US Fulbright University launched in Vietnam

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    US non-profit university Fulbright launched in Vietnam

    By Ha Anh, Thanh Nien News

    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday officially launched Vietnam's first private non-profit university in Ho Chi Minh City.
    The launch came at the end of a three-day visit to Vietnam by US President Barack Obama and a delegation of senior officials.
    Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV) was licensed by the Vietnamese government on May 16. The university is expected to expand the important work of the Fulbright Economics Teaching Program (FETP), which has educated more than 1,200 Vietnamese mid-career professionals in the public and non-governmental sectors since 1995.
    Dinh La Thang, the city's Party chief, said at the launching ceremony that the government has high expectations for FUV and will create the most favorable conditions for the university to develop qualified human resources.
    The school is allowed to begin its enrollment at the end of this year, providing programs in public policy and administration besides science and technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.
    The US government has pledged to provide more than US$20 million for the project, while HCMC allocated 25 hectares of land in the Saigon High-tech Park in District 9 for the university's campus.
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