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A business trip of HCMUT delegation to the University of Illinois in the USA

A delegation of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) paid a visit to the University of Illinois (the USA) for academic cooperation agreement renewal from 24-31 August 2019.

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(the 5th, 6th and 7th from the left are HCMUT Rector Prof. Mai Thanh Phong, Vice Rector HCMUT Prof. Nguyen Danh Thao, Director Office of International Study Programs Dr. Dang Dang Tung respectively in the University of Illinois – the USA).

The delegation consists of HCMUT Rector Prof. Mai Thanh Phong, Vice Rector Prof. Nguyen Danh Thao and Director Office of International Study Programs Dr. Dang Dang Tung. The delegation paid a visit to the campuses Springfield (UIS) and Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), which have academic cooperation agreement with HCMUT to offer international study programs in Business Administration and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Particularly, students are required to pursue the first two year program in English at HCMUT, then transferred to the University of Illinois to complete the program and are conferred upon the bachelor’s degree by HCMUT’s partner – the University of Illinois.

A commemorative photo with the leadership of the School of International Studies in UIUC.

The UIUC with the field of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in are ranked among “Big Four” in the USA after Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Stanford University and University of California-Berkeley and UIUC (ARWU 2015). Meanwhile, the UIS given the field of Business Administration is among the top 15 best universities in the West Central region in the USA (US News 2018).

The Office of International Study Program (OISP) at HCMUT has been launched since 2006 with a partner university network from different parts of the world, like Australia, the USA, Japan, New Zealand and so on. Up to the present, thousands of students from HCMUT have exchanged to the partner universities and vice versa for a variety of purposes of either non-degree or fulltime programs with degree recognition. 

As part of the trip, the delegation also came and saw HCMUT’s students, who have pursued the International Study programs studying at the University of Illinois.

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A visit to HCMUT’s student accommodations, those who are studying at the University of Illinois. The 2nd, 3rd and 5th from the left are Nguyen Giang, Adella Nguyen – alumni of the intake K2013 and Vu Nguyen Cao Nguyen – intake K2016 – Business Administration.

By the end of the trip, the delegation had expressed the appreciation to the leadership of the University of Illinois for their hospitality during the visit, at the same time, wanted to open up the international study programs in other engineering fields of the Bachelor degree programs as well as promote co-research projects for Postgraduate Study programs.

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