On 23rd September, 2017, Ton Duc Thang University held a ceremony to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Foundation of TDTU.
In the event, the university had the honor to welcome Ms. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Vice President of the Social Republic of Vietnam. Mr. Huynh Đam, former President of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front, Mr. Nguyen Thi Thu Hong, Vice President of Vietnam General Federation of Labour, Assoc. Prof. Pham Tat Thang, Vice Chairman, Committee of Culture, Education, Youth, Young Pioneers and Children; Prof. Tran Hong Quan, President of Association of Vietnam Higher Education, Former Minister of Ministry of Education and Training; Mr. Duong Van Trang, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Chairman of Committee of the Communist Party of Gia Lai Province ; Mr. Nguyen Xuan Tien, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Chairman of Committee of the Communist Party of Lam Dong Province; Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung, member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Chairman of Committee of the Communist Party of Binh Thuan Province; Mr. Nguyen Van Danh; member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, Chairman of Committee of the Communist Party of Tien Giang Province; Mr. Vo Ngoc Thanh, Vice Chairman of Committee of the Communist Party, President of People Committee of Gia Lai Province; Mr. Doan Van Viet, Vice Chairman of Committee of the Communist Party, President of People Committee of Lam Dong Province; Mr. Tran Van Minh, Vice Chairman of Committee of the Communist Party of Quang Ngai Province; Ms. Nguyen Thi Yen, Vice Chairman of Committee of the Communist Party of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province; Mr. Le Van Binh, Vice President of People Committee of Ninh Thuan Province; Mr. Tran Thanh Duc, Vice President of People Committee of Tien Giang Province; Mr. Nguyen Thanh Binh, President of People Committee of An Giang Province; representatives of different departments of Ho Chi Minh City, Directors and Deputy Director of Departments of Education and Training from different provinces including Gia Lai, Khanh Hoa, Binh Thuan, Lam Dong, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Tien Giang, An Giang...; Presidents and Vice Presidents of Confederation of Labour of provinces from Da Nang to Ca Mau, domestic companies and institutions partners. From TDTU, there was the presence of Dr. Dang Ngoc Tung, Member of the university committee, former President of General Confederation of Labour; Ms. Hoang Thi Khanh, President of TDTU Founding Committee; members of the university committee, members of the Science and Academic committee, members of the Rector Board, over half of the faculty and administrative staffs, and around 1000 students representing 22.000 students of TDTU.
There were also more than 100 foreign guests attending the event including Ms. Lachanthaboune Sengdeuane, Minister of Ministry of Education and Sports of Laos PDR; Dr. Vítězslav Grepl, Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Vietnam; Mr. Kari Kahiluoto, Ambassodor of Finland in Vietnam. Mr. Somxay Sanamoune, General consul of Laos PDR in Ho Chi Minh City; 10 Presidents of long-time partner universities such as Technical University of Ostrava, Tomas Bata University (Czech Republic), Northern Denmark University, National Pukyong University (Korea); National Penghu University of Science and Technology, Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, National Taiwan Sports University, National United University (Taiwan), Vietnam – Japan University, Lenk – Swiss College of Hotel Management (Swizerland). Besides, the university welcomed Vice Presidents and Directors of International Affairs Office from overseas universities including Seoul National University (Korea), Dresden University (Germany), Saxion University (the Netherland), Palasky University, University of Ostrava, University of Economics in Prague, Masarysk University (Czech Republic), Wroclaw University (Poland), Taylor University (Malaysia); Fengchia University, Nanhua University (Taiwan).
In his opening speech, Prof. Le Vinh Danh, President of TDTU recalled the difficilties to develop the university from the very beginning with insufficient human capital, curriculum, finance, prestige, or facilities. Nevertheless, only in ten years (2007 – 2017), the school has become the symbol of quality and innovation of education in Vietnam. TDTU has sucessfully built up a system of modern, compatible, international standard facilities; its research achievements ranked in the top nationwide. Being recognised as a large and pretisgious higher institution, the school ranked in top 200 of world sustainable universities by UI Greenmetric World University Rankings. It is also the first public university in Vietnam rated 3 stars by QS Stars Ratings. Most recently, the school ranked second in the list of top Vietnamese universities by an independent ranking organization in Vietnam.
In this ceremony, the university was awarded an honored flag by the central government for its leading accomplishments among the institutions and departments under Vietnam General Confederation of Labour in 2016. Also on this ocassion, President of Laos PDR rewarded the Order of Friendship to TDTU and Third class Order of Labour to President Le Vinh Danh, Former Vice President Trinh Minh Huyen, Vice President Tran Trong Dao.
Some picture of the event:
TDTU representatives and special guests at the event
A performance by 80 staffs and students of TDTU
Prof. Le Vinh Danh, President of TDTU delivered the opening speech
Dr. Tran Trong Dao, Vice President, summarised the university’s developmebt in 20 years
Vice Prime Minister Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh presented the honored flag to TDTU
Ms. Phommavong Viengkeo, Director of Personnel Department, Minister of Education snd Sports, Laos PDR delivered the Order of Friendship to TDTU
Mr. Vo Ngoc Thanh, Vice Chairman of Committee of the Communist Party - President of People Committee of Gia Lai Province, offered the certificate of merit for TDTU’s contributions to the development of the province
Mr. Huynh Dam presented the Honored Medal for members of TDTU Founding Committee
Dr. Dang Ngoc Tung presented the Honored Medal to staffs who devoted 20 years at the university
Assoc. Prof. Pham Tat Thang presented honored medals to staffs devoting 15 years at the school
Prof. Tran Hong Quan, President of Association of Vietnam Higher Education presented the certificate of merit to Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Thoi Trung for his excellent achievements in research
TDTU students and alumni in the Aodai fashion show designed to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of TDTU Foundation