On March 6, Vietnam and Denmark signed co-operation agreements on tertiary education and diabetes treatment during Danish Minister of Trade and Investment Pia Olsen Dyhr’s visit to Vietnam.
Under the agreements, the Design and Business School – TEKO – of Denmark and the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH) will exchange students, syllabus and lecturers.
Their co-operation training program, the first between universities of the two countries, will start this autumn with 20 TEKO students studying in Vietnam for 16 weeks during their third semester. The program, the first of its kind between Vietnamese and Danish universities, aims to promote cultural exchange and increase both parties’ awareness of the international business climate.
The same day, the Danish minister highlighted the two countries’ co-operation program in diabetes treatment during her fact-finding tour to the hospital run by Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her tour aimed to accelerate the opening of a training center on diabetes treatment built with the assistance of Denmark‘s Novo Nordisk Company.
The Minister also attended an exchange with students from the Ho Chi Mihn Foreign Trade University and visited Viedam Company, a joint venture between Vietnam and Denmark in the plastic molding industry.