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Over 300 universities join One Asia Convention 2018 in Hà Nội

Update: August, 06/2018 - 09:00
Delegates from more than 300 universities and over 30 countries participated in the One Asia Convention Hanoi 2018 – Hope for the Future event in Hà Nội last week.– Photo vov.vn

HÀ NỘI – Delegates from more than 300 universities and over 30 countries participated in the One Asia Convention Hanoi 2018 – Hope for the Future event in Hà Nội last week.

The convention was co-held by the University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS), the Vietnam National University and the One Asia Foundation to provide a forum for politicians, managers and scientists to share knowledge and experience in promoting common prosperity in Asia.

According to vice chairman of the National Assembly’s Committee for External Affairs, Nguyen Sỹ Cường, reports delivered at the event covered a number of today’s pressing issues, notably solutions to climate change and development of communications and science and technology in the era of Industry 4.0.

Some speakers also addressed opportunities and challenges to the future of the Asian Community and other issues related to culture, education, migration, labour movement and win-win solutions to conflicts and disputes, he added.

ULIS Rector Đỗ Minh Tuấn said during the event, delegates contributed ideas towards a common goal of maintaining peace, stability and development, and strengthening solidarity and cooperation within the Asian Community.

The One Asia Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded in Japan in 2009, aiming to contribute to the establishment of the Asian Community. It has a basic fund of around JPY10 billion (US$90 million). The foundation has to date provided scholarships for more than 8,000 people and financially supported over 5,000 scholars and researchers of Asian studies. It has also opened about 1,000 courses on Asian studies at 120 universities. — VNS

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