Announcement ceremony on the Establishment decision of Viet Nam - Korea University of Information and Communications Technology
Announcement ceremony on the Establishment decision of Viet Nam - Korea University of Information and Communications Technology.
□ The only university specializing in information and communication technology in the Central region, making an important contribution to training high quality human resources to meet the needs of the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
□ On Tuesday morning, June 16, 2020, the announcement ceremony of the establishment decision of Viet Nam - Korea University of Information and Communications Technology was held. The ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Viet Nam Park Noh Wan, Korean Consul General in Da Nang Ahn Min Sik, KOICA Viet Nam Country Director Cho Han Deog; from Viet Nam side there were the participations of Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Van Phuc, and nearly 300 guests from related agencies and units.
□ The Viet Nam - Korea University of Information and Communications Technology was upgraded into a four-year training university on the basis of merging the Viet Nam-Korea Friendship Information Technology College which was funded by KOICA in the past and four other IT training units of Da Nang University. In recent years, KOICA has cooperated closely with the Government of Viet Nam to establish the only university specializing in information communications technology in the Central region of Viet Nam.
□ With priority given to nurturing of high-quality professional human resources in IT field for the Central region which is a difficult area in Viet Nam, from 2004-2007, KOICA has provided 10 million USD for establishing and building the Viet Nam - Korea Friendship Information Technology College. However, grasping the need to train essential personnel to keep pace with the rapid development of socio-economy and information technology in Viet Nam, from 2013 to the present, KOICA continues to sponsor 5.2 million USD to implement the Project of Upgrading Viet Nam-Korea Information Technology Friendship College into the Viet Nam-Korea University of Information and Communications Technology (4-year level) with the components including ● Making development plan for the university in the general and long-term stage ● Developing curriculum and training program ● Improving teaching capacity ● Providing practice equipment, etc. Besides, Soongsil University (Korea) as a direct implementing unit and a partner of the project funded the College 1 million USD for ● Providing PhD training courses in Korea, ● Enhancing enterprise cooperation ● Student exchanges.
□ Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Phan Tam expressed his thanks to the Korean Government and KOICA for their efforts and sponsor to establish the Viet Nam - Korea University of Information and Communications Technology like today. Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Van Phuc affirmed that in the coming time, he would continue to care and support the University to become an important training base on information and communication technology industry in the Central region.
□ On the Korean side, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Viet Nam Park Noh Wan shared that the establishment of the Viet Nam-Korea University of Information and Communications Technology has a profound meaning in the strong cooperative relationship between the two countries. He expressed his desire that the University will become a typical base for training high-quality human resources of the information and communications technology industry, meeting the needs of training key talents in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Viet Nam.
□ In Viet Nam, the information technology industry is growing at a rapid pace, leading to a four-fold increase in the demand for labor recruitment in the industry from 2010-2020 *. The Government of Viet Nam has set a development goal for the digital economy to account for 20% of the national GDP by 2025 **.
□ After established in 2007, the Viet Nam – Korea Friendship IT College has trained 4,000 students for IT in the Central region and contributed to the development of Viet Nam's IT industry in general.