Thuyloi University celebrates the 60th Anniversary

On November 15th 2019, on the occasion of 60th Anniversary, Thuyloi University organized a meeting on strengthening international cooperation in training and scientific research with international delegations and presentation of order of merit to foreign professors who have made great contributions to Vietnam.

It was TLU’s distinct honor and high privilege to welcome almost 50 delegates from 10 different countries including: Japan, South Korea, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand, Laos, Thailand, People's Republic of China (PRC), Poland and France; some of them have been with TLU for more than 20 years; other are the new companion in the next journey of development. Especially, TLU also had the honor to welcome His Excellency Mr. Antonio Alessandro, The Ambassador of Italy to Vietnam.

Overview of international networking session

Back in 60 years ago, many generations of staff and students have been building up the University to be the most well-known education and research hub in all water related area in Vietnam and more recently remarkable changes in terms of increased scale of faculty staff and students as well as multi-disciplinary fields of study, including also technology, economics, electronics, mechanics, chemical engineering, and management.

Along such long history development TLU is deeply grateful to receive invaluable support, partnership and friendship from many international partners, especially PRC, Russia and all East Europe countries, India, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Japan, ASEAN and more recently from Korea, New Zealand, Belgium and United States. Until now, TLU has established and carried out the collaborative activities with nearly 80 foreign universities, research institutes, international organizations and companies world wide. Prof. Trinh Minh Thu – President of TLU also conveyed highly grateful to receive strong support from donors and embassies in Vietnam, without which their cooperation would be limited and even could not be realized.

To express heartfelt gratitude to foreign professors for their outstanding contribution in their fields of research as well as in the development of Vietnam, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Ministry of Education and Training decided to award the Orders of Merits to Prof. Marcel Stive (TUDelft, The Netherlands), Prof. Roberto Ranzi (University of Brescia, Italy), Prof. Hitoshi Tanaka (Tohoku University, Japan) and Prof. Kazuaki Hiramatsu (Kyushu University, Japan).

Prof. Marcel Stive, Prof. Roberto Ranzi, Prof. Hitoshi Tanaka and Prof. Kazuaki Hiramatsu (from left to right, top to bottom)

The next session in this event is the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing Ceremonies. The representative of TLU – Prof. Trinh Minh Thu signed the extended MOU with Laos National University (NUOL), MOA with JeonJu University (JJU), South Korea and Cooperative Program for Talents Training Training with Shenzhen Institutes for Advanced Technology (SIAT), China.

The Rector’s Board taking photo with representatives of international delegations

Prof. Trinh Minh Thu and Prof. Lee Ho-in, President of JJU signing the MOA

Prof. Trinh Minh Thu and Vice President Mr. Jiancheng Lyu, SIAT exchanging the token

The international networking took place in a warm and cheerful atmosphere with many video of international cooperation activities made by the TLU’s lecturers themselves. Languages including English, French, Chinese, Polish and Japanese were used in the event, and in particular, many international friends also communicated in Vietnamese such as Lao alumni, Japanese and French friends who have been working at the University.

Group photo

It can be seen that the exchange of TLU staff and students becoming more and more busy in both directions, inbound and outbound. Every year, TLU hosts an increased number of international students who come here for degree study or short term research and exposure. Indeed, one of the major strategic areas of the University is promoting international collaboration and networking as it enables academic staff and students to be globally active and well prepared for future challenges.

Hà Ngân – International Cooperation Department