion is not enough!

The students are not only under pressure by the first time interviewed for a big enterprise but also worry about tough rounds, and the rate of passing is low in the total number of applicants. Vinh Bao said: “The procedure of entering the internship includes takings tests, technical interviews, interviews with the HR department about career, future and human orientation.”

“During the interview process, I can show my own knowledge and express myself with the inquisitive as well as progressive spirit.” – Quang Ngoc shared.

Therefore, in order to conquer the employers, the candidates not only show their passion but also express their true professional capacities. The future interns must fully prepare the practical skill and experience to be ready for the real internship! At VNUK, students are focused on developing strong professional skills through real experiences from the first year as well as over the course of studying at business partner system of VNUK.

Let’s wish our student a successful and memorable internship!

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VNUK cooperates to develop Bio Medical Science with University of Tsukuba, Japan

On February 26, 2019, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education (VNUK), the University of Danang held a Seminar with scientists from Japan. Academic exchange in the field of Bio Medical Science with guests is Prof. Dr. Kiong Ho and a researcher from Tsukuba University, Japan.

With the topic “Graduate Programs and International Medical Sciences at the University of Tsukuba”, Assoc. Kiong Ho, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Japan introduced the training program of Biomedical University, Graduate and Doctorate at Tsukuba University. He also introduced many scholarship programs to students (MEXT, Human Biology Program, Humanics, …), University transfer programs and student exchange programs (Sakura, Summer School Program, …). The meeting gives students many opportunities to take short-term internships as well as transfer programs and postgraduate scholarships.

At the same time, Assoc. Kiong Ho also mentioned about academic soft skills such as how to read and analyze scientific papers; how to present scientific issues, chalktalk. Assoc. Kiong Ho introduced to students about his research and research directions at the University of Tsukuba School of Medicine.

PhD student Dang Tat Truong, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Japan also presented at the seminar on “Structural and functional analysis of enzymes” (Structural and functional analysis of RNA recapping enzymes).
Introductory discussion of research in the field of molecular biology, combined with the use of modern analytical methods in bioinformatics and wet lab such as crystallization, enzyme structure analysis, using bio-methods Chemical analysis of enzymes. The talk provides new information as well as a new perspective on research approaches.
Currently, VNUK (school code: DDV) is training the following branches:
  • International Management and Business (industry code: 7340124)
  • Computer Science and Engineering (industry code: 7480204)
  • Biomedical Sciences (industry code: 7420204)
In particular, the Biomedical Sciences (BMS) is highly developed in the world. The program aims to train professional scientists with knowledge and skills to reach international standards in biomedical to understand, diagnose diseases and find ways to prevent and treat patients. Students are taught in English, with excellent teaching staff from many developed countries, a modern equipped learning environment including lab, computer room, entertainment room, self-study room …
The meeting and academic exchange have opened many short-term internship opportunities, participated in training workshops for students and staffs of VNUK. The two sides also discussed in detail the training and research programs that can be implemented together in the coming time.

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VNUK organized a review workshop of the UK – India – Vietnam research collaboration group

On February 2019, at VNUK, the UK – India – Vietnam research cooperation group held a review workshop within the framework of the scientific project “LAYER FILTER PROCESS IN THE INTEGRATED BIOLOGICAL PROCESS OF USING THE AGRICULTURAL AND VIETNAMESE PRODUCT SOURCE “funded by the Global Challenge Research Fund (Global Challenges Research Fund – GCRF) funded by the British Government.

The workshop was organized to share experiences and seek opportunities to enhance cooperation in technology research and commercialization in the field of agriculture – biology. Attending the seminar were representatives of scientists groups from research institutes, universities of the UK, India and Vietnam.

On this occasion, the Aston University and VNUK have found a common voice in many directions to cooperate in research and technology transfer of high-value bio-products from agricultural waste / by-products such as rice husk or rice husk. This result is based on the achievements of the long-term cooperation process between the two scientists. When Vietnam and the UK become strategic partners in 2010, scientific cooperation is only a small part of the overall relationship between the two sides. The groundbreaking change was made in the launch of the Vietnam Newton Fund in 2014 and the birth of the UK Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) in 2015. Currently, both sides have a Record Remember separately about collaborative research and innovation, with active programs worth nearly £ 8.5 million in 4 years 2014-2018.

Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF) with a total budget of £ 1.5 billion has been announced by the British Government since 2015. GCRF funds will support scientists to conduct top-notch research to address challenges. The way that developing countries encounter it, through sponsoring single or interdisciplinary research projects, enhances research and innovation capabilities for the UK and developing countries, thus providing solutions Quick and effective solutions to unexpected issues need urgent research. GCRF funds are managed by the National Science Council and research institutes, which are part of the total ODA that the UK Government has committed. With the aim of supporting outstanding research around the world to achieve the UN Sustainable Development goals, the GCRF Fund is “another great opportunity for Vietnamese scientists and He works together “- quoted British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward.

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VNUK cooperates to develop artificial intelligence in health with Korean company

On February 19th 2019 in the morning, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, the University of Danang welcomed and worked with the representative of DoAI Medical Platform Company, Korea. The meeting was based on the bilateral cooperation platform for research purposes.

DoAI Medical Platform is a company working in Artificial Intelligence in Korea. Michael Yong Choi and Professor SynHo Do are co-founders of DoAI Inc. At present, the labour force of DoAI mainly composes of doctors, scientists, tech engineers graduating from top universities in Korea and in the world. DoAI also receives counselling support from the panel of doctors in the field of medicine in Korea. DoAI’s mission is to help everyone in the world through Artificial Intelligence based technology   and to become a growing corporation.

Mr. Michael Yong Choi, DoAI’s cofounder, attended the meeting. M.S. Dang Duc Long, Head of Science and International Relations Departments, along with other biomedical lecturers represented VNUK.

The meeting with DoAI Medical Platform Company, Korea discussed several issues as follows: 

  1. X-rays: develop artificial intelligence codes to detect and diagnose diseases in X-rays, especially lung diseases through chest X-rays and eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of preemies thanks to images about optical fundus. Besides, we can apply other methods such as CT scan and MRI on any part of a human body.
  1. Pathology: use artificial intelligence to amplify the resolution of pathological images and cancerous cell proliferation.
  2. Genomics: develop artificial intelligence codes to perform NIPT (Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing) based on sequencing liquid biopsy data and early cancer-positive detection.
  3. New drug discovery: virtual screening, drug re-positioning, symptom diagnosis and discovery through the use of artificial intelligence.
  4. Develop the iOS platform for comprehensive medical artificial intelligence which is equipped with all of the mentioned functions and more.

DoAI Medical Platform Company, Korea and VNUK both expressed their eagerness to boost mutual collaboration. In the past, the market trend in medical field was to manufacture medical products, equipment, and hardware. Nowadays, demands about medical platforms such as big data, and health data analyses are one of the top priorities for development. According to expert predictions, the application of artificial intelligence (robotics) in addressing the medical issues will become a prevalent trend. Therefore, VNUK hopes to promote research projects in this aspect in the future.

This was also an opportunity to create overseas internship projects for VNUK’s students as well as Vietnamese students. Hence, the quality of learning and the chance to accumulation working experience are enhanced as well.

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U-Invent 2019 – Flashback to the journey of innovation for community

On January 27th 2019, the Finale of U-Invent 2019 Contest took place successfully, officially heralding the end of emotional journey of U-Invent Season 2. Let’s look back on this special journey with VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, the University of Danang!

U-Invent 2019 – The journey of innovation for community with unique inventions

Thanks to the sponsorship by ASAID for the project of US-COMET, U-Invent Contest Season 2 was held on a big scale with the theme “Better health, better life”.  

After two months of constant and devoted work, in the morning of January 27th 2019, at VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, the five most excellent teams competed for the final trophy in the Finale. The teams made eloquent presentations of their ideas and showcased their talents, confidence as well as creativity on par with each other. Each team brought a particular color, and a unique idea but all shared this characteristic of innovative thinking for the greater cause of public benefits.

After experiencing hours of intense competition as well as receiving honest advices from the Judging Panel, the contest finally came to a conclusion of the best project for this season. It is NEWCP team from Le Quy Don High School for the Gifted with the project of Spread Smile – a smile detector functioning as an on-off switch!

