September 28-29, 2020: the NORHED Project Management Board held an annual meeting to review the activities in 2019 and evaluate the project implementation in 2020. This is our first time meeting to be held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Within the framework of the business trip to Binh Dinh and Khanh Hoa provinces, on September 16, 2020, the delegation of the US Embassy in Hanoi visited and worked at Nha Trang University.
On July 10, 2020, Nha Trang University signed a cooperation agreement with Specialized Administration and Management Institute of La Francophonie (ESFAM), Bulgaria regarding science technology, education and training. Due to Covid-19, the signing ceremony was held online.
At the signing ceremony, there were the participation of Mr. Nicolas Mainetti - President and some leader representatives of the ESFAM. From Nha Trang University side, there were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Trang Si Trung - Rector and leaders of related units.
According to the MoU, NTU and ESFAM will coordinate and carry out cooperation activities in training and scientific research: exchanging lecturers and students; improving capacity for lecturers, officers and managers. Specifically, the two sides are expected to jointly develop bachelor and master's programs at Faculty of Tourism, NTU and a master program in "Enterprise Management and Tourism Destinations" at ESFAM. Nha Trang University will also proceed to send lecturers and graduate students to ESFAM. They can study one semester or full time in ESFAM and will be considered for tuition waiver. Nha Trang University will vice versa accept students from ESFAM to study at NTU or take internship at businesses in Vietnam for three months. The two sides will also promote the implementation of scientific projects and international conferences.
The ESFAM (website: https://esfam.auf.org/) is an institute of the University Agency of la Francophonie Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), established in Sofia (Bulgaria) in 1994. Since then ESFAM have trained 1800 graduates, now occupying responsible positions worldwide. Its mission is to train in French specialists at high management levels in the administrations of enterprises and to contribute to the development of the countries in the Central and Easter Europe region. In the initial training, they offer one-year courses, allowing the obtaining of master’s degrees from major French and Belgian universities. In their continuous education, learners can study modules, derived from these master’s degrees, and receive certificates. The network of alumni and partner enterprises provide graduates with options for the best possible professional development.
Some photos at the signing ceremony:
On June 10, 2020, a delegation led by Prof. Hsu Hui Huang - Head of Science and Technology Department - Taipei Culture and Economic Office (TCEO) in Vietnam paid a visit to NTU and had a meeting with the university’s leaders.
At the meeting, NTU introduced the university and its cooperation programs with partners in Taiwan, as well as the outstanding scientific research and technology transfer activities that the university is carrying out. NTU also made recommendations for strengthening cooperation with Taiwan partners through the connection of the TCEO in Vietnam in such areas as scientific research, technology transfer, researchers and lecturers exchange at NTU, graduate programs inplementation, seminars co-organization with partners and experts from Taiwan and Southeast Asia.
The representatives of TCEO in Vietnam will help inform NTU’s potential cooperation activities to educational organizations in Taiwan. Regarding the cooperation in student training, the representatives of TCEO in Vietnam supports providing information about governmental scholarship programs such as the TEEP (Taiwan Experience Education Program) to facilitate foreign students to study and research for 2 months in Taiwan. At the same time, the TCEO in Vietnam also gave some suggestions that NTU can refer to increase the scale and effectiveness of organizing scientific seminars.
International cooperation expanding is always one of the development strategies of Nha Trang University (NTU). Until now, NTU has established relationships with around 100 international organizations, universities and institutes in the region and the world and got some remarkable achievements. One of the achievements is the cooperation with Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland (MI), Canada.
NTU and MI started to set up cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding on October 31, 2016. During four years, MI has sent three groups of students (total nine exchange students) to NTU for internship for six months. Most of these interns major in Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management).
During six months at Nha Trang University, these interns had many opportunities to study, do research, and experience practical life. They not only participated in some classes about Hatchery techniques for seed production, Fisheries management, Natural resources assessment, Climate change and fisheries, and Vietnamese culture but also took site visits to Oceanography, hatchery farm (ARSS Co., Ltd.), Institute for Marine Science and Fishing Technology (NTU), and some historical places in the locality.
Beside to theory hours in class, interns did experiments to conduct research projects under the supervision of lecturers of Institute for Aquaculture of NTU. As a result, some of them had their research papers published on aquaculture Asia, including Improving livelihoods and increasing coastal resilience: A look at integrated mangrove-shrimp aquaculture in Vietnam (https://enaca.org/?id=1068), Impacts of climate change on aquaculture in Vietnam: a review of local knowledge (https://enaca.org/?id=1089), and Hatchery Techniques for the Seed Production of Short-Necked Clams (Paphia undulata) in Nha Trang, Vietnam (https://enaca.org/?id=1107). This is an encouraging result for the efforts of interns and lecturers of Institute for Aquaculture, NTU.
