ADB loans of 190 million USD to establish USTH

Friday - 06/05/2011 20:48



In the 44th annual conference of the ADB Board of Directors, which has been taken place in Hanoi, CEO of ADB has decided to approve loans of 190 million USD to build the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) following the model of Excellent University.

USTH is the only one university in Hanoi, which is established by the cooperation between French and Vietnamese Governments,  and under the bilateral Agreement by French and Vietnamese Governments signed on November 12, 2009 in order to train high-quality human resources  in the fields of Science-Technology and Industrial Applications.

Loans of 190 million USD by ADB will be focused on funding physical facilities with the world-class classrooms and laboratory to train the high-quality human resources to help Vietnam become a fully industrialized country. To support USTH for construction and development, French Government has committed to fund about 100 million Euro over 10 years through Training and Research Alliance including over 60 universities, labs and research institutes (USTH Consortium).

 

(Deputy PM Nguyen Thien Nhan at the opening ceremony of USTH) 

English is used as the main language in teaching and studying at USTH, group of lecturers are Professors and Doctors who come from top universities, labs and research institutes of France . System of training and granting Degree is based on LMD model (3years of Bachelor, 2 years of Master and 3 years of Doctorate). After graduation, students will be granted international Degree, which is enabled in Europe and Vietnam. Furthermore, it allows students to continue their study or work in advanced countries all over the world.

 In addition to the assistance of French and Vietnamese Governments, USTH also received the support from domestic and foreign Scientific community and the strategic cooperation with Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology of Hanoi, HCMC National University, Vietnamese Academy of Agriculture, Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park, Saigon Hi-tech Park and some other domestic and foreign companies in the field of Science and Technology. Students of the first course were be honored to have a meeting with Prof. Ngo Bao Chau in March of 2011.

In 2010, USTH have hold the first Opening Ceremony for Bachelor of Science and Technology and Master of 2 majors: Biotechnology- Pharmacology and Material Science and NanoTechnology.

In 2011, USTH has been recruiting for the second course of Bachelor of Science and Technology and Mater of following majors: Biotechnology- Pharmacology and Material Science and NanoTechnology, Information and Communication Technologies and Water-Environment-Oceanography.

Source: http://dantri.com.vn/c25/s25-478759/dau-tu-190-trieu-usd-xay-dung-dh-khoa-hoc--cong-nghe-ha-noi.htm