The Việt Nam-Japan University, under the Việt Nam National University-Hà Nội (VNU-Hanoi), launched the academic year 2016-17 and officially started its first training courses at a ceremony yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam-Japan University, under the Việt Nam National University-Hà Nội (VNU-Hanoi), launched the academic year 2016-17 and officially started its first training courses at a ceremony yesterday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Education and Training Phùng Xuân Nhạ said that the university marked the combination of Japanese education–one of the leading educational approaches in the world—and VNU–Việt Nam’s leading training and research centre.
He praised the contributions that both Vietnamese and Japanese professors and scientists have made in compiling training curricula for the courses.
According to VNU-Hanoi President Nguyễn Kim Sơn, the Prime Minister signed a decision to establish the Việt Nam-Japan University on July 21, 2014, as part of efforts to realise the two government’s policies of boosting bilateral education co-operation.
The university has both Vietnamese and Japanese members in its management and teaching staff. In the first year of operation, the university offered six master’s training courses, and has recruited 72 students.
Motoo Furuta, the university’s rector, said the university aimed to create a new model of training in Việt Nam which adopted new viewpoints on tertiary education, combining training with research and establishing links with businesses.
According to the rector, at least half of the 72 post graduate students will have a chance to get a three-month internship at universities, research institutions and enterprises in Japan, while the remaining will be arranged to work as interns in Vietnamese companies and organisations.
The university has set the target that one third of graduated students will go on to doctor’s programmes abroad, while the other two thirds will find jobs in Japanese enterprises, government offices and international organisations. — VNS