New Zealand Ambassador visits TLU

HE. Wendy Matthews visited Thuyloi University on 26 November and emphasized TLU is an important partner of the Embassy of New Zealand in Vietnam.

Thuyloi University is honoured to welcome HE. Ambassador 
and the New Zealand partners, Damwatch and GNS

For the past few years, TLU has been supported by the Embassy of New Zealand in research and capacity strengthening. The Vietnam - New Zealand Dam Safety Project (VNZDSP 2012-2022) funded by the Government of New Zealand and implemented by TLU in cooperation with Damwatch and GNS have been enhancing the capacity of the university’s (and the local) specialists and making remarkable contributions in dam safety management, currently a critical issue in Vietnam. In addition, for the last three years, three faculty staffs of TLU received scholarships to participate in 4-month English courses for officials in New Zealand.

New Zealand experts explain how to measure the seepage level 
in a dam using simple and locally available tools

Welcoming the New Zealand Ambassador, Prof. Trịnh Minh Thụ, the President of TLU, expressed the university’s gratitude for the continued support and cooperation from the Embassy and other New Zealand partners. He assured that the university will mobilize the best resources to implement VNZDSP effectively.

The President also proposed more potential cooperation with New Zealand in higher education, such as opening English language degree program and scholarships for TLU faculty staff and students.

In response, HE. Ambassador Wendy Matthews highly appreciated the friendship and the effective cooperation between TLU, Damwatch and GNS and emphasized that TLU is an important partner of the Embassy in research and capacity strengthening programs. The Embassy will actively connect TLU with the New Zealand universities which are looking for cooperation opportunities.

The first official meeting between the New Zealand Ambassador and the TLU leaders ended on a high note with the mutual promises about further cooperation in the future between TLU, the Embassy and partners.

Prof. Trịnh Minh Thụ gave HE. Ambassador Wendy Matthews a souvenir