Leaders of the University of Danang worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development on the Partnership for Higher Education Reform Project

24/08/2021

Recently, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Quang Son-Vice President of the University of Danang (UD) attended an online working session among leaders of National Universities (VNU-Hanoi, VNU-HCMC), UD and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on the Partnership for Higher Education Reform Project (PHER)

Vice President of UD attended the working session with leaders and USAID experts 

The meeting attendees were Prof. Dr. Tran Ngoc Anh - Senior Expert, President of the Vietnam Initiative, Project Director Vietnam Leads, Indiana University, the US.; Ms. Nguyen Phuong Thao – USAID’s Expert; Ms. Vo Kieu Dung - Senior Expert of the World Bank, Co-Chair of the PHER Project; Mr. Arjan Koeslag-Senior expert on capacity building in higher education, research and innovation; representatives of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and leaders of relevant departments of UD.

Prof.Dr. Tran Ngoc Anh -

 Senior Expert, President of the Vietnam Initiative, Project Director Vietnam Leads, Indiana University, the United States, presented at the meeting

The main focus of the meeting was to update the progress periodically (6 months) and evaluate the results of the implementation of the PHER project; to discuss and agree on a cooperation mechanism between UD, the two National Universities and partners to continue effective implementation in the coming time.

At the meeting, Prof. Dr. Tran Ngoc Anh – senior expert of Indiana University, gave an overview on the project intervention framework, action plan for the first 6 months.

The meeting was reported by Mrs. Vo Kieu Dung on the plan to combine components in the project and  establish the Coordinator Committee and Working Groups to ensure the project’s smooth implementation.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Quang Son – Vice President of UD presented at the meeting

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Quang Son - Vice President of the University of Danang highly appreciated and respectfully thanked USAID for their support and companionship, especially sincere thanks was given to the experts who gave useful advises and supported UD and the two National Universities to actively participate and effectively contribute to this important project on higher education development in Vietnam in general and each university in particular.

Mrs.Vo Kieu Dung – Senior Expert of the World Bank spoke at the meeting

Engaging discussion with partners, leaders of UD expressed their agreement and beliefs in USAID's action plans and programs, and wished to receive continuous support and valuable experience to help UD successfully implement its strategy of sustainable development and international integration.

Mr. Arjan Koeslag – Senior Expert in higher education, research and innovation contributed his opinion

The representative of USAID acknowledged the proactive participation of UD as well as the two National Universities, especially the timely feedback from each university's practice during the implementation process, which is the basis for the partners to ensure the achievement of Project’s set goals, schedule and quality, and meeting the development of the three universities that play an important and pivotal role in the process of innovation and development of higher education of Vietnam.

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