Chongqing Jiaotong University Visits and Works with Tra Vinh University

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On December 7th, 2023, Dr. Ngo So Phe – Rector of the School of Southern Khmer Language – Culture – Arts and Humanities and leaders of the International Cooperation Department, International Training Institute, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Chinese language lecturers welcome and work with a delegation from Chongqing Jiaotong University (China) led by Assoc. Prof. Yu Yuanling – Dean of the International Education Academy.

Representatives of the two universities

Speaking at the meeting, Dr. Ngo So Phe said that the school always focuses on expanding sustainable cooperation relations in education with foreign partners, including universities in China. Through this exchange, the school representative looks forward to both sides finding some practical and long-term areas of cooperation, especially issues related to the Chinese language major.

Dr. Ngo So Phe delivers a welcome speech to the delegation

Assoc. Prof. Yu Yuanling introduced the history of the establishment and development of Chongqing Jiaotong University. The university has a reputation for multi-disciplinary training, in which Chinese language teaching is highly appreciated in Chongqing province and nationwide. In addition, the university has policies to receive international students (undergraduate, master’s, doctoral) with Chinese Government Scholarships, Chinese language teacher scholarships (formerly known as Confucius Institute Scholarships), university president’s scholarships, Chongqing mayor’s scholarships, etc. Therefore, the university expressed its desire to cooperate with Tra Vinh University in training areas, especially in the Chinese language.

Assoc. Prof. Yu Yuanling introduces CQJTU

Regarding Chinese language training, Dr. Nguyen Phuoc Tam – Faculty of Foreign Languages suggests proposing some cooperation options in training such as inviting Chinese lecturers from Chongqing Jiaotong University to teach at the university for 06 months or a year; coordinating online teaching, sending graduate intern students majoring in International Chinese Language Education to intern at the university; set up an exam point for the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK); joint training/international cooperation programs in the form of 1+3, 2+2, 3+1, etc.; and other academic collaborations.

The overall working session

Regarding the above proposals, Assoc. Prof. Yu Yuanling said that those are some possible cooperation areas, after this exchange, both sides will specify and sign cooperation agreements. Regarding the proposal to support setting up an HSK exam point at Tra Vinh University, the university will try its best to assist if possible. A feasible approach at present could be to support online HSK exam registration at Tra Vinh University. However, to materialize it, representatives from both sides will have to continue working via email or WeChat on specific items and cooperative agreements.

CQJTU gifts present to TVU
TVU gifts present to CQJTU
Assoc. Prof. Tang Juan representing the delegation gifts Chinese teaching research publications

Dr. Ngo So Phe said that TVU hopes to soon promote cooperation with CQJTU after both sides reach a consensus, and there will be a direct signing ceremony at Chongqing Jiaotong University or Tra Vinh University.

Representatives of the two universities take commemorative photos

At the end of the meeting, Dr. Ngo So Phe and Assoc. Prof. Yu Yuanling agreed on ways to connect and exchange specific issues before signing and implementing educational cooperation in the coming time.

Chongqing Jiaotong University (CQJTU) was established in 1951 as a distinctive multi-disciplinary teaching and research university. Currently, the university has 15 doctoral programs, 65 master’s programs, and 58 undergraduate majors, covering diverse fields like management, economics, arts, literature, construction engineering, mechanics, etc. It is one of the earliest universities teaching Chinese as a foreign language in Chongqing city. The university has over 2,000 faculty members, including more than 1,500 full-time lecturers and over 700 senior lecturers. There are currently about 27,000 full-time students, including over 3,500 master’s and doctoral candidates, and more than 24,000 undergraduates. Since its establishment, the university has nurtured over 150,000 talents across various disciplines.

By TD