National University of Civil Engineering Signed a Partnership Agreement with The University of Mississippi, USA

On the 10th of May 2018 at The University of Mississippi (UM), Oxford, Mississippi, United States of America, a Signing Ceremony of Partnership Agreement between National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE) and UM was held. 

Joining the ceremony, on behalf of UM there was the presence of Prof. Jeffrey Vitter, Rector; Prof. Noel Wilkin, Vice-Rector in charge of Academic Affairs; Mrs. Blair McElroy, Vice-Director of Office of International Relations; Mr. Kurt Smith, officer of Office of Global Engagement; and Mrs. Tracy Koslowski, Vice-Director of Intensive English Program.

Representing NUCE was Assoc. Prof. Pham Duy Hoa – Rector; Assoc. Prof. Pham Quang Dung – Vice-Rector; Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Binh Ha – Dean of School of Graduate Studies; Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Hoang Giang - Director of Office of International Relations; Dr. Ta Quynh Hoa – Dean of Faculty of International Education; together with other members of the delegation.

Rector of National University of Civil Engineering and Rector of The University of Mississippi sign the Partnership Agreement​

At the meeting, representatives of leaders on both sides briefly introduced the history of establishment and development of the universities. UM is a state university established in 1844, and is the largest university in the state of Mississippi. The current roster of UM is approximately 20 thousands students; with the area of 3,684 acres (more than 900 hectares), UM is one of 10 universities that possess the largest campus in the US. UM is voted by the students to be the best university in the US.

Leaders of two universities in the ceremony​

UM and NUCE are determined to consider one another strategic partner. The two universities will implement cooperation, develop research activities and academic exchanges at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

With the agreed content, during the first stage of partnership, NUCE and UM would focus on developing Double Degree Programs adopting the format of 2 + 2 in two majors: Civil Engineering, and Computer and Information Science. Students pursuing these programs will study their first two years at NUCE, and their subsequent two years at UM. When graduated, they will be awarded with diplomas of both universities. UM committed to provide NUCE students participating in the programs with various prioritized policies.

 

NUCE delegation discusses with Department of Engineering and Department of Computer & Information Science, UM

 

NUCE delegation discusses with Office of International Relations and Office of Global Engagement, UM​

NUCE delegation discusses with Office of General Studies, UM

In light of recent events, NUCE is in the process of renovating training curriculum in the CDIO approach, striving towards international standards. Hence, the Partnership Agreement with UM is an important event in the development of the university. The cooperation in education and training with a prestigious American university will contribute in promoting NUCE’s reputation domestically and internationally.

NUCE delegation take a souvenir photo within UM campus

Information of the visit of NUCE delegation is published on UM website at the following link: https://news.olemiss.edu/um-partners-vietnamese-university-teaching-research/

 

Nguyen Hoang Giang