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08/05/2022 - 06:51

Hue University: New marks on international cooperation achievements

The appropriate "open door" policy has encouraged many fields to recover after the COVID-19 pandemic, including the international cooperation of Hue University.

From mid-March 2022 to now, the environment has been vibrant again with projects or international delegations coming to Hue University to work. Especially, there are several new imprints.

The German room in Hue - a space to learn German from the achievements of international cooperation

More imprints and opportunities

In March 2022, the groundbreaking ceremony of the high-tech Obstetrics and Pediatrics Center building of the Hospital of Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy took place with the cheerfulness of many people.

With the ODA capital of the Italian Republic and the reciprocal capital of the Vietnamese side, this building has marked a milestone in the history of comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Italy, particularly, between the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, and other Italian agencies universities, and NGOs.

Also, the reason for being joyful is because of the significant achievements in international cooperation after the COVID-19 pandemic, and the groundbreaking ceremony were attended by Mr. Antonio Alessandro - Ambassador of the Italian Republic to Vietnam, and Mr. Enrico Padula - Consul General of Italy in Ho Chi Minh City and many representatives from Italy.

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Vu Quoc Huy, Rector of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hue University, said that the 7-storey building of the High-Tech Obstetrics and Pediatric Center’s construction was commenced along with the procurement of medical equipment, operating room equipment, and anti-infection facilities from Italian ODA.

With a total project investment of nearly 172 billion VND, the project will make a practical contribution to improving the capacity of Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital, a Grade I hospital; and, is a practice base for training human resources in the health sciences sector of the university, and at the same time improving the quality of health care, medical examination, and treatment for people in the province, the provinces in the Central - Central Highlands, and from Laos.

The groundbreaking ceremony of the high-tech Obstetrics and Pediatrics Center building is only one of a lot of good news. From mid-March 2022 up to now, many international cooperation projects and activities have been restarted by Hue University and its partners, bringing many positive signals.

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Hoang Khanh Linh, Dean of the Faculty of International Affairs - Hue University shared that, recently, on the occasion of the visit and working session of the delegation of the Goethe-Institute and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Hue University and its partners inaugurated the German language and culture space in Hue, named German room in Hue. This place will create a German-speaking environment, thereby acting as a bridge for cultural exchange activities as well as the exchange of students and lecturers between universities in the Federal Republic of Germany and Hue University.

Mr. Wilfried Eckstein, Director of the Goethe-Institute, affirmed that the German language and culture space in Hue brings many values, especially this will be a place for language training and education for German language lovers.

Groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy Hospital

The appropriate "open door" policy has removed difficulties and barriers after a long period of many activities being interrupted.

Dr. Nguyen Xuan Huy, Deputy Head of the Department of Science, Technology and International Relations of Hue University, said that it has been a long time since the COVID-19 pandemic that the cooperation activities become vibrant again. Only in April 2022, Hue University and its institutions and units welcomed more than 10 international delegations to work, restart and implement projects, including many partner delegations from Portugal, France, Korea, and many European countries. International cooperation activities are robust again in the field of cooperation in implementing projects as well as cooperation in training.

“Two years affected by the pandemic, many activities, especially students and lecturers exchanges, had to stop. At present, this activity has been strongly restarted, not only foreign lecturers and students come to Hue, but, in the opposite direction, there are many students, lecturers, and doctoral students going to study, do research, and work abroad as well,” Dr. Huy informs.

Will "come back" strongly

It has been more than a month since the open-door policy was conducted to adapt to the pandemic situation, the mentioned achievements are enough to bring positive signals after two sad years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. What is more optimistic is that the activities and projects that are restarted will "come back" strongly, making up for the intentions that have not been done in about two stressful years because of the pandemic.

According to leaders of Hue University, Hue University and other universities are developing a series of plans till the middle or even the end of 2022, which is continuously welcoming international delegations, and partners to work and teach at the university units of Hue University. And that "business" not only brings visible results but also enhances Hue University's reputation in the international arena.

In the projects of ERASMUS+, Hue University has participated as the lead and coordinator, especially the project "Development of the Master's Program in Climate Change and Law and Policy - CCP-Law". The program contents encountered difficulties to be conducted due to the pandemic will be deployed strongly in the near future.

Dr. Nguyen Xuan Huy informed that Hue University was managing and implementing 23 international cooperation projects within member units, under and directly under Hue University. Besides, Hue University is implementing activities within the framework of the VLIR-IUC program (reviewing and supporting procedures for 3 Ph.D. students to continue participating in the training program in Belgium) and continues to coordinate and implement activities within the framework of CDAE, CCP-Law, and SHARE projects, at the same time, continuing to complete the licensing documents for nine new projects.

Hue University also maintains and develops joint training programs with international partners; particularly, signing cooperation agreements with many from Ireland, Belarus, the United Kingdom, and many other international partners, promoting and creating many robust movements in projects, training activities, and scientific research.

Story and photos: Huu Phuc

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