Vietnam Germany University launched its new academic year today at a ceremony attended by many dignitaries, including Nguyen Thien Nhan, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front.
Founded in 2008, the public university follows the German model and standards, which Nhan said can guarantee students with academic excellence, fluency in foreign languages, and practical knowledge.
VGU is now temporarily located at the campus of the Eastern International University (EIU), Binh Duong Province.
According to the university’s latest statistics, 70 percents of students continued to pursue a postgraduate degree, and 91 percent of its students with a master degrees found a satisfying job.
Addressing 325 students and post-graduates at the ceremony, Nhan encouraged VGU to continue improving its strength at Electrical Engineering, especially at robotics. Its students won a national soccer tournament for robots, known as Soccerbot 2015, on October 17.
Nhan also met with the university leaders to find out about its project of a new campus on a 50.5 hectare area in Binh Duong Province. The World Bank in 2010 approved a loan of US$180 million which will be used mainly for the construction of the new campus.