To be more specific, the ranking of our top five projects is

  1. First Prize: NEWCP with the project of Spread Smile
  2. Second Prize: INNOVATION with the project of  a set of devices supporting the disabled to use laptops and smartphones
  3. Third Prize: Deadline with the project of plant disease detector
  4. Encouragement Prize: XK with the project of flexible prosthetics for the disabled and Skyline ICT Club with the project of alcohol concentration breath analyser and traffic vehicle starter controller

U-Invent –  where the youth turn ideas into realities

Since the ever first step as a small-scaled contest to encourage students to research, innovate and start up, U-Invent gradually leaves a lasting impression and spread its image to the student community in Danang in particular and in central Vietnam in general. Thanks to this, the contest has the golden opportunity to discover and develop potential ideas, thus contributing to meeting the practical needs of our daily life. Simultaneously, this also lays the firm foundation for participants finalize their ideas, and have a careful preparation before entering prestigious competitions such as ViSEF

When joining U-Invent Contest, participants are able to freely discuss their ideas and present their projects to the Organizers as well as discussing the path of innovation. Besides, they can meet leading lecturers, experts and receive a lot of useful advices. The programme also offers free motherboard and mentoring to all teams in order for them to materialise their ideas.

U-Invent – much more than just a playground

After only two years of execution, U-Invent event attracts mostly youngsters, especially high school students who participate in idea incubator. Many projects have been running and developing based on their initiatives.

Assisting students in materialising their business ideas, startup initiatives and creative mind, the contest is not just an intellectual playground but also a genuine incubator for the future developments. Many young participants express their ineffable happiness when their initial ideas transform from opaque scribbles on white pages into high practicality applications which contribute greatly to the community.

VNUK is really amazed at ideas which are really full of humanity and steered towards the niche community of the disabled to help them to have a better life. Most importantly, the judging panel was really impressed with the passion and efforts that the students put into their projects, especially the way these students reflect on how their projects may inspire and offer lfe-changing chances to others.

Finally, VNUK truly hopes that you will gain success in your study as well as keeping the fire of passion ardent and firmly continuing their path of technical science innovation and startup. Thank you so much for following the contest during the past two years; U-Invent really hopes to receive more support from you in the upcoming journey.

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VNUK welcomed delegates from Obuda University from Hungary

On January 21st 2019, Obuda University’s delegation, Hungary led by Prof. Réger Mihály – the University’s Principal – paid a visit to and collaborated with the University of Danang. Until January 24th 2019, two professors from Obuda University had discussed in depth their research field with lecturers, staff and students from VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education (VNUK).

Obuda University is a large institution located in the dynamic and prosperous center of Budapest – Hungary’s capital. The university is endowed with ideal conditions for collaboration, research development and education of European and international high standards. The university has made major contributions to promoting internationally cooperative relations in the field of scientific research and education. Established on January 1st 2000 on the legally inheri foundation of Budapest’s engineering schools such as Donat Banki Technical College,  Kalman Kando Technical College, and Light Industry Technical University, Obuda University embraces the mission of education, scientific research and future technological development through research, innovation and transference, dissemination of knowledge about advanced technological techniques. With more than 500 lecturers, staff and almost 11 500 students in 6 majors (Engineering, Mechanic, Electrical Engineering, Information technology, Light Industry, International Business and Environment), Obuda University establishes wide international relations with more than 230 universities, education and research institutions in more than 90 countries and currently hosts more than 500 international students from 53 nations all over the world.

Obuda University  in the Capital of Budapest, Hungary

At the meeting on January 21st, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – Director of the University of Danang – hosted the meeting and worked with the delegation. The meeting also had the attendance of leadership representatives of functional department and office for international study of the University of Danang. The representatives of VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education (VNUK) were M.Sc Dang Duc Long – Head of Science and International Relation Depart., M.Sc Nguyen Van Nhan – Lecturer of International Business and Management.  

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – Director of the University of Danang – warmly welcomed Prof. Réger Mihály – the University’s Principal – and other professors from Obuda University who came here to visit and cooperate with the University of Danang. The director of the University of Danang made a short speech about special features of the University of Danang as one of the pivotal national universities, one of the three main education and scientific research centers of Vietnam and as a long-term partner of many European universities including Obuda.

