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Can Tho, UK step up cooperation in education

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Can Tho (VNA) – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho wants to deepen education cooperation with the UK through overseas study, student and lecturer exchanges, and establishment of research institutes.

Receiving UK Ambassador to Vietnam Giles Lever on February 26, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong said that the move will help the two sides boost bilateral collaboration in training and scientific research in fields of mutual concern.

For his part, the ambassador highlighted that the UK always pays attention to fostering education cooperation with Vietnam.

In addition to offering more than 30 scholarships through Chevening, the UK government scholarship programme, the UK also provides in-country courses to Vietnamese students, Giles Lever said.

The students have a chance to study with UK-designed curricula and British lecturers in their homeland while receiving degrees granted by universities in the UK, he added.

Last year, Save the Children, an international children’s charity based in the UK , gave a financial support worth 297,000 USD to help local students with financial management, job hunt, and other soft skills.

Furthermore, the UK outlined specific roadmaps on building high-tech and bio-tech research centres and institutes in line with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between two nations through Newton Fund, a partnership programme on research and innovation. The cooperation aims to reduce critical impacts of climate change.-VNA
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