Second congress of Vietnamese Students in Australia held in Canberra

Monday, 08/08/2022 10:30
The second congress of the Vietnamese Students in Australia (SVAU) was held in Canberra on August 6 to review its operation in the 2020-2022 period and work out directions for the 2022 – 2024 period.
Ambassador Nguyen Tat Thanh speaking at the congress (Photo: VNA) 

The event was attended by Vietnamese Ambassador to Australia Nguyen Tat Thanh and some 40 outstanding Vietnamese students across Australia. It was also attended by representatives from the Central Committees of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and Vietnam Students' Association and leaders of student associations from Vietnam.

Speaking at the congress, Vice President of SVAU Huynh Tan Dat said during the past tenure, the association has organized various activities to promote innovation and entrepreneurship among students, including a series of talks with experts in innovation for students and an annual global contest for innovative start-ups Hack4 Growth Australia held by its Vietnam Australia Innovation Network (NIC AU).

He added that the NIC AU has also organised Innovation Expo 2020, and two virtual seminars on smart agriculture and high-quality agriculture which brought together speakers from Vietnam, the US, France and Australia to seek solutions for the sustainable development of agriculture in Vietnam.

In addition, the SVAU has organized charitable events to raise funds for disadvantaged Vietnamese people and those hurt by natural disasters and COVID-19.

Currently, about 30,000 Vietnamese students are studying in Australia./.