Reception of the Delegation from the University of Queensland (Australia)

On Tuesday morning, October 31st, 2023, at the Hanoi University of Pharmacy, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dinh Thi Thanh Hai - Vice Rector, received and held discussions with the delegation from the University of Queensland (Australia) led by Professor Sarah Roberts Thomson, Head of the School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, University of Queensland (Australia).

Representing the Hanoi University of Pharmacy (HUP) were Assoc.Prof.Dr. Dinh Thi Thanh Hai - Vice Rector, Ms. Dinh Thi Hien Van - Deputy Head of the Department of Science and Technology - Development Cooperation, Ms. Tran Thi Lan Huong - Deputy Head of the Training Management Department, along with lecturers, specialists from various departments and related units.

During the reception, representatives from both universities presented introductions regarding their establishment history, undergraduate and postgraduate programs, the scale of education, research activities, and proposed priority areas for collaboration. After discussing and clarifying relevant topics, Associate Professor Dr. Dinh Thi Thanh Hai and Professor Sarah Roberts Thomson agreed on several collaboration priorities, including: (i) Implementing student exchange programs, prioritizing a minimum of one semester exchange program; (ii) Researching and exploring the possibility of implementing an international master's program in industrial pharmaceutical practice; (iii) Enhancing research collaboration.

As part of the delegation's agenda, there was an interactive session to share insights about Pharmacy education at the University of Queensland (UQ), notably the master's program in industrial pharmaceutical practice. This session attracted the participation of nearly 80 students from various undergraduate Pharmacy courses at the University.

Ending of the working visit, both sides concluded with strong commitments to extensively implement collaboration in education and research between the two institutions.