Honghe Univerrity, is one of the top universities in Yunnan province, China - a multi-disciplinary training center in the fields of natural and social sciences. Recent years, Honghe University (HU) and Thai Nguyen University of Sciences (TNUS) have exchanged students and academic staffs to enhance the understanding and cooperation in education and scientific research between two universities. From 9th to 22st July, 2019, TNUS have received 22 students of HU for practical course of analyze chemistry in the Faculty of Chemistry.
This is the second year the Faculty of Chemistry participates in an international student exchange program from HU. English is the main language used in teaching and learning. “The facilities of TNUS are not modern as the HU, however, everything is very good. The environment is very clean, and the teachers speak English very well, are very friendly and enthusiastic. The lectures are interested us and do not make us feel boring. We have a grate course here”, Xu Shufang- one HU student said about her experiences in TNUS.
Besides practical activities in the lab, during the time at TNUS, exchanged students visited some cultural and tourism sites in Thai Nguyen provinces such as Culture Exhibitions of Vietnam Ethnic Minorities; Nui Coc Lake and joined some extracurricular and sport activities to understanding culture, human and foods in Viet Nam.
After 2 weeks of studying and experiencing at TNUS, the students of HU had to report their study results at the Chemistry Faculty. They are very excited and satisfied in the time in Viet Nam. Sharing about the course, Fu Tingrui said: “The program is very scientifically arranged, although language is big barrier, the Vietnamese teachers were very enthusiastic to help us understand the lessons. After the course, I will definitely try to learn English better. Thank you because we have a very useful course”.
The Close Ceremony for short term internship of Chemistry students from HU was hold on friendly with lectures of the Chemistry Faculty and some representatives of the TNUS. Dr. Do Dinh Vinh, Head of Department of Analytical Chemistry, a presentative of supervisors in the exchange program, has praised for the hard, enthusiastic, punctual learning spirit of international students in the review of the course. In the close ceremony, HU students received the certificate and souvenir of the program.
Representatives of Chinese students, Xiong Simin said: “Thanks teachers of the Chemistry Faculty, TNUS, to spend us two wonderful weeks in Viet Nam. We have been warmly welcome since the first day and received a lot supports from staffs of Office of Science - Technology & Intl. Cooperation; Faculty of Chemistry, and volunteer students at TNUS. The study program here provides us new knowledge as well as wonderful experiences from activities in the weekend. We will never forget the great time at TNUS”.
There are some pictures of Honghe University’s students during exchange program: