The main objective of the visit concerned the arrangements for the possibility of sending Vietnamese students to MUT. The host of the whole event, the Vice-Rector for Military Affairs Col. Artur Król, DSc, Eng., made the presentation about the, structure of our university, fields of study available, research being currently conducted and the issues related to the international cooperation. The Vice-Rector also reminded the guests of a quite a large group of students from Vietnam who graduated from MUT in the seventies. “They were really hard-working and reliable students. Those graduates who got the highest results were included in the hall of university top students” – Col. Król mentioned.
During the meeting the discussion broke out on the possibility of studying by Vietnamese academy representatives in the selected MUT fields of study. The guests asked eagerly about the curricula applied at mechatronics, optoelectronics and cryptology. These are the fields from the first and second cycle studies which the Vietnamese students would like to begin at MUT in 2010. The representatives of MUT faculties and organizational units gave satisfactory and convincing answers to the guests’ questions.
The Vietnamese also appear deeply interested in the research conducted in our university related to the network security and the construction of computerized laboratories. The visitors consider even the possibility of third-cycle studies, postgraduate studies and specialist courses. Before embarking on the first-cycle studies, the Vietnamese will be learning Polish during the so-called “preparatory year”. The guests were curious about the possibility of studying together with our MUT students in Polish. Having got to know the Polish culture while staying at MUT is an additional benefit which will definitely count in the future.
The Vietnamese delegation at MUT ended up admiring selected laboratories. Guests were presented with the research done in decision-making laboratories, commanding simulation and cryptography control at the Faculty of Cybernetics and in the laboratories of incremental techniques and battlefield simulation at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. The delegation also visited the Institute of Armament at the Faculty of Mechatronics and Aerospace. A profound impression was also made on the guests while visiting the Sports Centre Facilities.
The visit of the Vietnamese military university appeared to be the next phase in order to form a cooperation scheme with our university. Because of the changes the Vietnamese university is facing, their representatives cherish the sincere hope to adopt and introduce some solutions which they witnessed at MUT in Warsaw.
The next episode of cooperation between the Polish and Vietnamese military universities has just began.