To make the construction of high quality training programs, in February and March of 2016, the delegation of the Thu Dau Mot University , led by Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Van Hiep, worked with the educational institutions in South East Asia. In particular, the two first destinations that the delegation worked were the educational institutions in Singapore and Thailand.

Singapore-Cooperation in building high quality programs for elementary education
From February 23 to February 26, 2016, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Hiep led the delegation of officers, lecturers to visit and work with the Henry Park Primary School (HPPS) on the exchange of experience to build the high quality elementary education. The President of Henry Park Primary School, Mr. Chia Soo Keng, welcomed and worked with our delegation. 
At the meeting, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Hiep introduced some information about the scale of training, scientific researches and the development strategy of the school. For the training program in education primary, he said, this was the critical level of the national education system, laid the foundation for the intelligence development of students. Being aware of the mission of training primary teachers with enough knowledge and qualities, over the years, the Thu Dau Mot University has paid attention to the construction, the development of the high quality primary teacher training programs. At the same time, the school is also interested in renovating the content and teaching methods to meet the needs of elementary education development in our province and the other areas, contributes to meet the needs of international integration in this field. In the associated education cooperation activities, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Hiep, expects to put the long-term cooperation relationship with the Henry Park Primary School, one of the school has strengths in the program content and advantage teaching English methods for primary students.

To respond, Mr. Chia Soo Keng expressed his pleasure to welcome the delegation of the Thu Dau Mot University . Mr. Chia Soo Keng said, Henry Park Primary School is ready to cooperate and share experience in constructing the programs, teaching methods in primary education. After discussing the conditions of cooperation, the leaders of the two sides agreed, in May of 2016, the Thu Dau Mot University will send four lecturers to Henry Park Primary School to participate directly in researching, learning, and approaching the training programs and practical experiences at school. This is the initial step for the good cooperation relationship between the two schools in the future.

In this trip, the delegation also visited and worked with the Management University of Singapore and the East Asia Management Institute (EASB) to promote and open more cooperation opportunities in the associated training mission, exchange of lectures, students and scientific research activities.
Working with AUN Organization of Thailand-Promoting the process of quality control at the Thu Dau Mot University
In the business trip in Thailand from March 10 to March 13, the staff delegation of the Thu Dau Mot University came and worked with the AUN Organization. Mrs. Natana Gajaseni-CEO of the AUN Organization in Thailand welcomed the delegation.

At the meeting, Mrs. Natana Gajaseni introduced about the AUN Organizations (Asean University Network)-leading university network of South East Asia, which was established in November of 1995 by the initiatives of the Ministries of education Council of South East Asian countries, with the first members nominated by the Ministries of education of the countries. Firstly, the network had 11 members, then, it increased to 20 members in 1999, up to 2013, this network had 30 members from 10 countries. Enter the year 2015; AUN Organizations conducted to test successfully 160 educational programs at the school members. Mrs. Natana Gajaseni said, the operational aims of the AUN were that they would increase the cooperation between the universities in the area and the exchange of learning, researches and training programs of the priority fields in the areas. In addition, they could enhance the cooperation and solidarity between the scholars, educators and researchers of the school members in the area, as well as develop and renovate the university education towards the global quality assurance network.
For the Thu Dau Mot University , Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Hiep showed that the goal of the development strategy to the year 2019 is achieving the national standard, in 2020, there will be 60% of training programs reaching the AUN standard and in 2025, and they will attain the international standard. For the reaching AUN standard targets, the school promotes the completion of training programs self-assessment bases on the standard and register to the outside evaluation in 2017. To implement this goal successfully, the school expects to the helps and supports from the AUN Organization in the evaluation mission of quality training program.

To respond, Mrs. Natana Gajaseni acclaimed for the determination of the Thu Dau Mot University in joining the AUN Organization, she also affirmed that she would help enthusiastically to create many advantage conditions for the school to complete the strategic goals soon. At the meeting, the two sides had in-depth discussions about the conditions to join the Organization, standard verification department, and auditing processes…
On this occasion, the delegation also visited and worked with Chulalongkorn University to establish the long-term strategic cooperation relationship in the associated training for tertiary education, after graduation, exchange of lectures, students and cooperation in scientific researches.

The Delegation is visiting the classes of Henry Park Primary School (Photo: Tran Van Nam)

The Delegation is taking souvenir photographs with the Managing Board of Henry Park School (Photo: Tran Van Nam)

The Delegation is visiting and working at the Management University of Singapore (Photo: Tran Van Nam)

The Delegation is visiting and working at the East Asia Management Institute (Photo: Tran Van Nam)

Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Van Hiep is giving souvenirs to Mrs. Natana Gajaseni (Photo: Pham Phuc Tuy)

The Delegation is taking souvenir photographs with Mrs. Natana Gajaseni (Photo: Pham Phuc Tuy)


 

The Delegation is visiting and working at Chulalongkorn University (Photo: Pham Phuc Tuy)