11/05/2015 15:25 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Universities’ preparations for AEC discussed

HCM City, May 11 (VNA)- Southeast Asian languages, cultural trademarks and university education internationalisation were the focus of a recent seminar on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and how universities are preparing for it held in Ho Chi Minh City.

The event was co-organised on May 8 by the Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the Vietnam-Southeast Asia Friendship Association and the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia.

At the event, Ngo Thi Phuong Lan, Vice Rector of Ho Chi Minh City’s University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), underscored that her universityhas cooperated with Indonesian universities to hold academic and cultural exchanges to boost collaboration between Vietnam and Indonesia as well as among universities in the ASEAN University Network (AUN).

She also noted that relevant organisations need to leverage their resources in the region while supporting each other to boost development.

Indonesian Consul General Jeans Anes said the AEC establishment by the end of this year will create both opportunities and challenges for its members and the education sector is no exception.

He said that the seminar aims to help universities from both countries deepen their understanding about one another and seize cooperation opportunities.