US Fulbright scholar share experiences

On 16th amd 17th March 2015, Faculty of International Business and Economics, VNU-UEB successfully held 2 seminars in collaboration with Professor Catherin YAP Co from Nebraska University, Omaha, US Fulbright scholars Program in Vietnam.


Attending the seminars, there were Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ha Van Hoi - Dean of Faculty of International Business and Economics; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thien - Associate Dean of Faculty of International Business and Economics; Dr. Dinh Thi Thanh Van - Associate Dean of Faculty of Finance and Banking together with Fulbright scholars, lecturers, fellows, graduate students and students of the Faculty. Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu - Associate Dean of the Faculty of International Business and Economics attended and chaired the seminars.

The first seminar took place in the morning of 16th March 2015 under the theme: “Vietnam and the US in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations”. Prof. Yap Co introduced the contents of the negotiations, with special emphasis on participation as well as impact of TPP to Vietnam. TPP is regarded as a model of free trade agreements of the 21st century with wide range and deep level of commitment. Members of TPP hope to reach agreement and ending in 2015. Discussions in the seminar focused on issues and field greatly affected by the TPP. Statistics showed that TPP’s markets were of crucial importance to Vietnam. Therefore, partnership with TPP is expected to benefit Vietnam in many aspects such as increase in export, improve terms of trade and productivity etc. However, besides the opportunities, Vietnam will face some difficulties in market access relevant to TPP’s rule of origin. Joining TPP also requires Vietnam to make adjustments related to labor, environment, competition, intellectual property, state enterprises etc.

Following the first one, the second seminar was held in the morning of 17th March. In this seminar, Prof. Yap Co shared experiences in research and posting research in international journals. This is a good chance for lecturers and students of UEB exchange academic knowledge and enhance capacity in doing research. Besides, Fulbright Vietnam also introduced scholar exchange program for lecturers and researcher in the US.

The talk of Prof. Yap Co as well as Fulbright program was highly appreciated by participants. Many questions and comments were given and discussed lively. Ending the seminar, on behalf of the Faculty, Dr. Nguyen Anh Thu thanked Prof. Catherine Yap Co and expressed her wish to promote the cooperation between Prof. Yap Co and the UEB in the near future.

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