Vietnam seeks greater education ties with the US

Vietnam is keen on developing co-operation in the education sector with the US in general and the Harvard University in particular, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said yesterday.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) receives Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust in Hà Nội yesterday.— Photo Doan Tan

Receiving Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust in Hanoi, he thanked the university for supporting Vietnam in successfully organizing the Vietnam 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 Vietnam with leadership training and tertiary administration, as well as opening training courses for Vietnam’s senior officials.

The PM proposed that Harvard strengthens co-ordination with Vietnam in sourcing funding to maintain the VELP program, 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 Vietnam (FUV) would become a co-operation model connecting Vietnamese and US scholars and researchers.

Both Vietnam 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 Vietnam 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 Vietnam.


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