VAN LANG EDUCATION GROUP SIGNED MOA WITH LYON CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY IN THE FRAMEWORK OF THE WORKING VISIT TO EUROPE OF THE PRIME MINISTER OF VIETNAM

[November 6] Within the framework of a working visit to Europe and attending the COP26 Climate Change Conference with the Prime Minister and Vietnamese ministerial delegation from October 31 to November 5, 2021, Van Lang Education Group signed and exchanged cooperation agreements with Lyon Catholic University.

On November 4, 2021, under the witness of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Vietnamese ministerial delegation and representatives of the French government, Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri - Chairman of Van Lang Education Group participated in the signing of Memorandum of Association (MOA) with Lyon Catholic University, one of the most prestigious universities in the UK, with the aim to enhance strategic partnership. Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri, Chairman and Mrs. Tran Thi Thanh Thuy, Board of Director Member were present as representatives of Van Lang Group, while Professor Oliver Maillard, Dean of ESDES represented Lyon Catholic University.

Both parties reached an agreement to establish a program allowing students of Van Lang University to achieve a bachelor’s degree at ESDES. Furthermore, they came up with ideas for collaboration with regards to exchange of students; exchange of members of teaching staff, academic researchers, members of administrative staff; creation and joint management of research and programs, joint organization of internships, seminars and symposia; and exchange of information of any kind, documentation, publications and research results . With the aspiration to be one of the most admired young universities in Asia by 2030, Van Lang University is looking forward to breakthrough achievements in higher education, innovation and contributions to Vietnam and the global community via this significant collaboration.

Professor Oliver Maillard, Dean of ESDES of Lyon Catholic University (left) and Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri, Chairman of Van Lang Education Group (right) exchanged MOA in the witness of Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, along with ministerial delegation of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and the UK.

In the framework of the Prime Minister’s working visit to Europe, Van Lang University is the only university to join the delegation and leaders of the Ministry of Education and Training to work with leaders of prestigious educational institutions.

Established in 1995, Van Lang University is currently one of the leading private universities in Vietnam with a population of 42,000 - 45,000 students taking nearly 60 undergraduate and postgraduate programs in three categories: Standard, Honors and International. Since 2015, with the expansion into an Education Group, Van Lang has connected higher education with inter-level and college education, intertwined with the ecosystem of health services, sports, technology, and many more, to bring diverse and comprehensive experiences to learners.

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The signing of MOUs with universities and businesses in Europe continues to open up many new opportunities for lecturers, and students of Van Lang Education Ecosystem in approaching preeminent international training program, cultural exchange and academic research as well as comprehensive development of the infrastructure system towards sustainability.

Lyon Catholic University is a private university based in Lyon, the second-largest student city in France. Founded in 1875, it combines academic knowledge, respect for human-centered values and openness to the rest of society. With 10,000 students including 2,100 from abroad, 5 Faculties (Law, Economics and Social Science, Language and Literature, Philosophy and Humanities, Science and Theology), and 5 vocational schools, Lyon Catholic University aims to be international, while remaining close to the regional economic fabric, and strives to be a force of intelligence and proposals.

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