Seminar on Teaching of Mechanics in Vietnamese Universities

On the morning of 21 st April 2018, National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE) in collaboration with Vietnam Mechanics Association organized the Seminar on “Teaching of Mechanics in Vietnamese Universities”. The seminar is launched in celebration of the 30 th National Olympiad in Mechanics, as well as of the 80 th birthday of Prof. Nguyen Van Dao – one of the scientists who are always dedicated to the development of education.

Joining the seminar, representing Vietnam Mechanics Association there are Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Dang To – Vice-President of the Association; Prof. Dinh Van Phong – Vice- President of the Association; Prof. Do Sanh Nguyen – Standing President of the Association. The seminar is also honored to welcome the presence of: Asoc. Prof. Tran Van Top – Vice- Rector of Hanoi University of Science and Technology; Prof. Nguyen Trung Viet – Vice- President of Thuy loi University; Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Van Long – President of the Academic Board of University of Transport and Communications. On behalf of NUCE, there is the presence of Assoc. Prof. Pham Xuan Anh – Vice-Rector of NUCE. The seminar is joined by scientists, lecturers, as well as experts in Mechanics nationwide.

Overall view of the Hall of Seminar

Giving his opening speech, Prof. Dinh Van Phong – Vice-President of Vietnam Mechanics Association informed the participating members about the 4 th industrial revolution which created opportunities and challenges alike to the training of engineers and architects. Besides, recently there is also the rising issue of autonomy of universities in the context of globalization which results in compulsory changes in training curriculum to adapt. Hopefully through this seminar, scientists, lecturers and managers at participating universities are able to share experiences in teaching Mechanics subjects not only in Vietnamese universities, but also in international universities, thus prioritizing and reorganizing teaching content to be more appropriate, meeting the need of the society..


Prof. Dinh Van Phong – Vice-President of Vietnam Mechanics Association gives the opening speech

In his welcome speech, Assoc. Prof. Pham Xuan Anh – Vice-Rector of NUCE stressed that to engineering universities, the teaching of fundamental subjects in general, and of Mechanics subjects in particular, is influential, affecting the training of subsequent technical subjects tostudents. It is possible to say that the quality in teaching Mechanics subjects is one of the bases of core knowledge, determining the quality of graduated engineers. The seminar is avaluable chance for lecturers, scientists and managers to discuss, study and explore possibilities to propose new ideas, solutions to the teaching of Mechanics subjects in
correspondence to the reality of globalization in undergraduate education.

Assoc. Prof. Pham Xuan Anh – Vice-Rector of NUCE gives the welcome speech

The challenge of training high-quality manpower to meet the demand of the 4 th industrial revolution is an urgent matter to Vietnam education. Besides, the renovation of undergraduate education towards ntegrating with international standards is even more contemporary.

Mechanics is an important field of knowledge, which not only takes up a considerable portion in training time, but also serves as fundamental base, forming the reasoning potential for future engineers. In order to meet the above needs, Vietnam Mechanics Association collaborated with NUCE to organize this seminar to improve the efficiency of teaching of Mechanics subjects, so that to elevate the potential of future engineers.

The objectives of the seminar include: Find out the roles and positions of Mechanics subjects in the training curriculum of international universities as well as of Vietnam universities; Exchange issues in teaching Mechanics subjects in Vietnam universities to meet the demand of globalization and the 4 th industrial revolution; Propose a number of training alternatives, renovations in curriculum, and teaching methods of Mechanics subjects in Vietnam universities.


Delegates in the Seminar take a souvenir photo

Trang Ninh – IC Dept.