As of 8 January, 2019, the University of Electro-Communications (UEC) has signed a Global Alliance Lab: GAL agreement between four sister institutions of the Universities of UEC (Hanoi Us), located in Hanoi Vietnam. The four sister institutions are Le Quy Don Technical University (LQD), VNU University of Engineering and Technology (VNU-UET), National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (NHTD), and Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST). GAL recognized "HanoiUs-UEC GAL" as a part of the GAL organization, and a kickoff meeting was held at the executive secretary school of the Hanoi district, LQD, on 27 March 2019. The opening ceremony was held on 29 March during the 5th UEC seminar in ASEAN 2019, as organized by the UEC ASEAN Research and Education Center (UAREC). HanoiUs-UEC GAL is the first of five universities to become part of GAL, and it will promote international collaborative endeavors on research and education.
At the kickoff meeting and the opening ceremony, Prof. Ky Nam Le, the vice president of LQD, Prof. Bao Son Pham, the vice president of VNU-UET, Prof. Van Kinh Nguyen, the director of NHTD, Prof. Huu Thanh Nguyen, the dean of HUST, Prof. Abe, the vice president of UEC, Prof. Ishibashi, professor of UEC, and other professors of these institutions attended.
At the kickoff meeting, constructive discussions on promoting future collaboration under the name of HanoiUs-UEC GAL was held.
After the vice president of Prof. Koji Abe's speech at the opening ceremony, he explained the organization and introduced examples of inter-organizational collaboration. All members expressed their expectations and aspirations for this collaboration. Approximately 50 welcomed participants attended the 5th UEC Seminar in ASEAN 2019, including those from partner schools in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. In addition to the HanoiUs-UEC GAL opening ceremony mentioned above, information was given on the co-sponsored the ECTI-UEC Workshop on AI and Applications and the UEC Seminar are scheduled for September 2019 in Bangkok.
Exchanging various examples, ideas, and comments was helpful in promoting future collaborations at this 5th UEC Seminar in ASEAN 2019. The co-sponsorship of the ECTI Workshop on AI and Applications was also fully recognized.