[TDTU] 2018 Milestones

[TDTU] 2018 Milestones

September 24, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


The year 2018 has ended with the efforts of all the TDTU faculty, staff and students Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) has achieved very great and encouraging achievements which help people have more motivation and firm belief in the path to becoming an elite university in the TOP 500 of the world Here are some photos and typical achievements of TDTU in 2018 1. The training quality develops sustainably and stably 2018 is the third year that TDTU has been carrying out undergraduate programs following the curricula of the world’s best 100 universities TDTU students are completely confident when participating in the global labor market as well as continuing to pursue graduate studies at foreign universities. In July 2018, TDTU officially became an Associate Member of ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance AUN-QA and has prepared requirements for the verification of 04 undergraduate programs in 2019 The most obvious demonstration of the training quality is that 100% of students have a job within 1 year of graduation All businesses receiving TDTU students highly appreciate the professional ethics discipline, politeness and responsibility of TDTU students At the graduate level the number of graduate and doctoral students has increased with the quality of the admissions TDTU became an international educational community where students from 20 different countries have applied for TDTU undergraduate and graduate programs In 2018, the preparatory work for the Vietnam Finland International School (VFIS) was basically completed to prepare for the first student admission in August 2019 2. Science and technology continue to lead the country in every criterion In 2018, TDTU published 1,037 new scientific articles on the Web of Sciences (ISI) bringing the total number of scientific articles published in the ISI list to 2,172 in the last five years If calculated according to Scopus Database in 2018, TDTU published 1,323 new research projects bringing the total number of Scopus projects to 2,638 in five years Scopus database shows that TDTU ranks first in the whole country according to all 3 ranking criteria TOP 20 science and technology establishments in Vietnam have the most publications TOP 20 universities in Vietnam have the most journal articles and the TOP 20 Vietnamese universities have the most cited publications in total These figures firmly affirm Vietnam’s number one position of TDTU’s science and technology in all aspects Besides the achievements in quantity and quality of scientific publication many other science and technology events have affirmed TDTU’s name in the international arena such as The first TDTU Prize of Science and Technology (TDTU Prize) has been awarded to four scientists having made the most positive contributions to the development of science and technology worldwide TDTU’s Journal of Information and Telecommunications (JIT) has been included in the ASEAN Scientific Citation System (ACI) Many TDTU scientists have been awarded world-class awards/honors such as TDTU Prize’s Lifetime Achievement Award Alexandre Yersin Award of the Swiss Medical Association – Vietnam Excellent Award for Research by University of Technology Sydney and many other noble awards, etc. 3. Internationalization activities develop quickly and diversely In 2018 TDTU officially entered the period of full and faster international integration through the continuous expansion of cooperation educational collaboration, academic exchange and research cooperation with the TOP 500 world universities building an identity and reputation in the international university community Throughout the year, TDTU welcomed 875 international students to study and exchange culture sent more than 400 students to continue their second study phase one-semester study, internship and cultural exchange at foreign universities as well as welcomed many international delegations to visit and work TDTU has signed additional cooperation agreement with 17 new partners bringing the total number of international partners to collaboration programs with the university to 140 It is important that by the end of 2018 TDTU has doctoral students and students from 20 different countries worldwide participating in the postgraduate programs The university has been really successful to build TDTU into a multicultural educational institution and an academic community of the world 4. TDTU’s international position is spectacularly growing In 2018 TDTU’s international rankings continued to grow steadily In July of 2018 TDTU was accredited and recognized by the High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES) of the Republic of France that means TDTU meets the university’s standards of Europe TDTU became the first university in Vietnam to be rated 4 out of 5 stars according to QS Stars Ratings standards. In October of 2018 QS Asia University Rankings was ranked TDTU among 291-300 in Asia’s TOP 500 universities In November of 2018 the World University Rankings by Academic Performance (URAP) announced the ranking of 2,500 world leading universities in 2018-2019 in which TDTU ranked 2nd in Vietnam and 1,422nd in the world In December of 2018 UI Greenmetric World University Rankings (UI GreenMetric) announced TDTU ranked 182 out of 719 universities in 81 countries around the world for sustainable universities These achievements continue to affirm that TDTU is international and on par with many world-renowned universities and overcomes