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Techstars Startup Weekend Danang 2019

ORGANIZING TEAM

🔵 Global Shapers Community Danang – an initiative by the World Economic Forum:

Founded since 2014, Danang Hub is made up of exceptionally talented and diverse young people who want to contribute to the community through customized projects and events for a better future. We have launched several initiatives to support and help fill the gap in skills and knowledge of the youth in our community.
https://www.globalshapers.org/hubs/danang-hub

Visit our current Project “Confidence in You”, aiming to close the skill gap between university and workplaces, preparing students with relevant work skills for the 4th industrial revolution.
https://www.globalshapers.org/impact/confidence-in-u

🔴 VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education (VNUK) is the first phase of a bilateral project between Vietnam and the United Kingdom (UK) governments about building up an UK-oriented international university in Vietnam.

VNUK offers 5 high-quality undergraduate programs:

– International Business and Management
– International Tourism and Hospitality Management
– Data Science
– Computer Science an Engineering
– Biomedical Science

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The outstanding members of VNUK’s were awarded at the Summary Conference at Danang University

On September 27, 2019, there was a Conference of summarizing the work of the Youth Union, Student Union of the school year 2018-2019. It included discussion about implementing the program for the school year 2019-2020 and reviewing the campaign of UD’s students in the summer of 2019. The meeting was carried out successfully.

At the session, student Tran Van Thinh, class 17IBM2 of the VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education was rewarded by Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Danang University for his positive contributions to the Youth Union and Youth Movement at VNUK as well as  Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Danang University for the academic year 2018 – 2019.

In addition, the Union of Danang University also received a certificate of merit for outstanding achievements in Youth Union and Youth Movement for the school year 2018-2019. VNUK is very honored to be a member of Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Danang University.

We congratulate Thinh and hope to have more students participate in meaningful youth activities during the coming school year!

Some photos at the Conference

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More opportunities to study in the UK after a meeting with representatives from Aston University

In the last session, the VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education – a member of University of Danang had the honor to welcome representatives from Aston University, UK.

Attending the meeting were Ms. Anisha Parmar, Regional Manager (South East Asia) of International Recruitment and Development, Aston University, UK. On the VNUK side, there are PhD. Dang Duc Long, Head of Science & International Cooperation Department; Ms. Pham Thi Thu Thuy.

The meeting discussed plans to increase the number of transfer and exchange students between Aston University and VNUK. Information from both universities will be provided to their respective students on a regular basis. Seminars to introduce Aston and Birmingham will continue in the coming months. The European Council (Eramus grant) has agreed to sponsor to promote exchange of lecturers and students between the two schools.

Ms. Anisha Parmar expressed her desire to further develop Aston’s internship program in Danang and develop an International Summer Semester with VNUK.

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The ceremony to honor valedictorians and new students of Danang University in 2019

Inheriting and promoting the tradition of studiousness and fostering talents, honoring the top valedictors, praising outstanding students in the 2018-2019 school year, and encouraging and supporting the newly-disadvantaged freshmen towel was energized to step on the path of university, the evening of September 16, 2019, at Trung Vuong Theater, University of Danang  solemnly held “Ceremony of honoring the Valedictorian and Enhancing the new students Member year 2019 ”.

As one of the member educational institutions of Danang University, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education – a member of University of Danang also has 05 students honored at the ceremony.

Ceremony honoring valedictorian Danang University 2019.

The honoring ceremony gathered more than 1100 typical freshmen representing nearly 11,000 new students of the 2019 class and UD’s excellent students in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Speaking at the Ceremony, Assoc. Pro. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of Danang University, congratulated the achievements of the new students in the National High School Exam and was honored to become a student of UD. The President of UD praised the new students’ efforts in studying and training, especially the valedictorian and valedictorian in the entrance examination to UD in 2019. Having this result beside the efforts of They also rely on the merits of teachers, schools, families and the studious tradition of their hometown hometown. UD Director emphasized: “In the context of many universities in the country enrolling in difficulties, the members of UD have had a successful enrollment season … The top students and new graduates today can be proud to be a student of UD. “

VNUK students honored at the ceremony were:

Student Pham Le Uyen Nhi is the first entrance exam according to the national high school test scores

Students with excellent academic achievements in the school year 2018-2019 are: Vo Bao Ngoc (18IBM3), Ha Pham Bich Tram (18BMS)

Direct enrollment students: Nguyen Quoc Tuan

UDN Student Graduation Scholarship Scholarship for Hoang Thi My Linh.

