The University of Economics and Business - VNU aims to become one of the world’s intellectual destinations

Accepting the invitation of the University of Economics and Business - VNU and The Link World Unlimited International Event Company, Prof. Tom Cannon - the world leader in strategy making paid a visit to the VNU to present his speech on “Innovation and leadership in Entrepreneurship and Business Development” at 19 Le Thanh Tong, Hanoi.

Attending the conference were Prof.Dr. Mai Trong Nhuan - President of VNU, Prof.Dr.Sc. Vu Minh Giang - Vice President of VNU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phung Xuan Nha - Rector of UEB-VNU, representatives of units under the VNU, leaders and representatives of some associations, research institutes, universities, enterprises, banks, commercial companies, non-government organizations, the UEB’s partners, staffs, lecturers, honor programs and international standard level students.

The presentation by Prof. Tom Cannon focused on the following main contents: global economy today and tomorrow, changes of the global economy, motivations for the 3rd industrial revolution, intellectual economy and talent-based economy, creation and business solutions for Vietnamese entrepreneurs, enterprises and their roles, the importance of idea polis and universities.

During the conference, he always emphasized: “It is pivotal to invest in education and universities so that their students will become businessmen. Talents always find ways to emerge. This is an important basis for enterprises to develop… ”

In an open-minded academic atmosphere, delegates attending the conference jointly discussed with Prof. Tom Cannon the following topics: maximizingthe chance to develop in the global economy; analyzing the current situation of Vietnam economy; suggestions for development process for Vietnam to avoid being a low income country, university self-control, secret of success for enterprises, ideas for building university city… With specific situations, the delegates received very useful and intellectual explanations, and suggestions from Prof. Tom Cannon.

The presentation of Prof. Tom Cannon was considered the “father” and a masterpiece of the real development strategy and a chance for the UEB’s lecturers, students as well as for managers, enterprises to approach new concepts, new awareness, new strategic direction, unique solutions and suitable initiatives for Vietnam… The conference was a chance for Prof. Tom Cannon to share his rich experiences with the delegates about economic development, beginning strategy and enterprise development using creative knowledge and leadership to build a university city. Noteworthy was the statement made by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phung Xuan Nha - Rector of UEB: “This event has been contributing to inflaming the aspiration of students       from every training level to become scientists, enterprises…”

On this occasion, by tradition, the UEB, the VNU decided to award Prof. Tom Cannon the Honorary Doctorate degree to acknowledge his excellent achievements in scientific research activities and his valuable contributions to the cooperative development with the VNU in general and the UEB - VNU in particular at the present and in the future.

This event marked the first official presence of Prof. Tom Cannon in Vietnam, while his reputation had been known a long time ago. Addressing at the conference, Prof. Dr. Sc. Vu Minh Giang - Vice President of the VNU highly appreciated the efforts of The Link World Unlimited International Event Company and the UEB - VNU in inviting Prof. Tom Cannon to visit Vietnam and the VNU. This event also contributed to enhancing the image of the VNU in general and the UEB - VNU in particular in the process of building the UEB to become one of the destinations of world knowledge.


The presentation of Prof.Dr. Tom Cannon contributed to providing many valuable lessons for the audiences, inflame the aspiration of students of the UEB to become scientists and enterprises.

Prof.Dr.Sc. Vu Minh Giang - Vice President of the VNU presents at the conference.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Phùng Xuân Nhạ - Rector of UEB - VNU give a bunch of fresh flowers to Prof. Tom Cannon to express the gratitude to the professor.

Luu Mai Anh

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