Graduation Ceremony of Vietnam-The Netherlands Programme, Class of 2019

Graduation Ceremony of Vietnam-The Netherlands Programme, Class of 2019

Vietnam-The Netherlands Programme (VNP) hosted its Graduation Ceremony for the Master Class of 2019 on Sunday morning, February 23rd, 2020 at Hall A.103, University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (59C Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, HCMC).

VNP was very honoured to welcome many distinguished guests: Mr. Frank de Laat (Consul of Consulate General of Kingdom of the Netherlands); Prof. Dr. Hoai Trong Nguyen (Director of VNP), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tien Viet Ho (Dean of School of UEH Graduate) from UEH representatives, and lecturers, VNP’s alumni, all students graduating from Master of Science in Applied Economics and their family members.  

The project “Master of Science in Applied Economics” has officially begun operation since 1994 in Vietnam, under the Master educational framework specializing in Economics Development cooperated between multiple Netherlands’ universities and Vietnam’s which had been sponsored by the government of the Netherlands. The project was a joint programme between International Institute of Social Sciences ISS-Erasmus University (Netherlands) and University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). In 2016, following this incorporation into advanced development, a Master double degree was designed to offer students more broaden opportunities. Further, VNP received the certificate of FIBAA accreditation for training quality assurance in the year 2017.

To begin, Prof. Dr. Hoai Trong Nguyen formally recognized the experienced VNP’s teaching faculties and dedicated staffs for their valuable contributions in successfully ensuring the operation of the Ceremony and the students’ learning process under the global Covid-19 epidemic recently. Prof. Hoai Trong Nguyen then congratulated the graduands for their great efforts and outstanding achievements. On behalf of the Programme, he also expressed his warm and sincere thanks to all graduands’ families and friends for coming and always standing by to financially, and mentally support the students. He further emphasized that the graduands truthfully became the families’ pride.

Prof. Dr. Hoai Trong Nguyen (Director of VNP) made a welcome speech.

Consul of Consulate General of Kingdom of the Netherlands made a speech.

After the speech of Mr. Frank de Laat (the Consul of  Consulate General of Kingdom of the Netherlands), Dr. Nam Khanh Pham (VNP’s Academic Director) conducted a presentation about students’ development and a brief introduction of various programmes of VNP including: Master of Science in Applied Economics (MAE), Master Double Degree, and Joint Doctorate Programme (JDP) which was recently launched in 2020. Moreover, he further introduced other programmes at UEH, including: Bachelor of Commerce – a Joint Programme between University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City and Victoria University New Zealand, Economy and Environment Partnership for Southeast Asia (EEPSEA), Environment for Development (EFD), Research Support Center, Center for Database and Economics Analysis, etc. All these networks will provide more opportunities for students to not only master their knowledge but also easily find potential jobs after graduation.    

Dr. Nam Khanh Pham made a speech about VNP.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tien Viet Ho read Graduation Decision.

The Graduation Ceremony came to an end with a formal Graduation Decision’s speech of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tien Viet Ho (Dean of School of UEH Graduate). All graduands came on stage to receive their degrees-an important milestone and celebrated their happiness with families and friends.

Pictures from the Graduation Ceremony of M.A VNP – Class 2019