The opening ceremony of the exhibition (Source: VNA)
Vientiane (VNA) – Thirty-seven Vietnamese universities, colleges and language centres took part in an exhibition in Laos on May 20, to introduce their facilities to local students.

Jointly organised by Vietnamese and Lao education ministries, the exhibition featured various information on tertiary curricula and scholarships.

Most participating establishments offered Lao students incentives, including tuition fee reduction and free accommodation.

Lao Deputy Minister of Education and Sports Kongsy Sengmany stressed the exhibition practically contributes to the realisation of a cooperation pact between the two ministries.

It informs Lao students on tertiary education in Vietnam, helping them pick the most suitable options, he said.

The minister said he looks forward to further educational engagement between Vietnam and Laos.

According to Nguyen Xuan Vang, head of the International Cooperation Department under the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam is paying heed to improving quality and international integration in education.

Vietnam now hosts more than 20,000 international students studying languages, culture, traditional medicine and finance, among other subjects.

Vietnamese tertiary education facilities have so far offered 400 joint educational programmes with 100 foreign partners.

Previously, on May 19, the two ministries held an educational forum on international cooperation gathering representatives from universities of both sides.-VNA