Forty-two Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian university rectors have come to a decision to set up a university network and build the network’s operational content and mechanisms.
The decision was made at a meeting of Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian universities’ rectors at Ho Chi Minh City National University on August 27.
Addressing the meeting entitled, “Promoting cooperation in tertiary education and scientific research”, Head of the Lao National Assembly’s Socio-Cultural Affairs Committee Douangdy Outhachak emphasised the necessity to effectively implement education and training work, along with science and technology modernisation.
The establishment of the education network will help Laos strongly develop its economy, trade and service, he said.
He expressed his hope that Vietnam universities will receive more Lao students and assist Lao universities in human resource training programmes.
Associate Professor Phan Thanh Binh, who is also Rector of Ho Chi Minh City National University, said the network would be a foundation to promote cooperation among regional universities, contributing to the regional development and raising the solidarity and traditional friendship among the three countries.
The rectors also discussed the establishment of a digital university with the ASEAN Universities Network (AUN) and the development of a virtual university between Vietnam , Laos and Cambodia .
Representatives from 11 Vietnamese, Lao and Cambodian universities signed a memorandum of understanding on training cooperation in which they will exchange students, lecturers, learning and scientific information and research./.