Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

The President of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences received a delegation of officials from the Francophone University Agency


January 25, 2019, at the headquarters of Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS), No. 1 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Chairman of the Academy, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan met the delegation of officials from the Francophone University Agency (AUF) come to visit and work at the Academy.

Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan and Mrs. Ouidad Tebbaa at the meeting  

Attending the meeting with Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan was: Mr. Nguyen Thanh Ha, Head of International Cooperation Department (ICD); Vu Tuan Hung, Deputy Head of Science Management Board; Mr. Hoang Xuan Sang and Mrs. Vu Van Anh, experts of ICD. On the side of the Francophone University Agency delegation, there was Ms. Ouidad Tebbaa, Asia-Pacific Regional Director; Mr. Claude Emmanuel Leroy, Regional Project Coordinator; Ms. Nguyen Thi Thuy Nga, Project Manager; Ms. Nguyen Thuy Huyen, Project Manager.

On behalf of Academic's Leader, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan expressed his pleasure to welcome Ms. Ouidad Tebbaa and the delegation to visit and work at Academy. The professor stressed: the two centers (CNFp Digital Center at 26 Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi and CNFMD Digital Center at 49 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Ho Chi Minh city) play an important role in the cooperation of both parties. However, the center in Hanoi will expire on December 31, 2019; the Center in Ho Chi Minh city expired on December 31, 2018. Therefore, it is necessary to discuss whether to extend or switch to another form of cooperation after the two centers expire. Mr. Nguyen Quang Thuan proposed the topic of research cooperation that the two sides are interested in such as Gender Equality in the industrial age 4.0; At the same time, promoting research results into teaching and sharing experiences of countries. On the occasion of the meeting, the Chairman also expressed his hope that with the enthusiastic support of Ms. Ouidad Tebbaa, the two sides would have new cooperation contents in the coming time.

Ms. Ouidad Tebbaa expressed her honor and thanks for the warm welcome of the Academy. She affirmed that in addition to the mission of connecting world-wide Francophone universities, one of AUF's goals is to cooperate with research institutions to bring research results into teaching. Therefore, the meeting was extremely important, because the Academy is the leading scientific research and policy consultancy agency in Vietnam. Ms. Director shared that the two sides could further discuss governance topics in transition economies such as quality management, capacity building management, digital application in university and business environments. In parallel with the research work, the two sides can build a master's program in gender equality so that the research can be extended to many subjects such as lawyers, economists…

Panoramic meeting Participants took souvenir photos at the meeting

After exchanging and proposing, the two sides agreed on two main issues: Firstly, about the operation of two digital centers, the center in Ho Chi Minh City has brought efficiency to both the Academy and AUF, so both sides have agreed to continue to extend the activities of this center, and would provide a unified operation plan; the center in Hanoi will expire at the end of 2019, there is still time for both parties to evaluate and will continue to discuss later. Secondly, on the topics of cooperation, the staffs of the Academy and AUF would discuss more deeply about the proposed cooperation topics, as well as to develop appropriate cooperation projects.

At the end of the meeting, Prof.Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan thanked the visit and work of AUF delegation; At the same time, he also believed that the scientific cooperation between the two sides would increasingly gain good results in the future.

Hong Nhung




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