Opening official external survey on educational quality assessment


On the morning of December 24, the University of Economics - the University of Danang in collaboration with the Center for Education Accreditation - Hanoi National University (VNU - CEA) ) solemnly held the opening of the official survey to assess the quality of education according to the university quality assessment standards of the Ministry of Education and Training. Attending the Opening session were delegates and distinguished guests from the Center for Education Accreditation - Hanoi National University: Dr. Ta Thi Thu Hien - Deputy Director in charge of the Center, Dr. Dinh Van Toan – Deputy Director of the Center as well as a member of the external assessment delegation.

On the side of the expert assessment delegation, besides Prof. Dr. Mai Trong Nhuan - Chairman of the Quality Assurance Council - Head of the delegation, there were Dr. Hoang Thi Xuan Hoa – Secretary of the delegation and members of the delegation include Assoc.Prof.Dr. Huynh Van Chuong, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Hoa, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Thanh, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Thu Huong and Supervisor: MSc. Vu Minh Phuong.

On the side of the University of Danang, there were Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Quang Son – Vice President of the University of Danang, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Phuc Nguyen – Head of International Cooperation Department; On the side of University of Economics - the University of Danang, there were Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Manh Toan – Rector of the University, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Dinh Khoi Nguyen – Secretary of the Party Committee, Chairman of the School Council, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Vo Thi Thuy Anh – Vice Rector, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Van Huy - Vice Rector and representatives of leaders of departments, faculties and centers under the University.

Speaking at the opening of the official survey, Dr. Ta Thi Thu Hien summarized the educational quality accreditation processes implemented with the University of Economics - the University of Danang in the past time. The representative of VNU - CEA emphasized that education accreditation is an important solution in ensuring, improving, and enhancing the quality of education, planning the network, and especially giving autonomy to educational institutions.

Dr. Ta Thi Thu Hien presented at the opening of the official survey

Previously, the University of Economics - the University of Danang was granted a certificate of quality standard in October 2016. After a 5-year cycle, by 2021, the school has conducted self-assessment activities and prepared conditions for accrediting the university cycle 2 according to the set of standards for assessing the quality of educational institutions, including 25 standards, 111 criteria were issued according to Circular 12/2017 of the Ministry of Education and Training. In this survey, VNU - CEA hopes to receive cooperation, support, and assistance during the time the delegation works directly at the university as well as in the implementation of future activities so that the assessment activities are authentic with reality, creating the trust of State agencies and society.

Representative of educational institutions participating in the survey, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Manh Toan briefly introduced the development history, vision, mission, lecturers, students, and training programs of the University. Located in one of the leading economic-political centers in the country, the University of Economics - the University of Danang with 46 years of establishment and development, aims to become the leading training, research, and knowledge transfer center in Vietnam. With a training scale of 14,000 students, masters and doctoral students, the University of Economics is currently training 32 bachelor's majors, 7 master's majors, and 4 doctoral majors. More than 80% of the teaching staff are trained in advanced educational institutions in the world such as the United States, Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe, Japan, etc. The University of Economics is also a prestigious brand in providing high-quality human resources for agencies, business communities, corporations of Vietnam and the world with the rate of more than 98% of students finding jobs after 6 months of graduation. Constantly improving the quality of training, the university focuses on putting active education in teaching and career guidance for students, and the school is proud to be one of the first 6 schools in Vietnam to meet the national educational quality standards in October 2016. The University of Economics is also one of the first schools in the country to participate in the second cycle of education quality assessment survey.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Manh Toan presented the Self-Assessment Report of the University of Economics.

In the context of the stressful Covid-19 epidemic, the University still conducts self-assessment activities and application documents for accreditation (reports and proofs) in a scientific manner, with close supervision on progress and quality of implementation as well as information technology application in information sharing and proofing.

Delegates attended the online platform

The process of self-assessment of the educational quality of the University of Economics has followed the self-assessment guidelines of the Ministry and is carried out with a spirit of seriousness. The Self-Assessment Report honestly and objectively described all aspects of the University's activities in the period 2016 - 2021 in accordance with the requirements of the Assessment Standards as well as identified the strengths and frankly pointed out the shortcomings which are needed to continue to improve in the near future. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Manh Toan on behalf of the University pledged to work closely with the Center for Accreditation - Hanoi National University to well perform the official external assessment survey in the next 5 working days.

The delegates took souvenir photos

On behalf of the University of Economics, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Manh Toan thanked the experts of the External Evaluation Delegation and wished that the survey results would be objective and fair, demonstrating the University's efforts in ensuring education quality. The results of educational accreditation are also the goal that the University aims to improve the university governance model in the context of autonomy, contributing to enhancing the position of the University of Economics in the region and reaching internationally.

In the afternoon of the same day, members of the External Evaluation Delegation visited and surveyed the campus, the library, the professional practice areas, the working room, the classroom, the dormitory, Center for Foreign Languages ​​- Informatics, service areas serving learners, etc. The impression of the Union is the change and upgrade of facilities and equipment for learning and research; The campus is increasingly spacious and environmentally friendly of the University of Economics - the University of Danang. In the next 4 working days, the Delegation plans to continue to study the evidence files of the University of Economics and work with officials in charge of activities; conduct interviews with University leaders, professional managers, alumni, students, graduate students, employers, lecturers and support staff.

The team surveyed the campus, facilities, and equipment of the University

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