On September 08th, 2018, Can Tho University (CTU) held a solemn ceremony to welcome the new school year of 2018-2019. CTU was honored to receive the attendance of national and international guests to share the joy of a new school year's start.

The overall scene of the ceremony at the Turtle Hall of CTU

The opening ceremony becomes a special opportunity for CTU to express the gratitude to the guests and review the achievements of the past school year and prepare for a a new period promising new success. In the past school year, under the leadership of the Communist Party Committee and Rectorate Board, and the efforts of staff members and students, CTU has achieved plenty of important achievements in training, scientific research, technology transfer, international cooperation, management, facilities equipment, etc., establishing the platform for the next development step of CTU in the new academic year.

At present, CTU offers 98 training programs with more than 47,000 students. For post-graduate education, the University provides 46 master programs with over 2,600 students and 19 doctoral programs with over 360 students. In 2018, the University enrolls more than 9,000 full-time undergraduate students, more than 1,000 graduate students. Then, the University 's training scale is over 60,000 students and nearly 4,000 graduate students. In the academic year of 2017-2018, the University has provided the society with over 13,600 graduates, a large and high-level labor force. Resulted from the survey in 2017, the rate of employment of graduates is quite high, reaching 90.2%.

CTU has 53 units including 16 colleges and schools, 03 research institutes, 18 centers, 14 departments, a high school and a company. The establishment of the Board of Trustees is a new development to complete the organizational structure to implement the University's autonomy process. CTU has 1,879 staff members, including 1,101 faculty members with 11 professors and 133 associate professors, 387 PhDs and 807 masters. The percentage of teaching staff with postgraduate qualifications is 95.2%. At present, there are more than 300 lecturers earning doctoral degrees.

Prof. Dr. Ha Thanh Toan, Rector of CTU giving important opening speech to kick off the new school year

Last school year, the University has implemented many quality assurance activities. In particular, the University has been assessed and met the quality standards of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET). Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) (UK) has announced QS Asia 2017-2018 ranking results for 400 leading universities in Asia, where CTU is in the 301-350 group. Webometrics Ranking of World Universities ranks CTU third among Vietnamese universities.

CTU has established cooperative relationships with more than 120 international organizations. Last school year, CTU has welcomed nearly 400 delegations with over 1,800 international visitors. Currently, there are 12 international cooperation projects with a total cost of about 7.8 billion VND. Especially, the University is implementing Can Tho University Improvement project using ODA loans of the Government of Japan with the total budget of 105.9 million USD, which will be the foundation for future development of CTU.

With the achievements mentioned above, many units and individuals of the University have received noble awards such as the title of "National Emulation Fighter" form the Prime Minister for an individual; the title of "People's Teacher" by the President for a lecturer, the title "Meritorious Teacher" for 11 teachers; Emulation Flags of the MOET for two units, the title of "Outstanding Staff" for CTU and 21 CTU's units; the title of "Emulation Fighter" for 07 individuals, Certificates of Merit to 44 units and individuals.

Mr. Le Van Tam, Permanent Vice Chairman of Can Tho city People's Committee presenting the title of "Outstanding Staff" to CTU

College of Engineering Technology and Department of Administration and Planning receiving the Emulation Flag of the MOET for outstanding achievements in the school year of 2016-2017

21 CTU's units receiving the title of "Outstanding Staff"

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Phuong, Chairman of Board of Trustees presenting the title of "Emulation Fighter" for the lecturers

Prof. Dr. Ha Thanh Toan awarding Merit Certificate to 05 students of course 44 for high scores in the enrollment in 2018

Student Nguyen Khanh Ngan majored in Biotechnology course 44, representing students to express their determination for good results in the new school year

Ms. Duong Thi Tuyen, Chairwoman of Labor Union, launching the movement of emulation in the new school year

Accompanying the development of Vietnam's education system, CTU with its mission and role as "the national leading center of training, scientific research and technology transfer contributes to effective training of high quality human resources, fostering talents and scientific development to serve the socio-economic development of the region and the country; the driving force for the development of the Mekong Delta". In the new school year, the University keeps carrying out its mission and role, along with the implementation of the Prime Minister's direction, "strives to rank among the top of Asia and stands in the top 1,000 excellent universities in the world by 2025" and to implement the new year's key tasks including performing autonomy, improving the quality of training and scientific research, supporting student's start-up, strengthening international integration, meeting the requirements of the fourth industrial revolution, increasing the employment proportion of graduates, etc.

In the new school year, with the timely guidance and the assistance of central and local agencies and departments, the support of the localities and people in the Mekong Delta, together with the help of international and national organizations and individuals, the enthusiasm of the staff, especially the efforts in study, research of students, CTU is totally ready for a new school year with the excitement, pride, trust in excellent completion of all tasks.

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