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4/13/2018 2:02:13 PM

Vietnam-Ireland joint project helps sow the seed of entrepreneurial mindset in university

(VNF)- The course "Building capacity of lecturers and administrative officers of Vietnam National University (Hanoi)" was kick started on April 12, aiming to equip trainees with entrepreneurial mindset and innovation spirit, in preparation for the Industrial Revolution 4.0.


Delegates at the inauguration of the course (source: VNU Hanoi)

Speaking at the inauguration of the course, President of VNU Hanoi, Nguyen Kim Son, stressed the importance of adequate preparation for the changes and challenges which will be brought about by the Industrial Revolution 4.0.

"Innovation mindset is a vital factor to overcome the upcoming challenges, and take advantages of the opportunities created by Industrial Revolution 4.0, to achieve successes in the 21st century. In this context, universities play an essential role in nourishing innovation spirit via human resources training. I believe this course will help improve the capacity of lecturers and administrative officials of VNU in an entrepreneurial and innovative manner. I hope that, after completing this course, our trainees will be able to inspire their students by sowing the seeds of innovation and entrepreneurship, widely and deeply on campus."

Ambassador of Ireland, Cáit Moran, for her part, stated that VNU is a trusted partner of Ireland. She highlighted the visit of Irish President Michael Daniel Higgins to VNU (November 2016) and Minister of Education and Skills of Ireland, Richard Bruton to Vietnam (November 2017) as well as various successful joint project of two countries in recent time, as the fruits of cooperation.

"The course not only affirms the strategic role of Vietnam's prominent university in hi-quality human resources training, but also signifies the efforts of both VNU and Ireland in realizing the ideas on cooperation voiced by two sides' leaders," she said.

Interactive training method is applied in the course (source: VNU Hanoi)

According to the Irish Embassy in Vietnam, 30 lecturers and staff of VNU Hanoi will be benefited from the course, which is designed based on practical approaches which have been applied by renowed institutions such as Oxford University (UK), Stanford University (US).

The training, conducted by the Innovation Academy of University College Dublin (UCD), is financed by the Vietnam - Ireland Bilateral Education Exchange (VIBE) programme, also aims to facilitate linkages between Irish and Vietnamese education and research institutions./.
  ( Translated by Phi Yen )
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