VC signs Vietnam collaboration agreement

Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed with the UK-Vietnam HE Network by Dr Calvert, on behalf of Global Wales July 2022

University of South Wales (USW) Vice-Chancellor Dr Ben Calvert last week represented Global Wales at the UK-Vietnam Education Collaboration Forum in London.

During the proceedings, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with the UK-Vietnam HE Network by Dr Calvert, on behalf of Global Wales, and Professor Huynh Quyet Thang, the Network’s Chair and President of Hanoi University of Science and Technology.

The signing was witnessed by members of the Vietnamese Government, including the Chairman of the National Assembly, HE Vuong Dinh Hue, and Minister for Education and Training, A/Prof Nguyen Kim Son.

The signing reaffirmed Global Wales’ commitment to developing partnerships with Vietnam and set out areas in which future collaboration between Wales and Vietnam will be explored, including through student and staff mobility and research partnerships in areas of shared interest such as digital transformation and green energies.

During the forum, Dr Calvert also signed a MOU on behalf of USW with Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. This partnership sets out our intention to explore a range of collaborative opportunities with specific focus on the academic areas of the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Sustainable Development, Food Security, Climate Change, and Construction Project Management.

After the signing, Dr Calvert said: “I’m delighted to see more partnerships being developed between education providers in our two great nations.

“The MOU between USW and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology reflects the University’s support for the Global Wales’ work in Vietnam and our own commitment to long-lasting and impactful collaboration in the country.”

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