Another picture at the ceremony:

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VNUK Welcomes Representatives from Saint Michael University, Vermont USA

On September 12, 2019, VNUK welcomed representatives from Saint Michael University, Vermont, USA.

During the meeting, VNUK had the honor to welcome two special guests, Ms. Christina Mager – Assistant to the English Language Program Manager of Saint Michael School and Ms. Caitlin Cait Huseman – Managing Director of University Abroad Programs, Saint Michael University. On the VNUK side was Dr. Dang Duc Long – Head of Research and International Cooperation Department, as well as lecturers from the Department of Languages including Ms. Phan Thi Tra Khuc, Ms. Le Thi Minh Trang and Ms. Susan A. Churchill.

The two sides discussed the training program as well as future opportunities for cooperation in education development. 

Meeting with representatives of universities from around the world has contributed to expanding cooperation with VNUK, bringing many additional learning and research opportunities for VNUK students and lecturers.

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Orientation Week for VNUK New Students 2019

From September 9 to September 14, VNUK Institute for Research and Executive Education, a member of University of Danang organized an Orientation Week for the incoming first year students.

As the students enter into their new international learning environment they will develop their skills and character, experience international culture and develop their knowledge as well as thinking skills in order to be successful during university life and into the working world. 

During the orientation students were exposed to the values and university expectations, scholarships, clubs and more. They also received career advice from experts and experienced guests.

We would like to thank the special guests who graciously shared their experiences and suggestion with our VNUK students.

  • MSc. Pharmacist Nguyen Thi Thu Ba – Head of Pharmacy Department Hoan My Da Nang Hospital
  • Ms. Pham Thi Minh Thuy, 10 years experience in Human Resources in various fields
  • Mr. Tran Kim Vinh, founder and CEO of XBean

This is an important time, especially for new students to provide skills, culture and methods of study in an international environment, in addition to preparing you for a strong mentality to enter. student life span.

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VNUK Students Meet Lecturers of Vistula University, Poland

On September 5, 2019, VNUK was honored to welcome Dr. Karol Kujawa from Vistula University, Poland to VNUK Orientation Week. Dr. Kujawa discussed issues of religion impacting foreign policy around the world.

Dr. Karol Kujawa obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Political Thought and Culture at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Additionally, Dr. Kujawa has been working at the Department of Culture and Promotion at the Turkish Embassy in Warsaw for 3 years. He has twice been awarded the prestigious Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship in New York. Currently, he is an assistant professor at the Academy of Business in Poland, and the postdoctoral scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain. Since 2015 he serves as expert at the governmental research institution – National Science Agency in Poland.

He has lectured on numerous occasions at universities such as Pittsburgh University (US), University of Illinois at the Urbana Champaign (US), University of Chicago, (US),… Kujawa has published more than 100 articles and is a co-editor of the books. Kujawa has reviewed more than 50 and coordinated 10 research projects among others in European Union, Turkey and US. He has given more than 500 interviews for international media. In his lecture, Mr. Karol mentioned about Religion in the Foreign Policy: The Case of Turkey, USA and Israel: The presentation examines the role of religion in foreign policy in the contemporary world. It presents data from three countries such as Turkey, USA and Israel by establishing the content, context and function of religion in thinking about international relations. The article argues that in the developing world in two last decades had place an increase in religious values and beliefs in the field of international relations. He claims that religion has a powerful impact on the vectors of the foreign policy. The key role in this process is playing society, which is actually becoming more “de-secularized”. Besides shedding new light on religion in foreign policy, author wonder whether politicised religious leaders might contribute to build long-term peaceful relation between the states and contribute the conflict resolution, or vice versa, increase tension and violence between them.