M.Sc Dang Duc Long – Head of Science and International Relations Depart. of VNUK – expressed his joy in the gained accomplishments based on the bilaterally cooperative foundation. For the past few years, VNUK has received many Hungarian exchange lecturers as well as students who come to VNUK for the purposes of exchanging, research, organizing conference and talkshow.

At the meeting, Prof Réger Mihály made a brief introduction about Obuda University, especially through collaborative activities with the University of Danang and other Asian universities within the Eramus+ Project that the two universities signed an Articulation Agreement before. In 2018, Obuda University welcomed 08 officers from the University of Danang who came to Obuda for internship exchange (4 months) and 07 officers to Hungary for teaching and research exchange. Prof. Jolan Velencei, Obuda University, highly appreciated the learning spirit of lecturers and students from the University of Danang in the activity of research collaboration. Most importantly, the mutual collaboration among science officers and lecturers at the University of Danang had yielded globally recognized works and reports that are published at international conferences.

Through the discuss of meeting members, especially the introduction of Obuda University’s Principal, Director of the University of Danang was really impressed with Obuda University and the Capital of Budapest near the beautiful Danube  river astonishingly similar to Han river in Danang city. The two universities also offers similar academic programs and research fields, thus acting as a stepping stone for the two to continue developing and tightening the bond in order to deploy the potentials as well as strengths of each other in the near future.

The meeting ended smoothly in the ambience of lingering friendship and closeness. Directing boards of the University of Danang And Obuda University will continue to accompanying each other as well as partnering in future projects funded by the Hungarian Government and European Community in order to contribute proactively ro the integration progress of global undergraduate education in the era of globalization.  

Some images of the welcome meeting with Obuda University

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VNUK participated in Admission Counseling festival day held by Tuoi Tre Newspaper.

On January 12nd and 13rd 2019, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, the University of Danang joined Admission Counseling festival day organized by Tuoi Tre Newspaper. The program took place in two cities – Danang and Hue.

Admission counseling and vocational orientation

Admission Counseling festival day is an annual event held by Tuoi Tre Newspaper with the participation of almost all colleges in Danang and neighboring cities. At the moment, students are still concerned about choosing their university and suitable major. This is the appropriate time when parents and students are provided with enough information on universities as well as having the chance to join our counseling and vocational orientation program.

VNUK hopes that with all provided information as well as advices, students will be able to see for themselves the future path they want to follow. Besides, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education also provides online counseling service through our fanpage “Viện Việt – Anh, Đại học Đà Nẵng” and hotline 0905556654.

Many interesting games and gifts

VNUK hopes that you have gained exhilarating and unforgettable experience at VNUK booth.

The event was aimed at offering students valuable information on vocational training as well as helping them to understand VNUK better. However, we believe that the most joyous activit was the British ambience created through minigames and cute gifts.

We hope that you experienced British culture, unique traits and friendly camaraderie from VNUK lecturers and students. In addition, you also had special emotions, unforgettable memories with friends or with us in this program. Bright faces lightened up by ardent smiles have brought us immense driving force to continue organizing admission booths for you in the future.

VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, the University of Danang

One of the newest members of the University of Danang, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education was established based on the Articulation Agreement between Vietnam’s and UK’s governments with the goal of providing internationally standardized education. All programs are taught in English; 30% foreign lecturers and various chances to undertake placement programs at big companies will guarantee that graduates establish a firm base of knowledge and are a potential source of labour for both domestic and international markets.

VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education (school code: DDV) are recruiting students for the following majors:

International Business and Management (code: 7340124)

Computer Science and Engineering (code: 7480204)

Biomedical Science (code: 7420204)

In addition to the admission method of national high school examination marks consideration, all applicants are also eligible for the admission method of transcript analysis into our three majors (For further information, please access this link)

Let’s take a look at VNUK through previous activities: Link 1: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oREKroFRcVGoMsBTdc75xdWuhB6-Yyst?usp=sharing (VNUK booth in Hue)

Link 2: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HLIBHEiZPkdDk-qX-mpGuIA7QnArj5CL?usp=sharing (VNUK booth in Phan Chau Trinh high school, Danang)

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Prom Night 2019 – A memorable ball night of VNUKers

In order to welcome the new year with lots of joys and meanings, VNUK students organized a splendous Prom Night 2019.  The event took place at Magnolia Hotel with a variety of games, and spell-binding programs. Living up to everyone’s expectations, the ambience was energetic and full of emotions.

