VietNamNet Bridge – Two college programmes at the Da Nang University of Science and Technology were officially recognised as passing the quality level of the ASEAN University Network (AUN).
Electronics-Telecommunications students of Da Nang University of Science and Technology in an experiment. — Photo: VNA/VNS
A ceremony was held yesterday at the Da Nang University – University of Science and Technology (UST) to receive the AUN-QA quality certificates for the Electronics-Telecommunications and Embedded System programmes which scored the second highest assessment rates throughout the Southeast Asian region.
The AUN reviewed the general education quality of the Electronics-Telecommunications and the Embedded System programmes – the former was opened in 2006 and the latter two years later - based on 18 assessment criteria.
The two programmes of the Da Nang University UST also had the highest scores among 65 programmes assessed by the AUN in Viet Nam so far.
Education and Training Deputy Minister Bui Van Ga hailed the “impressive” assessment results achieved by Da Nang University UST, stressing that educational quality assessment was compulsory to all universities and colleges in Viet Nam.
“It is an important step to standardise the education, training and research activities of the universities, as well as to publicise the quality of educational institutions for students to make appropriate selections,” he said.
As the limited funding was restricting the educational system to invest in and raise the quality of all programmes and majors, focusing on developing particular programmes, both in infrastructure and lecturer staff, to catch up with international standards was another good option, Ga said.
“The Da Nang University UST has made an example for us to further increase the number of high-quality programmes in the higher education system,” he said.
Viet Nam so far has some 90 college programmes accredited by international and regional educational quality assessment organisations like the AUN-QA and the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).