Come to the lecture of Dr. Karol Kujawa, students and lecturers of  VNUK have accumulated for themselves the current knowledge about social culture around the globe, in addition, they also practice their English listening and communication skills.

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VNUK Welcomes Professor from Kangwon National University, Korea

On August 28th, Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong and staff of the Biomedical Science (BMS) program at VNUK welcomed Professor Byungjun Cho, Head of Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) from Kangwon National University, Korea. Dr. Cho proposed developing seminars and workshops in emergency medicine to improve professional training for both students and lecturers at the Institute.

Both VNUK and Kangwon National University discussed the need for emergency medicine and first aid courses for first responders and other medical professionals in Central Vietnam. Because of the current long-term cooperation between VNUK and Kangwon University, these important EMT programs could someday be offered at VNUK in the future.

The meeting ended with commitments to further for collaboration and coordination, allowing VNUK students to have more options for study abroad, exchange internships, and additional activities that bring international-quality training to VNUK, especially students of the BMS program.

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Welcome New VNUK Lecturer Susan Churchill

VNUK is honored to welcome our newest faculty member Susan Anne Churchill, lecturer in the Languages and Foundation Studies Department.

With 4 years of experience teaching English at Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University in China, Susan has taught university students from the bachelor to doctoral level. She has achieved remarkable success as an excellent foreign language teacher from 2015-2019 while in China. When she visited VNUK, Susan found the working environment so professional and friendly that she decided to join our staff. 

Susan shared these observations from the first few days on campus:

“The teacher-student educational environment at VNUK is exceptional.  Students are center stage and preparing them to be successful in their academic and future career goals is central to VNUK’s mission. Vietnamese students are very warm and friendly, and I look forward to engaging with them both inside and outside the classroom. My desire is to make a difference in students’ lives by helping them become more confident, intelligible, and fluent speakers of English.  That is why I became an English teacher and have come to VNUK to teach English as a second language. Working together we can achieve our goals!”

We wish Susan a successful and long-term teaching time at the VNUK!

VNUK strives to provide students international training quality with excellent faculty of which 25% are experts invited from abroad, 25% are engineers invited from large enterprises, and 50% are experienced lecturers with doctoral degrees from countries such as England, the USA, and Australia.

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International Students Continue to Choose VNUK

VNUK continues to be an attractive education and research destination for students from such places as the United Kingdom, South Korea and throughout Asia. This school year our new friend Ramanan Krish, an international student from India, chose VNUK as his academic home!

While Ramanan was looking for opportunities to study in a new country, he was impressed by the professionalism of VNUK and that the curriculum is taught entirely in English. Ramanan feels that the International Business and Management (IBM) major with an international standard programme is exactly what he has been looking for.

With quality that meets international standards and a unique cultural exchange environment, VNUK continues to provide many exciting learning opportunities for both domestic and foreign students.

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National and International Internships Give Biomedical Science Students a Competitive Advantage

“VNUK students are quite studious and smart with a strong knowledge base and good soft skills; especially the ability to understand English documents and translate into Vietnamese.” – Dr. Thao Vo Nguyen Thanh, Deputy Head of Department of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City Biotechnology Center, when complimenting 2 BMS students.

Internship Program Offers VNUK Students Several Opportunities 

At VNUK, the curriculum has always focused on practicality. For that reason, VNUK has constantly expanded  networking with enterprises to bring students opportunities to get involved in real working environments.

Many VNUK students complete an internship in the summer of Freshman or Sophomore years. Students also have a compulsory internship lasting 4-6 months at the 2nd term of their Junior year. Depending on future job aspirations, students will be introduced to appropriate research units, enterprises, or projects.

BMS Students Joined in a Big Project – Increasing Chances to Learn Practical Knowledge

BMS students are introduced to research programs not only at VNUK, but also top universities and institutes in Vietnam and throughout the world.

