At the honouring ceremony (Source: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – Three Russian universities have been awarded Vietnam’s Friendship Order in recognition of their contributions to the Southeast Asian nation’s education and training.

The recipients are the national research nuclear university - MIPhI, the institute of public administration and civil service - RANEPA, and the Moscow foreign language university - MIIA.

Addressing the ceremony to hand over the decoration to representatives of the three educational institutions in Moscow on November 28, Vietnamese Ambassador to Russia Ngo Duc Manh  highly valued contributions made by Russian educational institutions in general and the three universities in particular to Vietnam’s personnel training.

Vietnam hopes to receive more support from Russian universities in the coming time in the field, he said, pledging to do his utmost to further promote the comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries, including the field of education and training.  

Professor Vladimir May, director of RANEPA, stressed that the signing of cooperation documents between the university with Vietnamese partners such as the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Hanoi Law University will significantly contribute to strengthening the bilateral relations.

MIPhI began providing training programmes for Vietnamese students from 2010. In the 2017-2018 academic year, 62 Vietnamese students graduated from the university, and 243 Vietnamese students are currently studying at the school.

Meanwhile, many generations of Vietnamese students have studied in the RANEPA since 1960s.

MIIA has trained hundreds of high-quality personnel for Vietnam since 1960s. Recently, it launched a Vietnamese language faculty. -VNA