Vietnam enhances educational cooperation with universities in Hong Kong (China)
Vietnamese Consul General to Hong Kong (China) Pham Binh Dam (third from left) and Professor Wei Shyy, Rector of HKUST (left) at the working session. (Photo: VNA)
NDO - Vietnamese Consul General to Hong Kong (China) Pham Binh Dam visited and worked with leaders of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) on July 28, discussing measures to enhance the educational cooperation between Vietnam and Hong Kong in general and between HKUST and Vietnamese universities in particular.
Professor Wei Shyy, Rector of HKUST, cordially welcomed and exchanged with the delegation of the Vietnamese Consulate General. He expressed good impressions of Vietnam’s history, land and people while showing his belief in and admiration for Vietnamese students who have been studying at the university for their outstanding achievements and successes after leaving the school.
He also affirmed that the university would strengthen its exchange with Vietnam’s universities through the exchange of students and invitation of Vietnamese lecturers.
Consul General Pham Binh Dam highly appreciated the quality of higher education in Hong Kong (China) with its many leading industries in the region and high rankings in the world.
The Consulate General will give priority to giving opportunities for Vietnamese students to study at universities in Hong Kong (China), he said. They will become high-quality human resources that maintain and promote the development of the country in the short term as well as in the medium and long term, he added.
With agreement from Professor Wei Shyy, Consul General Dam proposed to contribute his voice to the Hong Kong Government in removing visa restrictions for Vietnamese high-tech workers, which are currently barriers to the development of the relations between Vietnam and Hong Kong in the spirit of mutually beneficial cooperation.
Vietnamese Consul General Pham Binh Dam and Rector of Baptist University. (Photo: baoquocte.vn)
Previously, the Vietnamese Consul General worked with the executive board of Hong Kong Baptist University, one of eight public universities in Hong Kong (China).
Consul General Pham Binh Dam highly appreciated the strengths of Hong Kong Baptist University, especially in the fields of art, media and film, which have attracted great interest from young Vietnamese people.
Rector of Baptist University, Professor Alexander Wai said that the university has been willing to create favourable conditions scholarships, tuition fee waivers and accommodation support in dormitories to attract talented students from Vietnam.
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