VNUHCM Establishes Campus In Ben Tre Province

In the afternoon of August 11th, VNUHCM in collaboration with Ben Tre People’s Committee held a ceremony to announce the establishment of VNUHCM campus in Ben Tre Province. This is the first National University branch campus in Vietnam.

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Mr. Bui Van Ga handed over the decision to establish the VNUHCM Campus in Ben Tre Province to Prof. Huynh Thanh Dat

Attending the ceremony were Mr. Truong Vinh Trong – Former Deputy Prime Minister, Prof. Dr. Bui Van Ga – Deputy Minister of Education and Training Ministry, Associate Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat – VNUHCM Director, Mr. Vo Thanh Hao – Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee of Ben Tre, Mr. Cao Van Trong – Chairman of Ben Tre People’s Committee together with leaders of member schools, affiliated units and functional departments of VNUHCM.

Speaking at the ceremony, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Mr. Bui Van Ga noted and highly appreciated the efforts of VNUHCM and Ben Tre Province in establishing and launching the VNUHCM campus and soon to be operational. Mr. Bui Van Ga said that this was the most reasonable and practical option to quickly train high quality human resources for the socio-economic development of the locality.

“In fact, it takes a few decades for a university to achieve a good reputation and experience for high quality training. By establishing the VNUHCM campus, Ben Tre province could shorten that period of time. This is a suitable model that other localities can refer to for multiplying instead of establishing local universities “- said Deputy Minister Bui Van Ga.

Mr. Cao Van Trong expressed his excitement when Ben Tre province was officially named in the list of localities having formal and prestigious undergraduate training schools to meet the study and research demands of students in the province and in the Mekong Delta. According to Mr. Trong, the VNUHCM campus in Ben Tre Province was fully qualified and capable to carry out the mission of training high quality human resources in the sectors and fields that the province needs. Mr. Trong also pledged to continue to accompany, support and create conditions for VNUHCM in Ben Tre Province to operate smoothly and to achieve the highest efficiency.

Prof. Huynh Thanh Dat said that this was the first VNU branch campus in the country, an important event marking the new development step of VNUHCM as well as opening new prospects in human resources training, research and transfer science and technology to contribute to the socio-economic development of the Mekong Delta region in general and Ben Tre Province in particular. Mr. Dat proposed VNUHCM campus in Ben Tre Province to unite and actively create the task of training and scientific research to solve the difficulties of Ben Tre and Mekong Delta.

On this occasion, VNUHCM announced the decision to appoint the President, Vice President of the campus . Accordingly, Assoc. Prof. Vu Phan Tu – Former Director of VNUHCM Training Center in Ben Tre would hold the position of VNUHCM Campus Manager, Dr. Ho Thu Hien, and Master Pham Huynh Minh Hung of VNUHCM Training Center would hold the position of Vice President of VNUHCM Campus.

 

Representatives cut ribbon inaugurating at the ceremony

 

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