In two days, from June 28 to June 29, 2018, University of Economics – the University of Danang in collaboration with Vietnam Finance Association International (VFAI), Foreign Trade University, University of Economics-Ho Chi Minh City and University of Economics and Law-Ho Chi Minh City successfully organized the 5th Vietnam International Conference in Finance(VICIF 2018) at the Sheraton Saigon Hotel (HCMC). This year, the University of Economics and Law – Ho Chi Minh City was the host unit. The delegation of University of Economics – the University of Danang (UE-UD), including Assoc. Prof.Vo Thi Thuy Anh - Vice Rector of UE-UD, Dr. Dang Tung Lam - Dean of Finance Faculty and Dr. Dang Huu Man - Deputy Head of Science and International Cooperation Office, UE-UD took part in this conference.
VICIF is considered as the largest academic conference in Finance in Vietnam with the aim to be in the top academic seminars in Asia. In particular, VICIF brings together the most prestigious overseas Vietnamese scholars from various universities in the world. This year, VICIF 2018 was honored to have the participation of the keynote speaker- Professor Ronald Masulis - Leading Professor in Finance at University of New South Wales (Australia). Researches of Prof. Ronald Masulis had been published in leading journals in Finance and Accounting such as Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Accounting and Economics.
The presentation of Prof. Masulis at VICIF 2018
VICIF 2018 was an annual collaborative scientific activity and marked an impression of UE-UD in the coordination procedure of conference. UE-UD is one of the co-organizers of VICIF in three consecutive years. Assoc. Prof. Duong Xuan Truong (Iowa State University, USA) - Chairman of VFAI, highly appreciated the contribution of UE-UD and emphasized that the VICIF contributed strongly to the development of scientific research in Vietnam.
Chairman of VFAI delivered the presentation
At the conference, Assoc. Prof.Vo Thi Thuy Anh – Vice Rector of UE-UD acknowledged that the VICIF is a valuable opportunity to promote the scientific research activities of lecturers and doctoral students to learn from the world's leading scientists in Finance. It is also an opportunity to share about the academic, cultural issues and educational cooperation between the school and its partners. Assoc. Prof.Vo Thi Thuy Anh also pledged to cooperate to hold VICIF in the future as a co-organizer of VICIF series in Vietnam.
Assoc. Prof. Vo Thi Thuy Anh gave a presentation
In particular, within the framework of VICIF, representatives of UE-UD and VFAI solemnly held the signing ceremony for the extension of MoU. The extended MoU had marked a turning point in the cooperative relationship between UE-UD and VFAI to increase academic exchanges in finance as well as narrow the gap between teaching and research on domestic and international finance.
UE-UD and VFAI signed the extended MoU
In 2019, the 6th Vietnam International Conference in Finance (VICIF 2019) will be organized in Danang and hosted by UE-UD.