New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam visiting Can Tho University PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 19 August 2016 00:00

On August 16th, 2016, Can Tho University (CTU) was honored to welcome the delegation of His Excellency Mr. Haike Manning, New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam to the University. Welcoming the delegation was the Rectorate Board and representatives of faculties, institutes, centers and departments of the University.

Welcoming the delegation of New Zealand Embassy to Vietnam


Representing CTU’s side, Assoc.Prof.Dr Ha Thanh Toan, Rector sent warm greeting to the Ambassador and the delegation, simultaneously, gave a brief introduction and the achievements of the University in recent years.

As a leading multidisciplinary university located in the heart of the Mekong Delta, CTU is a Vietnamese institution of higher education and research, which makes significant contributions to the development of high-quality human resources and advance science and technology to serve regional and national socio-economic development. At the moment, CTU offers 96 undergraduate, 40 Master’s and 16 doctoral training programs for around 52.000 students. 

The meeting with the delegation of New Zealand Embassy to Vietnam at the Administrative Building

In seeking regional and international recognition, CTU made great efforts and became the 30th member university of AUN in July 2013. At the same time, the undergraduate training program called Agricultural Economics was accredited by AUN to meet AUN-QA standards. The remarkable events provided opportunities for CTU to gain more in-depth understanding into the insights of AUN-QA standards, learn more experience from other university members, and sustain stronger motivation to further promote the quality assurance. In 2014, CTU honorably received the two certificates from AUN-QA for two more undergraduate programs named Advanced Biotechnology and Advanced Aquaculture, both of which are advanced programs and offered in English.

In July 2016, CTU was ranked 50th in the Southeast Asia by Webometrics Ranking of Universities. Additionally, CTU are in top 251-300 universities in Asia by QS University Rankings.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Ha Thanh Toan, Rector, sending a welcome speech

Regarding international cooperation, the University actively seeks for cooperation with partners at home and abroad from all over the world such as Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Thailand, France, Canada, United States, Australia...The cooperation between CTU and New Zealand partners has officially begun since 2004, starting by the Memorandum of Understanding with Victoria University of Wellington. CTU and Victoria University of Wellington are members of Greater Mekong Sub-region Tertiary Education Consortium Trust - GMSTEC. This non- government organization contributes to setting up the academic relationship among the universities in the region. Then more collaborations have been established with New Zealand partners like the University of Waikato. 

In recent years, CTU has sent 50 officials and lecturers attending master, doctoral programs and short-term training in New Zealand thanks to New Zealand Scholarships, Vietnamese Government Scholarships and CTU’s own budget. Besides, CTU has sent Mekong 1000 Program candidates, who are sponsored by the local authorities, to study in New Zealand with the special discount of tuition fee and other fees.

Through the Ambassador’s visit, CTU expects to receive strong support from the Embassy of New Zealand for the expansion of cooperation relations with partners in New Zealand in activities of exchanges of staff and students, joint research in various fields, thereby, enhancing sustainable linkages in the future.

Ambassador Haike Manning and Rector Ha Thanh Toan presenting souvenirs

At the meeting, Ambassador Haike Manning sent many thanks for the warm welcome from CTU and expressed joyfulness about the good relations between the two countries. The year of 2015 is the 40thanniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries since 1975. The two sides have discussed the opportunities of strengthening comprehensive cooperation between the two countries in general and between CTU with New Zealand partners in particular. Mr. Haike Manning believes that New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam will be a bridge to promote cooperation opportunities between Vietnam and New Zealand.

On this occasion, Ambassador Haike Manning had a meeting with staff and students of CTU. Here, he introduced the participants to the country, culture, tourism, relationship between New Zealand and Vietnam, especially education of New Zealand, to increase the understanding of the students about New Zealand and encourage them to study in this country. CTU’s students have also expressed their excitement to exchange and discuss with the Ambassador on the issues that concern them, particularly on economic, cultural, social and educational ones in New Zealand.

Ambassador Haike Manning in the meeting with the staff and students of CTU
Students stating their concerned issues to the Ambassador
Group photos

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