A memorable prom night …

All in good time, every two years VNUKers are all excited for their prom night. This is not just a festive event when our beloved students look back on their journey at VNUK but a precious occasion when all students gather together, give each other tight hugs before entering the new year full of challenges ahead.

The event has marked an important milestone in tightening the bond of VNUK’s students, brushing a stroke of organizational culture beauty within VNUK community and assisting future generations in understanding and following our unique culture. The event was organized with the theme of a high-fashion ball night where the values besides theories and books are valued to bring out memorable and lasting memories to VNUKers.

In the evening of January 4th 2019, VNUKer’s prom night officially took place. Living up to attendees’ expectations, the night created a totally energetic and full-of-emotion ambience. With the them “Destiny Awaits”, VNUKers’ prom had various activities from artistic performance, socialization, buffet banquet, minigames, Transform Yourself contest and dancing.

Transform Yourself Contest – honour the beauty and talent of VNUK students

The contest was organized in order to find out the night’s King & Queen and to bring about an interesting playground. All of our contestants showcased their talents wholly and displayed their unique personalities and dynamism. Most specially, the event this year was honoured to host the presence of Queen 2018 – Ms Tran Phuong Linh.


The fresh beauty of our Queen 2018 – Ms Tran Phuong Linh

At the end of the prom night, the most important part of the program unfolded – the crowning of 2019 King & Queen. After a long period of searching and voting, finally two names were called to be the golden faces representing VNUKers. They are Mr. Hoang Quan (King) and Ms. Phan Vuong Thanh Ha (Queen).

Queen 2019 – Phan Vương Thanh Hà

King 2019 – Hoàng Quân

Surprisingly, our exchange students from DCU University, Korea also joined the prom this year. This was the opportunity for them to socialize, learn and exchange their culture. Korean students were really excited and interested in the program our VNUK students organized themselves.

Prom Night opened our new year 2019 with lots of hopes and dreams. This activity is also a symbol of unity and stability, the shining light for our students and a strong motivation force for VNUK student community to continue promoting development and expansion.


For further information, please contact:

Website: http://www.vnuk.udn.vn/

Hotline: 0905 55 66 54

Telephone number: 0236 3738 399

Email: contact@vnuk.edu.vn

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VNUK Artificial Intelligence Simulation Laboratory Launch

Recently, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, the University of Danang has celebrated the launch of its AI Lab and put it into use. This is one of the most inspiring spaces for students majoring in Computer Science and Engineering in particular and tech-savvy enthusiasts in general.  

AI Lab

Following the success of our shared study space opening last month, VNUK Institute for Research And Executive Education continues to achieve great improvements in facility renovation, bringing extraordinary learning experience to its students. Artificial Intelligence Lab is launched and initiated by Dr. Tran The Vu – Head of Academics Training Department, a dedicated lecturer in Computer Science and Engineering Department at VNUK.

The establishment of a laboratory in the field of technology and information meet VNUK student’s need. In addition, the lab is considered as a playground where students feel free to unleash their creativity potential and conduct their very own projects. The laboratory is designed with the concept of dynamic simplicity combined with modern freshness to serve the purpose of spreading inspiration and enjoyment in study.

The lab helps accelerate high-quality research activities in artificial intelligence including identification methods, computer vision, automatic guided vehicle (AGV), automation, smart robot. In addition to research, AI lab takes a pro-active approach towards collaborating with businesses in order to create smart products and services. Simultaneously, AI lab is also a training center for engineers and a collaboration space with scientists from different specializations to create multi-disciplinary products.

However, the thing that distinguishes the lab from others and makes it so special is the technological devices all made by Dr. Tran The Vu, ranging from open-close door model based on  face recognition to AGV, and technological devices and inventions.

Face recognition software facilitates automatic door opening and closing

Automatic guided vehicle – one of the most popular smart products

Other technological products

AI Lab has performed all of its strengths and created a motivated inspiration space to promote student’s research in information technology. This success will be a tremendous motivation for VNUK in upgrading student’s experience and guaranteeing progressive innovation in its path to become the leading research and education center in the region.  

