On the morning of September 25th, the University of Economics, Da Nang University, hosted a solemn Opening Ceremony for the academic year 2023 - 2024, warmly welcoming over 3,000 freshmen of the 49K generation.
Musical performance at the Opening Ceremony of the 2023 - 2024 school year
The Opening Ceremony was attended by Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu, Director of Da Nang University, representatives of the leadership from member universities and affiliated units of Da Nang University, as well as representatives from partner organizations and businesses collaborating with the University of Economics, Da Nang University. On behalf of the University of Economics, Da Nang University, there were Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Manh Toan, Chairman of the University Council of the University of Economics, Da Nang University; Assoc. Prof. Vo Thi Thuy Anh, Vice Principal in charge of the university; Vice Principals, Heads of departments and units, numerous faculty members, students, and representatives from various classes currently studying at the university.
Delegates attended the Opening Ceremony
During the Opening Ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Vo Thi Thuy Anh, Vice Principal of the university, delivered the speech inaugurating the new academic year. She summarized the achievements of the university in the 2022 - 2023 academic year and outlined the key tasks for the 2023 - 2024 academic year.
Assoc. Prof. Vo Thi Thuy Anh - Vice Principal of the school gave a speech to open the new school year
The 2022 - 2023 academic year took place in the context of the country's economy starting to recover from a serious crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the aftermath of the pandemic still lingered, both domestically and internationally. In the face of these challenges, the entire faculty, staff, and students of the university demonstrated unity, democracy, and wholehearted effort, along with a strong sense of responsibility. As a result, the 2022 - 2023 academic year was marked by great success and many accomplishments to be proud of.
Regarding the quality of education, in the 2022 - 2023 academic year, the university made meticulous preparations to conduct external assessments for two programs: Economic Law and State Management. These assessments took place from September 23rd to 26th, 2023. It is expected that by the end of this academic year, the university will have a total of 14 programs that meet national and international accreditation standards.
Significant breakthroughs were made in international scientific research cooperation, business relations, and entrepreneurship. Financial planning was ensured, and the physical infrastructure was systematically upgraded. The activities of various student organizations within the university achieved notable results, and the quality of life for faculty and staff improved. The principle of democracy in all university activities continued to be upheld, and the decentralized management approach for departmental activities led to significant progress.
The 2022 - 2023 academic year witnessed the university's successful launch of a new program, Financial Technology (FINTECH), to adapt to the changing landscape of the 4.0 Industrial Revolution. Additionally, the university implemented the International Business program, taught entirely in English. All students admitted to this program this year demonstrated strong academic abilities and English proficiency, with IELTS scores of 5.5 or higher. This program has opened up numerous opportunities for international cooperation in education, research, faculty capacity building, and, most importantly, it provides a conducive pathway for our students to continue their studies at prestigious universities around the world.
The 2022 - 2023 academic year also posed several challenges for the university's admissions process due to changes in admissions procedures at various education levels. However, with collective effort, the intelligence of all faculty and staff throughout the university; the University of Economics, Da Nang University successfully met its enrollment targets, attracting many students with outstanding academic achievements and foreign language proficiency. The university became one of the institutions with the highest number of applicants and the highest admission scores in the Central Highlands region and nationwide. To achieve the mentioned success, the entire faculty, staff, and students of the university are committed to implementing the new academic year with the values of integrity, collaboration, creativity, empathy, and respect, which are the core values that the university has established.
Assoc. Prof. Vo Thi Thuy Anh, Vice Principal of the university, congratulated all freshmen of the 49K cohort for their successful admission to the University of Economics. She emphasized that a new academic year has arrived, bringing both opportunities and challenges. What's important is for students to prepare themselves to seize these opportunities. She expressed confidence that the students have the right attitude towards their studies, avoid pitfalls, and actively utilize the learning resources and research opportunities that the university has, is currently, and will continue to invest in. Furthermore, she highlighted the importance of self-awareness, self-discipline, and contributing to the development and nurturing of their beloved university environment every day.
Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu - Director of Danang University and Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Manh Toan - Chairman of the School Council rewarded the 49K entrance valedictorian
In order to honor the outstanding achievements of the new students in the recent entrance examination, the university awarded certificates of merit, scholarships, and prizes worth 30 million VND to the valedictorian. The university also rewarded seven students who achieved high results in the regular university entrance examination in 2023. Moreover, nine students who excelled in their academic performance in the 2022 - 2023 academic year received commendations. Awards were also presented to students who won first place in the GBA Business Challenge 2022, to Nguyen Ngan Ha, who won first place in the national business simulation competition Cesim Elite Vietnam 2023, and who earned the title of "Talented Beauty" in the Miss World Vietnam 2023 competition, as well as being in the top 10. Other awards were given to students who achieved first place in the national business simulation competition Cesim Elite Vietnam 2023, the Central-level January Star Award 2022, first place in the National Student Scientific Research Competition in Da Nang in 2022, Best Paper at the International Young Economists and Business Researchers Conference 2022 (ICYREB 2022), the Encouragement Award for Science and Technology from the Ministry of Education and Training in 2022, the Eureka Science Award, second place in the National Economics Olympics 2023, second place in the National Student Science Competition "Olympic Economics and Applications" in 2023, and the Encouragement Award for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education and Training in 2022. In addition, the university honored Truong Qui Minh Nhan who earned the title of the Second Runner-up in the Miss Vietnam Peace 2023 pageant.
Rewarding 07 students who achieved high results in full-time university admission in 2023
Assoc. Prof. Vo Thi Thuy Anh rewarded representatives of student groups with outstanding achievements in the 2022-2023 school year
Assoc. Prof. Le Van Huy - Vice Principal of the school rewards students with excellent academic results in the 2022-2023 school year
To encourage and support the university's students in the new academic year, many enterprises generously contributed scholarships worth hundreds of millions of VND to the University of Economics, Da Nang University during the opening ceremony. University leadership also presented flowers and certificates to these benefactors who have been dedicated supporters of educational promotion over time.
Assoc. Prof. Vo Thi Thuy Anh gave flowers to thank outstanding sponsors who awarded scholarships to the school
Phan Ngoc Tuong Vy, the valedictorian of the 49K cohort, expressed her thoughts and feelings during the Opening Ceremony for the academic year 2023 - 2024: "Now, standing here at this institution to share my story, I am overwhelmed with various emotions. I am nostalgic and moved because I have to leave my teachers and close friends who have always listened and shared memories of a memorable youth at Nguyen Khuyen High School, located in Dien Ban, Quang Nam. However, my heart is also full of excitement because I have achieved my big goal and earned the trust of my family: becoming a freshman at the University of Economics - Da Nang University. Getting admitted to the University of Economics - Da Nang University is just the beginning of a new journey with many challenges. But I believe it will be a solid foundation for us to achieve success in the future. I am confident that the dedicated teaching of competent lecturers, specific guidance from university officials, and the achievements of those who have come before us will help us have a clear direction and overcome initial difficulties. We will focus on studying and nurturing ourselves to meet the expectations of our teachers, parents, and ourselves."
Phan Ngoc Tuong Vy - Valedictorian of the 2023 admission period, representing new students of course 49K, expressed his feelings at the opening ceremony
The Opening Ceremony concluded in an atmosphere of celebration, pride, and high expectations for a new academic year filled with goals. This serves as motivation for all faculty, staff, and students of the university to strive for new successes and make new marks, affirming the university's reputation as a leading institution in economic education nationwide.
Public media reported on the University of Economics, Da Nang University's Opening Ceremony for the academic year 2023 - 2024:
● Vietnam News Agency: Da Nang enhances the quality of economic workforce training.
● Education Times: University of Economics, Da Nang University welcomes over 3,000 new students.
● Capital Youth Newspaper: University of Economics, Da Nang University: Developing online training systems to meet the demands of the 4.0 Industrial Revolution.
● Da Nang Police Newspaper: University of Economics, Da Nang University honors and rewards outstanding students.
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