On April 11, the VNUHCM-University of Science (VNUHCM-US or US) had a meeting with North Carolina State University, USA (NCSU) at the Nguyen Van Cu campus, District 5.

NC State University is a top-ranking Research 1 public university located in Raleigh, North Carolina, halfway down the East Coast of the United States. As a land-grant institution, NC State provides access to education for all students and is renowned globally for its innovative and impactful ideas.



Attendees include:
– On NCSU’s side:
1. Dr. Peter Harries, Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences;
2. Dr. Kara Peters, Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Academics and Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering;
3. Dr. Melissa Pasquinelli, Associate Dean for Academics and Professor of Forest Biomaterials, College of Natural Resources;
4. Dr. Brandon McConnell, Assistant Research Professor and Director of Graduate Programmes for the Master’s of Engineering Management, College of Education;
5. Dr. Paul Franzon, Professor and Director of Graduate Programmes for the PhD in Electrical Engineering;
6. Dr. Reza Ghiladi, Professor and Director of Graduate Programmes for the Department of Chemistry.



– On VNUHCM-US’s side:
1. Assoc.Prof. Tran Minh Triet, Vice President;
2. Dr. Vo Hong Hai, Deputy Head, Office of External Relations;
3. Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Tuyet Phuong, Dean, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Sciences;
4. Dr. Nguyen Ha Hung Chuong, Lecturer, Faculty of Interdisciplinary Sciences;
5. Assoc.Prof. Le Van Anh Cuong, Lecturer, Faculty of Physics – Engineering Physics;
6. Dr. Bui Thi Ngoc Oanh, Lecturer, Faculty of Physics – Engineering Physics;
7. Dr. Pham Thanh Thuy, Lecturer, Department of Geology;
8. Assoc.Prof. Hoang Thi Dong Quy, Lecturer, Faculty of Materials Science & Technology;
9. Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Dung, Lecturer, Faculty of Biology – Biotechnology.



At the meeting, VNUHCM-US and NCSU decided to work together on several activities that would benefit both parties and contribute to their growth. VNUHCM-US proposed to refer to their master’s and doctoral education programme frameworks designed to collaborate with European universities (e.g., Denmark). These frameworks meet international standards, have been recognised, and have brought significant value and achievements to all participating parties.



In addition, representatives of the US also emphasised ensuring and appropriately allocating job positions at the school for Vietnamese students after completing their studies abroad under the cooperation programmes between the US and NCSU, thereby strengthening the development of the university’s personnel and contributing to the country’s educational system.

Aside from collaborative training programmes, both universities are also keen on joint research. This includes exchanging lecturers and researchers to achieve scientific research goals and supporting researchers on both sides. NCSU promises to provide partial or full financial support for these initiatives. In order to identify shared traits for potential future collaboration, the two Universities also talked about the unique distinctions of each Faculty or Discipline.

The working session was successful, and both US and NCSU committed to developing the required procedures to collaborate.



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