Honda Y-E-S Award in Vietnam
Partnership with The National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies (NISTPASS) and Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd.
* Information concerning affiliation/profile of the awardee is current at the time he/she received the award.
Y-E-S Award Plus Recipient
Nguyen Thi Thuy
Vietnam National University,
Hanoi, University of Engineering and Technology
Electronics and Telecommunications
Host institution/organization in Japan:
Advanced Wireless & Communication Research Center (AWCC)
Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering
The University of Electro-Communications
This is the second time I have been in Japan. While in the first time I had a chance to discover Japan quickly through trips and seminars, in this time I had much more time to experiment Japan more deeply.
Before the internship, I had many imaginations about the Japanese academic environment, and some of them were negative. However, my negative point of view changed a lot when I work in the University of Electro-Communications. Professors tend to create a comfortable environment for students to do their researches. For example, students can have own schedule for learning in laboratory. The results are important, not how long student spend in laboratory. During the internship, I took part in a Japanese class. Japanese is so complicated for me; however, I am very happy when I can say something with Japanese in Japanese. In additional, at Japanese class I had chance to make friend with international students.
During three months in Japan, I saw a lot of interesting things about Japanese culture not only the ones I knew through internet or TV before. Through activities in daily life in here, I admired how Japanese people work. They work so hard and professional. That is why Japanese products and services are very good. At the weekend, I like going to the park or riding bicycle along the river bank. There were a lot of people, especially families, enjoy they free time here, and I love that. These scene always made me feel really peace, happy and relax. Besides I also had some trips to discover Japanese culture. As my Japanese level were quite low, I often get trouble during my trips. However, these troubles became fun memories thanks to kind and friendly Japanese people I met.
After all, I love Japan more.