International Exchange Program “Vietnam Discoverer Prelude 2016”

"Vietnam Discoverer Prelude 2016" is the international training program designed and organized by Hanoi School of Business (HSB) – Vietnam National University Hanoi (VNU) for the students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – Singapore.
Nanyang Technological University is one of the three largest public and autonomous universities in Singapore. Young and research-intensive, NTU is ranked 13th globally in the QS World University Rankings 2015. When it comes to engineering, NTU Singapore is ranked 7th in the World University Rankings by Subject and 6th in the QS World University Rankings by Faculty. NTU is also placed 1st amongst the world's best young universities according to the QS Top 50. Being well known for its cutting-edge research and revolutionary technological innovation, NTU is the number 1 Asian University in terms of research citation impact (Thomson Reuters Incites 2012).

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Prof. Dr. Pham Hong Tung, Dean of Institute of Vietnamese Studies and Development Sciences giving lecture to students from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) – Singapore

In this international training program, 20 students from many schools and majors including electrics – electronics, pharmaceutical chemistry, mechanics, aviation, business, technology, information, sport had come to Vietnam ... The program is a 2-week intensive course focusing on two components which provide participants with insights into Vietnamese economy and culture highlights through series of seminars, field trips and interactive activities. Students had enjoyed theoretical lessons comprising interdisciplinary subjects; seminars and extracurricular activities including visits to enterprises and tours to famously beautiful landscapes/trade village in Vietnam. At the end of the program, NTU's students will have to take a final test for assessment of their gained knowledge through the program before receiving Certificate of Completion by HSB. In accordance with the signed contract, some credits of the program will be accredited by NTU into students' studying program at NTU.

 

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Thang, Vice Dean of Hanoi School of Business – VNU presenting gifts for excellent students

In two weeks of studying at HSB and living in Hanoi, the Singaporean students will gain overview of different aspects including economics, politics, culture and society in Vietnam under the lectures by HSB's experienced lecturers including Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Thang, Vice Dean of Hanoi School of Business – VNU; Prof. Dr. Pham Hong Tung, Dean of Institute of Vietnamese Studies and Development Sciences – VNU; Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi My Loc, Chair of the Scientific and Training Committee, University of Education – VNU; Mr. Bobby Liu, Founder of Asia startups and HubIT; Dr. Can Van Luc - Bank of Investment and Development in Vietnam (BIDV); Prof. Pham Van Cu, Director of International Centre for Advanced Research on Global Change ICARGC; Dr. Nguyen Duc Trung, Vice Dean of Monetary Forecasting and Statistics Department, The State Bank of Vietnam and other lecturers, who are prominent businessmen and researchers in Vietnam. Syllabus of the program "Vietnam Discoverer Prelude 2016" comprises following subjects:

(1)    Introduction to Vietnamese History

(2)    Vietnamese Political & Government Structure

(3)    Vietnamese Education System

(4)    HR issues in Vietnam Labor market

(5)    Environment in Vietnam: Opportunities and Benefits

(6)    Vietnamese Business Administration Culture

(7)    Vietnamese Economy Overview

(8)    International Integration of Vietnamese Economy

(9)    Vietnam and ASEAN: Diplomatic Relations and Economy Role

(10) Innovation of Agriculture in Vietnam

(11)The Vietnam Startup Ecosystem

(12)Vietnamese Financial Market

(13)Vietnamese Banking System: The potential development strategy

Environmental Issues and Government response policy

 

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Team building activities at HSB

Besides studying in the lecture hall, the NTU students will also have various co-curricular activities, which were designed to provide them a more comprehensive overview of Vietnamese people, culture, business, and country. The interesting extracurricular activities are:

(1) VNU Campus tour
(2) Cultural visit (1): Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum
(3) Cultural Visit (2): Vietnam Museum of Ethnology
(4) Cultural Visit (3): 2 – day trip to Ha Long Bay
(5) Cultural Visit (4): Bat Trang Ceramics Village
(6) Company Visit (3): Euro window Vietnam

 

 

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