The training followed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on training human resources for Laos and Cambodia in accordance with a scholarship program by the Da Nang People’s Committee, signed on September 22 between the Vietnamese city’s Department of Foreign Affairs and the University of Da Nang.

At the MoU signing ceremony (Photo: SGGP)

The cooperation aims to support and train high-quality human resources to satisfy the demand for development in Laos and Cambodia, thereby promoting the traditions, strengths and experience in training foreign students of the University of Da Nang for the past 20 years, and contributing to Da Nang city’s efforts to nurture the traditional friendship and cooperation between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

The Da Nang city People’s Committee is expected to provide 58 full scholarships to Lao and Cambodian localities, including 4 PhDs, 21 masters and 33 university graduates; and 52 partial scholarships, including 26 masters and 26 university graduates.

According to Mr. Huynh Duc Truong, Director of Da Nang city Department of Foreign Affairs, the MoU will be applied for the next school year, promising to bring many practical benefits in improving the quality of selection and training as well as management of foreign students; and provide the premise to develop more diversified and comprehensive human resource training cooperation programs for Lao and Cambodian localities.

At the MoU signing ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Quang Son, Vice Rector of University of Da Nang, affirmed that it was an honor for the university to train Lao and Cambodian human resources. “It also shows the university’s prestige and the international quality of training,” he added.

So far, there have been about 170 Lao students studying at the University of Da Nang under the scholarship program of Da Nang city People’s Committee. In addition, a number of local departments and agencies have begun to receive Lao students on probation, laying an important step for educational cooperation between the Vietnamese city and Lao localities.

There are currently more than 700 international students from Laos, Cambodia, the Republic of Korea, China, Thailand and many countries in the University of Da Nang./.

Compiled by BTA