HCM City steps up cooperation with German universities

Thursday, 2018-03-01 07:49:08
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Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan (R) shakes hands with President of the German Rectors’ Conference, Horst Hippler.
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NDO/VNA – Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan highly valued cooperation between Vietnam and Germany, including educational collaboration, while receiving Professor, Honorary Doctor Horst Hippler, who is President of the German Rectors’ Conference, on February 28.

Politburo member Nhan said Hippler’s visit demonstrates German universities’ interest in HCM City, whilst creating cooperation opportunities between German universities and the city as a whole, and universities across the locality in particular.

He urged Hippler to share his experience in connecting universities with local authorities in innovative research, and social development promotion, while calling for his support to HCM City in organising workshops between universities in handling challenges to the training sector during the fourth Industrial Revolution.

The official expressed his hope that Hippler will contribute further to enhancing cooperation between German universities and their counterparts in HCM City, as well as strengthening cooperative activities in scientific research, especially in the application of science and technology for urban development.

For his part, Hippler applauded educational collaboration between Germany and Vietnam, including partnerships between their universities, pledging that he will work to further boost bilateral higher education cooperation.

According to the Professor, apart from training, the Vietnam-Germany University has great opportunities to participate in HCM City’s development projects.

Hippler said he is willing to introduce universities with a lot of experiences in personnel training to HCM City to help the Vietnamese southern metropolis improve the quality of human resources, thus meeting increasing demand for construction and development.