Vietnam Education Foundation helps train 700 Vietnamese students

Monday, 2018-03-26 17:51:54
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VEF Fellows, Scholars and other participants at the VEF Fellows & Scholars Conference, Phoenix, AZ, 2017 (Photo: VEF)
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NDO/VNA - The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) has helped nearly 700 Vietnamese students further their education in the US during its 15 years of operation, said Vietnamese Ambassador to US Pham Quang Vinh.

Many of them have obtained doctoral degrees in science-technology, engineering, mathematics, agriculture and health, and returned home to contribute to the country, Vinh said at the foundation’s latest gathering in the US’s Arlington city on March 22 – 24.

Praising the VEF’s contributions to the Vietnam-US ties, the diplomat affirmed that education is always a key sector in their bilateral cooperation and expects that the VEF members will continue promoting the relations through networking and initiatives.

In her speech, VEF Executive Director Sandy Dang stressed that the meeting not only aimed at reviewing the fund’s achievements in 15 years but also seeks ways to build on these outcomes and promote VEF initiatives and links among its alumni in order to contribute to the Vietnam – US educational ties.

In 2000, The VEF was established by the US Congress under the Vietnam Education Foundation Act. Since 2003, it has worked to support Vietnamese students in purchasing higher education in the US.