To promote the cooperation with National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)

On April 14th, 2015 the Director General of NAOJ Hayashi Masahiko visited and discussed the cooperation opportunities with Vietnam Japan Management Unit. The representatives of Vietnam National Satellite Center- Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology also joined the meeting. 

NAOJ was established in 1988. It has the most advanced observing facilities in the world. The NAOJ is putting its best effort toward playing a key role in establishing a new paradigm for understanding the universe, the Earth, and life as a whole. NAOJ aims to promote the development of astronomy, astrophysics, and the related fields of science.  NAOJ’s current projects include Hawai’I Telescope, Nobeyama Radio Observatory, TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope) Project…


To promote the cooperation with National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)

TMT (Thirty Meter Telescope) Project- a 30m-Class Optical-Infrared Telescope for the 2020s


PhD. Hayashi Masahiko introduced the history, mission, activities and objectives, organization of National Astronomical Observatory of Japan. In addition to research projects in the fields of astronomy, NAOJ also cooperates with many leading universities in Japan such as: the University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Sokendai University to open master and doctoral courses.


 To promote the cooperation with National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)

An image of the meeting with the Director General of National Astronomical Observatory of Japan at VJU


Associate Professor. PhD. Vu Anh Dung, the Director of VJU Management Unit introduced the VJU project and its proposed 2016-2017 master programs to the group. PhD. Hayashi Masahiro has expressed his interests in VJU programs, especially the master program in Space Science, which is expected to open in 2017.


Both sides have expressed their desire to establish a partnership to gradually build the curriculum for VJU’s future scientific programs. Thereby, VJU students will have the opportunities to intern and work on NAOJ projects and modern research centers in Japan as well as in the world.

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