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ANA signs agreement with VJU

Released at: 13:51, 24/09/2018

ANA signs agreement with VJU

Photo: Ngoc Lan

Japanese carrier and Vietnam-Japan University to share knowledge in aviation operations and corporate management and cooperate in research and public relations.

by Ngoc Lan

Japanese five-star airline Air Nippon Airways (ANA) signed an agreement with the Vietnam-Japan University (VJU) on September 21 in Hanoi to strengthen bilateral cooperation in training and research.

The signing ceremony was attended by Ambassador of Japan to Vietnam, H.E. Umeda Kunio, VJU Founding Rector Furuta Motoo, Director of the Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Nguyen Kim Son, and representatives from ANA Holdings.

VJU and ANA will share knowledge in areas relating to aviation operations and corporate management and cooperate in research and public relations activities to improve brand value via hosting events.

ANA Holdings will also cooperate with VJU at the latter’s symposiums and seminars.

Addressing the ceremony, Ambassador Umeda said the signing of a comprehensive cooperation agreement with ANA Holdings will be a driving force for VJU’s development and is significant from the point of view of strengthening the Japan-Vietnam relationship.

Mr. Nguyen Kim Son, Director of the Vietnam National University (VNU), told the ceremony that the cooperation between VJU and ANA is the first between the VJU and a leading corporation in Japan, with ANA being one of nine five-star airlines in the world. This will become a bridge in culture, education, and science and technology between Japan and Vietnam.

On July 21, 2014, a Prime Ministerial Decision was signed on the establishment of VJU, the seventh member university under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi. VJU is a new university model in Vietnam, envisaged to become an internationally-recognized university and a symbol of the close and fruitful cooperation between Vietnam and Japan.

The difference with VJU lies in its connections with VNU member universities and its international nature, with intensive participation from Japanese partners. The university is given high autonomy in accordance with organizational and operational regulations issued by the Prime Minister.

ANA is the largest airline in Japan by revenue and passenger numbers. Founded in 1952, it now flies 87 international routes and 121 domestic routes and plays an important role in the efforts of the Japanese Government to reach tourism targets of 40 million overseas visitors by 2020.

It has 35,000 employees and a fleet of about 250 aircraft. It has been a member of the Star Alliance since 1999 and has joint ventures with United Airlines on trans-Pacific and Asia routes and with Lufthansa, Swiss International Airlines, and Austrian Airlines on Japan-Europe routes.

ANA was voted Airline of the Year for 2013 by Air Transport World magazine and in 2017 was awarded five stars for the fifth consecutive year by the world’s leading airline and airport review site, SKYTRAX. It is the launch customer and biggest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

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