MI interns also actively participated in many other social activities such as supporting English Club of NTU, English classes for poor students, or organizing some outdoor activities like climate change awareness and environmental protection, etc.
The cooperation between NTU and MI promises to continue to develop in the coming time, not only in student exchange aspect but also in research and training.
Some images of Canadian interns at Nha Trang University:
Teaching English for poor students
Participating in Halloween events of English Access class
Exchanging with pupils of Ly Thuong Kiet Secondary School
Organizing an outdoor activity to collect rubbish on Nha Trang Beach and raise awareness for environmental protection
The Second International Conference on Material, Machines and Methods for Sustainable Development - MMMS2020 (Proceedings Indexed by Scopus)
Time: November 12-15, 2020
Location: Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, VIETNAM
FIRST CALL FOR PAPER
MMMS2020 - The second International Conference on Material, Machines, and Methods for Sustainable Development will be held in the charming Nha Trang city of Khanh Hoa province, Vietnam on November 12-15, 2020. The event is hosted by the Vietnam Association for Science Editing (VASE) in collaboration with Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Nha Trang University (NTU), Kyungpook National University (KNU-Korea), Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT-Japan), Vietnam Federation of Mechanical Engineering Associations (VFMEA) and Council of Asian Science Editors (CASE).
MMMS2018 – the first conference - has obtained a great success with almost 500 participants from 10 countries and resulted in 130 proceedings publications and 70 international journal publications. Reference to the conference can be found on:
The purpose of the conference is to explore and ensure an understanding of the critical aspects which contributed to sustainable development, especially materials, machines, and methods. From such understanding, the conference aims at an overall approach to assist policymakers, industries and researchers at various levels to position the local technological development towards sustainable development in the global context, to assist decision making towards a greener approach especially for material, machines and methods.
Researchers, policymakers, industry, practitioners, and students from all countries are welcome to participate and submit papers to the conference topics.
The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Advanced materials, material applications towards sustainability
• Materials machining and processing technologies for the reduction of environmental impact
• Life cycle engineering, impact assessment and control for machines and processes
• Sustainable machine design: mechatronics, CAD/CAM/CAE, maritime engineering
• Industrial engineering towards sustainability
• Low carbon industry, efficient systems, energy efficiency, and energy saving
• Renewable energy, alternative fuels
• Medical equipment, isolating virus equipment
• 15/05/2020: Deadline for submission of abstract
• 15/06/2020: Notification of abstract acceptance
• 15/07/2020: Deadline for full paper submissions
• 15/09/2020: Notification of final paper acceptance
• 01/10/2020: Registration open
• 15/10/2020: Final program and Instructions for Participants
• 12-15/11/2020: Conference
GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
• Abstracts, of a maximum of 400 words, should be submitted to the conference page and should indicate the topic and whether they relate to a poster, paper.
Participants can choose to present their work in the form of a full paper or a poster.
All submitted work will be published in the conference proceedings with ISBN.
Papers presented in MMMS2020 will be published after peer-review in a selected journal series by ISI journal (Modern Physics Letters B (MPLB)) or Springer Proceeding Indexed by Scopus (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering (LNME)). Authors are encouraged to follow strictly the publications ethics for scientific publishing.
Prof. Sci. Dr. Banh Tien Long
Vietnam Association for Science Editing, Vietnam
Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Prof. Kim Yun Hea
Professor in Ocean Advanced Materials Convergence Engineering
ex-Acting President of KMOU
Visiting Professor, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), USA
Vice President of The Korean Society for Composite Materials
Editor-in-Chief of Nano Hybrids Composites
Prof. Kim Dae-Un
Yonsei University, Korea
Prof. I. A. Parinov
Southern Federal University, Russia
Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Thi Hong Minh
Prof. Kim Kyuman
Kyungpook National University, Korea
Prof. S.-H. Chang
National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, ROC
Prof. Le Anh-Tuan
Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Duc Toan
Dr. Mac Thi Thoa
Dr. Hoang Van Quy
Hai Phong University
Dr. Pham Duc An
• Normal registration until 15/10/2020: 150 USD
• Normal registration after 15/10/2020: 200 USD
• Student registration: 100 USD
The fees include admission to all scientific sessions, the publication of 1 paper in the conference proceedings, conference materials, coffee breaks, and lunches, social events. In order to have 1 paper published at least, 1 registration fee has to be paid by 15/10/2020.
