In the morning of July 20, 2017, Dr. Hope Antone – Program Officer for Southeast Asia, the United Board paid a courtesy visit to the University of Danang (UD). Attending the meeting, there were Assoc. Prof. Doan QuangVinh – Vice President of UD, Assoc. Prof. Dang Van My – Rector of UD Branch in Kontum, MA. Ho Long Ngoc – Vice Director of International Cooperation Department.
At the meeting, Dr. Hope Antone introduced briefly about The United Board (UB) as well as training programs and scholarships of UB. UB is a nongovernmental organization and is registered as a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization in the United States and as a public charity in Hong Kong. It is committed to education that develops the whole person – intellectually, spiritually, and ethically.
UB draws strength from its Christian identity and values and its collaboration with Asian colleges and universities. UB programs and grants support institutions to improve the quality of education. It sponsors professional training for faculty, administrators, and trustees, and foster linkages and networks among Asian institutions of higher education.
In addition, Dr. Hope Antonealso shared about five key programs of UB: leadership development for higher education; faculty development for enhanced teaching, learning, and research; campus-community partnerships; culture and religion in Asia; and special initiatives. UB fund its programs by seeking contributions from individuals, foundations, and alumni associations of Asian institutions to supplement the income from its endowment. According to Dr. Hope Antone, over the past five years, the United Board has worked with more than 80 institutions in support of whole person education: Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Myanmar, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Vietnam.
Training Programs of UB
Assoc. Prof. Quang Quang Vinh– Vice President of UD sharedthat all mentioned informationof UB wasvery useful for UD’s lecturers and students, especially it would be a greatopportunityfor UD Campus in Kontum to expand international relationwith UB.
In the end of the meeting, Dr. Hope Antone expressed her thanks to UD for the warm welcome. She expressed her desire to develop cooperative programs in training and scientific research betweenUB and UD in general and Campus in Kontum in particular will develop steadily.
Assoc. Prof. Doan Quang Vinh gave a present to Dr. Hope Antone