Led by its commandant, lieutenant general Pham The Long, a delegation for the Vietnam Military Technical Academy paid a visit to the University of Defence on 15 and 16 May 2012. The visitors met colonel professor Ing. Bohuslav Přikryl, Ph.D., vice-rector for development to evaluate cooperation activities done and discuss the future ones, mostly in education.
The guests were particularly interested in the results achieved by the University students from Vietnam. Brno University of Defence is the second most important international partner school for Hanoi technical academy in terms of sent student number. Students’ results satisfied the Vietnam party so that more military students are planned to sent for the oncoming academic year to enrol in Bachelor’s and doctoral degree engineering programmes. Sending civilian students who also study the university in Hanoi is under consideration for future.
A crucial prerequisite of meeting all duties required from international students, is mastering the Czech language. Therefore, the University of Defence shall meet Vietnam school’s wish and allows two Czech language teachers to travel to Vietnam in autumn. They are to prepare the new students-to-be for their studies in the Czech Republic, to coordinate language training and to assist Czech language lectors in Vietnam.
Cooperation may go well in teachers exchange too. Two of the Faculty of Military Technology staff members took a trip to Vietnam in spring this year for two weeks. Their lectures met positive answers and the Vietnam party would like to repeat the event. It is also interested in sending Vietnamese teachers to Brno for a fellowship programme or involvement in joint research projects. The delegation closed the first day meeting all Vietnamese students.
On the next day, the guests escorted by Faculty of Military Technology vice-dean for external relations and development – colonel doc. Ing. Libor Dražan, CSc., visited the departments of Weapons and Ammunition, Aircraft and Rocket Engineering or Radar Technology.
A visit planned in late June of Vietnam Ministry of Defence Personnel Division to the University of Defence shall assume the results coming out of these talks.
Text: Zdeňka Dubová, Vladimír Šidla, photo: Stanislav Poráň