Ukraine-Vietnam centre for education, research cooperation launched

Sunday, 2018-09-23 10:58:39
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NDO/VNA – The Ukraine-Vietnam Centre for Education Cooperation and Scientific Research has been set up at the Odessa National Polytechnic University of Ukraine (ONPU) under the leadership of Dr. Nguyen Thi Khanh Tien, a lecturer of the ONPU Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics.

Addressing the launching ceremony, ONPU representatives said that the centre aims to coordinate cooperation activities between the university and Vietnamese universities and education organisations.

The major tasks of the centre include supporting science-technology collaboration activities as well as the exchange of scientific research outcomes with partner universities, and promoting affiliation in students and lecturer exchange between ONPU and Vietnamese universities.

It will also cover cultural and social cooperation and exhibition events, and connect the ONPU and the Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine.

Addressing the event, Vice Rector of ONPU Shobnik Vyacheslav recalled the process of cooperation education and science research between Ukraine and Vietnam. Since 1967, the university has helped Vietnam train engineers.

Many engineers trained in the university have held important positions in Vietnam, he said, adding that he hopes to receive more Vietnamese students in the future.

The establishment of the centre will help the two sides foster collaboration in researching and training, while giving chances for scientists of both countries to work together.

Pham Duc Nghia from the Vietnamese Embassy in Ukraine said that Vietnam highly values the quality of Ukraine universities and the ONPU in particular.

Nghia lauded the idea of founding the centre, describing it as a practical work and a symbol for the sound partnership between the two countries, which will contribute to promoting the comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Ukraine in the future.