HSRM welcomes Vietnamese-German University

Dr. Sabine Fähndrich (on the right), Tabea Färber-Schwert (second from the right) und Judith Hayer (in the middle) with VGU delegation © Hochschule RheinMain

Conversation between HSRM and VGU © Hochschule RheinMain

In early December, RheinMain University of Applied Sciences (HSRM) welcomed a delegation from the Vietnamese-German University (VGU) in Wiesbaden. The visit of the VGU delegation was funded by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts (HMWK). The Vietnamese administration and teaching representatives began their visit at the Kurt-Schumacher-Ring Campus to discuss issues of internationalization and administrative structures at universities.

Dr. Sabine Fähndrich from the President’s Unit for University Policies and Strategic Development and Judith Hayer, Head of International Office, welcomed the six-person team led by Nguyen Hong Dung, Head of Presidential Board Office. The delegation learned more about internal accreditation processes and HSRM’s committee work. The exchange brought to light both the similarities and the differences in how the two universities operate.

In the afternoon, the VGU representatives attended a “Studying without borders” event and presented their university to interested students. Discussions with the International Office about international cooperation opportunities revealed even more similarities between the two university structures, especially between areas of the Wiesbaden Business School and the Faculty of Engineering. The subsequent campus tour allowed the visitors to get a better feel for the university before heading to the Wiesbaden Business School Campus for further cooperation talks.

About the Vietnamese-German University

The Vietnamese-German University (VGU) is a state university in Ho Chi Minh City with around 1,700 students and is based on a cooperation agreement between the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the state of Hesse. It is the first state university in Vietnam to be jointly established with international partners and to enjoy autonomous university status. The VGU is organized according to the German university model.