USTH attends Francophonie Day

Tuesday - 13/03/2018 00:15

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi -USTH (also called Vietnam France University) participated in Francophonie Day to honor the beauty of French language and the diversity in French culture.

On March 10th, 2018, USTH took part in Francophonie Day at Hanoi University, to celebrate the Francophonie Day on March 20. This is the occasion for USTH’s people to merge in the heartbeats of about 200 million people who are using French in the world, and to show their love and respect to this exotic language and the diversity in French-speaking community.

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This is the 8th anniversary of Francophoine Day, with the participation of French-speaking embassies in Hanoi, International Organisation of La Francophonie, Francophone University Association (AUF), Hanoi University and many other speaking French organizations. 

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USTH is the only public university in Vietnam which was established under Intergovernmental Agreement between Vietnam and France. We are an active member of Francophonie Community in Vietnam and regularly participates in events of this community.


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Via this event, students of USTH understand better about French culture, as well as have chance to practice their soft skills and language skills.

In USTH, French is taught as the second foreign language besides English, the offcial teaching language. Its students are guided by well-qualified native lectures and often have a chance to take part in activities of Francophonie Community.


Therefore, the students have necessary language and culture background to quickly adapt to a new environment if they have a chance to study or work in France or other French speaking countries. 

This year remarks 45 anniversary of establishing a diplomatic relation between Vietnam and France (1973 – 2018), as well as the important turning point for USTH. According to the letter of intent signed by the Vietnamese Academy of Science and Technology (governing organization of USTH) and the French Ambassador on February 9th, 2018, the two sides agreed to submit to the Vietnam and French goverment the intergovermental agreement about the development of the USTH Phase 2 so that it could be signed on this meaningful occasion./