This year 2 BMS students, Ngoc Ha Tran Dinh Thi and Van Nguyen Thi Huynh, had the honor to participate in great research programs under the guidance of instructors and researchers at VNUK, Da Nang University of Medical Technology and Pharmacy, Pasteur Institute in Ho Chi Minh City, and Ho Chi Minh City Biotechnology Center.

Good Attitudes, Foundational Knowledge and English – VNUK Students Receive Compliments from Instructors

According to Dr. Thao Vo Nguyen Thanh, Van and Ha’s instructor and Deputy Head of the Department of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City Biotechnology Center: “VNUK students are quite studious and smart with a strong knowledge base and good soft skills; especially the ability to understand English documents and translate into Vietnamese. Although they are only 3rd year students, they have the ability to help an instructor with guiding new members of the group.”

On this occasion, Van and Ha had the opportunity to study and practice new knowledge and modern research techniques. Moreover, they participated in both institute and ministerial-level projects such as research on production of vaccines, recombinant proteins and peptides, and cancer treatment. BMS students are highly appreciated by officials in all aspects.

Van shared, “When I joined the internship, I had direct access to scientific research steps in many fields. I participated in research and experimental processes on all kinds of microorganisms and animal cells. With the modern equipment and extensive resources at the Medicine Department, I could participate in the experiment directly instead of just learning the theories.” Currently, Van is an intern at the Department of Medicine and Pharmacy of the Center for Biotechnology in Ho Chi Minh City. Van also said that this 5-week internship opportunity has helped her a lot in shaping future goals.

OVERSEAS Internship Opportunities for Biomedical Science Students

At VNUK, in addition to the 2 compulsory internship programs,  students also have the opportunity to participate in short internship programs abroad. This summer, second year BMS students experienced the international learning environment at Kangwon University, Korea.

VNUK students joining the 1-month internship in Korea

Along with the cooperation and support of VNUK teachers, the students visited Korea in July for a 1-month internship program under the guidance of Kangwon University professors.

Doing the internship at Kangwon University has brought VNUK students many interesting experiences as well as opportunities to exchange and learn from both international students and Korean professors. Tran Ngoc Cam Thi – a BMS student joining the Kangwon University program shared: “In addition to being instructed to use modern lab equipment like UHPLC, our soft skills are also greatly enhanced. The practical sessions are streamlined and consistent with the fundamental knowledge that we have learned at VNUK, with interesting topics such as quantifying vitamins B1 and B3 in freshwater and analyzing anthocyanin in soybeans. In addition, the school arranged for us to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation, a vital survival skill for Professor Cho.”

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CSE Senior Students Brought About Numerous Intriguing Projects

Project Defense Day for VNUK’s CSE senior students took place on August 6th. It was an opportunity to see many intriguing projects including:

  • Attendance Management System based on Face Recognition
  • Website Depth of fied? Viet Nam
  • Website TechShop
  • Website Biker.vn

Ms. Dang Thi Phuong Thao – a member of the council said: “VNUK CSE senior students have brought about a successful and professional Project Defense Day. They were able to give technical explanations and answer our debating questions thanks to their advanced English level and being well-prepared”.

With a well-planned curriculum based on the UK’s teaching and training standards, VNUK CSE students are equipped with advanced knowledge in their field as well as proper English skills. They are at the top of the list when it comes to “head hunting”.

Some photos of the Project Defense Day.

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Tate & Lyle Scholarship Opens the Door to University Dreams for Rural Students

“If I hadn’t received a Tate & Lyle scholarship, my path to higher education would have been closed. I would have stayed at home to farm and get married like any other girl in my village of ethnic Tu people,” said VNUK Institute for Research & Executive Education (VNUK) student Hoang Thi My Linh – the newest recipient of the Tate & Lyle scholarship. 

Funded by the Tate & Lyle Group, the Tate & Lyle scholarship is available to outstanding students from underprivileged communities to study undergraduate and master programs at VNUK – the first international public university in Central Vietnam.

