Signing ceremony between University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) and the French University in Armenia (UFAR)

Thursday - 07/07/2022 03:49

On July 5th, 2022, a cooperation agreement between University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) and the French University in Armenia (UFAR) was officially signed. The ceremony was held online.

Participating in the ceremony, on UFAR’s side was Prof. Betrand Venard, Rector, Ms. Zaruhi Soghomonyan, Director of Academic Affairs; on USTH’s side was Prof. Jean-Marc LAVEST, Principal Rector, Assoc. Prof. Tran Dinh Phong, Vice Rector, Ms. To Minh Phuong, Head of Marketing, Communication and Brand Management Department, Ms. Pham Thi Thuy Ngan, International Cooperation Department officer. 
After introducing and welcoming the delegates attending the meeting, the two universities introduced their overview information, development plans and training programs.
The French University in Armenia  (UFAR) is a higher education institution established in 2000, pursuant to the cultural, scientific and technical cooperation agreement signed in 1995 between the French and Armenian governments.
Its founders, the Ministries of Education and Science and Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia, the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and the French Embassy in Armenia, have made it a flagship of cooperation between Armenia and France, by demonstrating the importance they attach to the education and training of young Armenians, in the service of their country and Franco-Armenian relations.
UFAR aspires to become a leader in higher education in the Caucasus and a benchmark French university abroad. By providing the tools needed to train leaders with integrity, responsibility and openness to the world, it gives young people the opportunity to become highly qualified specialists, able to mobilize the knowledge and know-how acquired, for the benefit of the economic development of Armenia and relations between Armenia, France and Europe.
University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH) is a public university established in 2009 within the framework of the Intergovernmental Agreement between the two countries Vietnam and France with the orientation of becoming an excellent world-class university training in science and technology. The university is strongly supported by the French Government through a Consortium of more than 30 universities and research institutions in France. The USTH’s mission is to train quality human resources in the field of science - technology in order to develop research and promote technology transfer, to anticipate the future in terms of technological change and to become an excellent research university in the region, attracting talented international students.
Representatives of USTH
Representatives of USTH
Speaking at the meeting, Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest warmly greeted his counterpart and expressed  his delight at the new step in the partnership between USTH and UFAR. Professor affirmed that the two universities are proud to share the same values, similar objects and have important roles in the strong relationship with France and the development of French in the world.
On behalf of UFAR, Prof. Betrand Venard, Rector, wished to promote cooperation between universities, especially in terms of sharing teaching and research experiences and student exchange. Professor also expressed his expectation for the success of the cooperation plan in the coming time.
At the end of the ceremony, Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest and Prof. Betrand Venard have signed the cooperation agreement between USTH and UFAR, opening up learning and academic exchange as well as cultural exchange opportunities for young people who are passionate about the fields of science, technology, engineering, and economics and want to experience and develop themselves in a multicultural and international environment, thereby assessing various job opportunities in the future.
Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest and Prof. Betrand Venard sign the cooperation agreement
Prof. Jean-Marc Lavest and Prof. Betrand Venard sign the cooperation agreement
Representatives of USTH and UFAR take photo
Representatives of USTH and UFAR take photo