In the morning of June 11th,2013, Prof.Aca. DSc Cao Van Phuong – the President of Binh Duong University, along with the School Board welcomed the delegation from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, USA. Leading the delegation was Dr. Paul Baren – the President and his wife joined by Mr. Takeo Suzuki – Head of the International Cooperation.
Prof. Aca D.Sc.Cao Van Phuong –the President of Binh Duong University and the School Board at the
meeting with the delegation from the University of Arkansas
At the friendly meeting, Prof. Cao Van Phuong expressed his pleasure in their coming and his hope that the future would see the two universities will build a friendly collaborative relationship and grow together. On this occasion, he also had the opportunity to summarize the process of establishment and development and the achievement of Binh Duong University in its 15 years of existance. That is, the university currently has more than 22,000 students enrolled. In addition to the main facility at Binh Duong Avenue, the university also has its branch in Ca Mau with a well-invested infrastructure and other associated schools. The strength of Binh Duong University is the development of Business Administration, Civil Engineering and Information Technology. Architecture is also a major preferred by students which has made powerful movement forward. In addition, the university also organizes regular seminars, of which the workshop "Application of information technology in health care" is a field of great interest for the management board. Prof. Cao Van Phuong also expressed hopes that in the near future Binh Duong University would receive the support of technology and engineering from the partner in order that this program would develop further and soon become practically applicable.
Dr. Paul Baren – The President of Arkansas University at Fort Smith, USA and his wife
After working with the president Cao Van Phuong, the delegation had a meeting with the faculty and the leading officials of Binh Duong University to discuss the development of cooperation in such programs. Dr. Nguyen Van Thanh – Vice President – Party Vice Secretary – Division Director of Science and Technology chaired the meeting, Dr. Nguyen Thanh Binh – Dircetor of Scientific Research – Vice Director of Postgraduate Faculty, Dr. Vo Van Viet – Deputy Director of Academic Department and Karen Hamilton, Deputy Director of International Affairs Dept. were all present. The meeting went into a discussion of the research and the exchange of training programs to transfer students between the two universities.
Hopefully after such a visit with the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, Binh Duong University will have a more important partner in the United States for the development of education and to build up a learning environment with international standards.
University of Arkansas – Fort Smith was established in 1928 and is located in Fort Smith, Arkansas. It has received a certificate of award for associate degrees and bachelor's degrees with academic programs offered through seven fields and majors: Applied Science and Technology, University of Education, University of Business, University of Health Sciences, University of Languages and Communication, University of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and University of Social Sciences and Humanities. It currently has 7,500 students.
UA Fort Smith offers unique opportunities for students and the community, applied research, training and practice through innovative programs with the latest technology. It provides many choices of different teaching methods to meet the growing needs of the diverse students, including e-mails, online courses, evening, weekend courses, and interactive video.
Department of Information and Communications of Binh Duong University