16:40 | 25/05/2015 Society
(VEN) - The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) recently awarded degrees to 38 Master and Bachelor graduates from six study programs in Ho Chi Minh City. At the same time, the VGU’s cooperation with Bosch Vietnam Co. Ltd. was celebrated. The representatives of the VGU and Bosch signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). On this occasion, Bosch agreed to provide 10 scholarships for VGU students.
The graduates of the VGU were awarded a German degree from VGU’s partner universities. 15 graduates received the title Master of Business Administration Specialized in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Development, which is offered in co-operation with the University of Leipzig, Germany. Nine graduates were awarded a Master degree in the study program on Traffic and Transport which is offered in cooperation with the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. Seven graduates completed the Master program on Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology, which is run by the Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany.
Five graduates received the title Master of Business Information Systems, which is offered in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Heilbronn and the University of Applied Sciences Furtwangen, Germany. One graduate completed the Master program on Computational Engineering, which is operated by the Ruhr- University Bochum, Germany, and one graduate completed the Bachelor program on Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, which is run in co-operation with the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences in Germany.
President of the VGU, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mallon, and Mr. Vo Quang Hue, Managing Director of Bosch Vietnam, agreed to deepen their cooperation in research, internships and theses. Furthermore, Bosch agreed to provide 10 scholarships for students starting the Bachelor of Science program on Mechanical Engineering of the VGU. Each scholarship is provided over four years with a sum of US$1,000 per year and a job is offered to the scholarship holders with a three year work contract.
During the past years, almost all VGU graduates have been employed by multi-national companies, international organizations in Vietnam and many countries in the European Union. Some others have continued their study with higher level research and have received scholarships for studying in European countries.
At the signing ceremony Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mallon said, “The VGU is on a good way to realize the vision of Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thien Nhan to become a leading university in Vietnam by offering excellent teaching and research environment, as well as building close ties with industries and the government. This we see as our responsibility to contribute to socio-economic development in Vietnam. The VGU is continuously searching for cooperation with leading companies to create more opportunities for our students and lecturers.” The achievements that the VGU has reached so far could not have been realized without continuous encouragement from the Ministry of Education and Training under the leadership of Minister Prof. Dr. Pham Vu Luan. In his speech, Prof. Dr. Mallon exclusively expressed his sincere thanks for the support.
In addition,Vo Quang Hue said, “Vietnam is the first country in Southeast Asia region where the Robert Bosch Group has close relations with manufacturing plants, research centers and product distribution. So, Bosch in particular needs more engineers to meet our increasing demands, as well as the Vietnamese industry in general. Aware of the needs, the VGU has focused even more on sustainability in education and research with a core competence in high-tech engineering. Together with highly qualified lecturers and the support from German university partners, the VGU offers a kind of development expertise unmatched and unrivalled in Vietnam. This we highly appreciate and is one core aspect in Bosch’s decision to cooperate with the VGU more closely./.”
By My Phung