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Public lecture of the President of Harvard University at VNUHCM-USSH Print
On March 23, Prof. Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, met with the President of VNUHCM and had a public lecture with students and lecturers of VNUHCM-University of Social Sciences and Humanities (VNUHCM-USSH) with the topic " Aftermath: War, Memory and History".

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Huynh Thanh Dat thanked Prof. Drew Gilpin Faust and expressed his wish to strengthen cooperation and exchange between the two universities in the coming time.

GS Drew Gilpin Faust said that she is especially happy to be present at VNUHCM-USSH, a leading historical research center in Vietnam. Faust emphasizes: " It means a great deal to me to be here in your country, for important parts of our national histories have been intertwined in ways that have affected all of us."

Appointed in 2007, Professor Drew Gilpin Faust is the 28th President and the first female President in nearly 400 years of Harvard University. She received a university degree in 1968, a master's degree in 1971 and a PhD in 1975 at the University of Pennsylvania with a research project in American civilization.

ImageProf. Huynh Thanh Dat gave flowers to Professor Drew Gilpin Faust.
President of Harvard University visits VNUHCM-University of Social Sciences and Humanities Print
On March 23, Prof. Drew Gilpin Faust, President of Harvard University, will meet with the President of VNUHCM and work with VNUHCM-University of Social Sciences and Humanities (VNUHCM-USSH)  on the potential and and priorities in cooperation.

After the meeting, Prof. Faust will give a lecture to the faculty and students at VNUHCM-USSH about the American Civil War with the theme "Aftermath: War, Memory and History".

GS Drew Gilpin Faust is known as the author of multiple popular books. In 1996, her work, “the Mothers of Invention: Women of the Slaveholding South in the American Civil War”, was published by the North Carolina Press and won the Francis Parkman Award a year later.
Prof Drew Gilpin Faust - The 28th President of Harvard University. Source: sinhvienusa.org
Her latest work, “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War” also won The Bancroft Prize in 2009, as well as a finalist of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize, and one of the top 10 best books of 2008 nominated by The New York Times.

Two young VNUHCM officers were honored "Outstanding Young Citizen of HCMC" in 2016 Print

With outstanding achievements in learning and scientific research, Nguyen Lac Ha and Nguyen Xuan Gieng - the two young officers of VNUHCM were honored at the "Outstanding Young Citizen of HCMC" 2016 awarding ceremony held on the evening of 3/1 by HCMC Youth Union.

ImageNguyen Xuan Gieng, Doan Thien Phuc, Nguyen Lac Ha (position 3, 5, 6 from right to left) being congratulated by VNUHCM falcuty members

Among them, Nguyen Lac Ha is the representative for the youth in scientific research and Nguyen Xuan Gieng is representative for students.

In addition, Doan Thien Phuc, CEO of JSC SetechViet software solutions who was honored as the outstanding young entrepreneur is also an alumni of VNUHCM.

7 remaining "Outstanding Young Citizen of HCMC" in 2016 are: To Huynh Phuc (11 years old) - class 6A5 Tran Dai Nghia High School for the Gifted; Bui Vu Nguyet Minh (16 years old) - Class 8/9 piano intermediate of HCMC Conservatory of Music; Le Tu Chinh (19 years old) – Athlete of Thong Nhat Sports Center; Nguyen Trung Hieu (30 years old) - The owner of Trung Hieu fish hatchery (Cu Chi); Le Thanh Vu (26 years old) - Special police force, PC45 (HCMC Police Department); Le Duy Phuc (25 years old) - Electric system center HCMC (Vietnam Electricity Corporation); Nguyen Viet Thanh (28 years old) - Binh Duc Center for Social Protection (HCMC Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs).
These 10 outstanding young people from different fields were selected from 131 nominations of 49 units by Ho Chi Minh City.

4 Young Talents of VNUHCM Received the Golden Globe Awards 2016 Print
On December 29th, in Ha Noi, the Communist Youth Union and Ministry of Science and Technology held the Golden Globe Award of Science and Technology for the Youth for ten young talents. VNUHCM had 4 awardees this time.
In detail, Mr. Nguyen Xuan Hai – Lecturer of Faculty of Chemistry, Dr. Truong Hai Nhung – Vice Dean of Faculty of Biology, Pham Viet Khoi, student of Faculty of Information Technology (VNUHCM-University of Science) and Dr. Duong Trong Hai (Lecturer of VNUHCM-International University) were honored in this ceremony.
In particular, in 10 young talents were awarded this year, Pham Viet Khoi is the sole representative for outstanding students in IT, as well as the youngest owner of Golden Globe (22 years old). Pham Viet Khoi achieved many remarkable achievements such as the First Prize in International Collegiate Programming Contest for Student ACM / ICPC Vietnam in 2014; First Prize in International Collegiate Programming Contest Vietnam in Hanoi in 2015; Second prize of Vietnam Talent in 2015 for the mobile app called busmap – HCMC bus …
Golden Globe Award of Science and Technology for the Youth was first held in 2003. Every year, the organizers selected 10 outstanding young talents in science engineering and technology to award. This year, the awards attracted the participation of 61 individuals from five fields of Information Technology and Communications, Medical Technology, Biotechnology, Environmental Technology and Materials Technology.

