University of Arkansas’s Walton College to Partner with Vietnamese University


– The Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University
of Arkansas has signed a memorandum of
understanding with Vietnam National University,
Ho Chi Minh City,
to exchange students in doctoral and master of information systems programs.

“The Walton College
is very pleased to be working with the University
of Information Technology at Vietnam National
University,” said Moez Limayem, chair
of the Walton College information systems department.
“This agreement to exchange faculty and students fits in our strategy to expand
our reach globally. Our collaboration will greatly benefit both universities.”

Nguyen Phi Khu, director of the department of science-technology,
postgraduate education  and international relations and assistant to the
rector at the University of Information Technology, traveled to Fayetteville
to sign the agreement, which was also signed by Dan Worrell, dean of Walton College.
One of the objectives is to implement a “1+1” program for the Master of
Information Systems program whereby select Vietnam students at Vietnam National
University take information systems courses as well as English during the first
year in Vietnam and complete the master’s degree on the University of Arkansas
campus in the second year.

Accompanying Khu were associate professor Tran Thi Hong, director of the
department of external relations and project development; associate professor
Do Phuc, department chair of computer information systems, University of Information
; and Tran Thanh An, director of the Dormitory
Complex — all from Vietnam
National University

Limayem said, “Vietnam National University
chose a partnership with the Walton
because of our
unique and world-class infrastructure and faculty and our ties with top
technology companies. In addition, the Walton
College can offer such learning tools
as the RFID Research Center
and the enterprise systems program.”

The Vietnam National University delegation met with Bill Curington, senior
associate dean; Joseph Ziegler, director of international programs; Paul
Cronan, director of the master’s program in information systems; and David
Douglas, enterprise systems director of the Walton College information systems

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