The president’s speech: VL25 International Conference starts the new period of strong development in scientific research at Van Lang.


(Admission & Media Office, Van Lang - 09/4/2019 ) – This morning, the Opening ceremony of international scientific conference “Van Lang goes Global” commenced at the Conference Hall LV Building, 3rd Campus. Van Lang kindly welcomed approximately 500 scientists, artists, businesses in nation and international converge at the events. After the opening speech of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu – President of Van Lang University, gave speech in the opening speech.


dh van lang dien van hieu truong aMorning on 9/3/2019 marking the important historical points in the development of Van Lang University. The flags waving on the 3rd campus gate, with the expectation of going global cheering the spirit of Van Lang

Good morning Ladies and gentlemen, precious gests, welcome to Van Lang University and Vietnam. Hope you have good sleep last night, especially to whom just arrive HCMC last night. Allow me to give my speech in Vietnamese. 

Dear:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Hai An, Deputy Minister of Education and Training

Mr. Bui Quang Do – Chairman of Van Lang University’s Board of Trustee;

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ky Phung – Deputy Head of Science and Technology Department of Ho Chi Minh City.

Mr. Jannes Oksanen – the 1st Deputy Secretary, General Consulate of Finland;

Leaders of Departments, University, National and Foreign Research Institutes;

Scientists, lecturers, distinguished guests, businesses and students

First, on behalf of Van Lang University’s leaders, I would like to thank you all delegates, lecturers and students participating the opening ceremony of the international conference “Van Lang University Goes Global”.

dh van lang dien van hieu truong bAssoc. Pro. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu sends her thank you to 500 scientists and business representatives who has come to Van Lang for the international scientific Conference 2019.

Dear delegates, distinguish guest!

After 24 years of establishment and development, Van Lang University organized many international conferences, but this conference so far has been the greatest one that to celebrate 25 years of establishment with the participation of more than 500 scientists from hundred of universities, research institutes from 18 countries over the world.

May I introduce about our university: Van Lang University was established in 1995, which was one of the first private university in the country. Now, there are 5 units in Ho Chi Minh City with the total 18,000 students and about to build a new campus located in Ha Noi including 15 faculties, 31 undergraduate programs, 7 post-graduate programs, many cooperating program with France, USA, Australia and students exchange program with Netherland, Finland, Israel, Japan, Thailand. Many training aspects of University including Engineering, Economics, Social Humanities, Tourism, Architecture, Health and Arts.

dh van lang dien van hieu truong cUntil now, 20 generation of students has graduated and the university has provide the society with approximately 40.000 bachelors, engineera and architects.

After years, Van Lang University has cooperated with approximately 100 universities,  national institutes and international ones, expected to transform and to improve training quality, motivate scientific research and technology transformation, towarding the co-training and serving community, training the human resources having the capacity to adapt international integration.

It is expected that this conference is the starting point for the period of strongly developing scientific and technological research with international partners, so it produces the quality human resources, encouraging scientific research activities, technology transformation for serving community. It is honored that Van Lang University hosts the conference and warm welcome 400 scientists from international universities and research institute accompanies with over 400 scientists from national universities and research institute in Vietnam. We do believe that in the next 5 years, Van Lang University will be the destination for both domestic and international students; as well as the strategic partners of both national and international universities, research institute and technology transformation.

Today and tomorrow, 5 specialized seminars following which simultaneously occur discussing 5 topics:

(1) Sustainable Design and Climate change adaptation;

(2) Applied Biotechnology;

(3) Smart- Innovation City;

(4) Community-Based Tourism and Sustainable Development in Globalized Context;

(5) Art for Society.

The scientific semninar from 5 subcommittees are not only sharing and exchanging academic knowledge but also identifying the problem that needs the supports from scientists find the effective solutions. 5 subcommittees will give the researched project outline on 5 problems for Vietnam and other regional countries following the applied technology solution, information technology in sustainable design, climate change adaptation, building smart city, creativity, serving community.

dh van lang dien van hieu truong dAssoc. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu leaded the discussion panel with the participation of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Johannes Widodo (National University of Singapore), Prof. Dr. Philips Charles Zerrilo (Singapore Management University) and Jari Poikonen (Director of Finnish Educational programs in Vietnam) after 2 discussions presented in the opening ceremony of the Conference.

All the mentioned topics, we enthusiastically expect this conference that we suggest solutions to rapidly do the practical application.

I would like to express my gratitude toward Ministry of Education & Training, leaders of Departments of Ho Chi Minh City, delegates from national universities and foreign countries, all the scientists have taken half-world flight and come to Van Lang University.

I respectfully wish delegates, lecturers, scientists, students participating in this conference acquire many interesting and beneficial findings and define direction of the cooperation program which rapidly push scientific research activities and technology transformation, adapting STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education model and practical application.

With the gratitude I wish all the delegates full of health and interesting time at Van Lang and Vietnam. Wish a successful Conference!

Ho Chi Minh City, 09 April 2019
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu
President of Van Lang University


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