PM Phuc appreciates Vietnamese – German University’s achievements

Thursday, 2017-06-22 09:43:07
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PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaking at the working session with the VGU (Credit: VGP)
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NDO - The achievements that the Vietnamese – German University (VGU) has gained over the past nine years have significantly contributed to providing high quality human resources for the cause of the country’s socio-economic development.

The statement was made by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during his working visit to the VGU in Thu Dau Mot city, Binh Duong province on June 22.

Addressing the working session, PM Phuc emphasised that the VGU project was considered a ‘lighthouse’ project in cooperation between Vietnam and Germany.

The PM extended his thanks to the German Government, particularly Hessen State, for their support given to the VGU’s operation since it was first established nine years ago.

He also expressed his hope that VGU would promote its role as a bridge linking the two countries as well as connect Germany’s advanced education and sophisticated mechanical engineering industry with education reforms in Vietnam, contributing to the Vietnam – Germany strategic partnership.

The Government leader asked the university’s management board to closely follow the requirements of developing training disciplines close to the fields that Vietnam lacks manpower and prioritises such as mechanical engineering, urban development and auto mechanics.

VGU must soon become an institution of global standards, taking the results of scientific research as a measure for teaching and learning as well as actively participating in solving development issues in Vietnam.

VGU is the first public university under a project which was initiated by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and the Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts.

In June 2010, the World Bank provided a loan of US$200 million for the VGU project to support Vietnam’s tertiary education reform programme.

On the same day, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc offered incense to heroic martyrs at the Mach Mang memorial in Tan Binh ward, Di An town and visited and presented gifts to Le Thi Nao, 94, a veteran in Tan Binh commune, Di An district.