TLU established cooperative training programs with South Korean institutions

During the trip to South Korea from 25-29 March, TLU’s delegation, led by President Trinh Minh Thu, visited Jeonju University and Chosun College of Science and Techonolgy and signed the memorandums on the establishment cooperative programs in training and internship which allow TLU students to study and work in South Korea after graduation.

TLU delegation visits Jeonju University (South Korea)

2+2 program with Jeonju University

After the first visit of Jeonju University (JJ) to Thuyloi University (TLU) back in late 2018, the two universities signed an MOU that officialized the cooperative relationship. Meeting in Korea this time, the details of the cooperation has been discussed. Both sides reached an agreement on establishing 2+2 programs for a few disciplines, starting with mechanical engineering.  

Accordingly, students of the 2+2 program in mechanical engineering will spend the first two years studying specialized courses and Korean at TLU until they gain TOPIK 3 level. The remaining 2 years will be spent at JJ. After graduation, the students will be conferred a degree by JJ.  

TLU’s delegation works with International Affairs Dept. and Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Upon the mutual agreements, JJ’s President and TLU’s President signed an MOA to officialize the cooperation in organizing the 2+2 program in mechanical engineering with a positive prospect of establishing similar programs in mechatronics engineering, construction machines technology, automobile engineering, electrical engineering, IT and business administration.

In his speech during the MOA signing ceremony, President Lee Ho-in expressed his high expectations for the success of the cooperative activities between the two universities as South Korean companies are investing heavily in Vietnam and have a great demand of foreign labour with specialized capabilities and proficiency in Korean. The two Presidents commit to work closely with each other for a long-term and fruitful relationship.

Dr. Lee Ho-in (JJ’s President) and Prof. Trịnh Minh Thụ (TLU’s President) signs the MOA

A few photos taken during TLU’s visit to JJ

Visiting JJ’s library

Visiting a laboratory of Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Internship program with Chosun College of Science and Technology

During the trip to Korea, TLU’s delegation also visited and established the official relationship with Chosun College of Science and Technology (CST), a member institution of Chosun University in Gwangju province, South Korea.

TLU’s delegation visited Chosun College of Science and Technology

TLU’s delegation led by President Trinh Minh Thu were welcomed by President Cho Soon Kye and CST’s heads of departments. Both sides mutually expressed deep appreciation for each other’s achievements in training and research and highly valued the potential benefits of the cooperation, especially in mechanical engineering and automobile engineering.

Specifically, the two institutions agreed to implement an internship program for mechanical engineering and automobile engineering students of TLU. The third-year students of the two majors can register for an one-year internship in CST where they can study Korean and practice specialized skills at the modern laboratories. This program is planned to start from the new academic year in September 2019.

TLU’s delegation visited the automobile lab at CST

Talking with a Vietnamese student at CST

On this occasion, TLU and CST signed an MOU to establish the cooperation relationship with each other. In the coming months, the two institutions are going to work on the detailed plan for the implementation of the internship program.

Dr. Cho Soon-Kye (CST’s President) and Prof. Trinh Minh Thụ (TLU’s President)

With the new programs to be opened in cooperation with prestigous institutions in South Korea, TLU students are given more opportunities to approach an advanced education and a developed labour market. It is TLU leaders' hope that the cooperative programs in mechanical engineering will become exemplary models that can extend to other majors and benefit more students of the university.