In a significant stride towards fostering international collaboration, a high-profile delegation from Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic, recently embarked on a fruitful visit to Ton Duc Thang University in Vietnam. At the forefront of this diplomatic mission was Rector Prof. Milan Adámek, whose visionary leadership was pivotal in shaping the discussions and agreements.

The delegation was comprised of key figures, including Vice-Rector for Internationalization Assoc. Prof. Marek Kubalčík, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Informatics Assoc. Prof. Jiří Vojtěšek, esteemed lecturers Prof. Roman Šenkeřík and Assoc. Prof. Zuzana Komínková Oplatková and Head of the International Office Mr. Pavel Býček, engaged in comprehensive negotiations with Ton Duc Thang University.

One of the highlights of this diplomatic encounter was the signing of an agreement on a sandwich Ph.D. program in Information Technology, a testament to the commitment of both institutions towards advancing academic excellence. The discussions also centred around establishing double degree programs in IT and Economics and Management, setting the stage for a collaborative educational journey that benefits students.
The delegation also explored opportunities for cooperation in summer schools, underscoring the commitment to holistic student development. Rector Milan Adámek’s active participation in the opening ceremony of the first international competition in drone design further solidified the collaborative spirit between the universities.

A significant aspect of the visit involved negotiations with the Vietnam Aviation Academy, reflecting the delegation’s foresight in expanding collaborative efforts. This multifaceted approach to cooperation enhances the potential for comprehensive partnerships that extend into various fields.

Central to the ongoing collaboration is the Bata Centre, nestled within the esteemed Ton Duc Thang University. This hub has been a focal point for fostering joint degree programs, facilitating exchange programs for students and academic staff, and actively seeking opportunities for collaborative research projects and technology transfer between Czech and Vietnamese institutions.

As the curtains closed on this productive visit, the collaboration between Tomas Bata University and Ton Duc Thang University stands as a testament to the power of international cooperation in shaping the future of education, research, and innovation.

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