On March 23rd, Distinguished Teacher Le Cong Co, DTU President and Provost and Dr. Nguyen Minh Thanh, Director of Saigon High-Tech Park (SHTP) signed a comprehensive collaboration agreement, in order to perfect the educational standard of e-universities. Attendees included Dr. Phung Tan Viet, Deputy-Chairman of the Danang People’s Committee, Ms. Audrey Wan, Sales Development Director of Microsoft Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Tuan Anh, Media Director of Microsoft Vietnam, distinguished guests, local and national journalists, DTU faculty and students.
Dr. Viet said: "Danang warmly praises the innovative work of DTU in signing a comprehensive partnership agreement with SHTP. As a dynamic city of the Central Highlands, Danang has focused on constructing a modern infrastructure and services and is creating a very favorable business climate for Vietnamese and foreign investors. Danang is known for its high ranking in IT application development and is now considered by many to be the most livable city in Vietnam. The agreement contributes to the implementation of three out of five of our objectives. These are the development of high quality services, advanced technology applications and a highly skilled workforce. This signing ceremony is an excellent starting point for new development strategies at DTU. In the drive for ASEAN integration in 2015, DTU will become one of the best sources of skills in the Central Region and throughout Asia. Danang will always support the development of DTU and its partners."
SHTP will introduce qualified DTU students to companies and arrange job interviews. DTU and SHTP will also collaborate in research projects in the near future.
DTU also signed a Microsoft IT Academy training contract. In this way, educators, staff and students will receive online curricula and certificates for basic Microsoft skills. This is one of the most valuable certificates in IT in terms of content and practical implementation.
On behalf of SHTP, Dr. Nguyen Minh Thanh said: “As one of three high-tech parks of Vietnam, over the past 11 years, SHTP has become a dependable institution for investment. By 2020, SHTP is targeted to become a technology hub to strengthen the economy of the southern area of Vietnam. With its mission, SHTP has organized the policies, staff and facilities to research labor requirements and expand training partnerships, both nationally and internationally. We are delighted to collaborate with respected partners like DTU. Hopefully, we will be motivated to turn this into a very successful partnership in the near future.”