On May 7, 2019, the General Conference of Rectors of French-speaking universities (AUF) members in Asia Pacific (CONFRASIE) was officially opened in Ho Chi Minh City, gathered nearly 100 delegates from 88 universities, educational and scientific organizations of 11 countries. Leaders of the University of Danang (UD) - an active member of AUF with a comprehensive and traditional cooperation relationship with many leading prestigious universities and scientific-educational organizations of the French Republic and Europe, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu – President of Da Nang University and representatives of some member universities attended and contributed to the overall success of the Conference.
The UD’s delegates participated in the Conference
This was a big event on Higher Education and scientific research of AUF community with the participation of Prof. Jean-Paul de Gaudemar - AUF General Director, Mr. Vincent Floreani - French Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City, Minister of Education - Vanuatu Jean-Pierre Nirua, Deputy Minister of Education and Training, Vietnam - Nguyen Van Phuc, Deputy Minister of Education, Lao - Khamphai Sisavanh, Mr. Youk Ngoy - Secretary of State in charge of Higher Education and French-language education of Cambodia Kingdom, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Huynh Thanh Dat - President of Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City.
Prof. Jean-Paul de Gaudemar - AUF General Directordelivered speech at the Plenary Meeting
The 13th plenary session of this year's conference was titled "University and Enterprise Dialogue: Challenges and social responsibility of higher education". This was an opportunity for universities leaders to discuss on educational, scientific policies and the challenges faced by universities such as the quality of training program, research programs and employment opportunities for students and social responsibilities of universities in the context of globalization. The conference included 04 seminars with the following contents: (1) Training programs and socio-economic needs; (2) Research and transfer in the Francophone University community; (3) Developing culture and entrepreneurship practicing; (4) Higher Education management and challenges in social responsibility.
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Vo Trung Hung – Vice Rector of University of Technology and Education, UD made presentation at the Conference
Within the framework of the Conference, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Vo Trung Hung - Vice Rector of the University of Techology and Education – UD made a presentation at the seminar on "University management and the challenge of social responsibility", highlighting the social responsibility of universities including UD, one of the top three prestigious educational and training centers of Vietnam, actively contributing to the training of human resources for the Central - Highlands region as well as the whole country, an active member of the AUF Community with extensive cooperation with Asian - European universities. Assoc.Prof.Dr. Vo Trung Hung also analyzed the challenges faced by the University of Technology and Education - UD in particular and the universities in general in AUF. By the presentation, he suggested solutions to overcome challenges in the process of the global educational integration.
CONFRASIE Conference - 2019 admitted new members including: University of Battambang, Cambodia; Phayao University, Thailand; Savannakhet University, Laos; Sookmyung University, South Korea; Chonbuk National University, South Korea and University of Foreign Languages - Hue University, Vietnam. From the initial 50 members, CONFRASIE has now developed with 88 members which are universities, educational and research institutions in 11 countries: Cambodia, Fiji, South Korea, Laos, Mongolia, Japan, New Caledonia and Polynesia, Thailand, China, Vanuatu and Vietnam.
The CONFRASIE was established in 1999 with the plenary meeting held every two years. This is a forum to gather leaders of higher education and research institutions from Asian and Pacific countries to exchange and discuss common issues of higher education. CONFRASIE plays an important role in identifying and promoting the potential of the professional network of members, as well as building strategic development orientations and cooperation on higher education and research. In recent years, the Conference has always been accompanied by member universities to implement university management innovation activities with the advice of experts in the AUF network.