PRESIDENT NGUYEN MINH TRIET PAYING A WORKING VISIT TO VNU-HCM
On July 31, 2009, Mr. Nguyen Minh Triet, Politburo Commissioner, President of Vietnam Socialist Republic, paid a working visit to VNU-HCM. Accompanying him were Mr. Le Hoang Quan (President of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee) and Mr. Nguyen Hoang Son (President of Binh Duong Province People’s Committee).
After planning a memorial tree at VNU-HCM Headquarter and visiting VNU-HCM infrastructures such as: E-Park, Nano Technology Laboratory, Central Library, Dormitory Complex, North-South road axis, Center of National Defense Education, International University, President Nguyen Minh Triet had a meeting with key officers of VNU-HCM.
In the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Thanh Binh, President of VNU-HCM presented the report of VNU-HCM’s building and developing statement in 15 past years, he also petitioned for having national university concept in Education Law; supporting VNU-HCM in hastening compensation, land clearance progress as well as in finance in order to promote building process of the first urban university region of Vietnam in Linh Trung-Di An, ensuring more than 80% building volume is achieved, finishing the 1st building period in 2015; currently, creating conditions so that VNU-HCM can carry out dormitory program assigned by Prime Minister and leader of HCMC.
After Prof. Phan Thanh Binh’s report, President listened to ideas of Committee Commissioners and Professors of VNU-HCM. Most of them suggest the Government handing the autonomy to VNU-HCM so that this model can be expanded and developed quickly.
Speaking at the meeting, President Nguyen Minh Triet praised VNU-HCM’s great achievement in building the urban university region which is a high quality multi-disciplinary university of the whole country and assembles the qualified, experienced and confidential falculty who have educated many student generations with higher and higher quality. President also acknowledged and agreed with suggestions from VNU-HCM.
President affirmed that we have to determine to build VNU-HCM in accordance with model, orientation in Resolution of Politburo; having to play strength of researching and teaching at VNU-HCM.
President emphasized that VNU-HCM needs to heighten its autonomy to use maximum strength for teaching and training, to play a key role in higher education system, to reach higher and higher human resource demand of economic development and integration process. On the other hand, VNU-HCM should coordinate with HCMC and Binh Duong province in compensation, land clearance, hasten process of building schools, classes and dormitory… and highly focus on enhancing teaching and studying quality , have to create “high quality stamp” for VNU-HCM’s training, which will help to attract more students, and meet studying need of internal and international students. VNU-HCM must be a large and important researching and technology transfer center of the country with advanced technology, modern apparatus.
President highlighted that VNU-HCM have to build and promote a great autonomy mechanism under the Government’s management so that VNU-HCM can closely coordinate with internal and international partners, attracts talents and investors, connects with other universities for the common duty.
President asked People’s Committee of HCMC and Binh Duong province to hasten land clearance, compensation and building resettlement area progress so that VNU-HCM could accomplish building urban university region model.
On behalf of VNU-HCM’s leaders, officers and students, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Thanh Binh gave thank to President for his honest ideas and detail guidance towards VNU-HCM. He also promised to build VNU-HCM model successfully in accordance with Party’s Revolution , Government’s appointed document and to enhance training quality, push up research and transfer technology in order that VNU-HCM is deserved to be high quality multidisciplinary training and researching center which plays a key role in Vietnamese higher education system, reaching area and international standard.
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