From October 10-13, 2023, a delegation from the Ministry of Education and Training, led by Minister Nguyen Kim Son, made a visit and worked in Japan.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Thu Huong - Vice President, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hien - Director of the Vietnam-Japan Institute for Human Resources Development (VJCC), represented the Foreign Trade University in the delegation.
During the exchange with Mr. Masahito Moriyama - Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan, Minister Nguyen Kim Son emphasized: "Vietnam is in a period of educational reform, focusing on increasing quality and human development. In this reform process, we need to learn from many countries with advanced education, including Japan." Sharing this, Minister Nguyen Kim Son also specifically mentioned desires for exchange and cooperation with Japan in secondary and higher education.
Minister Nguyen Kim Son also praised the significant support for Vietnamese education provided by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) over the years, benefiting many educational institutions in Vietnam. Minister Nguyen Kim Son expressed the desire for JICA to continue supporting Vietnamese universities in the future, including connecting and assisting universities in expanding partnerships with Japanese universities.
In the exchange with the Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan, Pham Quang Hieu, Minister Nguyen Kim Son highly appreciated the role and thanked the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan for actively supporting and accompanying Vietnam's education. Minister Son suggested that the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan continue to serve as a bridge between Vietnam's education and Japan's resources to contribute to the development of both secondary and higher education.
Speaking during the exchange with Japanese universities and organizations at the JICA headquarters, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Thu Huong shared insights on promoting and efficiently exploiting cooperation between the Foreign Trade University and strategic partners in Japan, including universities and reputable organizations. The collaboration covers program development, student and faculty exchange, scientific research, educational activities, innovation, internship programs for Vietnamese and Japanese students, and connecting with the business community to mobilize resources for higher education.
Regarding the activities of a project sponsored by JICA and implemented by VJCC, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Hien reported on the effectiveness and dissemination of the project in the business community through training programs, particularly the Keieijuku program, as well as educational activities for the younger generation through bachelor's programs (International Business in the Advanced Japanese Model and Digital Business) in collaboration with Japanese universities.