University of Technology honoured with Labour Order on its 60th anniversary

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The Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology’s staff received the first class Labour Order on the 60th anniversary of its establishment on October 27. (Credit: qdnd.vn)
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NDO – The Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), under the Vietnam National University- Ho Chi Minh City, hosted a ceremony on October 27 to mark the 60th anniversary of its founding (1957 - 2017) and received the first-class Labour Order for the second time.

Over 60 years of construction and development, HCMUT has become a heroic school in the Doi Moi (renovation) period. The university has trained more than 80,000 engineers and bachelors, 10,000 masters and 200 doctors. It is the first and only university of Vietnam, which has two programmes reaching international prestigious standards.

Praising achievements and important contributions of the school in the cause of building and developing the country, Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan emphasised that with 60 years operating in the field of scientific and technological training, the university has made great efforts to provide high quality human resources and valuable scientific and technological products to serve the socio-economic development of the country.

Secretary Nhan stated that the university always takes the lead in improving the quality of training according to international standards. In the context of the country's opportunities and challenges in the face of globalisation, universities and human resource training centres must strive to innovate to grow and meet the requirements of the society and the economy in the new era. In particular, the issue of innovation and start-up has always been considered an important driving force for boosting the country's economic development. HCMUT is the pioneer in this field and has been working closely with the city to launch the technological enterprise incubation programme among colleges since 2009.

Affirming that the city always creates favourable conditions and supports the school’s development, Secretary Nhan expressed his belief that with its strengths and achievements, HCMUT would actively improve the quality of training to meet the requirements and tasks set in the new situation.

Deputy PM Truong Hoa Binh (in white, centre) and HCM City Party Committee Secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan (first from right) visit models and products made by HCMUT students. (Credit: VGP)

Particularly, the school should actively implement cooperation programmes with the southern economic hub and the Vietnam National University - HCM City during 2017-2020, focusing on smart urban construction, promoting microchip production to produce high-end intelligent applications and participate in the research, production and supply of smart agricultural equipment for southern provinces and cities.

At the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh granted the first-class Labour Order from the Party and State to the university, in recognition of its achievements and contributions over the past 60 years.

HCMUT is considered a leading high quality human resource training and science and technology centre of the South. The university is one of four in the country to be accredited by the High Council for the Evaluation of Research and Higher Education under the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education. It has twenty-two training programmes accredited by prestigious quality accreditation organisations around the world, of which two are recognised by ABET (the US) and seven by CTI (Europe).

Currently, the school has eleven specialised departments, ten scientific research and technology transfer centres and four training centres, with more than 24,000 students in attendence. HCMUT has incubated thirty startup businesses and has been giving support to hundreds of other businesses. In addition, the school has developed a range of international cooperation activities in scientific research, implementation of projects and international training.

With its great contributions, the Party and State have given the school various noble titles, such as Hero of Labour, Independence Order and Labour Order.