Meeting with the delegation from National Dong Hwa University (Taiwan, China)

Tuesday - 20/11/2018 21:13
On November 20th, 2018, Prof. Dr Pham Quang Minh (USSH's Rector) welcomed and worked with the delegation from National Dong Hwa University (Taiwan, China) led by Prof. Yuan Ron Ma (Department of Physics). Also participating in the meeting were USSH's Faculty of Tourism Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies, Faculty of Science Management, Faculty of Linguistics, Faculty of Vietnamese studies and language, and Office for Cooperation and Development.

At the meeting, Prof. Dr Pham Quang Minh said USSH and National Dong Hwa University signed a memorandum of understanding in March, 2018. On that basis, the Rector proposed the two sides begin cooperation through such activities as exchanging students and learners through joint training programs and short-term courses; holding international conferences on topics related to Vietnam-Taiwan relations; and conduct common research projects.

In response, Prof. Yuan Ron Ma expressed his thanks to the warm reception by USSH. He highly appreciated the ideas of cooperation of Prof. Dr Pham Quang Minh. He further informed, National Dong Hwa University was going to establish a Vietnam-Taiwan Research Institute and invited Prof. Dr Hoang Ba Thinh (USSH's Center for Gender, Population, Environment and Social Affairs) to be one of its directors. He also introduced about the Taiwan Experience Education Program (TEEP) for interns and the Vietnam Elite Study in Taiwan (VEST 500) for Vietnamese master's and doctoral fellows.

Prof. Dr Pham Quang Minh expressed his hope the Vietnam-Taiwan Research Institute soon become a hub for academic exchanges and a bridge between two universities. USSH will help train Vietnamese language for the Taiwanese lecturers working at the Institute.

Prof. Dr Pham Quang Minh receives a ceremonial token from Prof. Yuan Ron Ma

Established in 1994, National Dong Hwa University currently consists of 8 colleges, 38 departments, 56 graduate institutes, and some research centers. It has the 3rd widest range of disciplines among universities in Taiwan, including the sciences, engineering, design, environment, law, arts, social sciences, education science, marine science, music, and business.

Author: Tran Minh

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