In a warm and sunny autumn morning of September 10, with the typical orange T- shirt, Van Anh- one of 1400 new students attended the opening ceremony of FPT University in Hoa Lac. This has marked a new beginning of these youths to deploy and challenge themselves in a different environment.
On September 10, nearly 1600 K13- students attended the Opening Ceremony of FPT University at Hoa Lac and Danang campus. This is a part of events to be held in all four campus of FPT University in Hanoi, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City in September and October.
The meeting was attended by many distinguished guests including Ms. Do Thu Tra (Recruitment Manager of FPT Software), Colonel Phan Xuan Dung (Deputy Director of Defense Education Center II), Senior Lieutenant Colonel Dang Viet Hung (Head of Training Department at Defense Education Center II), Dr. Nguyen Khac Thanh (Rector of FPT University), Dr. Nguyen Kim Anh (Vice Rector of FPT University), Dr. Ta Ngoc Cau (Deputy Director of FPT University Hanoi) and other staff at FPT University.
Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Nguyen Khac Thanh shared about the number of 13 which is the number of this year course and follow all students during the next four years. “You could see number 13 in all your student ID card. We all know that many Westerners who do not like number 13 and they avoid it in all big buildings and events,” said Dr. Thanh. “However at FPT, No. 13 is the spiritual number. All of the subsidiaries are estiablished on the 13th and the top leaders are sitting on the 13th floor”.
Dr. Thanh also explained about the reason of choosing this unlucky number. “Choosing No. 13 is fate because FPT Corporation was established on September 13, 1988,” he said. “In addition, if we choose to start from the hardest day, all the following days are the best days and could not be more difficult. No. 13 is neither beautiful nor bad but just the beginning of brave people”.
National instrumental music and Vovina- a traditional martial art which are two subjects will stick with students during the next 4 years at the university performed by elder students, showing a warm and meaningful greeting sent to new students.
Along with the students during the 12 years of schooling and now the university, the parents’ emotion were reflected in their eyes and face. “University is an important level of education that determines the future. When my son Le Duc Anh decided to study at FPT University after his trip to Japan, I learned about the university and knew that it is was highly recommended for its training and facilities,” Ms. Truong Thi Thoa- a parent representative said. Duc Anh is a K12 student with good academic record. This year, Ms. Thoa’s second son followed his brother, becoming a K13 student.
This year’s enrollment of FPT University “hides” many talents in both academia and the arts. One of them, Vu Thanh Trung who has excellent achievements, refused 3 foreign universities to choose Computer Science at FPT University due to his own interest on Artificial Intelligence. “I will need to spend a lot of effort to live independently and it will be the challenge to grow and develop myself,” he said. “I feel very lucky to be able to go to FPT University, find out the value of learning and start over again”.
The big applause for Vu Thanh Trung is the sympathy of K13 students, showing that from now on they will live together, study hard and build a strong student community. As a tradition, the opening ceremony of FPT University closed with “FPT- The River of Oath” song singing by 1400 new students and all other staff and lecturers.
At the end of the ceremony, new students joined the festival together with exciting performances by students of FPT University. On the same day, the opening ceremony of FPT University Danang was also held with the attendance of about 200 students.
2017 – 2018 is the first year of FPT University celebrating opening ceremonies in all four campuses: Hanoi, Da Nang, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City. Nearly 1400 new students at Hoa Lac campus, Hanoi and 200 new students at Da Nang campus joined the ceremony . In Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City, the Opening Ceremony will be held on September 16 and October 1, respectively.
Credit: FPT Education