VNUK was granted eight Tate & Lyle scholarships for students of full-time undergraduate programs. Each $12,000 scholarship covers the whole course (4 years) of paid tuition fees and even provides students with nearly 3 million VND per month for living expenses during their studies. Over the past 4 years, VNUK has tirelessly sought out qualified candidates to receive the rewards of higher education.  

Miracles truly appeared for My Linh. Though the difficultly of financial challenges often close the path to further learning, Linh’s future has been illuminated by the prestigious Tate & Lyle scholarship and her outlook is bright at VNUK.

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VNUK Students exchange Digital Marketing knowledge with Korean Students

In the past week, students from Daegu Catholic University (𝗗𝗮𝗲𝗴𝘂 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆𝗗𝗖𝗨), Korea had had a meeting and knowledge exchange with VNUK students in the field of Digital Marketing.

At the meeting, VNUK students confidently use foreign languages to exchange and introduce Vietnamese culture, Vietnamese youth trends, working environment here … with international students.

DCU students had expressed their desire to learn about the Vietnamese market, helping students build appropriate marketing strategies. Besides, students of two schools have the opportunity to learn from each other about knowledge and experience in Digital Marketing.

Here are some pictures of the meeting:

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Daegu Catholic University Summer Study Abroad 2019

On 08/07/2019, VNUK was delighted to welcome the delegation of 20 students from Daegu Catholic University (𝗗𝗮𝗲𝗴𝘂 𝗖𝗮𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝘁𝘆 – 𝗗𝗖𝗨), Korea to participate in the 2019 Summer Cultural and Learning Program.

The program is sponsored by the Korean Government with the aim of helping students access the foreign learning and cultural environment. This is an annual activity happening in many countries, in which the Korean Government has chosen VNUK as a destination in Vietnam. Through the programs of summer school, study exchange, VNUK has become a prominent destination for students from many countries around the world such as Hungary, Korea, the UK, etc.

Throughout the series of activities and exchanges at VNUK, Korean students have chance to experience Vietnamese culture through food and school subjects. In addition, Korean students will also be able to practice thinking and business skills classes and many other useful modules. VNUK hopes this will be the memorable experience of Korean students in Vietnam.

In addition to regularly receiving students from other countries, VNUK also has many programs for VNUK students to exchange at universities in countries such as South Korea, United Kingdom, Spain … This is a great opportunity for students to access international education and culture of countries around the world.

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Coffee Talk – Parents and Career Orientation stories for children

In order to help children discover themselves, orient and choose a career properly in the context of the global economy in the future, what do parents need to do?

It is the theme shared by educational experts and parents at the informal conversation called Coffee Talk on Sunday morning, July 14th.

Participating the workshop, there were Dr. Nguyen Thi My Huong (Deputy Director in charge of VNUK Institute for Research & Executive Education), PhD. Tran The Vu (VNUK Computer Science Lecturer) and PhD. Nguyen Manh Hung (VNUK Biomedical Science lecturer).

Through the workshop, parents were shared a lot of useful knowledge about the context of the digital economy in the world and in Vietnam, the industries that are most likely to automate, the industries that are less likely to least automation, What will future careers look like? ….. help parents to have a better overview of future career opportunities for their children.

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VNUK welcomed professor from WSB University, Poland

On July 15, Vietnam-UK Institute for Research & Executive Education (VNUK), University of Danang had a meeting with Assoc.Prof.Dr. Katarzyna Szczepanska Woszczyna – Head of Management Department, Wyzsza Szkola Biznesu School (WSB), Poland.

The meeting was an opportunity for the two sides to discuss academic and research cooperation programs, exchange lecturers and students through the Erasmus + Program. Assoc. Katarzyna Szczepanska Woszczyna introduced the outstanding features of WSB and hoped to have the opportunity to welcome lecturers and students to join research and study exchange program in WSB, especially cooperation in the fields of scientific and technology that WSB has potential and strength.

