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The President of the Federal Republic of Germany visited the Vietnamese–German University (VGU)
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Portal – On the afternoon of January 24, President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited Vietnamese–German University (VGU) (Ben Cat town). This activity was within the framework of the State visit at the invitation of President Vo Van Thuong and his spouse.

Those who went with the President of the Republic of Germany included Mr. Hubertus Heil, the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, Mr. Nguyen Van Phuc, the Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Education and Training, and leaders of enterprises.

On the side of Binh Duong provincial leaders, Mr. Vo Van Minh, Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, and Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee (PPC) welcomed the Delegations.


Leaders of Binh Duong province and VGU welcome the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier meets students of VGU

Making a speech to welcome the President, Dr. Ha Thuc Vien – Vice Principal of VGU emphasized that the President's visit marked an important milestone in the school's development history, and it claimed a special position of VGU in friendly cooperative relationships and long-term tradition between Viet Nam and Germany.


Dr. Ha Thuc Vien, Vice Principal of VGU makes a welcome speech.

He hoped that the President's visit would contribute to consolidating the important roles in promoting cooperation on a global scale and further strengthen the friendly relationship and cooperation between Vietnam and the Federal Republic of Germany.

At the meeting, the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and the delegates visited the laboratory of production techniques and gave a 20-minute speech.


President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visits the Global Production Engineering and Management lab.

Speaking at the meeting with students, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said that he was impressed by Viet Nam, which was a great combination of tradition and modernity.

He claimed that for Germany, Viet Nam played a special role and position in the region. Although the two countries are more than 10,000 kilometers apart, the relationship is not distant.

The German government claimed to provide bilateral support to Viet Nam in many fields such as ecological transformation, infrastructure, and economic structure, etc.


President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave a speech to students.

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier highly appreciated the role and importance of Viet Nam in the region and in the world. Besides, he stated many difficulties and challenges that the two countries were facing in the changing world situation.

He believed that the two countries would comply with the rules, respect international law; multilateralize, and diversify their friendly and cooperative relations. According to him, this would be an important factor for the two countries to overcome difficulties and challenges.

The President evaluated VGU as a "lighthouse project" for close relationships between the two countries. Germany would continue to support Viet Nam and double the current training scale.

At the end of the speech, the President reminded students: "The Future belongs to you, The Country belongs to you."

Before leaving, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier planted a tree at the school's campus.


President Frank-Walter Steinmeier discusses with students.

Apart from the President of the Republic of Germany's speech, Mr. Hubertus Heil, the Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs also discussed with students of VGU.

Along with that was a short discussion between​ German Businesses and the school's teachers and students about the relationship between enterprises and universities, labor demand, and students' abilities after graduation, etc.


Delegates take a group photo.

Vietnamese–German University (VGU) was a public university established on 01/09/2008 under Decision No. 1196/QĐ-TTg of the Prime Minister. The school was built on a basic agreement between the Government of Viet Nam and the Federal Government of Germany.

Now, VGU is training about 3.000 domestic and abroad students. The University's facilities meet the training scale of about 6.000 students by 2030 according to the standards of German and international universities.

There were more than 1.500 professors from German Universities coming to teach directly at VGU in more than 15 years. The ratio of international students coming to school to study was high, accounting for 4.6% of the total number of students from more than 20 countries.

40% of VGU students study their final semester at universities in Germany with cooperation scholarships between the school and sponsors, associations, and businesses.

VGU is considered to be the most successful international cooperation project between the Federal Republic of Germany and Viet Nam in many different aspects including deploying loan projects, building infrastructure, and developing training and research teams, etc.

The school also achieved certain achievements such as completing the school construction project from preferential loans borrowed from the World Bank by the Vietnamese Government.

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