Germans receive honorary doctorates in Vietnam

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Tran Van Nam (L), head of Da Nang University, presents a certificate of an honorary doctorate title to Wolfgang Heubisch, head of Germany's Bavaria State Ministry of Research, Science and the Arts

Da Nang University has presented honorary doctorate titles to Dr. Wolfgang Heubisch, head of the Germany's Bavaria State Ministry of Research, Science and the Arts and doctor Erich Lejeune, founder and chairman of the Germany foundation Heart to Heart.

The title was given to the two doctors on March 29 for their contributions to science, charity and education in Vietnam and the central city of Da Nang in particular.

Doctor Wolfgang Heubisch helped Da Nang General Hospital receive its second digital subtraction angiography (DSA) machine, worth over 1 million euros (US$1,280) from the Heart to Heart foundation in February.

Bui Van Ga, deputy minister of the Train and Education, said the two doctors have helped medical and pharmacological education in Da Nang, and that the Heart to Heart foundation has support the city with modern equipment as well as with training for local doctors. The support has helped save more than 2,500 cases of heart disease throughout Vietnam, according to promotional material.

Through the foundation, the Germany Ludwig Maximilians University and the German Academic Exchange Service have provided training to the medicine and pharmacology faculty at Da Nang University and at the Ho Chi Minh City Medicine and Pharmacy University.

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