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
• Banh Tien Long, Vietnam Association for Science Editing, Vietnam
• Tran Quoc Khanh, Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Nguyen Van Phuc, Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam
• Dang Vu Minh, Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, Vietnam
• Dinh Van Phong, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Do Huu Hao, Vietnam Federation of Mechanical Engineering Associations, Vietnam
• Hoang Van Phong, Council for National Policy of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Kim Hyungsun, Council of Asian Science Edditors, Korea
• Kim Kyuman, Kyungpook National University, Korea
• Kim Youngsuk, Kyungpook National University, Korea
• Kozo Ishizaki, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
• Parinov I. A. Southern Federal University, Russia
• Chang S.-H. National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan
• Nghiem Vu Khai, Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, Vietnam
• Nobuhiko Azuma, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
• Tran Van Nghia, Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Trang Si Trung, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Vu Ngoc Pi, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam
• Pham Van Hung, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
• Chinda Charoenphonphanich, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
• Erik Bohez, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
• Nguyen Duc Chien, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Gyu Man Kim, Kyungpook National University, Korea
• Nguyen Duc Toan, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Heidy Visbal, Kyot University
• Holger Kohl, Fraunhofer IPK Berlin, Germany
• Hyungsun Kim, Inha University, Korea
• Jong Kyu Ha, Seoul National University, Korea
• Jung-Il Jin, Korea University, Korea
• Makoto Nanko, Nagoya Institute of Technology
• Nobumasa Sekishita, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan
• Nobutaka Ito, Chang Mai University, Thailand
• Ralph J. Hexter, UC Davis, US
• Ramanathan Subramaniam, National Institute of Education, Singapore
• Ramesh s. Kanwar, University of Hawaii, US
• Seung-Han Yang, Kyungpook National University, Korea
• Soo Wohn Lee, Professor, Sunmoon University
• Takashi Shirai, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan
• Tetsuro Majima, Osaka University, Japan
• Wim Dewulf, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
• Worachart Sirawaraporn, Mahidol University, Thailand
• Yoshiki Mikami, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
• Yukari Matsuo, Hosei University, Japan
• Bui Van Ga, Da Nang University, Vietnam
• Le Anh Tuan, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Tran Van Nam, Da Nang University, Vietnam
• Nguyen Thanh Nam, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam
• Nguyen Hay, Nong Lam University, Vietnam
• Nguyen Dinh Tung, Research Inst. of Agricultural Machinery, Vietnam
• Tran Duc Quy, Hanoi Univ. of Industry, Vietnam
• Bui Trung Thanh, Hung Yen Univ. of Tech. and Edu., Vietnam
• Vu Ngoc Pi, Thai Nguyen Univ., Vietnam
• Cao Hung Phi, Vinh Long Univ. of Tech. Edu., Vietnam
• Pham Xuan Duong, Vietnam Maritime Univ., Vietnam
• Nguyen Quoc Hung, Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam
• Huynh Trung Hai, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Luong Cong Nho, Vietnam Maritime University, Vietnam
• Tran Van- Nghia Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• V. K. Gupta (PDPM-Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur, India)
• R. Hastijanti (University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya, Indonesia)
• K. Hasyim (University of Darul Ulum, Jombang, Indonesia)
• H.-C. Huang (National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, ROC)
• M. A. Jani (University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya, Indonesia)
• V. V. Kalinchuk (South Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)
• P.K. Kankar (Indian Institute of Technology Indore, India)
• C.-T. Lin (National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, ROC)
• M. B. Manuilov (Southern Federal University, Russia)
• A. V. Metelitsa (Southern Federal University, Russia)
• V. I. Minkin (Southern Federal University, Russia)
• E.L. Mukhanov (Southern Federal University, Russia)
• M. Musta’in (University of Darul Ulum, Jombang, Indonesia)
• T. Nakayama (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan)
• M. Nanko (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan)
• Nurmawati (University of 45 Surabaya, Indonesia)
• I. Prasetyawan (Lloyd Register Asia, Malaysia)
• M. A. Rahim (University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya, Indonesia)
• Sajiyo (University of 17 Agustus 1945 Surabaya, Indonesia)
• T. Sekino (Osaka University, Japan)
• A. N. Soloviev (Don State Technical University, Russia)
• I. A. Verbenko (Southern Federal University, Russia)
• J.-K. Wu (National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, ROC)
• M.-C. Wu (National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, ROC)
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
• Dinh Van Chien, Vietnam Association for Science Editing, Vietnam
• Nguyen Thi Hong Minh, Vietnam Association for Science Editing, Vietnam
• Nguyen Duc Toan, Vietnam Association for Science Editing, Vietnam
