Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland visited Van Lang University

(Van Lang, 13th Aug 2019) – A delegation from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland visited Campus 3, Van Lang University on 13th August and discussed about educational cooperation projects with Finland that have been implemented in Van Lang in the recent time, to promote research activities in Van Lang University, and expand joint cooperation projects between Van Lang University and enterprises.

The delegation of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland visited Van Lang University at Campus 3 and exchanged experiences, training models in the field of education, and education cooperation programs with Finland implemented in Van Lang to build an intelligent education system for students, teachers and staff of Van Lang University.

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Van Lang University was honored to welcome senior officials of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland and Embassy of Finland in Viet Nam, includes:

  • Mr. Kari Kahiluoto – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland in Viet Nam.
  • Mr. Olli – Pekka Heinonen – General Director of the Finnish National Education Commission.
  • Mr. Iikka – Pekka Simila – Director of External Economic Department, Ministry of Foreign Affiars of Finland.
  • Mr. Jouni Kangasniemi – Director of Finnish Education Program directly under the Finnish National Education Commission.
  • Ms. Anna Korpi – Science Education Consultant (Embassy of Finland in Singapore).

vlu ministry of education and culture of finland bPh.D Nguyen Cao Tri – Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Van Lang University, introduces to the delegation of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland about the Project “Van Lang University training and research complex in Hoa Lac Hi – Tech Industrial Park” started building in the quarter III of 2019 in Ha Noi. With the current progress, Ph.D Nguyen Cao Tri hopes that Van Lang University will become a big higher education institution in Viet Nam with a model of a hospital, a hotel business management university and an international conference center, ……in the heart of urban universities.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu – President of Van Lang University shared: “After 24 years of development, we has built a grand and modern campus, with 5 training facilities located in the urban city, there were more than 18,000 students graduating from 32 training majors and 350 Masters graduating from 7 majors. In the future, we wish to build a multidisciplinary university ensuring the quality of training, a reliable university for learners, and a practical partner of universities, domestic and foreign research institutes and enterprises for training cooperation, scientific research and technology transfer”.

On behalf of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, Mr. Olli – Pekka Heinonen – General Director of the Finnish National Education Commission –  judged: Finland was very impressed and appreciated the performance of Van Lang University. We were committed to promoting and supporting Van Lang University on the content of training and cooperation under the model of scientific research, innovative start – ups and business cooperation. We also encouraged Van Lang University to continue cooperation activities with existing partners to develop new talents, community coordination solutions between Vietnamese and Finnish culture.

vlu ministry of education and culture of finland cTo represent the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, Mr. Olli – Pekka Heinonen was impressed with the educational cooperation activities between Van Lang University and Finland with the leadership of Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, a country with the most advanced education in the world.

FINNISH EDUCATIONAL COOPERATION PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED AT VAN LANG UNIVERSITY

  • Established the first Finnish Education Center in Vietnam, headquarters located in Campus 3 of Van Lang University – Mar 2018.
  • Finnish Pathway program for students.

vlu ministry of education and culture of finland dIn May 2018, Van Lang University enrolled for the Finnish Pathway Program, there were 15 students talking the first course. Mr. Kari Kahiluoto – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Finland attended the Opening Ceremony. The first 15 students have completed their first year and are preparing to go to Finland to study the remaining 3 years in Sep 2019.

Pathway Training Program training according to 1 year curriculum in Van Lang University and 3 years in Finland with 3 majors: Logistics, Clean Tech, Game Development based on the cooperation between FEC, Van Lang University and Finnish applied science universities: KAMK, JAMK, Helsinki Metropolia, Haaga – Helia. The Program enrolled for course 2, there were 30 students, the course will start in early Sep 2019 with 4 majors: Business, Hotel Management Sector, Logistics Management, Engineering.

  • Teacher Training Program for teachers

Teacher Training Program was run by Finnish university professors, training lectures at Van Lang University and Da Nang Architecture University on advanced pedagogy approaches, lasting from Oct 2018 to May 2019.

  • The Contest of Creative Ideas for startups for students.

This contest was sponsored by the Finnish Education Center, took place between Mar – Apr 2019. All students of Van Lang University participating in the contest must present and write the project in English. The competition attracted 40 groups of students to attend, 13 groups to the final, 8 ideas to be awarded, 1 idea has invested 100.000.000 VND.

vlu ministry of education and culture of finland iThe idea of “Open Space” immediately received a sponsorship of 100 million VND to implement ideas from guest judges at the final round of the Contest of Creative Ideas for students ( 6th Apr 2019).

Along with the positive moves from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland, the next time, Van Lang University continues to implement the next phases of existing educational cooperation projects, and opens more cooperation programs between Vietnam and Finnish education.

Kim Ngan
Photos: Linh Nguyen
Translated by: Thanh Thao
Edited : Song Thuyet


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