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On December 09th, 2015, the Foreign Trade University gave a warm reception for the visiting of a delegation from the Ministry of Education and Sports Laos with the aim of exchanging experience in the field of testing and quality verification at FTU and institutions of higher education in Vietnam.

The participants of Ministry of Education and Sports Laos include: Mr. Saykhong Saynasine - Vice President of National University of Laos, Mr. Panya Chanthavong - Deputy Director of the Educational Standard and Quality Assurance Centre (ESQAC) of Laos; Ms. Pongming Sisavath - Deputy Director General of the Office of the Party Central Committee of Laos; Mr. Khamphone Sibounheuang - Minisry of Education and Sport Deputy Director of General Cabinet Office of Laos and a number of officials who work at the National University of Laos.

From FTU, there were: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan - President of FTU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Hong - Vice President of FTU, Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Thoan - Director of the Center for Information and Testing, Master Dao Thi Thu Ha - Deputy Director of Department of International Cooperation, Master Vo Sy Manh - Director of the Center for Quality Assurance and staffs.

At the meeting, the two universities had come together to discuss, exchange and share the contents of experience in organizing quality assurance and testing activities as well as the FTU's expreience when hosted the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) 2014.

On behalf of the Ministry of Education and Sports Laos, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Saykhong Saynasin had expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to the valuable experience of the Foreign Trade University.

Here are some photos of the meeting:

FTU News: On January 06th, 2016, Assoc. Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan - the President of Foreign Trade University and the Faculty of Business Administration of FTU welcomed and worked with Dr. Anil Puri - Dean of Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, California State University Fullerton (CSUF).

CSUF delegation also got the presence of Mr. Christopher Swarat - Director of the International Business Center cum Associate Director of Bachelor in International Business Administration Program and Ms. Nhan Ho, Program Manager at California State University, Fullerton.

During the meeting, the representatives of both universities had discussed about the International Business Administration Programme, recommended appropriate changes and updated as the require of the two universities. On the other hand, the presidents of both universities also had consulted to continue opening up new content of cooperation in the coming period such as: student and scientific research exchanges, developing the Master joint training program between the two universities.

FTU News: On January 12th, 2016, the Faculty of Business Administration of Foreign Trade University organised a successful workshop: "Information about Student Transfer at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)" with the presence of Ms. Dinh Thi Ngoc Lien who in charge of international training programs and many students of Advanced and High Quality Program of International Business Administration of FTU.

According to the transition program, after finish the second or third year at FTU, students follow the Advanced and High Quality Program of FTU will be allowed to attend FHNW University under the program: "3 + 1 or 2 + 2" to obtain a bachelor's degree at this prestigious university. 

The University of Applied Sciences Northwestern (FHNW) is currently in top 6 leading universities in Switzerland according to the estimate of the recruitment firms (Economiesuisse 2012). By far, there were 3 students of the Advanced and High Quality Program of FTU transfered to study abroad at FHNW University follow the program: "3 + 1 or 2 + 2".
In the first part of the workshop, Ms. Ngoc Lien shared specific information about FHNW Univesity in particular and the country of Switzerland in general. Coming to this learning environment, students will not only have the opportunity to study and exchange in the multinational learning environment, but also get a chance to improve business skills and explore new places in Europe with low cost. The FHNW Univesity always creates conditions for international students to exchange and study through workshops, group exercises.

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW ranks amongst Switzerland's leading and most innovative universities of applied sciences. FHNW has many majors such as Applied Psychology, Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Art and Design, Life Sciences, Music, Teacher Education, Social Work, Engineering and Business which is located at 3 campuses (Olten, Basel and Brugg). In addtion, FHNW has good quality of teaching and more chances of success when applying for companies, large corporations, so it is no surprise that FHNW is one of the top choices for FTU students to study abroad. We can say that tuition fees and the cost of living are the most concerned factors when studying abroad. According to Ms. Ngoc Lien, tuition in the final year at FHNW is approximately CHF 14,400 includes tuition, registration fees, library fees...

