Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Tokyo Human Health Sciences University Việt Nam has started offering undergraduate courses to Vietnamese students, with a training capacity of up to 1,200 people.
The courses specialise in nursing, physical therapy and orthopaedics.
The first private Japanese university in Việt Nam, located in the new urban residential area Ecopark in northern Hưng Yên Province, was inaugurated last week. It is some 13km from Hà Nội’s city centre.
The university, covering 3.2ha, received investment from Japan’s Waseda Health Sciences Education Corporation and a number of Japanese individuals and organisations, amounting to a total initial investment of some US$20 million.
The construction of the first university building has been completed, including lecture halls, classrooms, practice rooms, and a Việt Nam-Japan health training centre.
The centre is expected to support healthcare activities in the region and to train healthcare workers.
Next year, it will run four-year degree programmes in two other majors and three-year degree courses in nursing.
Mari Kusumi, chair of the Board of Trustees of Japan’s Waseda Health Sciences Education Corporation and president of the University of Human Arts and Sciences, said the Tokyo Human Health Sciences University Việt Nam aims to train healthcare staff to a highly professional level.
The graduates would have the opportunity to work at major hospitals in Việt Nam and around the world, she said, adding that they would be qualified to apply for a national job certificate to work in Japan and to continue their masters and doctorate study in this country.
The Việt Nam Tokyo Human Health Sciences University is the second fully-foreign invested tertiary educational institution to be licensed in Ecopark, after the British University Việt Nam. – VNS