On 18/05/2013, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF) held a ceremony to receive the Labour Hero title in the renovation. Attending the ceremony were Prof. Dr Nguyen Thi Doan - member of the Party Central Committee – Vice State President, Mr. Bui Quang Vinh - Commissioner of the Party Central Committee – Minister of Planning and Investment, Mr. Pham Xuan Duong - Commissioner of the Party Central Committee – Deputy director of Central Economic Committee, Ms Nguyen Thi Nuong - Commissioner of the Party Central Committee – Chief of the National Committee of Deputy Affairs, Lieutenant general. Be Xuan Truong – Commander of Military Zone I, Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Manh Hung – Deputy Minister of Education and Training and the leaders of Ha Noi city, Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Son La, Bac Can, Cao Bang, Bac Giang provinces, provincial leaders and Thai Nguyen University Board of Directors and representatives of Thai Nguyen University’s members.
Regarding representatives of Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry, there were Dr Tran Van Dien – University Rector, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Nong, Prof. Tran Ngoc Ngoan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Hue Vien, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Van Phung – Vice Rector, Party Executive Committee, Union Executive Committee, Union and Youth executive Executive Committee, former university leaders and all university staffs and students.
TUAF was established in 1970 with the name Mountain Technical University. After 3 times of changing the name to meet the task and practical requirement of each stage of development, so far, the University is widely known as one of the key training center for Agriculture - Forestry and highly qualified personnel as well as doing research and technological transfer for the midland and the north mountainous provinces of Vietnam.
With highly qualified lecturersand technical staffs, TUAF has 20 undergraduate courses; 13 postgraduate courses (7 master degree and 6 doctoral degree programs) in the fields of Agronomy, Animal husbandry and Veterinary medicine, Agribusiness, Land management, Environmental science, Forestry, Biotechnology and Food technology. Until 2012, the university has trained more than 27000 engineers, 1000 masters, 30 doctors and technical staffs in the fields of agriculture, forestry, Natural resources and Environment in which 50% of them are ethnic minority and come from remote areas. According to the university’s statistics, more than 70% of staffs and leaders in the north mountainous provinces were graduated from TUAF; 395 university alumni are holding leadership positions of provinces, ministries and central agencies; 8 university alumni are Commissioners of the Party Central Committee; 3 university alumni are Ministers.
With the huge contribution for the boom development of agricultural production and the innovation in rural areas of Vietnam in general and the north mountainous regions in particular in the renovation, the university was honoured to receive many noble titles such asFirst Class Labour Medal, Third Class Independent Medal. At the ceremony, on behalf of President, the Vice President- Nguyen Thi Doan awarded the Labour Hero medal for Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry. This is the great recognition of the Party and the Government for the contribution and development of the university.
On this occasion, the Vice President awarded 25 scholarships for students who had outstanding achievements in studying. At the end of the ceremony, the leaders of the Party, Government and provinces planted trees for commemoration.
University leaders took a photo with Vice State president Nguyen Thi Doan
Unniversity leaders took a photo with Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh
The ceremony was lively broadcasted on Thai Nguyen radio and television
Receiving the title of Labour Hero
Planting trees for commemoration