many long-standing universities in the region 5. The policy of sustainable development is effectively implemented In January of 2018 the first products of the Smart Agricultural Research and Application Garden by the Smart Agricultural Research and Application Team (SARAT) were officially launched to consumers SARAT conducts research, applies the latest technologies to breeding cultivation, quality control, monitoring, management, standardization of agricultural product outputs according to 5 requirements Clean high nutrition international standards optimal efficiency intelligent administration The work of collecting and treating rainwater for drinking water supply at multifunctional gymnasium was inaugurated on August 8th, 2018 will be a typical model to support research on rainwater collection and reuse It was founded in cooperation with Seoul National University and the Korean National Assembly Research projects on sustainable development by lecturers and students have also been seriously invested and brought about good results TDTU’s determination in sustainable development policy has brought about important results recognized by the community through the Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations awarded the certificate of “Environmentally Friendly Campus” and most recently, the UI GreenMetric organization ranked TDTU 182/719 the world’s most sustainable university 6. Collaborating and cooperating better with closely business and friendly local networks In 2018, TDTU’s friendly business network is expanding through signing and implementing programs with more than 1,000 enterprises TDTU organizes 02 job fair days attracting nearly 100 participating enterprises and more than 5,000 turns of TDTU students’ visits for consulting and submitting applications on the spot The “Ton Duc Thang University-Industrial Park” Career Fund was established with the aim of helping students to overcome difficulties and study well 40 scholarships were awarded with a total value of VND 225 million Besides cooperation with enterprises TDTU also strongly implemented comprehensive cooperation with provinces In 2018 TDTU implemented many important support programs for four friendship provinces Three-way cooperation model called universities, businesses and local authorities is an initiative that TDTU has launched and successfully implemented for the responsibility of supporting sustainable development for the provinces having full cooperation with TDTU 7. Starting huge and modern construction During the year TDTU started construction of many big projects such as Vietnam Finland International School (VFIS) Dormitory and Center for National Defense and Security Education Construction of two bridges connecting TDTU Zone 2 and 3 through Tu Dinh Canal Construction of Embankment to protect Tu Dinh Canal Construction of An Giang campus in Chau Thanh District, An Giang Province Construction of 1B Dormitory in Bao Loc campus These projects promise to bring another dimension to TDTU in the new year of 2019 with modern, civilized and comfortable facilities to promote education and science-technology to achieve even greater achievements. 8. Corporative activities are more creative In 2018, the university’s Trade Union, TDTU’s Youth Union and Student Association are all honored to be awarded the title of Excellent Completion Unit with many activities that are constantly being diversified A number of typical activities such as “Early Tet” 2018 Vietnamese traditional music night Traditional camp 2018 Sports Camp “TDTU Games 2018” Ho Chi Minh City Student Football Championship in the 2017-2018 academic year TDTU Lecturers and Staff’s Performing Music Festival 2018 International Cultural Day & Music Festival In addition, more than 70 clubs/ teams/ groups are working actively on a daily basis at the university which not only creates a rewarding playground after every hour of intensive work and study but also is the opportunity to promote the forte and giftedness of each lecturer, officer, and student increasing internal solidarity and contributing to building a civilized, emotional and disciplined TDTU environment 9. TDTU culture continues to be strengthened and developed With the viewpoint that each lecturer, officer, student is a TDTU ambassador the university constantly strives for building a cultural foundation Quality and trust ensure the principle of effectiveness, fairness and stability On June 14, 2018 TDTU officially announced its motto, symbol and identities as following TDTU motto: “Light from here shall illuminate the entire universe” A Mascot symbol: The wise cat Lecturers and staff’s identification characteristics Fairness; Effectiveness; Devotion Students’ identification characteristics Discipline Politeness Professionalism Creativity Devotion Every TDTU student is always imbued with moral lessons with three core things Achieving good learning results as filial duties to parents Respecting the laws and regulations of the university Knowing and caring for others and community Also in 2018 the TDTU students’ Code of Conduct was officially issued This is the basis for all students to adjust their daily behavior self-improvement becoming a patriotic and loyal citizen to the law Ton Duc Thang University happily greets 2019 with new aspirations and goals All lecturers, officials and students are increasingly confident in the ability of TDTU to become the world’s elite university striving for the teaching-learning-research with more effectiveness higher quality and responsibility for world peace and happiness for sustainable and prosperous Vietnam