On 22 November 2014, during his official visit to Vietnam, Mr. Sigmar Gabriel, the Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany had a meeting with the management board and the students of the Vietnamese German University (VGU) at MOET Building in Ho Chi Minh City.
The vice chancellor mentioned that VGU was a strategic cooperation between the two governments. The establishment of VGU in Vietnam is an important decision when the cooperation in the field of science and technology between the two countries is growing. He expressed his hope that VGU will become the leading research and teaching university.
The President of VGU, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mallon warmly talked to the Vice Chancellor about development circumstances of the university, about the scholarship policy as well as about the gateway to Germany and international career for VGU students.
VGU students had a great discussion session with the Vice Chancellor. The vice chancellor had a very good impression of the young Vietnamese studying at VGU. He listened attentively to their reasons for choosing VGU to study; their desires to create clean energy, to apply German technologies to Vietnam; the nuclear energy development issue… The Vice Chancellor could see the concerns of students, he was very happy to answer the students’ questions. He also gave some open sharings about the internship and job opportunities in Germany. He said he will encourage German companies to be more open to the Vietnamese students for internships, company visits so that the students can have more opportunities after they graduate.