President promotes pioneer spirit at VNU

Update: February, 26/2016 - 08:48
President Truong Tan Sang (first left) visits the historical archives of the Ha Noi-based Viet Nam National University, the leading educational institute in the country. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang has urged the Ha Noi-based Viet Nam National University (VNU) to revamp its teaching and learning methods, and employ advanced international education models to produce outstanding achievements.

During his visit yesterday to the leading educational institute in Viet Nam, the President said that the VNU should become a base to assess the country's industrialisation and modernisation with the goal of international integration.

He stressed that to meet this goal, it would require the resolve of the entire political system, policy makers and intellectuals.

Regarding the Viet Nam-Japan University, VNU's new member located in the Hoa Lac High-Tech Park in the west of Ha Noi, the leader asked VNU to partner with relevant ministries and agencies to speedily complete a feasibility study to take advantage of the support and assistance from the Government and businesses of Japan.

The Viet Nam-Japan University, the concept of which was born from the hopes and ideas of high-ranking leaders from Viet Nam and Japan, will offer courses in Japanese, English and Vietnamese. Its course model focuses on the close connection between training and research, businesses and the university, and public-private partnerships.

As a graduate and post-graduate training facility, and as a research centre, VNU plays an important role in national higher education.

Staffed by nearly 1,900 lecturers, the university organises over 360 training courses every year, attracting some 36,000 students.

With its marked performance, VNU has been placed in the top 200 universities in Asia by the QS World University Ranking and is the leading university in Viet Nam. — VNS