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Students complete French degrees

Update: December, 17/2012 - 09:59

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has presented certificates to 15 students undertaking masters degrees under a Viet Nam-France Co-operation Programme.

The presentation ceremony at the University of Science and Technology of Ha Noi (USTH) was attended by French Ambassador to Viet Nam Jean Noel Poirier.

The university has sent around 100 students to study for their PhD in France, and a further 18 for their masters since it was established three years ago.

At present, there are almost 400 undergraduate and postgraduate students at the university. USTH president Pierre Sebban said 350 students had enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the 2012-2013 academic year, doubling the number of the previous year.

Students come from France, Nigeria, Laos, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

USTH was established under a 2009 intergovernmental agreement between Viet Nam and France.

It is the only university in Viet Nam applying the European system of credits and degrees.

Courses are taught in English by international lecturers. — VNS

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