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Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada Visit to FPT University

Marcel Laneville, Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada visit to FPT University discussed the possibility of building a bridge between FPT University and education institutions in Canada.

Mr Laneville with FPT Representatives

The visit primarily aims to find a point of interest between Canada and Vietnam. The meeting was also attended by Dr. Dam Quang Minh (Rector of FPT University), Mrs Nguyen Thi Tan (Principal of FPT High School), Mr Hoang Cao Chung (Vice-Principal of FPT High School) and Mrs Nguyen Thi Quynh Hoa (Head of FPT University English Department). Mr Laneville applauds how FPT University and FPT High School provide an “interactive” educational system that trains the students to appease the industrial needs in Vietnam. It was also remarked how the emphasis on vocational and technical education can increase the employability rate of FPT University and FPT High School graduates.

Dr. Dam Quang Minh showing FPT Cafeteria

Mr Dam Quang Minh showing FPT University Alpha Building

Mr Laneville assessing high school students dormitory

Mr Laneville was given a tour of the university campus where he had the chance to observe FPT Administrative (Alpha) building and lecture (Beta) building, high school dormitory and on-campus student cafeteria. In addition, Mr Laneville had the chance to witness students practicing Vovinam (Vietnamese traditional martial art). Upon inspecting the high school dorm, he lauds how students learns independence at an early age by living outside family homes.

Mr Laneville discussing possibility of cooperation

The event comes to the conclusion that education can be the primary link between Vietnam and Canada. Interest in research collaboration opportunities between students in Canada and Vietnam were also expressed, aiming to diversify researches. The meeting comes to an end with hopes that potential partnership in education can open doors to cooperation in other fields, and thus tighten the diplomatic relations between two countries.

By Marlina Ahmad

 

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