A visit to some Chinese art Universities by the delegation of NAUE

Thursday, January 17, 2008

M.A.  Dao Dang Phuong - Cultural Management Department


Globalization has influenced all nations in the world economically, politically, culturally and educationally. To develop education, each nation needs to open to the world. Vietnam’s integration into the World Trade Organization has created both advantages and challenges. It is vital that Vietnamese universities be aware of this in order to have appropriate strategies for integration.
            From this point of view, the Central Teachers’ University of Arts proposed to the Ministry of Education and Training the permission to send a delegation to visit China and the proposal was approved. On 18th November 2007, the delegation went to Beijing and started to visit some leading pedagogic universities of China. In two days 19th and 20th November 2007, the delegation worked with Capital Normal University and Beijing Normal University.
D.Sc. Pham Le Hoa presents Capital Normal University with
the symbol of Central Teachers’ University of Arts
            At Beijing Normal University, Professor. Dr. Hong Cheng Wen, head of the International cooperation with Korea, Ao men and Taiwan Department as well as the cadres, lecturers of the university warmly welcomed the delegation.
A talk between Central Teachers’ University of Arts
and Beijing Normal University
Professor, Dr. Hong Cheng Wen said that Beijing Normal University is one of three biggest universities among 180 universities in Beijing and ranks the ninth of 4000 universities in China. Of 3000 cadres and lecturers, there are 1.100 professors from other countries. Of 20.000 students under study, half of them are taking bachelor course, the rest are taking master and doctor. There are around 90 Vietnamese students coming from Hanoi Teacher training University. The university includes various departments and training areas with 23 institutes. Psychology is the most concerned field in Chinese universities. Beijing Normal University is one of others to be allowed to design curriculum for training master and doctor.
The Art Institute, which used to be Faculty of fine art, has been upgraded to College of Art and Communication of Beijing. In terms of training curriculum, it takes 4 years for undergraduate, 3 years for master and 3 years for doctor. Each training curriculum includes around 136 credits.
After listening to some information about Capital Normal University and Beijing Normal University as well as visiting teaching and learning conditions, D.Sc. Pham Le Hoa gave a brief introduction about the Central Teachers’ University of Arts and emphasized the aim of the visit. D.Sc. Pham Le Hoa also confirmed that this visit would be a good opening for the cooperation in training between two sides. He added that two sides can exchange training programs through e –mail first and then come to sign agreements on training cooperation. At the end of the meeting, Pham Le Hoa presented Capital Normal University and Beijing Normal University with souvenirs.

D.Sc. Pham Le Hoa presents souvenir to Beijing Normal University
Visiting places of interest around Beijing
            On 21st November 2007, the delegation worked with Hua Dong Pedagogic University. People receiving the delegation were Professor Du Gong Zhuo, Deputy Party general secretary of Hua Dong Pedagogic University; Professor Zun Nai Shou, vice – director of Art Institute under Hua Dong Pedagogic University; Associate Professor Beng Li Ping, deputy head of International Relations Department and other members.


A talk between Central Teachers’ University of Arts
and Hua Dong Pedagogic University
            Hua Dong Pedagogic University, a state focused university, was established in 1951. The university includes 19 colleges and 45 departments with 12512 undergraduate students, 7730 post graduate students and 2766 overseas students. The teaching staff consists of over 4500 lecturers. Among them 1100 are professors who take part in giving lectures.
            There are 4 curricula for doctor courses, 111 non-specialized training programs, 170 curricula for master training; 10 curricula for post doctor course.
            In terms of art sector, the university is composed of 3 art institutes called School of art, School of design, School of communication. The School of art mainly focuses on training glasses designers and sectors concerning technology and industrial products.
After listening to the introduction about School of art, D.Sc. Pham Le Hoa said that this is the first visit for two universities. In fact, the two Governments have had a long and close relationship. During the struggle against Imperialism, China had only 750 million people. At that time President Mao Ze Dong claimed that Chinese people would stand side by side to support Vietnam. Also at this time Vietnamese party and Government paid attention to art education. Central Teachers’ University of Arts was established under this setting. Besides music and painting training, the university has opened Cultural management and Fashion designing programs. The university intends to open more sectors relating to art to meet the requirements of society. D.Sc. Pham Le Hoa said he hoped that this visit would be brought to future cooperation between two universities. He added that in order to come to cooperation in the near future, two sides can exchange training programs to have student exchange especially for last year students. D.Sc. Pham Le Hoa emphasized that this could become truth if both sides had strong determination. He affirmed that there were many interesting things to be explored in Vietnamese art and Vietnamese people. D.Sc. Pham Le Hoa officially invited Hua Dong University to visit Central Teachers’ University of Arts.
D.Sc. Pham Le Hoa presents  Hua Dong University with souvenir
Visiting an art group and meeting a professor
Painting group
Music group
Leaders of Hua Dong University with delegation of
Central Teachers’ University of arts