• Mac Thi Thoa, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Pham Duc An, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Nguyen Huu Quang, Vietnam Association for Science Editing, Vietnam
• Hoang Van Quy, Haiphong University
• Bui Van Bien, Haiphong University
• Phan Van Hieu, Vietnam Association for Science Editing, Vietnam
• Hoang Long, Vietnam Association for Science Editing, Vietnam
• Bui Long Vinh, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Nguyen Minh Hong, Ministry of Information and Telecomunication, Vietnam
• Bui Trung Thanh, Hung Yen University of Technology and Education, Vietnam
• Tran The Van, Hung Yen University of Technology and Education, Vietnam
• Do Anh Tuan, Hung Yen University of Technology and Education, Vietnam
• Than Van The, Hung Yen University of Technology and Education, Vietnam
• Trang Sĩ Trung, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Quach Hoai Nam, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Khong Trung Thắng, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Nguyen Huu That, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Dang Xuan Duong, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Nguyen Thang Xiem, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Tran Hung Tra, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Nguyen Anh Vu, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Nguyen Van Tuong, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Nguyen Huu Nghia, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Vu Thang Long, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Nguyen Thien Chuong, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Tran Dai Tien, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Dang Xuan Phuong, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Tran Doan Hung, Nha Trang University, Vietnam
• Banh Tien Long, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
• Chu Van Dat, Military Technical Institute, Vietnam
• Nguyen Lac Hong, Le Quy Don University, Vietnam
What do foreign students and lecturers think about the situation of Covid-19 epidemic in Vietnam? We did a short interview with 3 foreign teachers and students at NTU: Ms. Yuko Kobayashi, Japanese volunteer teacher, Mr. Pyo Guknam, Korean volunteer teacher and Uwihaye Festus, the international master student.
On 11 December 2019, Nha Trang University signed an agreement with Esuhai Co., Ltd. to establish cooperation in Japanese language training and working skills, recruiting graduates to work in Japan.
Nha Trang University will collaborate with Esuhai Co., Ltd. to be a bridge for students to work in Japan, access advanced technology, learn Japanese culture, management and development mindset. Nha Trang University will create an appropriate environment to train professional skills and manners for students during their study at university. Besides, Esuhai Co., Ltd. will create jobs for graduates through the "Work at Japan" program organized by this company. The two sides aim to build a closed training model which includes training contents associated with business requirements, creating high-tech job opportunities for students after graduation, improving foreign language skills (Japanese) especially for those who want to work in Japan.
Two sides expect that the cooperation creates the motivation for students to enroll in Nha Trang University by coordinating in student enrollment, job placement, and career orientation in Japan. After studying and working, these students could apply skills and experiences learnt from Japan to better meet the requirements of the job in Vietnam.
To implement the agreement, Nha Trang University will cooperate with Esuhai Co., Ltd to organize activities such as: recruiting senior engineers to work in Japan; following up the student enrollment, Japanese training, career orientation seminars, and skills training courses for students.
With more than 10 years of specializing in labor export to Japan, Esuhai Co., Ltd successfully has sent 1,500 engineers and workers to Japan for working in various fields such as baking, mechanics, agriculture, mushroom culture, electronic components, food preliminary processing, aquatic products, plastic injection, automobiles, etc.
The agreement signing ceremony held on 20 Dec 2019 opened opportunities to develop working experience in the practical environment for students whose major is the Hospitality Management.
At the signing ceremony, there was the participation of Mr. Philip Beriman, General Director of Intercontinental Hotel Nha Trang. From NTU’s side, there were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Chi Cong - In charge of Tourism Faculty, Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngan - Director of External Cooperation Department as well as some lecturers and staff members.
The cooperation program between Nha Trang University and InterContinental Nha Trang in training and vocational guidance for students will include main activities such as: job experience, job application preparation, experience consultancy, organizing vocational guidance programs for students. Accordingly, InterContinental Nha Trang will organize a minimum 45-day training and internship program for students of Nha Trang University. Students will be working as official hotel staff members and will be assigned different tasks to develop their skills and experience.