Following the contents of the preamble, in the second part of the workshop, Ms. Ngoc Lien had presented an overview of the study, subjects, semester, credit,... that students can enroll when forwarding. FTU students will study with the Swiss students and exchange students from various universities in the world. In the last year studying in Switzerland, students will learn in-depth about the subjects of finance, marketing and administration. In addition, students also have the opportunity to contact with businesses, corporations to grasp the practical experience and apply to all projects.

The last part of the seminar was a direct exchange program, the representatives from the FHNW University were very enthusiastic and answered all questions of FTU students. Most of the students were interested in working part-time. Ms. Ngoc Lien said that students are allowed to work 12 hours per week and 20 hours during the holidays. Especially in the last part of the seminar, Ms. Ngoc Lien also shared her difficulties and experiences when studied abroad and worked in Switzerland. This was such valuable experiences for the students.

On February 26th 2016, the High Level Delegation from La Trobe University (LTU) with the presence of: Prof. Amalia Di Iorio - Vice President, Dr. John Bevacqua - Program Director cum International Academic Advisor had visited and worked with the Foreign Trade University (FTU).

Assoc. Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan - President of Foreign Trade University and the Faculty of International Education formally welcomed the delegation. During the meeting, La Trobe University have proposed a new model for training Master of International Business program to help students save both time and costs.

Assoc. Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan - President of Foreign Trade University was working with Dr. Amalia Di Iorio - Vice President of La Trobe University (Australia)

Students will be accessed to modern knowledge with 12 core disciplines of International Business with a structural study of 8 courses at Foreign Trade University and 4 courses at La Trobe University, Australia. While studying in Vietnam, the students will have the opportunity to study and work with lecturers of Foreign Trade University and La Trobe University. In addition, students who come to study at La Trobe University also have the chances to live and study in an international environment, with students from different cultures in order to accumulate knowledge and their work experience.

After 1 year, the students will have a master's degree of International Business, not only has international value but also is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Vietnam. Moreover, the program has flexible enrollment condition which is suitable with graduate and final-year students of all disciplines and types of training. The Master of International Business program in training cooperation between FTU and La Trobe University is one of the course which attracts attention of many students thanks to the prestige and quality of the training program. After graduation, all students of the program have a better chance on getting a great job, some currently hold important positions in the ministries and departments, enterprises or international organizations.

The High Level Delegation from La Trobe University (LTU) took souvenir photo with the Faculty of International Education of FTU

FTU News: On March 03rd, 2016, Foreign Trade University (FTU) and Rang Dong light source & vacuum flask joint stock company (RALACO) held the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement.
 
From Rang Dong light source & vacuum flask joint stock company, there were the presence of: Mr. Nguyen Doan Thang - Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Ngo Ngoc Thanh – Chairman of the Board of Directors with the leaderships and staffs of the company
 
As for FTU, there were the presence of: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan, Party Committee Secretary, President of FTU; and teachers who were head and deputy of falcuties of FTU.
 
Mr. Nguyen Doan Thang - CEO of Rang Dong light source & vacuum flask joint stock company said: "The demand of improve level of business management, strategic management, improves management skill in competition, business leadership skill, management transformation skill, business analysis, forecasting and business analysis, increases the skills of workers were urgent need of Rang Dong company. The signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement between FTU and Rang Dong light source & vacuum flask joint stock company had helped Rang Dong company to govern and manage businesses scientifically, manage production and human resources, import and export activities, enhance the quality of human resources..."
 
On the side of FTU, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Anh Tuan - President of FTU said: "The cooperation between FTU and businesses were one of the important strategies in the development of higher education in Vietnam. In recent years, the university's leaders have strengthened the cohesion, found out new cooperation model between FTU and enterprises. FTU had signed many agreements with domestic and foreign partners. But this was the first signing ceremony between FTU and businesses in the new year and hope this new model will bring practical benefits for both sides.
 
