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In 1986, the government of Vietnam undertook a policy termed “doi moi,” which literally means "change and newness," resulting in a shift in the country from being a centrally planned economy to a market economy. Although there has been a steady pattern of faculty exchanges and graduate students from universities all across Vietnam, new relationships are developing with several universities.
A list of Vietnamese institutions of higher education is available.
Auburn University is pleased to have signed an Agreement of Cooperation in 2013 with Vietnam International Education Development (VIED) which will provide funding for students pursuing graduate studies at the master’s or doctoral levels at Auburn. The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) provides scholarships to Vietnamese nationals for study overseas.
Nong Lam University in Ho Chi Minh City has been a long-standing partner with the College of Agriculture at Auburn University. In 2014, President Nguyen and colleges visited Auburn. Dean Batchelor and other faculty have been recent visitors.
Auburn University has particularly strong relationships with Can Tho University, among others. The School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Environments has strong ties to Can Tho University. Dr. Bill Daniels has led several groups of students for study abroad programs to Can Tho.
Nha Trang University is collaborating on research activity with Agricultural Economics & Rural Sociology in the College of Agriculture. Dr. Kim Nguyen was a Visiting Scientist in the department in 2013. In previous years, NTU hosted a fisheries economics and trade conference attended by Dr. Curtis Jolly, professor and then-chair of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, and several graduate students. Auburn University students and faculty have many opportunities to collaborate. Contact: Ngan Nguyen, Ph.D. Vice Director - Department of External Affairs & Collaboration Nha Trang University - Vietnam: 02 Nguyen Dinh Chieu - Nha Trang City - Vietnam Cell: 84917747603
Several College of Agriculture faculty and students visited Van Lang University in 2008. Van Lang was the first nation of the ancient Vietnamese people, and existed until 258 BCE. It was ruled by the Hùng Kings. Vietnam's early history is mostly myth and legend, as little reliable historical information is available.
Last Updated: March 25, 2014