President of Harvard University Professor Drew Gilpin Faust at the event. (Source: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) – President of Harvard University Professor Drew Gilpin Faust visited the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH) under the municipal National University on March 23, working with the executive board and talking to students.
At a press conference after the visit, Faust said the meeting with the local university’s executive board focused on bilateral cooperation, which would cover more fields other than the study of Vietnam’s history.

She said as an American historian, she was delighted to share her thoughts with students of a top university in Vietnam, adding that her visit aims to understand more about the country’s history and today dynamic growth.

Sixteen Vietnamese students are studying at Harvard, she added, expecting that more Vietnamese students will consider her university among their options for overseas education.

There is no difference between US and foreign candidates registering for Harvard scholarships, Faust said.

USSH President Associate Professor Vo Van Sen took noted of two cooperation topics proposed by his university, which are the Mekong Delta’s sustainable growth from the perspective of social sciences and humanities, and Vietnam’s economic reform amid global integration.

Sen said these topics are not new to Harvard researchers and scholars, but his university is looking for fresh approaches.-VNA