InterContinental Nha Trang will also offer the training program on "Job application writing skills" and "Interview tips for the interviewer" for students during their internships there. With the form of one teacher - one group, Intercontinental Nha Trang also commits to organize a program on experience consultancy for students to help them develop their leadership skills, confidence, study capacity, awareness of career opportunities, and broaden their understanding of different working and living styles and cultures.
In addition, both sides will continue to consider further cooperation such as organizing practicing programs for lecturers, facilitating lecturers to update the latest knowledge about the hospitality industry,sending speakers to give talks about interested topics, creating opportunities for students to deeply know about the practical work at the hotel.
Intercontinental Nha Trang was named winner of “Vietnam’s Leading Luxury Hotel 2018” at the 25th annual World Travel Awards and also “Vietnam’s Leading Five-Star Hotel 2018” by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism. The hotel includes 279 luxurious rooms with 56 suites designed in a modern style. The InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand has more than 180 hotels located in more than 60 countries with over 60 years of vision and experience.
In order to cooperate in the fields of human resource training and service provision, Nha Trang University and Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank (MB Bank) signed a cooperation agreement on November 8, 2019.
There were the participation of Dr. Quach Hoai Nam, Vice Rector of Nha Trang University and Mr. Phung Thanh Cam - Deputy Director of Khanh Hoa Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank, together with representatives of related units. The two sides agreed to cooperate on training, financial supports for community activities and service provision.
MB Bank expressed their desire to cooperate with Nha Trang University.
Annually, Nha Trang University will facilitate for MB Bank to contact, interview, and recruit potential interns or graduates. MB Bank will send experts who are senior officers and manager to attend seminars held by NTU or train and supervise students to conduct their internship or graduation thesis.
MB Bank will sponsor 20,000,000 VND in one year for the operation of the specialized club "Banking and Finance - Accounting - Auditing" (AFC). Along with that, the Bank will accompany with Nha Trang University in organizing community activities, professional activities, skills training and supplementary activities to enhance the working capacity of students after graduation. Staff members and students of Nha Trang University will also have chances to know utility activities of card, products and services of MB Bank.
The two sides signed a cooperation agreement
Military Commercial Joint Stock Bank is an enterprise of the Vietnam People's Army under the Ministry of Defense. This agreement was signed to aim at strengthening cooperation, creating comprehensive cohesion between the University and businesses, seeking many resources to support students.
The sustainability of a nation must start from education. A good education is made by people. Vietnam’s former Prime Minister Pham Van Dong once said "Among noble jobs, teaching is the best", the teachers are those who carry the noble burden of responsibility, devoting their lives to grow a young ethical, talented and responsible generation which is the fundamental foundation for a prosperous country. Perhaps, the passion and nobility of the teaching career have motivated people of different skin colors and races to come to a faraway country and devote their enthusiasm to help young people in that country.
Hearts for Vietnam
In a touristic city like Nha Trang, thousands of visitors come and leave every day. However, there are people who keep coming back countless times for a special purpose. In their hearts, Vietnam is like the second hometown. That is the story of 4 foreign teachers at Nha Trang University. They are people from 4 different countries: Australia, Norway, Iceland, USA but all love Vietnam and have had many years sticking with Nha Trang University. In the mind of staff and students of NTU - who fortunately have had chance to work with the teachers, they will never forget the care and support they have received. Because of these great contributions, in August 2019, the Minister of Education and Training, Vietnam signed the Decision to award the medal "Vi su nghiep giao duc” to recognize their outstanding contribution to the development of Vietnam education to 4 foreign teachers: Ms. Bronwyn Gaye Driscoll from National Volunteer Organization Australia (AVI); Prof. Claire Armstrong from Tromso University, Norway; Dr. Tumi Tómasson from the Fisheries Training Program - University of United Nations, Iceland and Prof. Curtis Jolly from Auburn University, USA.
Prof. Claire and Prof. Jolly (first row, red costumes, the 2nd and 3rd from the left) in the Commencement Ceremony of the international master program (Norhed program)
13 years with NTU
Prof. Curtis Jolly has turned 73 this year. He has had 13 years with NTU from the early years of implementing the International Master's Program in Economics and Fisheries Management - NOMA-FAME - thanks to the Norwegian governmental funding. He was one of the founders of the program, as well as participated in the teaching and tutoring dozens of NTU lecturers to complete the Master's program. In 2015, he continued to participate in many roles, and was a designer of the International Master's Program in Marine Ecosystem Management and Climate Change - a program of the NORHED project funded by the Norwegian Government. He also helped guide 4 lecturers to complete the PhD program, and co-worked with other lecturers to successfully publish 03 international monographs and 11 international articles. The professor shared research reports at seminars on sustainable development of marine resources, fisheries value chains, improving management capacity for farmers, etc. Currently, he keeps cooperating with NTU to carry out many joint training and research projects.