Assoc. Katarzyna Szczepanska Woszczyna proposed and hoped that the two sides would soon have cooperation agreements first of all to exchange lecturers and students and join research programs on science and technology, in order to create a premise to expand and promote relationships between the two universities in the future. The session promises to bring many opportunities for students and VNUK staff to study and research at WSB University, Poland in the future.

WSB is a reputable and prestigious private university in Poland with training and research facilities in major Polish cities, offering 130 training programs, undergraduate and master’s courses, in which there are 60 training programs in English in many fields, such as: Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Global Logistics, International Business, International Business and Finance, Tourism Administration and Guests Hotel, Business English, Software Development, Corporate Finance, Marketing, Project Management, Corporate Finance Management …

Some photos at the meeting:

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VNUK supports the British Council to organize an IELTS Teacher Training Workshop

On July 9/10, 2019, Vietnam – UK Institute for Research & Executive Education, Danang University (VNUK) supported the British Council to organize IELTS Teacher Training Workshop.

The training aimed to help IELTS teachers improve their English teaching experience and practice IELTS test. Participants had a talk and shared with the top British Council teacher – Mr. Andrew Milner.

As the British Council’s IELTS test site in Da Nang, VNUK has been with the British Council Vietnam for 5 years in developing projects, courses, scholarships, organizing IELTS … VNUK offers candidates with modern facilities from examination room to earpiece system to ensure requirements, professional support team. VNUK promises to bring the international quality exam with many scholarships and attractive English courses.

Some photos of the training workshop:

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VNUK signed a memorandum of understanding with Ewha Womans University – Korea

In early July 2019, Vietnam-UK Institute for Research & Executive Education, Da Nang University (VNUK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Natural Sciences (Ewha Womans University – Korea).

A cooperative memorandum expresses the interest of both sides in the training process, academic and research information … This is an opportunity to create open and exchange programs for VNUK students as well as Vietnamese students. Accordingly, the quality of learning and the opportunity to accumulate experience is also gradually improved. The two sides aspire to build activities that create international links in education. The content focusé on remembering the sustainable cooperation of the two schools in the process of training high quality human resources for Vietnam.

Ewha Women’s University, also known as Hoa Le Women’s University (Ewha Womans University) is the largest private university for women in Korea and the world. The school was founded in 1886, by American Methodist missionary Mary F.Scranton. Ewha is located in the heart of Seoul, the capital “smelter” which produces many excellent female prime ministers, ministers and parliamentarians, including the very first female Prime Minister Han Myung. Sook. The prestigious school with both ancient beauty and modern features, dubbed this “feminine paradise” has 11 universities with 65 divisions and 13 graduate schools for post graduate students to study and do research.

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VNUK organizes an international conference on Data Science

On July 4, 2019, Vietnam – UK Institute for Research & Executive Education, Danang University (VNUK) cooperated with the Knowledge Technology Research Department of Chung – Ang University, Korea to hold an international scientific seminar:  Advances in Data Science

Chung – Ang University, South Korea

Chung-Ang University is a prestigious private university located in Seoul. According to Korea Joongang Daily newspaper in 2013, CAU ranked 8th in Korea. This is also one of the top 10 best universities in Korea.

The workshop took place under the lead of Dr. Dang Duc Long, Head of Science and Technology Department – International Cooperation, VNUK. The speakers are Prof. Jason J. Jung, Dr. O-Joun Lee, Dr. Hoang Long Nguyen.

  • Prof. Jason J. Jung, Chung-Ang University, South Korea: postdoctoral fellow at INRIA Rhone-Alpes, France in 2006 and a visiting scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute (FIRST) in Berlin, Germany in 2004. His research topics are knowledge technology on social networks by applying various types of Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods.
  • Dr. O-Joun Lee: postdoctoral researcher at Chung-Ang University, Korea. His research topics include knowledge techniques of various unstructured data.
  • Dr. Hoang Long Nguyen is a postdoctoral fellow at Chung-Ang University, South Korea. His research topics include knowledge technology on social networks using machine learning, semantic Web exploitation and environmental intelligence.