The principal collaborative tenor between FTU and RALACO is to conduct the programs, research project and technology transfer, research results in reality of RALACO and FTU that the university possess the strength and the enterprise has the demand. To collaborate for the deployment of the programs, training projects according to the requests, the aim is to enhance the human source quality for the business, and contribute into actualizing the undertaking of joining the training process with practicing in real life. Through signing this agreement, Rang Dong wish to be with the officers and teachers of FTU to transfer science knowledge into vivid reality joining with manufacturing reality of the enterprise, and change the compared advantages into competitive capability to aim for participating into the global value chain, stable development in the integration period.
 
Here are some pictures of the signing ceremony:
 

FTU News: On March 19th 2016, Foreign Trade University solemnly organized the Closing ceremony for 5th intake and the Opening ceremony for 9th intake of the Master of Business Administration between Foreign Trade University and Meiho University, Taiwan.

Attending the ceremony, there were: Dr Tung-Yi Lee – Counselor Science & Technology, TECO; Dr Ping-Cheng Yang – Chairman, Board of Directors of Meiho University; Prof. Dr Ching-Chuan Chen – President of Meiho University; Mr Yung-Kuei Wen – Member of Board of Directors of Meiho University; Dr Yeh Ron Chuen - Dean of International and Cross-Strait Office, Meiho University.

From right to left: Dr Tung-Yi Lee - Counselor Science & Technology, TECO

Dr Ping-Cheng Yang - Chairman of Board of the Directors, Meiho University

Mr Yung-Kuei Wen – Member of Board of Directors of Meiho University

Dr Yeh Ron Chuen - Dean of International and Cross-Strait Office, Meiho University

From Foreign Trade University, there were: Assoc, Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan – President of Foreign Trade University; Assoc. Prof. Dr Dao Thi Thu Giang – Vice President of Foreign Trade University; Assoc. Prof. Dr Ho Thuy Ngoc – Dean of Faculty of International Education; Faculty of International Education (the Faculty directly responsible for managing the joint training program), the lecturers of the program, the parents and all the students.

From left to right: Assoc, Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan – President of Foreign Trade University

Assoc. Prof. Dr Dao Thi Thu Giang – Vice President of Foreign Trade University

EMBA5 – with the largest number of students in comparision with other intakes, the class has 42 students who are various career sectors and different age ranges. Starting in June 2014, after 20 months with 10 modules, there are 39/42 students graduating today. The EMBA program is considered as the most suitable master program for working people in terms of time, program arrangement and tuition fee. Especially, students can enrich their social networking, which could support them further in their business and lives upon their graduation.

The success that students achieve after finishing this program is the best testament to the quality of training and management that we always aim to. Following the success of this program, Faculty of International Education continues recruiting 9th intake. The belief of students in the quality and prestige training builds up the reputation for the program. Today, we warmly welcome 30 freshmen and wish them success in their studies!

 

Below is some pictures of the ceremony:

Dr Tung-Yi Lee - Counselor of Science & Technology, TECO congratulated graduating students and freshmen

Dr Ping-Cheng Yang - Chairman of Board of the Directors, Meiho University highly appriated the effection of EMBA program

Assoc. Prof. Dr Bui Anh Tuan - President of Foreign Trade University congratulated graduating students

On April 27th, 2016, Foreign Trade University (FTU) successfully organized the meeting between Business Administration Advanced students of FTU with lectures and students from the University of Northampton UK.

About Us

Foreign Trade University, or FTU, is a university established in 1960, located in Hanoi, Vietnam. FTU is among the most well-known universities in Vietnam, covering a wide range of business courses among which are finance, management, and marketing. The annual admissions test to the university is the most competitive in Vietnam. Students from FTU are recognized as being active and well-qualified.