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Việt Nam seeks greater education ties with the US

Update: March, 25/2017 - 09:09
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc (R) receives Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust in Hà Nội yesterday.— Photo Doãn Tấn

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam is keen on developing co-operation in the education sector with the US in general and the Harvard University in particular, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said yesterday. 

Receiving Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust in Hà Nội, he thanked the university for supporting Việt Nam in successfully organising the Việt Nam Executive Leadership Program (VELP). 

Noting that educational reform and improving the quality of training was a crucial factor in the development of a country, he requested that the Harvard University continues to support Việt Nam with leadership training and tertiary administration, as well as opening training courses for Việt Nam’s senior officials. 

The PM proposed that Harvard strengthens co-ordination with Việt Nam in sourcing funding to maintain the VELP programme, and increase the number of Vietnamese students admitted to the university in the future.

Faust said she hoped the curriculum at the new Fulbright University Việt Nam (FUV) would become a co-operation model connecting Vietnamese and US scholars and researchers. 

Both Việt Nam and the US placed a high priority on education, which could help the two countries deal with the challenges they are facing, she said, stressing that there were numerous co-peration opportunities for Việt Nam and Harvard. 

She said the university was expanding collaboration with Vietnamese peers, including medical institutions, and pledged to support and promote implementation of the FUV project in Việt Nam. — VNS

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