On December 19, 2022, Saitama University (hereinafter referred to as “SU”) and The University of Danang, University of Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as “DUT”) signed the Memorandum of Understanding on Academic Exchange (hereinafter referred to as “MOU”). DUT is the fourth university in Vietnam and the first in Central Vietnam to conclude a comprehensive cooperation agreement with us.
At the signing ceremony held at DUT, Prof. Shigehara/Dean of Faculty of Engineering (Representative of Saitama University) and Assoc. Prof. Doan Quang Vinh/Rector of DUT signed the MOU in the presence of Mr. Yoshinori Yakabe/Japanese Consul General in Da Nang, Vietnam, Prof. Ken Kawamoto/Graduate School of Science and Engineering, and Prof. Tetsuo Konaka/Research Promotion Office of Research and Development Bureau.
SU has been steadily building a cooperative relationship with Da Nang City and DUT since 2020 through the JST-JICA Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) Project, of which Prof. Kawamoto is Project Manager in Japan. This MOU will further expand and deepen such research cooperation as well as broaden the scope of human resource exchange, including international students.
Prof. Shigehara expressed, “With the conclusion of this MOU, we would like to make effective use of the human and material resources of both universities and aim to strengthen cooperation through joint research and also hope that this will lead to the development of mutual exchange at the private-sector and citizen levels between the Tokyo metropolitan area, including Saitama Prefecture, and Da Nang City, a major tourism and business city in the country of Vietnam”.
Consul General Yakabe said, “On behalf of the Japanese government, I sincerely welcome the conclusion of the MOU between the two universities. In the central region of Vietnam, the securing highly skilled human resources is essential in high demand for Japanese companies. I hope that this MOU would be an opportunity to deepen the exchange of researchers between the two universities and contributes to develop and cultivate high-level human resources”.