13th annual VEF Conference hosted at ASU

From February 9–12, 2017, Arizona State University successfully hosted the 13th Annual Vietnam Education Foundation Fellows and Scholar Conference. The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) is an independent U.S. Federal Government agency created with the mission of strengthening the U.S.-Vietnam bilateral relationship through educational exchanges in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).

Intel’s Grand Master Challenge Fellowship launched in Vietnam

The Intel Grand Master Challenge Fellowship offers 19 graduate students a scholarship to attend Arizona State University for a year-long graduate program, as well as a living stipend. University visits throughout Vietnam were conducted by the Fellowship program staff in the last two weeks of March in order to promote the scholarship to senior year undergraduate students. 

Integrated STEM secondary education workshop “well received”

Together with the Secondary Education Department of the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and Arizona State University, Thai Nguyen University of Education hosted a half-day workshop titled “Integrated Education: Experience and Emerging Issues in Vietnam.” The workshop took place on March 7, 2017 with 70 participants, including leaders and experts from the Department of Secondary Education, MOET, administrators and lecturers from Thai Nguyen University of Education, STEM education specialists, secondary school principals and STEM teachers, and representatives from ASU, Microsoft Vie

USAID visits ASU academic partners in Vietnam

On March 7–8 2017, Mitch Kirby, Senior Academic Advisor from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and his colleagues in Vietnam visited two of ASU’s academic partners with HEEAP, VULII and BUILD-IT: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE) and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT). The ASU Vietnam team also attended the meetings.

Vietnamese researchers visit ASU to study entrepreneurship network

ASU hosted representatives from the National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies (NISTPASS) during September 13-16, 2016. NISTPASS is a research organization under the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), whose mandate is to lead the formulation of strategies, policies and mechanisms to support science and technology initiatives in Vietnam.

Government officials from Vinh Phuc Province visit ASU

On September 12, 2016, a delegation of government officials from the Vinh Phuc Province in Vietnam came to visit ASU in follow up to an MOU that was signed between the province and ASU in 2013. Since the signing of the MOU, new government officials had been elected and were delighted to discover that ASU has a very active presence in Vietnam, including a satellite office in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Obama highlights ASU during trip to Vietnam

Cites university's HEEAP program to improve engineering education

President Barack Obama, during a visit to Vietnam, spoke of Arizona State University’s efforts in that country to improve education in science and engineering, part of ASU’s efforts to engage globally and develop solutions to problems around the world.

In his opening statement during a press conference Monday with Vietnamese President Trần Đại Quang, Obama cited the efforts of major American institutions in helping to modernize the country with which the United States spent so many years at war.