Bringing the United States and Vietnam Closer Together through Educational Exchange

Annoucement Letter for the Fourth Annual Education Conference in Hanoi (Based on our enabling legislation and the impending closure of VEF in 2018, VEF is no longer offering any Fellowships or Grants)

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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am pleased to inform you that the U.S. Embassy in Vietnam and the Vietnam Education Foundation are organizing the Fourth Annual Education Conference "Cementing Cooperation and Overcoming Obstacles to U.S.-Vietnam Education Partnerships" to be held April 9, 2011 in Hanoi.  The purpose of this conference is to bring together American and Vietnamese universities, colleges, companies and NGOs active in higher education in Vietnam to discuss how to increase U.S. educational opportunities in Vietnam; how to encourage external partnerships for universities; and how to promote U.S. style higher education in Vietnam.

I encourage you to click on this link to view some of the preliminary information on the conference.  You can log in with your own email and password to have future access to your personal data.  In addition to registering for the conference, please consider presenting a paper as part of a panel discussion.  In order to be considered as a panel participant, please prepare an abstract of your proposed paper and submit via the conference website above.  The deadline for submitting an abstract of your proposed paper is February 28.  If you are interested in attending the conference but do not want to present a paper, the registration deadline is March 11, 2011.  Please check the site for more details about the call for papers and conference registration as well as for future updates on the venue.

Please note that space is limited for this conference.  As our conference will be a platform for policy discussion and for formulating recommendations for the Vietnamese government and U.S. education partners, priority must be given to participants who have relevant experience in establishing education partnerships in Vietnam and other countries.  Decisions regarding participant selection will be made as quickly as possible.

Your participation will help ensure the success of this conference.  We look forward to seeing you there.


Elisabet Garriga
Conference Coordinator
Public Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy, Hanoi
Tel (84-4) 3850-5196
Cell (84-4) 90-400-8657
Fax (84-4) 3850-5120