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Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport (UT- HCMC) and Mokpo National Maritime University (MMU)- Korea to sign Memorandum of Understanding.
(updated on 08/06/2009 )

On May 25th, 2009, MMU’s delegation including leaders and students of maritime majors paid an official visit to UT- HCMC’s main campus.

Representatives of the two universities gave presentations about their training fields as well as international cooperation activities. MMU founded in 1950 has 4 main divisions, namely Maritime Transportation System, Marine Engineering, Marine Electronic and Communication Engineering, and Ocean System Engineering. MMU’s Saeyudal Training Ship anchored at Navi Oil Port, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City. It is believed that the meeting obviously help to promote and strengthen the education and research exchange between 2 universities.

Rector, Prof., Dr., Tran Canh Vinh, representing UT-HCMC signed MOU on establishing cooperation in the areas of

- exchange of faculty and/or staff,

- hosting visiting scholars,

- exchange of graduate and/or undergraduate students,

- joint research activities and publications,

- participation in seminars and academic meetings,

- exchange of academic materials and other information and special cooperative academic programs.



 Leaders of the 2 universities exchanging the MOUs (UT-HCMC’s representative is on the right).



Leaders of the 2 universities together taking a commemorative photo.

As the main event was over, the meeting was then made more hilarious and meaningful by the performance of both universities’ students.


 Students of the 2 universities together singing the song “ We are the world “.

At UT-HCMC’s Sports Ground, a competitive and exciting students’ friendly football match was taken place. With the zealous applause of supporters, the home side has won 3-0 over friend’s by three goals scored in the second half (scorers: Nguyen Trong Le - CD05A, Nguyen The Hien – DV04, Nguyen Huu Quyen – CN05B).


Two universities’ football teams together taking a picture before the match (UT – HCMC’s team is in the red uniform).

Apart from cultural exchanges of students, MMU’s leaders took a tour round UT-HCMC main campus and visited maritime training labs. In the same day, UT-HCMC’s representatives of leaders and students accepted the invitation from MMU to attend the onboard party. UT-HCMC’s students had a chance to take a tour round the MMU’s modern vessel and exchanged cultures and experience with MMU’s.


 Dr. Nguyen Van Thu, UT-HCMC’s Vice – Rector gave a speech at his visit to MMU’s Saeyudal Training Ship.

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