Practical opportunities from comprehensive cooperation agreement between People's Committee of An Giang province and Van Lang University

(VLU - September 11, 2020)On the morning of September 11, 2020, the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement between the People's Committee of An Giang province and Van Lang University took place at Campus 3. It is known that An Giang province has cooperated in training and research with many universities. However, Van Lang is the first university that it has signed a comprehensive cooperation in many fields: tourism, culture - heritage, environment, health, technology, ...

The signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement between People's Committee of An Giang province and Van Lang University was attended by key governors of the province:

  • Mr. Tran Anh Thu - Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee;
  • Mr. Dinh Minh Hoang - Deputy Chief of the Provincial People's Committee Office;
  • Ms. Phan Thi Yen Nhi - Deputy Director of the Department of Science and Technology;
  • Mr. To Hoang Mon - Deputy Director of Department of Natural Resources and Environment;
  • Mr. Dao Si Tuan - Deputy Director of the Department of Culture - Sports - Tourism;
  • Mr. Tran Quang Hien - Deputy Director of the Department of Health;
  • Mr. Truong Kien Tho - Deputy Director of Department of Agriculture and Rural Development;
  • Ms. Truong Nguyen Mong Kha - Head of Science & Technology Management Department - Department of Science and Technology;
  • Mr. Nguyen Quoc Anh - Deputy Manager of Tourism Management Department - Department of Culture - Sports - Tourism

On the side of Van Lang University, the event was attended by Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri - President of the University; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - Rector; with the presence of the Dean of Technology Faculty, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of  Applied Arts, Faculty of Tourism, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Institute of Advanced Materials Technology, Postgraduate Department, Department of Training, Department of International Cooperation Scientific Research, Institute for Heritage Studies and Development,...

On behalf of Van Lang University, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - Rector has had  a brief of Van Lang University with its current capacities, such as: training programs and scientific research activities, international cooperation and some cooperation proposals between An Giang province and Van Lang university. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu said: “We hope that after today's signing, both sides have a specific program of activities to make the cooperation in effect. Since then, Van Lang University has had the opportunity to learn many practical experiences from the locality as well as make contributions to the development of An Giang province."

vlu an giang comprehensive cooperation agreement aAssoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - Rector of Van Lang University introduced its training programs, scientific research activities and current capacities.

Having a look on the prospects of socio-economic development for An Giang province, Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri - President of Van Lang University affirmed that VLU had a lot of experience in planning cooperation with previous provinces, and highly appreciated the cooperation with An Giang province: “As a university, we are willing to share all our insights, experiences, resources and projects to support An Giang province as well as local departments, businesses, to create the most specific, effective and optimal results for both sides.

vlu an giang comprehensive cooperation agreement bDr. Nguyen Cao Tri - President of Van Lang University gives a speech at the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement with People's Committee of An Giang province

On the side of An Giang Provincial People's Committee, Mr. Tran Anh Thu - Vice Chairman of People's Committee introduced some strategies and local needs. He also said: “People's Committee of An Giang province highly appreciates and sincerely thanks Van Lang University for choosing An Giang to implement a comprehensive cooperation program in the upcoming period, not only in the next 5 years. There will be longer stages in the socio-economic master plan of An Giang province. This is the first time An Giang province has signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement in all fields with a university. We hope both sides will always make efforts and commitment to build the most effective cooperation program.

vlu an giang comprehensive cooperation agreement cMr. Tran Anh Thu - Vice Chairman of People's Committee of An Giang province talks about the event and introduces strategies and needs of the locality.

At the signing ceremony, the two sides had an open discussion session, departments of An Giang province shared about the strengths and limitations of the locality in the fields of health, environment, culture, tourism, agriculture, science and technology,…; thereby proposing some activities that wish to cooperate with Van Lang University such as: solutions to attract and retain tourists, protect and develop a sustainable environment, solutions to local waste treatment, develop human resources for the traditional medicine field, develop start-up ecosystems, promote agricultural products,... On that basis, the representatives of Van Lang University gave many potential cooperation project between the two sides.

vlu an giang comprehensive cooperation agreement dMr. Dao Si Tuan - Deputy Director of the Department of Culture - Sports - Tourism of An Giang province introduces local culture - tourism context in the province with the desired projects to cooperate with Van Lang University

Under the witness of the two sides, the representatives of An Giang Provincial People's Committee and Van Lang University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), officially establishing a cooperative relationship between the two sides which is valid for 10 years.

vlu an giang comprehensive cooperation agreement eRepresentatives of An Giang Provincial People's Committee and Van Lang University signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a comprehensive cooperation.

The terms of a cooperation agreement between the People's Committee of An Giang province and Van Lang University includes:

- Exchanging, consulting, supporting training, developing policies, researching and transferring scientific and technological advances in all fields.

- The priority fields for cooperation are agricultural development with high technology application, diversification and commercialization of products processed from medicinal herbs, development of cultural tourism based on indigenous resources, innovation industry.

- Specific cooperation contents will be demonstrated through a every five-year cooperation plan, based on surveys opinions and needs of both sides, agreed and signed by the representatives of the two sides.

The signing ceremony not only marks an important milestone for the good cooperation between An Giang Provincial People's Committee and Van Lang University, but also opens up many attractive cooperation opportunities for both sides not only in training but also in many socio-economic fields.

Previously, An Giang Provincial People's Committee had a visit to some facilities and functional departments of Van Lang University at Campus 3.

Some pictures of An Giang Provincial People's Committee visiting Van Lang University

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An Giang is the second province Van Lang University signed a comprehensive cooperation. Before that, the university also had a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Quang Ninh province on training, tourism, culture, environment.

Van Lang is expanding the concept of a university by implementing many activities beyond the field of training, regularly connecting with diverse communities, from businesses, governments, experts, and funds, start-up, ... according to the new philosophy and goals: bring positive impact to inspire the community.


Written by: Thanh Tien
Photos: Minh Phuong
Translated by Oanh Doan


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