The seminar also has the participation of VNUK lecturers, students and many interested researchers from the University of Economics, Department of E-Commerce and Informatics Statistics.

The seminar not only brought scientific research issues on data analysis but also opened many promising projects VNUK cooperation and Chung – Ang University, Korea.

Some photos of the seminar:


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Soft skills training for students from MekongSkills2Work funded by USAID

On May 13, 2019, VNUK students and other member schools of The University of Danang participated in the soft skill training which helps to apply the tools from the MekongSkills2Work program funded by USAID to countries in the Mekong sub-region.

Based on the initiative of Texas A&M University, USA, the Mekong Region Connection Program for Education and Training (“MekongSkills2Work”) is part of the US-Comet project of the Development Agency. US International initiated these soft skills training sessions for students.

The session was attended by students from the schools of The University of Danang. Among them, Dang Minh Thang – a VNUK’s student – is the ambassador of the project, supporting soft skills training for members attending the training session.

The program aims to teach students soft skills, especially for freshmen who want to evaluate themselves, determine their strengths and weaknesses; therefore it will develop their weakness.

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Exchange session with experts at Danang Start-up Nursery – DNES

On May 15, 2019, VNUK students in International Business and Management had an exchange session with leading experts at Da Nang Start-up Incubator – DNES.

Da Nang Business Incubator (DNES) is an innovation platform that helps early-stage start-ups grow their businesses. Located in Danang, a young vibrant city on the beach, DNES offers a unique ecosystem for start-ups. This eco-system consists of resources, connections, inspirations, and a dynamic community.

At the exchange session, the students have the honour of receiving guidance and talk from the representative of the Incubator. Specifically, students have met the Deputy General Director of the Nursery – Mr. Dung Ho, and one of the founding members of Simi application – Tram Anh. The sharing brought many interesting stories about the start-up process as well as lessons about business in the new era.

Visiting and listening to the business is an organized activity that regularly integrates into the knowledge subjects for students of VNUK.

Activities not only help students visit the company but also have the opportunity to access and grasp the actual recruitment needs of businesses. Through many practical sessions, VNUK students are equipped with the necessary professional knowledge and skills and interact with the experienced senior employee.

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Shorten the distance from theory to practive by studying at the enterprise

In order to help students answer the questions about enterprise operations, on June 7th 2019 VNUK, in partnership with Premier Village Resort, had hold a field trip for VNUK student.

In the journey, VNUK students were able to understand the operation processes of this luxury resort thanks to the enthusiastic guidance and advice from the representatives of Mr. Trang Trong Tin – Human Resource departure and Hoang Thi Thuy – SEO Marketing departure. Besides that, students are able to meet different head of departures while they were visiting.

After the field trip to Premier Village Resort, IBM students had absorbed more interesting and practical knowledge that might be helpful for their future career. In addition, Mr Trang Trong Tin had promised to provide many internship positions and full-time job opportunities for VNUK students.

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The journey of investigating cancer inhibitor treatment of a Vietnamese girl studying in America and her sharing at VNUK

On June 12th 2019, an academic  seminar was hosted with the topic “Deciphering Protein Network In Cell Mechanics”. This seminar was hosted every two weeks by the Journal – BMS club in VNUK.

Lecturers and students who are interested in Bio Medical Science was listened to the interesting sharing from Nguyen Thi Sao Ly –  PhD Student studying at Johns Hopkins University in United States.

Updating the lasted research, the speaker had shared her research related to the screening of substances and drugs that affects the role and activity of MyoII protein. In which MyoII is a protein that plays a role in cell structure, cell mobility, so the abnormal activity of MyoII contributes to the metastasis of cancer cells.

Therefore, it is necessary to find drugs or compounds that inhibit MyoII’s abnormal activity. She has screened 4-HAP capable of inhibiting the abnormal activity of MyoII, and she is continuing to study the physiological role of 4-HAP.

Sharing about the research, she not only introduced the mission of research but also provided the updated knowledge in the field of molecular and cellular biology as well as biochemistry.

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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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