Meetings of Vietnamese and international faculty and practitioners’ working groups to lay the foundations for Tri Viet University’s human resource strategy (with the technical assistance of the International Office of Migration, Viet Nam).
Interview on CNBC about Tri Viet and the issue of not-for-profit private higher education in Viet Nam.
Co-organization of corporate training sessions in Ho Chi Minh City on personal branding in business by Tri Viet advisor Vu H. Pham, Ph.D, Spectrum Knowledge Inc.(USA).
Fall-out from “Green University” Conference: Café-Salon “Green Thinking and Green Lifestyle” with Saigon academics, professionals, entrepreneurs, students, activists, artists and media.
Discussion with VASPA (Vietnamese-Australian Scientists & Professionals’ Association) on potential cooperation in executive training.
Engaging the Business Community:
Talks about Viet Nam’s human resource challenge and higher education, including Tri Viet University: with the European Chamber of Commerce & Industry (EUROCHAM), VNR500 Club (500 leading Vietnamese businesses), DANAHER Asia, AP Moeller Terminals.
International Conference "What makes a Green University in Viet Nam?" (Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam).
Signing of a partnership MOU with State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) – Viet Nam;
Round Table on Nation Branding (Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam). A first effort by Tri Viet to present the issue of Nation Branding in a more systematic and all-around way with an aim to take part in developing public awareness about the significance, importance and relevance of the concept of Nation Brand, and its building in Viet Nam.
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Mme Ton Nu Thi Ninh was invited as Keynote Speaker to Monash University Conference "Engaging with Vietnam: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue", Melbourne (Feb 23-24).
At US-VN Education Conference "Building partnerships in higher education: opportunities and challenges for the U.S. and Vietnam", January 14-15 in Ha Noi, Mme Ton Nu Thi Ninh was invited to be on the panel of Breakout Session 2, speaking on the "Challenges of Creating a Private University as a Social Enterprise in Viet Nam".
TVIU Electrical Engineering Working Group: teleconference on curriculum building;
Participation in Colloquium on Canada-Viet Nam Cooperation in Higher Education and Research (Dec 18-19). Presentation by Mme Ton Nu Thi Ninh on the "Challenges of Starting a Private University in Viet Nam".
Curriculum building with Prof. Lech Jancwecki (Auckland University-New Zealand) on Applied IT / IT for Business;
participation in the Qatar Foundation – sponsored WISE Summit on Education in Doha
(16-17 November, 2009);
Visit to Hong Kong University.
International Seminar organized in conjunction with the Leopold Mayer Foundation for Human Progress "What University for the 21st Century?" (Participants List);
Signing of partnership MOU with Portland State University (USA).
TVIU President's trip to Ontario, Quebec, and Montreal provinces (Canada) facilitated by the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC). Visits to:
University of Ottawa
Ontario Ministry of Education & Ministry of Training
Export Development Canada
TVIU President's trip to Tokyo and Kyoto. Meetings with:
Kyoto University (Urban Management Department)
Vietnamese Student Association (VYSA)
Meeting with Charles Bankart, Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs, University of Kansas (USA).
TVIU President's trip to the U.S. for talks towards possible cooperation with:
Portland State University
Brown University (RI)
Yale University (CT)
Pratt Institute (NY)
Signing of a partnership MOU with Intel Products Vietnam.
Signing of a partnership MOU with Saigon High-Tech Park for training and research to meet the needs in manpower of companies investing in SHTP and the economy as a whole;
Signing of a partnership MOU with Vietnam Green Building Council (VGCB);
Meeting with George Dennison, President, University of Montana, and Terry Weidner, Director, Mansfield Centre at U-Montana;
Participation at the Asia Society's 19th Annual Asian Corporate Conference (HCM City, April 22-24): presentation by Mme Ton Nu Thi Ninh at session on "The Human Talent Pipeline: Education and Capacity Building".
Participation in the 2009 US-VN Education Conference, January 15-16 in Ho Chi Minh City. Breakout Session on "Building Science & Technology into a Vietnamese Private University" conducted by Mme Ton Nu Thi Ninh and Dr. Dong Thi Bich Thuy US-VN Education Conference 2009 Official Report.pdf;
Proposal by Intel Products Vietnam (accompanied by USAID and Portland State University) on partnership between TVIU and Intel Products Vietnam, on TVIU's relocation in Ho Chi Minh City, and on setting up a corporate advisory board for TVIU.
Signing of partnership MOU with PSU
(represented by Vice President/
Provost Roy Koch) Oct 2009
Signing of partnership MOU with
Intel Products, Vietnam
(represented by Mr. Rick Howarth), May 2009
Signing of partnership MOU with SHTP
(represented by Mme Le Thi Thanh My),
Signing of partnership MOU with Vietnam Green Building Council
(represented by Mr. Jalel Sager), April 2009