U.S. Consulate Hosts Higher Education Reform Conference

Consul General Bitter is exchanging with delegates on the sidelines of the conference

The U.S. Consulate General hosted an education conference at the American Center on July 31 and August 1, 2014 entitled “Vietnam Education Dialogue: Higher Education Reforms.” The two-day event, organized by the Education Dialogue Group and University of Chicago professor and Fields Medal recipient Dr. Ngo Bao Chau, brought together senior government officials, educators, college and university representatives, and businesspeople to discuss strategies and recommend reforms to Vietnam’s higher education system.

“In signing the Comprehensive Partnership on July, 25, 2013, President Barack Obama and President Truong Tan Sang agreed that close cooperation on education and training are critical elements to the next phase of the growing U.S.-Vietnam relationship,” said Consul General Rena Bitter in her opening remarks. “The Vietnam Education Dialogue is part of the U.S. government’s commitment to this joint goal, based on enhancing educational, cultural, and people-to-people ties between the United States and Vietnam.”