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Le Cong Tuan Anh
(Vietnam)

MSc in Neuropharmacology, NUIG

if you need vision and are looking for a shoulder of a giant to stand on, Ireland is worth every penny to be in your consideration. Ireland’s Fellowship Programme has offered me the chance to change my vision in life, and I would absolutely recommend this prestigious programme to others

I have been working as a lecturer for almost three years in the School of Medicine and Pharmacy at the University of Danang. My passion is to always broaden my vision in this field so that I can spread knowledge to students and help them to be better health professionals in the future, which then will contribute to the development of the health care system in my country. Working in an education environment, improving the quality of education is my motto. That is why I wanted to study neuropharmacology in Ireland, which has one of the most elite education systems in the world. 

 The course so far has been brilliant. I have been guided to conduct experiments, especially animal experiments, appropriately. The research method of study design, experimental procedure and statistical analysis is great to learn. And the lecturers have given me a better understanding of the drugs that work with neurology. The way NUI Galway organises classes and the use of technology effectively to support learners and to increase interactions between students and lecturers have been part of what has made the experience so positive. 

As a lecturer, my work involves sharing knowledge and conducting research. NUI Galway has offered me a course that gives me everything I needed. I believe my learning about the current trends in neurology and pharmacology, as well as proper research methods, will be of great use to me when I return to work at home. I have a particular interest in the area of depression, which many people suffer from, particularly in low-income countries, and there are many barriers to treatment, so I plan to focus my research in this area for my dissertation. My department in Vietnam has many young, talented employees who work hard and who will also benefit from the knowledge I will be able to share with them that I have learned during my studies in Ireland.  

I would describe life in Ireland in two words: peaceful and beautiful. Ireland is full of beauty with castles, vast green fields, great cliffs and friendly people. When I go back home, I’m going to miss enjoying a cup of Irish coffee with traditional folk songs on a rainy afternoon. My message to other people is that if you need vision and are looking for a shoulder of a giant to stand on, Ireland is worth every penny to be in your consideration. Ireland’s Fellowship Programme has offered me the chance to change my vision in life, and I would absolutely recommend this prestigious programme to others, including my own students in the future.