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High attendance of the VGU at the RUB


On Friday, May 10, 2019, the Faculty received an important visit from Dr. Hà Thúc Viên (Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs) of the Vietnamese-German University (VGU).

Participants of the meeting with Dr. Hà Thúc Viên from Vietnam on the part of the RUB were Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl and Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Sahlmen. The event was accompanied by Dr. iur. Dietmar Ertmann, Chancellor of the University of Karlsruhe a.D. and board member of the Consortium Association VGU e.V., responsible for finances. Together they discussed the introduction of a double-degree agreement between the RUB and the VGU for the international master course Computational Engineering. The English-language Master's course has been established at the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering for 20 years. In Vietnam, the sister course of the same name was introduced at the VGU in 2009, where the RUB had been leading the course for eight years and also awarded the Ruhr-University Master's degree for nine years. This year, coordination was handed over to VGU, which now operates Computational Engineering as the first course of study at VGU under its own direction with its own degree.

The Consortium Association VGU e.V., which was founded in 2009 in the DAAD Bonn, and its member universities form the academic basis of the VGU. Its members currently include 35 universities and university institutions (including the RUB - TU Berlin, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, Goethe University Frankfurt, University of Marburg and others). The Consortium Association VGU e.V. supports and coordinates the activities of the German partner universities of the VGU and at the same time supports the transition to independence. The Consortium Association VGU e.V. is supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Hessian Ministry of Science and Art.

VGU meets RUB

Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl, Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Sahlmen, Dr. Hà Thúc Viên and Dr. iur. Dietmar Ertmann (from left to right)