Prof. Curtis Jolly (in vest in the middle) with the Norhed international students (Cohort 2) in the Commencement Ceremony
A dedicated professor
Prof. Claire Armstrong started working with NTU from projects funded by the Norwegian Government. She has participated in developing, teaching and supervising Vietnamese and international students in all three cohorts of the International Master's Program in Marine Ecosystem Management and Climate Change. In the cohort 3, she guided a Namibian student to successfully defend a master's thesis with the highest score of the program so far. Sharing about her, the student said “Prof Claire has a wonderful interpersonal and communication skills. She was very helpful and supported me throughout the course of my thesis writing. Her uncommon scientific knowledge, despite her busy schedule, provided timely feedbacks and correction to my thesis, making it a useful library and reference material. She really showed us (students) continuous support in our master study and research, she is patient, enthusiastic, and very exemplary when it comes to the immense knowledge in science-work. I could not have imagined having a better advisor and mentor for my master study”. The project “Incorporating climate change into ecosystem approaches to fisheries and aquaculture management in Sri Lanka and Vietnam” in which she is the coordinator from Norwegian side, supervising NTU lecturers in doctoral and postdoctoral research programs. Prof. Claire is also the co-author of 4 international papers with NTU lecturers.
Prof. Claire is giving a speech in the Commencement Ceremony of Norhed students (Cohort 2)
A silent contributor
31 is the number of scholarships for short-term, doctoral and master’s programs that Dr. Tumi Tomasson has mobilized to grant to the University's lecturers and staff, not to mention the times he made available sponsorships for faculties to carry out field surveys, participate in international conferences, and organize short-term training courses and symposiums ... Sharing about Dr. Tumi, Dr. Mai Thi Tuyet Nga - Deputy Head of Faculty of Food Technology said “Tumi is a very happy and optimistic person. He has a special affection for Vietnam in general and our University in particular, so he facilitated training for lecturers. Dr. Tumi also actively connected organizations inside and outside Iceland to cooperate with the University and the Faculty, support staff to participate in projects, and help the Faculty successfully collaborate with an Iceland company to co-organizing training courses for Vietnamese pangasius businesses”. She recalled her most memorable memories with him when she was interviewed for a training course in Iceland “At that time, my child was just an infant and he seriously cared about that. He asked if my leaving might affect my child, and if I have someone help me take care of the baby. I felt that he is such a kind and caring person.”
Dr. Tumi – the representative of United Nations University, signed a MoU with NTU
8 years and 3 times back
Unlike the three other lecturers who have had long time working in educational environment, Ms. Bronwyn, who we call Bronnie is an Australian volunteer. She joined the Australian Volunteers International (AVI) and came to Vietnam to work as a volunteer English teacher at the Faculty of Foreign Languages, NTU. NTU usually has foreign teachers come to teach English for some periods at the University to improve students’ language proficiency. When Ms. Bronnie’s first volunteer period ended, she and her husband returned to Australia. However, her love for Vietnam and her desire for helping students urged her to return to Vietnam, continuing to work as a volunteer teacher. She lives in the city and walks to the University daily to teach English and English for tourism subjects, as well as co-organizing extracurricular activities for students. She helped connect with St John Ambulance Australia to train first aid for free for 800 students of the Faculty of Foreign Languages. With her tall, willowy figure, vivacious personality, playful voice, she is students’ favorite. “Ms. Bronnie is the most effective and active volunteer teacher that the Faculty has ever had” said Dr. Vo Nguyen Hong Lam, Head of the Faculty of Foreign Languages.
Ms. Bronnie is in an English class with students
On the occasion of the 37th anniversary of Vietnamese Teachers' Day - November 20, 2019, the noble medals “Vi su nghiep giao duc” will be officially awarded to 4 foreign teachers. Due to distance and time, it is not possible to have the presence of all 4 teachers. The awards and recognition will be announced to all NTU leaders, faculties, and students on this day so we all knowabout passionate and dedicated teachers who tirelessly devote their talents and enthusiasm to share knowledge and evoke dreams for young people who live in a country on the other side of the hemisphere.