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Russia, Vietnam boost education and training cooperationRussian Education and Science Minister Livanov Dmitryi Victorovich has expressed his country’s willingness to welcome more Vietnamese students at its tertiary education institutions.

At November 12 talks with Vietnamese Education and Training Minister Pham Vu Luan, Minister Livanov concurred with Vietnam’s proposals and committed Russia to helping train Vietnamese nuclear energy experts.He confirmed the Russian Government would welcome the expansion of Russian language and culture education in Vietnam. Russia would help equip mini-libraries at Vietnamese high schools and extend the credit for building the Vietnam-Russia University of Technology.

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.

(VOV)

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