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DIT and Hue University Vietnam sign MOU during State Visit

Posted: 11 November, 2016

Dublin Institute of Technology and Hue University, Vietnam sign MOU in Ho Chi Minh City in the presence of President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins

‌Representatives from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) and Hue University, Vietnam today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in the presence of the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.   The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charles Flanagan TD and CEO of Enterprise Ireland, Julie Sinnamon, were also in attendance for the signing which was organised by Enterprise Ireland and the Embassy of Ireland in Hanoi.

President Higgins is visiting the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to further bilateral ties between the two countries, especially in the areas of trade, investment, development, education and training.  

The President of Hue University, Dr Nguyen Van Toan and Vice President, Dr Nguyen Quang Linh represented Hue University.  The delegation from DIT included Professor Mary McNamara, Head of the Graduate Research School and Ms Andrea Ryan, Regional Recruitment Manager.

DIT and Hue University have agreed to promote the exchange of faculty, researchers and students between the two institutions, and to increase opportunities for collaborative research and education programmes in a number of key areas including hospitality, tourism, biotechnology, the environment and health.

Hue University, located in Central Vietnam, is one of the most important regional universities in the country. The university has almost 45,000 students and offers 200 programmes at Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral level. Hue University places emphasis on providing society with a well-qualified workforce at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, which compliments the practice-based education focus at DIT.

DIT is one of Ireland’s largest institutions, representing 10% of all students in higher education.  With over one hundred different nationalities, currently 7.5% of DIT students come from countries outside Ireland, including a small number of students from Vietnam.   DIT offers programmes and research opportunities across a wide range of disciplines, in Sciences and Health; Arts and Tourism; Engineering and Built Environment; Business and Innovation.

Professor Mary McNamara, DIT and the President of Hue University, Dr Nguyen Van Toan, signing a Memorandum of Understanding