The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is going to start a new cooperation with the umbrella associations of German companies in Vietnam: The Delegates of German Industry and Commerce in Vietnam (AHK/GIC), and the German Business Association (GBA) are going to promote scholarships for VGU students in the Bachelor and Master Programs amongst their member corporations.
Students will also benefit from other forms of close cooperation, such as internships and company related degree / thesis work or plant visits. Therefore, the representatives of VGU, AHK/GIC and GBA signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
The MoU was signed by VGU’s President, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mallon, the Chairman of the GBA, Mr. Elmar Dutt and the Chief Representative of AHK/GIC, Mr. Marco Walde. The agreement is a result of high level discussions between the parties. It also includes research cooperation with the VGU amongst the GBA & AHK/GIC member corporations. VGU’s outstanding lecturers and its state of the art labs will contribute to this high-tech engineering research.
The President of VGU, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Mallon, stressed the meaning of this agreement as a progress in the university’s development. “From now on, our students will have more opportunities to benefit from our close cooperation with the industry. Our partner companies will support the high level education with scholarships and benefit from technology transfer and research”, he said.
The German Business Association is representing more than 160 established German corporations in Vietnam. The association promotes and fosters economic and cultural ties between Germany and Vietnam for its members. The AHKs are the main partners of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy in terms of promotion of German business abroad. Together with Germany’s diplomatic missions the AHKs officially represent the interests of Germany’s industry and commerce in their host countries.