Opening Ceremony of Vietnam-Germany Master Degree Program 2017 (the eighth intake)
Create date: 09/15/17
On 13/9/2017, VAWR in collaboration with Cologne University of Applied Sciences, Germany organized the inauguration ceremony of the German Master Program (IWRM / NRM-SEA) in the field of "Integrated Water Resources Management" and "Natural Resource Management and Development" for Vietnam and South East Asia.

Attending the opening ceremony were Mr. Stefan - DADD Representative in Hanoi, Prof.Dr. Lars Ribbe - Director of the Institute for Management of Technology and Resources in the Tropical and Subtropical Regions, Ms. Nguyen Phuong Nga - Representative from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Lecturers of the Program, representatives of students IWRM / NRM2017 scholarship and students of the previous courses.

The Vietnam Academy for Water Resources is represented by the Board of Directors, leaders of functional departments, leaders and specialists of the Center for Training and International Cooperation.

The Academy is the leading scientific research institution in the country in the field of irrigation and water resources for agriculture and rural development and the Institute is officially assigned by the Government to provide postgraduate training in 1979.

The Academy has trained a number of highly qualified researchers, specialists and managers to serve the cause of agriculture and rural development and water resources management throughout the country and some countries in the area. At present, the Institute is training 07 PhD. majors and 02 master majors.

Implementing the policy of encouraging training cooperation between universities and research institutes, from 2009 to now, the Academy has together with the Institute of Resources Management Tropics and Sub-tropics under the Cologne University - Federal Republic of Germany to establish a joint training program on water resources management and early in 2017, the Academy has been approved by the Ministry of Education and Training to offer the master program in two specializations in integrated water resources management and natural resources management and development.

The above programs aim to promote the strengths of the parties, make use of the facilities, experimental equipment and results of scientific research as well as advanced teaching methods to improve the quality of training.

On behalf of the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources, Asso.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Vu Viet, Director of the Institute, delivered the opening speech of the 2017-2016 program of the Joint Master Program between the Institute of Resources Management Tropics and Sub-tropics from the Cologne University and Vietnam Academy for Water Resources.

On this occasion, the Director also thanked DAAD representatives for creating the best conditions for the Institute to carry out the program and to thank the Ministry of Education and Training, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development for their support so that the program can be implemented successfully.

At the same time, the Director of the Academy also recognized the valuable and enthusiastic cooperation and contributions of lecturers from two countries in the program, which helped the participants gain valuable knowledge from advanced education fully and effectively.

The Director of the Academy also urged the participants of the program to try their best to achieve good academic results and be a good example for the next course. The Vietnam Academy for Water Resources, Cologne University -Germany and DAAD will always be willing to support and create the best conditions for the students.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Nguyen Phuong Nga - Representative from the training management agency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said that the Academy is the only unit in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is approved by the Vietnamese Government to cooperate to offer the the Master Program.

Ms. Nguyen Phuong Nga also thanked the University of Cologne-Germany and DAAD to collaborate with the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources to help the Ministry's training management agencies in the creation of high-quality human resources not only in irrigation sector but also for other units and agencies under the Ministry.

She hoped that the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources - the sole facility of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, which was allowed by the Government to offer joint master's training with foreign organizations, would do a better job in the next and further time.

"This model can only be further developed by virtue of the effective performance of the trainees, you have acquired the knowledge to apply to your work later and hope you have great effort and determination to overcome the difficulties in the short term to complete the task of learning" said Nguyen Phuong Nga.

Finally, on behalf of the training management agency of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, she wished the course a great success.

Prof. Lars Ribbe - Director of the Institute of Resources Management Tropics and Sub-tropics 
(right hand screen ) made online speech at the opening ceremony

Mr. Stefan - DAAD Representative in Vietnam made a speech

Asso.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Tung Phong, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Academy for Water Resources

Dr. Dao Trong Tu - Lecturer of the Master's present a speech

A representative of the IWRM / NRM 2017 students who have been awarded scholarship made a speech

 

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