|Delegates launch the World Trade Organisation Chairs Programme website of the Foreign Trade University on January 9. — Photo courtesy of the FTU|
HÀ NỘI — The Foreign Trade University on January 9 launched its World Trade Organisation Chairs Programme (WCP) website, https://wcp.ftu.edu.vn, as part of its participation in the WCP phase 3 for 2022-26.
Speaking at the event, FTU president Bùi Anh Tuấn said that Foreign Trade University carried out research, curriculum development and networking activities with direct support from the WTO and the cooperation of government bodies, business communities and academic institutions since the launching ceremony in May 2022.
“The launch of the FTU WTO Chair’s website is strong evidence that together, we will implement more practical and effective activities within the framework of the FTU WTO Chair Programme,” said Tuấn.
The website will become an official communication channel to update event information about the WTO Chair Programme at Foreign Trade University, contributing to bringing the programme’s activities closer to local and foreign organisations, individuals and businesses.
The WTO Chair Programme was launched in 2010 by the Secretariat of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) with the aim of improving knowledge and understanding of the world trading system among experts, scholars and policymakers in developing countries.
The FTU, among 17 educational institutions selected from 126 educational institutions in 54 countries around the world, was also the only educational institution in Việt Nam to join the programme.
The FTU is implementing activities in the programme with three main pillars, including research activities, curriculum activities, and outreach activities to the community with direct support from the WTO and the cooperation of partners representing stakeholders such as the Ministry of Industry and Trade, VCCI, industry associations and businesses.
|A panel discussion within the framework of the workshop on technological advancement and the new context for international trade and investment. — Photo courtesy of the FTU|
An international workshop also took place within the framework of the ceremony with the theme “Technological advancement and the new context for international trade and investment”.
FTU Vice President Phạm Thu Hương said that the FTU would continue to deploy a series of networking events, cooperation, and intensive training in the following years, thereby contributing to the realisation of Việt Nam's goals of sustainable development and prosperity. The workshop is an open forum for managers, scientists, lecturers and students to exchange and discuss theoretical and practical issues on the impact of the technological revolution on international trade and trade facilitation.
Local and international participants talked about many topics such as the role of technological progress, digital transformation, the development of the digital economy and the influence of this trend on international trade and investment.
They also focused discussion on international integration and technology transfer, trade in services in the new normal, green energy and international trade of developing countries. — VNS