VN-UK Research Institute makes debut in Da Nang

18:17 | 02/10/2014

VGP – The British Council in collaboration with Aston University of the UK and the University of Da Nang held a ceremony in the central city of Da Nang on October 2 to launch the Viet Nam-UK Institute for Research and Executive Education.

The institute, based at the University of Da Nang, will become operational in the 2014-2015 academic year and recruit students for the 2015-2016 year.

It will include the UK-ASEAN Research Centre which is designed to develop scientists’ research capacity in the fields of electronics-telecom, bio-technology, and finance-banking.

The centre will also serve as a venue for the UK and Viet Nam as well as other ASEAN nations to exchange research results and boost cooperation in the field.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga said the institute is considered an international higher education and scientific research facility in the central region, paving the way for the establishment of the Viet Nam-UK International University in the future.

UK Ambassador to Viet Nam Giles Lever spoke highly of the birth of the institute, saying it is an important step forward in the strategic partnership between the two countries.

The UK pledged to continue its efforts to enhance cooperation with Viet Nam’s Ministry of Education and Training, he said.

On this occasion, Tate and Lyle Plc, a UK-based multinational agribusiness firm, committed to granting scholarships worth 210,000 USD to outstanding students from disadvantaged areas to help them pursue education at the Vietnam-UK International University.-VNA