First Vietnam university opens int’l cooperation office in Japan hinh anh 1FTU Rector Bui Anh Tuan (R) and MF Chairman Sugiyama (Source: VNA)
Tokyo (VNA) – The Hanoi-based Foreign Trade University (FTU) inaugurated an office for international cooperation in Japan on November 14, the first of its kind set up by a Vietnamese university in the northeast Asian country.

The inauguration is part of cooperation between the FTU and the Minami Fuji Co. Ltd (MF).

In their speeches, FTU Rector Bui Anh Tuan and MF Chairman Sugiyama reviewed the two sides’ cooperation since 2014 via the Global Management College (GMC) programme, which provides high-level human resources training for companies around the world. The GMC has invited famous speakers to talk to FTU lecturers and students and Vietnamese firms about business practice and economic development prospects.

MF has also assisted the FTU in encouraging startup ideas and projects of its students, they said, adding that the opening of the FTU’s international cooperation office in Japan marks a new stride in bilateral cooperation.

The office aims to popularise the FTU’s images among Japanese universities, businesses and organisations and connect the FTU with universities in Japan to attract Japanese students to the FTU. 

The office will also organise student and lecturer exchanges, promote the GMC’s activities, and help Japanese and Vietnamese enterprises to expand operations in the two countries.

Nguyen Truong Son, envoy of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, said the office is the first international cooperation office of a Vietnamese university in Japan. He expressed his hope that the office inauguration is an example for the FTU and other universities in Vietnam in their integration into the world, thus creating new opportunities for tertiary education development.-VNA