For the time being, VNUK has installed specialized rooms such as a study space, a playground, a music room, a biomedical lab, computer labs… AI lab continues to bring comfort, freshness and ignite creativity for learners with moden equipment. The lab is promised to bring the students fantastic learning experience.

For further information, please contact:

VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education

158A Le Loi Street, Hai Chau District, Da Nang City

Hotline: 0905 55 66 54

Phone: 0236 37 38 399

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VNUK students spread love through a meaningful charity project

For the past few days, VNUK students had an opportunity to experience and share with underprivileged people through a meaningful charity project.

A meaningful charity project

The project is incorporated into the syllabus of Personal Development Planning course instructed by Mr. Steve Carbon. This activity is aimed at facilitating students’ pragmatic application of learnt theories as well as contributing to the society with our efforts and genuine compassion. VNUK seeks to orient its student development path of not only acumen, knowledge, soft skills but also compassion: being able to share with underprivileged people.

This annual charity program is one of the most value-driven to VNUK students. The students gained hands-on experience in executing a project from sales promotion to sales management. All profits are donated for charitable purposes in remote areas. It might not seem to be a large sum of money, but it epitomizes VNUK students’ compassion and efforts in giving back to the society.

In order to carry out the project, the students are divided into two groups. Each group sets up its own fund-raising plan and devises its own management and development strategies. Besides, each group is fully entitled to choose the place it wants to come and help local people. Two destinations that were chosen this year are Ta Lang Village and Danang Social Protection Center.

A sharing from one VNUK students:

Personal Development Planning is one of my favourite introductory courses at VNUK because when taking classes like this, we obtain various precious lessons such as the importance of self-awareness, personal development, self-value and future career orientation. Above all, I learn to lead a compassionate life: to empathise and share the beauties and joys to the surrounding. Conducting this charity project is one of the obvious witnesses to our specific maturity.”

VNUK also hopes that these practical projects will help students learn compassion and community sharing.

VNUK students at Ta Lang Village, Danang

VNUK students at Danang Social Protection Center

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On Thursday morning December 06, 2018, at Furama Hotel in Danang city, the opening ceremony of The 4th PAN-ASIA Biomedical Science Conference whose theme was “Biomedicine in the 21st century: Insights from ASIA” took place. This conference this year was organized by VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education for the first time in Viet Nam.  

Following the success of the 3rd Biomedical Science Conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the conference this year attracted more than 300 scientists, scholars, specialists, doctors, engineers, lecturers from many universities, hospitals, research and application organizations or associations in relation to domestic and international biomedicine. The School of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Danang, was the co-organizer with VNUK in holding the conference this year.   

The Conference Opening was honoured to welcome the presence of municipal authority representatives from Da Nang and other cities, Assoc. Prof. and Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of The University of Danang – Prof. Nguyen Van Tuan from Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia, Assoc. Prof. and Dr. Nguyen Dang Quoc Chan – Head of Otorhinolaryngology Department at the School of Medicine and Pharmacy and Conference Chairman. On behalf of VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, M.S. Dang Duc Long – Conference Organizer –  along with other lecturers and students attended the Conference.

Before the conference began, delegations from many countries in Asia-Pacific region such as Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Australia, Israeli, Germany, the Philippines and etc. had been present and networked in the reception area.  

After the welcoming performance, Prof. and Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of the University of Danang – made the opening speech. He expressed his great pleasure and honour in co-organizing the Conference with Asia Biomedicine Association. The event had attracted many scientists, top specialists in Vietnam and Pan-Asia region to the University of Danang – one of the national key areas of focus, one of the three biggest education and scientific research centers in Vietnam as well as the main high-quality labour force incubator for the Middle and Central Highlands of Vietnam.

On behalf of 2500 lecturers, science faculty members and nearly 58 000 undergraduates, post-graduates, research fellows and international students, President of The University of Danang was honoured to express his warm welcome and the best wishes to leaders of Asia Biomedicine Association along with scientific and academic communities for attending the meaningful conference this year.

On this occasion, President of the University of Danang expressed his profound gratitude to Asia Biomedicine Association for entrusting, selecting and collaborating with the University of Danang to organize and patronize the event as well as to sponsors, and also recognized and appreciated the role of the School of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Danang as the core unit in directing, co-organizing the Conference. Besides, he also acknowledged the contribution of VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education.

