The University of Da Nang is a national university in Da Nang, the third largest city in central Vietnam. It is one of the top 5 universities in Vietnam and has many colleges such as University of Science and Technology, University of Economics, University of Education, and University of Foreign Language Studies under its umbrella. An inter-university exchange agreement was signed with YNU in 2011, and an international branch office of YNU was established in 2014 to continue a wide range of exchanges.
Project-based learning program of energy-saving and low-carbon technologies of buildings and cities for a sustainable society
Prof. Qingyuan Zhang, Assoc. Prof. Ineko Tanaka,
Assoc. Prof. Satoshi Yoshida, Prof. Satoru Sadohara,
Assoc. Prof. Keiko Inagaki, Prof. Satoshi Ohno and Assoc.
Prof. Masaya Kawabata (Institute of Urban Innovation)
On November 15, 2018, 11 graduate and undergraduate students, and faculty members from Da Nang University of Science and Technology, mainly from the Faculty of Architecture, visited YNU, and for about a week, they learned energy-saving and low-carbon technologies in the architecture and cities of Yokohama and its suburbs. We deepened exchanges while experiencing the real situations. In addition, by visiting the old streets and traditional architecture, they were able to not only read the conditions necessary for a sustainable city, but also get a glimpse of Japanese traditional culture and the people who enjoy it. This time, Japanese and international students of YNU also participated in these experiences, which naturally created discussions and conversations between the same generation, and stimulated each other’s willingness to study and travel abroad. This program was supported by JST Sakura Science Plan.
Workshop: We discussed environmental problems and solutions in Da Nang with the students of YNU, referring to the technologies learned in Japan.
Lecture on Sustainable Architecture: They learned about environmentally friendly and energy-saving technologies for architecture for a sustainable society.
2019 Da Nang Survey
Two graduate students of YNU performed a thermal environment measurement and a hearing survey on how to live in four detached houses in Da Nang City from August 4th to August 10th, 2019. This survey was conducted with the support of Dr. Ngoc (Dean at that time) and students of Da Nang University of Science and Technology. Through this project, the degree of completion of research by motivated students has been further improved, and exchanges with students at Da Nang University of Science and Technology have greatly deepened.
Assoc. Prof. Kazumi Matsui (Faculty of Environmental and Information Sciences), Prof. Takuto Araki (Faculty of Engineering Science), and Assoc. Prof. Tomoyuki Shimono
Since 2017, although 2020 was canceled due to the influence of COVID-19, every year, we have visited the University of Da Nang – University of Science and Technology and offered the one-week special lectures. This is a unique educational program that combines classroom lectures, simulations, and experiments in CAE, Heat transfer, and Robot control. About 40 undergraduate students of various departments such as Mechanical Engineering, Transportation Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering of Da Nang University of Science and Technology have attended this program. This initiative will continue to be implemented in order to further enrich educational exchanges between YNU and the University of Da Nang.
Invitation from the University of Da Nang in 2018 and 2019
From June 24th to July 3rd, 2018 and from November 24th to 30th, 2019, we invited 10 undergraduate students and 1 escorting staff from The University of Da Nang, University of Science and Technology, under the support of JST Sakura Science Plan, for each year.
The first day was a kick-off meeting and campus tour in 2018 program. In YNU, there is a stone monument given by the University of Da Nang University. The dispatched students were deeply impressed to see it located on the central road of YNU.
From the second day onward, they attended the project based learning programs held in the Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering laboratories in YNU. They stayed in laboratories in a wide range of fields such as beam vibration analysis, robot control, and coupled analysis of thermal material transport in fuel cells, and experienced cutting-edge research activities and practiced using actual experimental equipment. They also visited factories and museums of Yamaha and Isuzu Motor companies. Before and after the tour, they stopped by Kamakura and Enoshima to learn about Japanese culture.
An activity briefing session, a ceremony to present the certificate of completion, and a farewell party were held on the final day. At the farewell party, all the programs were completed in a peaceful atmosphere, such as singing both countries’ songs.
In 2019 program, the dispatched students visited some museums in Yokohama Minatomirai Area and they could learn Yokohama’s culture and history, and technological development in Japan, on the first day. Second day morning, we organized kick-off meeting and campus tour. In addition, they had the intercommunion with the foreign students from Vietnam in YNU.
Second day afternoon and third day, as same as 2018 program, they attended the project based learning programs held in the Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering laboratories in YNU. They could touch the cutting-edge research and could study its practical applications. On the fourth day, they participated in the event held in YNU, “Introduction to Ph.D.” They discussed with the invited speakers and other participants on overseas education in Japan, going on to the graduate school, future career as an engineer in the global society, and so on.
On the fifth day and the sixth day, the visited Yaskawa Electric Corporation, Isuzu Plaza, and the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. They could deeply know the industry applications of advanced technology.
Finally, an activity briefing session, a ceremony to present the certificate of completion, and a farewell party were held on the final day afternoon. As mentioned above, we could accelerate the international cooperation between Japan and Vietnam, and could operate the fruitful activities to contribute to the interactive evolution both of YNU and the University of Da Nang.