Cooperation to improve training quality of Laos students at University of Economics – the University of Danang


On the occasion of the 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic relations establishment (5/9/1962 – 5/9/2017), 40 years of the signing of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation between Vietnam and Laos (18/7/1977 – 18/7/2017) and to strengthen the traditional friendship, comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association of Danang City organised a group visit to local authorities in Lao from Nov 21st to 30th, 2017. 

Mr. Phung Tan Viet, the group leader, leaving a note  at the President Kaysone Phomvihane Memorial Museum in Vientiane, Laos  

The group visit was led by Mr. Phung Tan Viet – Vice President of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association, with the participation of representatives from departments, businesses and universities in Danang and Mr. Kham Sen – Consulate General of Laos in Danang, Mr. Tran Quoc Hung – Head of Student Affairs Department, University of Economics – the University of Danang.  

The group visited People’s Committee, Foreign Affairs Department, Education and Sport Department, Laos-Vietnam Friendship Association, Association of overseas Vietnamese in Khammoune, Luang Phrabang, Bolikhamxay and Vientiane. The group was warmly welcomed by organisations, local authorities, overseas Vietnamese and the local people. Besides, the group also took part in Laos-Vietnam cultural exchanges organised by local authorities. 

Mr. Tran Quoc Hung, representative of University of Economics-The University of Danang awarding scholarships in Khammoune and Luang Phrabang

The group also had a discussion about partnership in education to improve the training quality of Laos students in Vietnam, developing high-quality human resources for the socio-economic development of Laos. As a prestigious university in Central Highland of Vietnam, University of Economics has proudly become the first option for Laos students in Vietnam. From 2003-2017, the University has trained more than 650 undergraduates, graduates and PhD candidates from Laos. More than 300 bachelors, masters and PhDs from Laos graduated and returned to their country to hold important positions in many fields. University of Economics is currently training 250 Laos students, taking the highest number of students from Laos among member universities of the University of Danang.

During this visit, Mr. Tran Quoc Hung gave an overview of University of Economics, its position, orientation and the training results of Laos students. He also discussed the management of students from Laos, partnership in training, researching, exchanging knowledge and contacting businesses from Laos and Vietnam to recruite Laos students. On behalf of University of Economics, Mr. Tran Quoc Hung awarded 4 scholarships that covered full tuition fee and accomodation to local authorities the group visited. This meaningful gift shows the close connection of University of Economics-the University of Danang with the training of high-quality human resources for Laos.

Local authorities from Laos expressed sincere appreciation to University of Economics-the University of Danang for supporting and creating the best conditions for Laos students in Danang. The local authorities will cooperate strongly with University of Economics to manage and train Laos students effectively.

The group visit of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association of Danang City successfully ended, which helps strengthen the close relationship between the two countries in general and between Danang City and Laos’ local authorities in particular.