In the morning of April 4, 2014, Thai Nguyen University solemnly celebrated the Celebration of 20 years since the Government promulgated Decree of Thai Nguyen University’s Establishment (04/4/1994 – 04/4/2014). The celebration was highlighted by the awarding of the Second Class Labor Medal which was presented by Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Politburo Commissioner, Deputy Prime Minister. The Commissioner gladly bestowed the honorable plaque of recognition for Thai Nguyen University.

Prof. Dr. Dang Kim Vui reported the 20 years Thai Nguyen University’s achievements of construction and development. He showed the outstanding development of Thai Nguyen University on the following aspects: expansion of the organizational structure, personnel, training, scientific research and international cooperation.

So far, the organizational structure of the University was fundamentally shaped in a multidisciplinary and multi-level university model based on the research direction with 04 main blocks including advising,  training,  research,  and for service and training – research support.

In 1994, the enrollment of the University reached only to 2,245 students, however, until 2013 that number reached 20,032 people (increasing 8.92 times). In particular, postgraduate enrollment reached 1,836 people. Training scale also increased continuously over the years. Until now, the University has a total population of 90,404 students, including Master and doctoral students, in which the scale of postgraduate training includes 4,014 enrollees.

In the past 20 years, the University has trained and provided the whole country with 109,500 officers with qualifications of college, university and postgraduate, including nearly 6,000 staffs with qualifications of master and doctoral degrees, hundreds of oncologist at level I and level II, resident doctors, thousands of staffs with intermediate level and professional workers; which has provided the locals, offices, enterprises with high-quality human resource and has played an important role in the  socio-economic development of the region and the country.

A number of alumni of the University have made considerable progress and become the senior officials of the Party and State. According to statistics, of all the officers trained by TNU, 11 people have held high position as Commissioners of the Vietnamese Communist Party Central Executive Committee, 20 people have held position as Secretaries of the Provincial Party, Chairmen of Provincial Committee, Ministers, dozens of people have held positions as Deputy Minister, Vice Chairman of Province, hundreds of people has been chairman, Vice Chairmen of districts, many were Chairmen of the Board of Directors of corporations, companies and large enterprises, etc.

At the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc praised the excellent achievements of generations of Thai  Nguyen University’s teachers and students in the past 20 years. With the role of a large university in the education and training branch, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc reminded Thai Nguyen University of its mission to continue promoting and striving to be one of the leading universities in implementing the policies of the Party and the State about the radical and comprehensive innovations at national education; and overcoming shortcomings and weaknesses of higher education education in general at present. It was necessary to carry out a number of important tasks such as continuing innovating management mechanism in order to create a suitable model, promoting creativity, initiative and ensuring the sustainability.

In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister also emphasized: “Associated with education innovation policy, Thai Nguyen University should develop strategies, medium and long term plans to develop both scale and quality and to become an exemplary university that accesses quickly and efficiently with regional and international advanced training methods and programs. Thai Nguyen University should also continue to expand cooperation, strengthen joint training, scientific research with practical production, life to serve the needs of society and become an important motivation in promoting socio-economic development of the region and the nation”. 

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