During the official visit to Hungary by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and the high-level delegation of Vietnam, many activities to strengthen and develop the cooperation in the field of education and training between the two countries took place. including the 2nd Vietnam-Hungary University Rectors Conference held on 11 September.
Speaking at the meeting, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong emphasised that the Conference of Rectors of Vietnamese-Hungarian Universities is an important and practical cooperation among colleagues in the education and training sector of the two countries.
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong attended the 2nd Conference of Rectors of Vietnam-Hungary University (Photo: Tri Dung/VNA)
Over the past 70 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations, the relationship between Vietnam and Hungary has grown steadily and achieved remarkable results in all fields of politics and diplomacy, economy, trade, health, education and training.
In recent years, the cooperation between Vietnam and Hungary in the field of education and training has been continuously strengthened, developed, put into focus and achieved results in all aspects. Vietnam highly appreciates and thanks the Hungarian Government for providing 200 scholarships per year to Vietnamese students in the fields of study at all levels of education that Hungary has strengths.
At the conversation with Prime Minister Viktor Orban, the General Secretary suggested that efforts be made to utilise all of these 200 scholarships; granted more scholarships for Vietnamese students studying Hungarian culture, art, language and literature, as well as other disciplines. It should be preferably encouraged to study in Hungarian language in order to in the near future, there will be a group of experts deeply understand Hungary's culture and knowledge, actively contribute to the cooperation between the two countries, inherit and promote the traditional friendship between the two countries.
The General Secretary highly appreciated the coordination of the two functional ministries of the two countries in organizing the 2nd Vietnam-Hungary University Rectors Conference, with the aim of further developing cooperation between the two countries. the University of the two countries, contributing to the concretization and effective implementation of the cooperation documents have been signed between the two sides.
Vietnam will always support, create favorable conditions and actively support universities in the two countries to effectively implement the contents of cooperation in the future, the General Secretary affirmed.
Minister Phung Xuan Nha deliveried a speech at the Conference
Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha said that the first Vietnam-Hungary University Rectors Conference was held in Hanoi in November 2014 with the participation of 50 Vietnamese universities and 15 Hungarian universities on the occasion of the visit of Hungarian President János Áder to Vietnam.
The following of the success of the First Conference, the 2nd Vietnam-Hungary Rectoral Conference was held in Budapest on the occasion of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's visit to Hungary, with more than 30 Vietnam universities and 20 Hungary university which aims to further expand relations, foster deep cooperation between universities in the two countries, and contribute to the concretization and further implementation of the signed cooperation commitments on education and training between the two countries.
According to Minister Phung Xuan Nha, up to 15 cooperation documents will be signed between the Vietnamese and Hungarian universities at this conference compared to the two documents signed at the previous conference that demonstrates the interest of universities in exploiting the potential and opportunities for cooperation in education and training between the two countries.
The Minister emphasised that cooperation in the field of education and training is an important bridge contributing to strengthen the durable cooperation between the two countries, deepening the solidarity between the two nations and the people. The Minister hoped and believed that the ideas, proposals and commitments of the universities in the conference will promote to develop the cooperation in education and training between Hungary and Vietnam in the coming time.
At the meeting, Minister Phung Xuan Nha asked the rectors to focus on five issues: strengthening joint training programs between Hungarian and Vietnamese universities; to promote student exchange; to increase exchange lecturers; a formation of international research groups; to concretize the signed cooperation agreements with detailed plans to ensure practicality, feasibility and effectiveness.
Minister Phung Xuan Nha and Minister of Human Resources József Bosdis signed a cooperation agreement
During the implementation of the cooperation agreements signed at the conference, the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training will work closely with the Hungarian Ministry of Human Resources in supporting the universities to implement the cooperation agreement effectively.
On the visit to Hungary by the senior delegation of Vietnam, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha met with Hungarian Minister of Human Resources József Bosdis. Hereby, the two sides discussed and agreed to further promote cooperation in education and training in many aspects.
At the meeting, Minister Phung Xuan Nha asked Hungary to facilitate to utilise the number of scholarships granted annually to Vietnam; to prioritise scholarships for those who have studied in Hungary, who are working in universities and research institutes and wish to continue their studies at higher levels; facilitating the issuance of visas for Vietnamese students.
Minister József Bosdis agreed with Minister Phung Xuan Nha and committed to promote effective utilisation of scholarships for Vietnamese citizens and will work closely with the Hungarian Embassy in Vietnam to accelerate the issuance of visas for Vietnamese students.
In addition, the two sides agreed to promote connectivity between universities and enterprises, enabling students from both countries to study and work after graduation.