(left to right) Dr. Huynh Xuan Nhut, acting head of the international cooperation office for HCMUE, HCMUE President Huynh Van Son, UWA President Ken Tucker and UWA Provost Tina Jones.

Story: Lisa Sollie | Photo: Cody Ingram

Representatives from Ho Chi Minh City University of Education (HCMUE) in Vietnam recently wrapped up a fruitful visit to the University of West Alabama designed to foster deeper ties between the two institutions.

The two universities signed an agreement that symbolizes their commitment to collaboration and mutual growth.

“We are thrilled to have hosted such esteemed representatives from HCMUE, said UWA President Ken Tucker. “This visit marks a significant milestone in our journey towards fostering global partnerships and advancing educational excellence.”

HCMUE President Huynh Van Son, also expressed optimism about future collaborations, stating, “Our visit to UWA has been incredibly enriching. We look forward to leveraging our collective strengths to create meaningful impact in the field of education.”

The exchange of ideas and insights during this visit underscores the commitment of both institutions to harness the power of international collaboration to address contemporary challenges and drive innovation in teacher education.

The visit was co-organized by Dr. Mark Davis, dean of UWA’s international programs and Akali Fulmer, international admissions and recruitment consultant, alongside Dr. Huynh Xuan Nhut, acting head of the international cooperation office for HCMUE.

Also in attendance were UWA President Ken Tucker, UWA Provost Tina Jones, Dr. Jeffery Merida, dean of UWA’s College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and Dr. Jan Miller, dean of UWA’s College of Education. The visiting delegation included HCMUE President Huynh Van Son, Vice President Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Trung, Mr. Nguyen Vinh Khong, acting head of the Office of Science and Dr. Do Tat Thien, vice dean of the Psychology department. Alabama International Education and Economic Partnership (ALIEEP) Executive Director Meesoon Han, and Global Education Institute co-founder Grace Lee rounded out the group.

For more information about the visit and future collaborations, contact Dr. Mark Davis at mdavis@uwa.edu.