In the afternoon of April 22, the Dean of the Faculty of International Relations had a meeting with a representative of VEnable Management Services, India (VEnable Management Services, India) to discuss cooperative educational projects between Indian universities and UEF.
Attending the meeting were Dr. Ly Thien Trang, Vice President; Dr. Tran Thanh Huyen, Dean of the Faculty of International Relations; and Mr. Sandip Acharya, Co-Founder and CEO of VEnable Management Services, India (VEnable Management Services, India).
In the opening, Dr. Ly Thien Trang gave an overview of UEF. With a consistent goal, UEF aims to provide intensive training in economics, finance, and many other fields to meet society's increasing demand for quality human resources with 35 training disciplines and especially the bilingual training program and parallel degree. The COVID-19 pandemic has not hindered the development of UEF. On the contrary, although UEF is a young university, it still increasingly asserts its ability to integrate and adapt to the changes of the world, contributing to enhancing its reputation not only in the country but also bringing the name of UEF beyond the region.
Continuing, the Indian representative affirmed the strong relationship and linkage between Vietnam and India in enhancing educational exchange opportunities between the two countries through the VEnable Management Enterprise. This will be the bridge between education and business, set in a cultural context and with the guidance of experts in various fields. VEnable India provides market research tools, expert advice from a team of partners in each country, financial services, and business planning. Therefore, VEnable India is a professional management service unit to promote cooperation between universities in the VEnable India network and universities in Vietnam.
VEnable India has a prominent feature in the Vietnam-India-US exchange program, which facilitates when students graduate, access to scholarships to study at the Master's or Doctoral level or do internships in the US, India, and universities in a network of 56 members. A core value of VEnable India is student exchange programs that are carefully designed and researched with the needs of the students in mind. Therefore, to meet the above value in the Vietnamese market, VEnable India wishes to promote communication and marketing for the office in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh.
Next, Dr. Tran Thanh Huyen shared her experience of studying in India. Ms. Huyen emphasized that connection is very important in the learning process, so besides students finding opportunities on their own, the introduction of and creating exchange opportunities for students to approach is one of the key factors in the training process, ensuring the internationality and integration of UEF in general and the Faculty of International Relations in particular. Therefore, when students participate in exchange programs, they need to learn and grasp the cultural characteristics of the country they are in to have flexible communication. After the program, you should stay connected with professors and students of your school, where you study to serve your future jobs. On the other hand, Dr. Tran Thanh Huyen mentioned short courses focusing on understanding culture, training leadership skills, and building student assessment standards based on soft skills.
The cooperation process between Vietnamese universities and VEnable India will be conducted in the following steps:
-Capturing the needs of Vietnamese universities in the following fields: student exchange programs, lecturer exchange programs, internship programs, knowledge transfer between IT, medicine, and management fields.
-Signing Letter of Intent (LOI) between Vietnamese universities and VEnable.
-VEnable conducted discussions with experts in India and completed the proposal with an estimate of the cost of the partnership.
-Conduct exchange program implementation, assist in the completion of VISA procedures, and provide transportation for program participants.
UEF and VEnable India have agreed to thoroughly understand each other's goals and orientations in order to have feedback, contributions, and discussions, especially about the scholarship regime for students. VEnable Management Enterprise, India highly appreciates the modern and spacious facilities of UEF.
At the end of the meeting, representatives of UEF and VEnable, India, took souvenir photos and toured UEF's facilities. It is hoped that this educational cooperation and connection will open up many learning and working opportunities for students, contributing to the realization of the university's goals of internationalization and sustainable development.