He hopes Vietnam will become a reliable bridge linking Russian and Southeast Asian education and training.
Minister Luan thanked the Russian government and people for their continued support. Generations of Russian professors, teachers, and educational organisations have trained thousands of Vietnam’ highest-qualified cadres, experts, and skilled workers.
Luan mentioned the Ministry of Education and Training’s ongoing comprehensive reforms designed to prepare the human resources necessary for a successful knowledge economy.
Vietnam is eager for further assistance from the Russian Government, the Ministry of Education and Science, and training centres as it works towards this goal.
In the 2013–2020 period, Vietnam hopes Russia will raise in increasing the number of expatriate Vietnamese university students and post-graduates to 1,000, with a particular focus on studies in bio-technology, new material technology, space and energy technologies, and pharmaceuticals, Luan said
Vietnam wants Russian assistance in training for its nuclear science and technology ambitions. It is also seeking a loan to build the Vietnam-Russia University of Technology.
Luan proposed strengthening cooperation in research and teaching Russian language and culture at Vietnamese educational centres.
Both sides agreed the joint committee on science and technology cooperation should be upgraded to the inter-ministerial joint committee on education, training, science, and technology cooperation.