Ho Chi Minh City is hoping to tighten its education cooperation initiatives with Germany.
Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan welcomed Professor Horst Hippler, president of the German Rectors’ Conference, to his office on Wednesday morning.
During their conversation, Hippler applauded the current educational collaboration between Germany and Vietnam, including partnerships between the two countries’ universities, pledging that he will work to further boost cooperation in higher education.
Such ties are both a challenge and opportunity, the German professor said.
Hippler said he is willing to introduce universities with a lot of experience in personnel training to help the Vietnamese metropolis improve the quality of its human resources in order to meet the increasing demand for local talent.
Replying to his guest, Secretary Nhan considered Hippler’s visit a demonstration of Germany’s interest in Ho Chi Minh City and a chance to develop cooperative links between universities in the European nation and the Vietnamese city.
The official also called for German support for Ho Chi Minh City in recognizing and handling challenges in the local training sector during the fourth industrial revolution.
He expressed his hope that the German academic will continue contributing to the enhancement of cooperation between German universities and their counterparts in the southern Vietnamese hub.
The two sides should also plan to strengthen their cooperative activities in scientific research, especially in scientific and technological application in urban development.
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