Representatives of Le Quy Don Vietnamese State Technical University Visited SPbPU
On 13th October at the Supply Center for International Activity, SPbPU the representatives of our University met a delegation from Le Quy Don Vietnamese State Technical University (Le Quy Don VSTU) headed by Vice-Rector Nguyen Ngoc Son.
The cooperation between SPbPU and Le Quy Don VSTU dates back to 2011 when a cooperation agreement was signed. This agreement signed by A.I. Rudskoy, Rector of SPbPU, and Phạm Thế Long, Rector of VSTU, presupposes cooperation in science and technology, as well as implementation of a joint educational program in the sphere of information technologies. It should be mentioned that this agreement became the first practical step to implement the development program of Vietnamese–Russian Technology University. Both parties admitted the fact that productive cooperation between Russian and Vietnamese universities ensures enhancement of the educational systems in both countries and guarantees participation in joint research projects.
At the beginning of the meeting on 13th October D.G. Arseniev, Vice-Rector for International Relations, made a welcome speech. He emphasized the importance of cooperation with the Vietnamese colleagues and their willingness to maintain business relations with the Polytechnic University and work together. “I have visited Le Quy Don University many times and I know it quite well. Today we have assembled here to discuss the possible ways to continue cooperation. You are aware that the Polytechnic University is one of the leading universities in Russia in terms of preparing engineers. We can offer bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, as well as postgraduate programs to Vietnamese students, and we are ready to take the challenge of preparing specialists for the nuclear power industry of your country. This issue is on top of the agenda in relation with the construction of a nuclear power plant in Vietnam. I would like to compliment Vietnamese young people on their responsible attitude to their studies and a high level of self-discipline. The Polytechnic University is proud of such students. I hope that today we will have new contacts and ideas in the field of machine building and safety which will help us to work together efficiently in the future”, said D.G. Arseniev.
The Vietnamese delegation also visited the Institute for Military Engineering and Safety Research (IMESR) and the Institute of Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering and Transport (IMMET). The Vietnamese specialists have a great interest in innovative technologies for rescuing people from fire, so the biggest part of the discussion was devoted to this topic. Actually, for a long period of time only low-rise buildings had been erected in Vietnam, and the end of the 20th century marked the emergence of a great number of high-rise buildings. This tendency creates new challenges for the Vietnamese fire fighting services in terms of managing fire fighting operations and organizing rescue works. At IMESR SPbPU the Vietnamese delegation was told about the latest achievements in the area of “Technosphere Safety”, and 6 various projects were presented devoted to the issues of rescuing people in emergency situations. The foreign guests demonstrated a great interest in irrigation sprinklers and fire-fighting products developed by Russian manufacturers. Everyone made a conclusion that participation in joint products can help to broaden the horizons of cooperation and work out a system for interaction.
At the end of the meeting Nguyen Ngoc Son, Vice-Rector of VSTU and head of the Vietnamese delegation, thanked the organizers and participants of the meeting, “We are sure of the support and friendly attitude of our Russian colleagues. I thank you for your hearty welcome and professional communication which will definitely be continued”.
For your reference:
Le Quy Don VSTU is one of the leading engineering universities in Vietnam. The University offers more than 33 educational programs. The main areas of study are Technical Chemistry and Physics, Information Technologies, Machine Building, Motor Equipment, Aerospace Technologies, Radio-electronic Equipment, Engineering Systems Management, Construction, Management, Social Sciences and Humanities. There are more than 9,000 full-time students and 800 lecturers at the University.
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