Minister Phung Xuan Nha is particularly impressed with HUTECH's academic model

On the afternoon of June 6, 2016, the delegation of the Ministry of Education and Training led by Minister Phung Xuan Nha had an official visit to Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH).
 
Accompanying the Minister was Deputy Minister Bui Van Ga and leaders of agencies under the Ministry of Education and Training.
 
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Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha on his visit to HUTECH
 
Dr. Kieu Tuan - Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Prof. Dr. Sc. Ho Dac Loc - President of HUTECH were joined by managers, lecturers, staff, and students of the university in welcoming the delegation.
 
On this visit, the delegation was given a tour of HUTECH campus highlighting the university’s modern training and research facilities. The officials from the Ministry of Education and Training also praised HUTECH’s investment in advanced systems of laboratories and workshops equipped with diverse equipment used in learning and practice, as well as convenient access to the university’s library databases. The delegation was also impressed with the unique spaces that create the dynamic learning environment at HUTECH, such as the 5-star hospitality training model, gym center, project design (PD) classroom, athletic center, photography workshop, dance studio, etc. These qualities have delivered the clear distinction of HUTECH among other higher education institutions.

 
 bộ trưởng phùng xuân nhạ đặc biệt ấn tượng với mô hình đào tạo của HUTECH
The minister visits the laboratories of the Faculty of Biotechnology - Food - Environment
 

bộ trưởng phùng xuân nhạ đặc biệt ấn tượng với mô hình đào tạo của HUTECH
The training and practice facilities of the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management are well perceived

bộ trưởng phùng xuân nhạ đặc biệt ấn tượng với mô hình đào tạo của HUTECH 
Taking photos with students of Vietnam - Japan Institute of Technology during a PD class
 
Prof. Dr. Sc. Ho Dac Loc - President of HUTECH thanked the delegation for this special visit while also expressing his deep gratitude for the support from the Ministry over the years. Members of the delegation were provided with an overview of the academic system and training activities of HUTECH since its establishment, as well as the initial obstacles in scaling up the scope of its training system. Prof. Dr. Sc. Ho Dac Loc also highlighted the significant achievements of the university over the years in areas of academics, research, faculty and staff development, student affairs, accreditation, international cooperation, industry relation, facility development, etc.
 
Bộ trưởng phùng xuân nhạ đặc biệt ấn tượng với mô hình đào tạo của HUTECH
The Minister has a chat with HUTECH students at the Library
 
In the area of faculty and staff development, in particular, HUTECH has attracted many young scientists to join its team of faculty and researchers. Among these is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Xuan Hung who is named among the top researchers with the highest impact in the world two years in a row. Moreover, the average age of PhD holders at HUTECH is 40 with the majority are young researchers and graduates of foreign universities.
 
In terms of corporate relations, HUTECH embraces its academic model of an applied university in regarding enterprises not simply as potential partners but as integrated stakeholders in its training process. In other words, enterprises take on an effective role as part of the academic program together with the university in supporting student learning and gaining practical experience. Notably, nearly all academic majors at HUTECH have an internship requirement as part of its curriculum.
 
On behalf of the delegation, Minister Phung Xuan Nha gave a constructive speech to the collective of HUTECH. He said, "Ho Chi Minh City has the most dynamic development in the country with hundreds of universities and colleges but I choose HUTECH for a reason. By visiting a private university like HUTECH, I want to change the mindset of ‘visiting only public institutions’, bringing fairness to every college and university. With equal treatment to both public and private higher education institutions, the Ministry will support the development directions that HUTECH has been following.”
 
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Minister Phung Xuan Nha highly appreciates HUTECH's training model and academic outputs
 
Minister Phung Xuan Nha expressed his sincere appreciation of HUTECH’s steady progress over the years and encouraged the university to be even more proactive in increasing the quality of education and research. He said, “With only 21 years since its establishment, HUTECH has achieved significant and effective results in its academic and training model with more than 80% of graduates are employed upon graduation. It further highlights the potential of HUTECH as a higher education institution in supply high-quality human resources for society. I acknowledge that HUTECH has been successful in achieving the benefits of its training model and outputs.”
 
The Minister also gave clear directions for HUTECH towards its future success. He also acknowledged the right development strategy of HUTECH in choosing to develop as an applied university, but it is necessary to try to enhance academic excellence and the quality of training. He also encourages the University to explore new academic programs in leading the demand for a new skilled labor force toward the regional integration created by ASEAN and TPP. According to the Minister, HUTECH has had a good foundation in its autonomy model while continuing to promote the practice of bridging practical experience with academic training and enhancing the link between university and enterprise.
 
bộ trưởng phùng xuân nhạ đặc biệt ấn tượng với mô hình đào tạo của HUTECH
HUTECH students take photos with Minister Phung Xuan Nha
 
Through this visit, the instructive directions of Minister Phung Xuan Nha have provided significant encouragement and motivation for HUTECH to thrive in achieving its missions and many more successes in the future.

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