German businesses to increase support for Vietnamese-German University students
Thứ năm, 16/10/2014, 04:45 SA
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The Delegate of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam (GIC/AHK Vietnam) and the German Business Association (GBA) will not only promote scholarships and scholarship programs among their member corporations to students of the Vietnamese-German University (VGU), but both students and their companies will benefit directly from other forms of a close wide-range cooperation, such as research and development, corporate internships and company related degree/thesis works among others.

Representatives of GIC/AHK Vietnam, GBA and VGU signed the cooperation agreement on July 10, 2014 in Hanoi in the presence of Vietnam's Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan and Germany's Ambassador to Vietnam Jutta Frasch           (Photo: Courtesy of GBA)


This is said in a cooperation agreement signed by GIC/AHK Vietnam, GBA and VGU on July 10 in Hanoi in the presence of Vietnam’s Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan and Germany’s Ambassador to Vietnam Jutta Frasch.
In a press release by GBA on September 12, Professor Juergen Mallon, VGU President and GBA Board Member, stressed the meaning of this agreement as a major step for the university’s development to create direct practical synergies between faculties and students with German businesses in Vietnam to foster high level education, technology transfer and research and development.
Heads of GIC/AHK Vietnam and GBA are convinced that this cooperation will benefit in the long run significantly German companies in a broad range of aspects from recruiting high-skilled talents to research and development. Already more than 20 German companies in Vietnam have cooperated closely with the Vietnamese-German University.
VGU will develop soon a new state-of-the-art model campus in Binh Duong Province close to HCM City for 12.000 students. In October 2014, VGU will nominate a designated coordinator for corporate relations, so that German companies in Vietnam have a one-stop contact and facilitator at the Vietnamese-German University for all their requests and requirements for cooperation.
VGU is a Vietnamese public university founded in 2008 and is modeled after German academic and administrative structures. VGU contributes to the Vietnamese Government’s socio-economic development plan and to the development of a higher education system by providing mutually beneficial technology transfer.
(Translated by Minh Thu – September 16, 2014)
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