President of the University of Danang expects that the Conference will be a ‘bridge’ to connect universities, research and education institutes, especially scientists, domestic specialists to continue partnering, supporting and strengthening ties with the School of Medicine and Pharmacy and VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education in researching, developing and applying the latest research results into biomedicine. In addition, Prof. and Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of The University of Danang – had presented our recognition souvenir for Prof. Nguyen Van Tuan from Garvan Institute of Medical Research – Co-chairman of the Conference.

Speaking at the Opening Ceremony of the 4th Biomedical Science Conference, Prof. Nguyen Van Tuan – Co-chairman of the event – expressed his gratitude to President of the University of Danang for his support, guidance and patronage towards this important event of Asia Biomedical Science Association. Prof. Tuan acknowledged and highly valued precious efforts and contributions of Asia Biomedical Science Association, functional units, departments and faculties to materialize the Opening Conference in Danang city.

Prof. Nguyen Van Tuan emphasized that this event will help solidify the prestige of The University of Danang in general and the School of Medicine and Pharmacy in particular for spreading the spirit of biomedical research to domestic and international science communities. Besides, he also welcomed scientists, specialists, speakers who brought to the Conference their latest research papers of pragmatic value to biomedical communities and society.

The conference this year gave priority to raising public awareness to biomedical research papers in health care and clinical practice, especially in the era when genetics revolution has posed several challenges to 6 associated topics – clinical application, personalized medicine, risk assessment, biomedicine, big data and traditional medicine.

The Conference’s science program included 22 lectures, 59 scientific reports at plenary and concurrent sessions, 58 reports in artificial intelligence as well as research efforts, contribution of scientists, prestigious specialists in biomedicine in Asia-Pacific region.

With the topic of “Biomedicine in the 21st century: Insights from ASIA”, the Conference concentrated on discussing 6 aspects as follows:

  • Clinical translation
  • Traditional medicines
  • Risk assessment
  • Personalized medicine
  • Medical devices
  • Bioinformatics and high throughput data

As Prof Tuan had shared: “Whoever you are: a scientist, a doctor, a policy maker, or a student; the conference provides all of you with an important opportunity to interact with prestigious colleagues in the region. I believe that in the next three days, you will have many opportunities to network and discuss science and medicine. I also encourage you to look for new opportunities and establish research cooperation programs as well as bonds with international colleagues.”

After the Opening ceremony, the plenary session took place with typical research papers such as Biological and preclinical research into liver cancer stem cells (Stephanie Ma), Epigenetic adjustment and molecular behavior of one miRNA in tumors (Wai-Yee Chan), New developments in in vitro fertilization (Ho Manh Tuong), High-throughput sequencing in cancer research (Gyorgy Hutvagner)…

Previously, on December 5th, there were 3 workshops (biomedical pre-conference) held at VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education with three themes:

  1. Research design to gain maximum exploration in oncology. Speaker: Dr. Stephanie Ma (University of Hong Kong)
  2. Genome and epigenomics data analysis. Speaker: Dr. Luu Phuoc Loi (Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia)
  3. How to publicise research on influential journals. Speaker: Dr. Nguyen Van Tuan (Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia and University of Technology Sydney, Australia).

The Opening ceremony of the 4th PAN-ASIA Biomedical Science Conference went smoothly and promised to product auspicious results which the Conference announced, achieved and enhanced the role of science and education interrelationship in solving urgent social issues, boosting knowledge sharing in community-service biomedicine.

PAN-ASIA Biomedicine Science Conference gathered 12 universities in Vietnam and PAN-Asia region (Korea, Australia, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, the Philippines…) with the goal of promoting research into biomedicine and cooperation in undergraduate and post-graduate education.

Every two years, the Association organizes PAN-ASIA Biomedical Science Conference in order to share research accomplishments in biomedicine, support and develop research, and optimize application and education. The 1st PAN-ASIA Biomedicine Science Conference took place in Thailand in 2012 (Khon Kaen University hosted); the 2nd Conference took place in Hong Kong in Decmber 2014 (Biomedical Science University, The School of Medicine – China University; Hong Kong hosted). In 2016, the 3rd PAN-ASIA Biomedical Science Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This year, The School of Medicine and VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education are honoured the be co-hosts of the event under the patronage of The University of Danang.

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