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The Launching of the Book ‘From Humanist Spirit to Happy University’ at DTU

On November 30, 2023, a book entitled: ‘From Humanist Spirit to Happy University’ was introduced at the DTU library, with guests, DTU lecturers and students attending. Hero of Labor and Meritorious Teacher Le Cong Co continued to fulfill his dream of creating a collection of traditional Vietnamese books at the university library. His latest book was announced after two years of formulating ideas, and preparing and completing the manuscript, and publication by the Writers’ Association Publishing House.
In addition to his two memoirs ‘Times of Raising People’ (2006) and ‘Times of People’s Love’ (2015), Mr. Co has subsequently coauthored other works straight from the heart and subsequently revived patriotic spirit and a desire to serve the nation, especially amongst the younger generation. These include:
- ‘Duy Tan Dream’, in 2015
- ‘People of Yore’, in 2015
- ‘Model of connection between universities and businesses in university training in Central Vietnam’, in 2018
- ‘Some issues in the agricultural and rural development of the Central Vietnam key economic region’, in 2019
- ‘From Under the School Roof’, in 2020
- ‘Creativity for Innovation’, in 2021
- ‘Hue, the Immortal Years’, in 2023
Ra m?t Sách “T? Tinh th?n Nhân van d?n tru?ng Ð?i h?c H?nh phúc”
Hero of Labor and Distinguished Teacher Le Cong Co speaks
Writer Mr. Tan Hoai Da Vu edited the book and had many interesting things to explain at the launch. “When I read the book, I was honestly quite surprised, because I did not expect that Mr. Thao and Mr. Le Cong Co, who we knew during the war as ’men of action’, would give up everything on reunification to devote the rest of their days to education. They built a small foreign-language center into the prestigious university that is DTU today, tempered by their previous lives to quickly become ‘men of thinking’, harboring profound thoughts about our national culture. We all aspire to having a happy university in our homeland, including the younger generation.”
Ra m?t Sách “T? Tinh th?n Nhân van d?n tru?ng Ð?i h?c H?nh phúc”
Hero of Labor and Distinguished Teacher Le Cong Co signed books for DTU staff and lecturers
The book is divided into seven chapters and contains several profound insights on the humanistic values of the Vietnamese culture. The author devotes many pages to enthusiastically expressing a variety of his thoughts about running a happy university.
“For a university, the core of happiness is to preserve the best values of the past while creating new values and products to enrich our material and spiritual lives,” said Distinguished Teacher Le Cong Co, “And especially to educate students to be cultured and knowledgeable, and contribute to a civilized, fair and compassionate society. The ultimate, perfect civilization must foster the best wives, husbands, fathers and mothers, and make life as comfortable for then all as possible.”
Ra m?t Sách “T? Tinh th?n Nhân van d?n tru?ng Ð?i h?c H?nh phúc”
Mr Tan Hoai Da Vu, personally in charge of editing the book, had many interesting things to say at the book launch
“Given all this, the university itself must provide a happy environment. Happiness, however, does not come falling out of the sky. A true university requires everyone to make the maximum effort to educate its teachers to become truly inquiring individuals through teaching, research, and the cultivation of morals. Only then will a university be able to really graduate scientifically oriented and ethical professionals. On achieving this, the university environment will ultimately become a perfectly happy one. And such is the burning aspiration of DTU.”
Mr. Tan Hoai Da Vu added: “There are two important questions in our lives: the first one is, ‘do we really find joy?’ and the second one is, ‘do we bring joy to others?’ I think Hero of Labor and Distinguished Teacher Le Cong Co has answered these two questions, he has certainly found joy in life and brought joy to others. Congratulations on the launch of your new book.”
(Media Center)