Image10 Young Talents received the Golden Globe 2016. Photo: QDND.

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University of Economics - Law: Groundbreaking for construction of Block B1 Print
On December 12, VNUHCM-University of Economics and Law (VNUHCM-UEL) started the construction of classroom block B1 in an effort to meet the needs for development and training of the school.

The six-storey work was built on an area of 5123 m2 with 28 classrooms, self-study hall, study areas, technical rooms and ancillary works, infrastructures, elevators.
Speaking at the ceremony, Assoc.Prof, Dr.Nguyen Hoi Nghia- Vice President of VNUHCM congratulated VNUHCM-UEL on improving the facility. He hoped that the block B1 construction would be carried on with safety and quality.
Assoc.Prof, Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung - Rector of VNUHCM-UEL said, the work was constructed by Nam Viet Construction Co., Ltd. and expected to complete in September 2017 and launch in the upcoming school year.

The participants at the groundbreaking ceremony. Photo: MC

VNUHCM – University of Social Sciences and Humanities received official training code accreditatio Print
On December 22, VNUHCM - University of Social Sciences and Humanities (VNUHCM-USSH) held “Official training code accreditation to Faculty of Urban Studies” ceremony. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hoi Nghia – VNUHCM’s Vice President representatively attended the ceremony.

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hoi Nghia, since 2007, VNUHCM-USSH has piloted training programs for Department of Urban Studies, then, recently received the decision on training code accreditation. “The reasons for this long-wait decision are from both inner and exterior factors, regarding training fields and career objectives, development of cognition, along with Ministry of Training and Education’s regulations. VNUHCM has highly appraised Faculty of Urban Studies and well recognized its legitimacy since piloting period.
ImageAssoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hoi Nghia handover training code accreditation of Faculty of Urban Studies to Dr. Truong Hoang Truong.
On December 17th morning, at the hall number one, VNUHCM-University of Information Technology (VNUHCM-UIT) held the second graduation ceremony of schoolyear 2016 for two postgraduates, 42 graduate students, 134 regular students, 4 second diploma system students and 18 students of training system remotely over the network.
Especially, this is the first time VNUHCM-UIT has two postgraduates who completed its doctor training program
At the ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Duong Anh Duc, the principal of VNUHCM-UIT claimed that the year 2016 has marked many important events of VNUHCM-UIT. This is a year to celebrate 10 years of formation and development of VNUHCM-UIT and Labor Medal Third Class and many prizes in academic competitions in Vietnam and abroad.
“In particular, this year the training program of the school’s Ph.D. was reaping the first fruits; two fellows Huynh Ngoc Tin and Truong Hai Bang excellently completed doctoral training program “- Assoc. Prof. Dr.  Duong Anh Duc proudly emphasized.
Also during the ceremony, VNUHCM-UIT rector board did not only reward for graduate students, excellent students and good students, but they also awarded gifts to the committees during the last class who had positive contributions in a whole year.

First Batch Of Aerospace Technology Major Training To Be Implemented Print
On April 20th 2016, President of VNUHCM signed the decision on assigning VNUHCM-International University to implement a trial undergraduate course in Aerospace Technology major. This is the very first and sole major of its kind in Vietnam so far.
In the admission session to universities and colleges in 2016, Aerospace Technology major admitted 12 successful applicants with the standard grade of 18.5, which was a beginning of the national strategy in aerospace technology research and applications towards 2020.
VNUHCM-University of Social Sciences and Humanities announced newly-appointed Vice Rector Print
On December 17, VNUHCM-University of Social Sciences and Humanities (VNUHCM-USSH) held “ Annual conference of executives and officials school year 2016 – 2017” at Dinh Tien Hoang Campus. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat – Vice Permanent President attended the conference.
 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat presented the official decision on appointing Vice Rector for Dr. Pham Tan Ha.
INOMAR Contributing To Improve The Position Of VNUHCM Print

That was the affirmation of Prof.Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat - Standing Vice President of VNUHCM in the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the VNUHCM-Center for Innovative Materials and Architectures (VNUHCM-INOMAR) on the morning of December 12th.


 Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat awarded the Merit of VNUHCM President to Assoc. Prof. Dr Hoang Dung.

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