A farewell to Mr. Bui Quang Do - Chairman of the Foundation Council of Van Lang University

(VLU, 09/11/2021) - 01:45 am today, November 9th, 2021 (October 5th, Lunar year), Mr. Bui Quang Do - Former Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Founding Council, Former Secretary of the Party Committee of Van Lang University, passed away after a period of treatment serious illness, at the age of 76.

Mr. BUI QUANG DO was born on July 1st, 1946 in Gio Linh district, Quang Tri province. Mr. Bui Quang Do has been involved in education since 1970, he used to work as a lecturer at Hanoi University of Science and Technology. Since 1972, Mr. Bui Quang Do joined the army with the rank of Major (in 1985). He worked in the electronics – informatics field after leaving the army, he also held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vietnam Electronics and Informatics Corporation, General Director of GEN Pacific Informatics Joint Venture Company, and so on.

In 1993, the first founders of Van Lang University led by Mr. Nguyen Dac Tam inviting Engineer Bui Quang Do to participate in the Van Lang University opening project. With the Inspiration and Leading spirit, Mr. Bui Quang Do, Mr. Nguyen Dac Tam, and Dr. Pham Khac Chi (the first Van Lang University Principal), many members of the intelligentsia, one by one, cooperating to build the beginning of the university. On January 27th, 1995, Van Lang University was officially issued by the Prime Minister's Decision as one of the first private universities in the country.

From the time he took his Gen Pacific Company office as the first headquarters of Van Lang Private University (1995), to a prestigious Van Lang University today, Mr. Bui Quang Do has attached and outlined the development direction and strategy for most of the steps of Van Lang University. He took on leading roles: Vice Chairman of the BOD (March 1995 – October 1997), Chairman of the BOD (March 10, 1997 – March 2020), President of the Association Board of Directors of Van Lang Education Investment Group Joint Stock Company (March 3, 2017 - November 11, 2020), Chairman of the Founding Council of Van Lang University. With 45 years of Party life, Mr. Bui Quang Do also holds the position of Secretary of the Party Committee of Van Lang University for 2 terms (2010 - 2020).

The assertiveness and vision of Mr. Bui Quang Do in the early years of educational socialization of the country laid the foundation for the development of Van Lang University, which many values ​​have been proved up to now. More than 20 years ago, Mr. Bui Quang Do said “There is no other way than to invest in improving the quality of training and building facilities at the same time. In the long-term, our university will build on three main sites, each of which must be invested to be on par with universities in the region, etc.” (Excerpt from the Speech at the 5th Anniversary Celebration of Van Lang University). After a journey of nearly a quarter of a century, Van Lang University continues to persevere on the path toward quality education, and has realized the most modern university campuses in Ho Chi Minh City.

With his diplomatic talent, belief and sincere dedication to national education, Mr. Bui Quang Do also has attracts many talents to contribute to the development of Van Lang University for many years. In a short time, after Van Lang University successfully transformed into a private university (in 2015), Mr. Bui Quang Do continued to support the leadership team to reshape the university concept in the context of fundamental and comprehensive reform of national education. At the end of 2020, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Van Lang University, he sincerely messaged: “I have an infinite belief and pride in Van Lang University and the leaders who are looking to the future. At the moment of intergenerational transfer, I sincerely pray that Van Lang University develops like the love of all of us."

Today, the community of officials - lecturers - employees, and students of Van Lang University deeply mourns the passing of Mr. Bui Quang Do. Appreciating the great contributions of him and his morality and intelligence, Van Lang community would like to save the memories of Mr. Bui Quang Do and continue to fulfill his wishes and enthusiasm about the good university for the young generation.

vlu vinh biet ky su bui quang do aMr. Bui Quang Do (white shirt) at the Opening Ceremony of Van Lang University in 1995


vlu vinh biet ky su bui quang do bMr. Bui Quang Do chaired the meeting to improve the training quality of Van Lang University (1998)

vlu vinh biet ky su bui quang do cMr. Bui Quang Do and Mr. Nguyen Dac Tam welcomed Mr. Le Thanh Hai - Vice President of Ho Chi Minh City in 1999

vlu vinh biet ky su bui quang do dMr. Bui Quang Do accompanies the marathon competition for students - the typical activity of Van Lang University, 2003

vlu vinh biet ky su bui quang do eMr. Bui Quang Do was beating the drum in the Opening Ceremonies to welcome new students.

vlu vinh biet ky su bui quang do fMr. Bui Quang Do and Mr. Nguyen Dac Tam took a picture at Campus 1 of Van Lang University in 2010

vlu vinh biet ky su bui quang do gIn 2016, Mr. Bui Quang Do congratulated the first female President of Van Lang University - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieuvlu vinh biet ky su bui quang do hSince 2015, Van Lang University has actively cleared and built the main campus - the current Van Lang educational complex.
Photo: Mr.  Bui Quang Do and Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri - Chairman of Van Lang University participated in the inauguration day of the bridge to transport construction materials of Van Lang Education Complex (2016).
vlu vinh biet ky su bui quang do iMr. Bui Quang Do welcomes former Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha and MSc. Huynh Cach Mang, Standing Member of the City Party Committee, Vice Chairman of  People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City (The groundbreaking ceremony of constructing the third Campus of Van Lang University in 2017)

vlu vinh biet ky su bui quang do j 1Mr. Bui Quang Do and the leadership team celebrate the event that the Van Lang University has achieved national quality accreditation standards and announced a new brand identity in May 2018


vlu vinh biet ky su bui quang do kMr. Bui Quang Do received the Certificate of Merit from the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Van Lang University in 2020


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