Meeting with the delegation of the US Embassy

On November 9th, 2020, the delegation of the US Embassy in Ha Noi paid a visit to Can Tho University (CTU). Working with the delegation were Prof. Dr. Ha Thanh Toan, Rector and leader representatives of CTU's units including College of Environment and Natural Resources, College of Agriculture, College of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Research Institute for Climate Change, Mekong Delta Development Research Institute, and Department of International Relations.

The meeting with the delegation of the US Embassy took place at the Meeting Room 1, the Administration Building, CTU

At the meeting, Prof. Dr. Ha Thanh Toan, Rector of CTU sent a warm welcome to the delegation of the US Embassy. The Rector also shared overview information on training, scientific research, and technology transfer activities of the University. Especially, the cooperation relationship with US partners resulted in many important achievements in training, scientific research, exchange activities, exchanges of staff and students, etc.

Prof. Dr. Ha Thanh Toan, CTU's Rector, sent warm welcome to the delegation of the US Embassy and introduced briefly about the University

Accordingly, the cooperation between CTU and the U.S. partners has begun since 2000s, starting with the Project of Sustainable Development for CTU's Learning Resource Center funded by the Atlantic Philanthropies. Then, the cooperation has been expanded with more and more joint projects among partners. The main influential projects are the Project of Conservation of Coastal Biodiversity by OXFAM America; Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program by USAID, Arizona State University, and Intel Products Vietnam Co., Ltd.; Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD - IT) by Arizona State University; AQUAFISH-CRSP by University of Connecticut; two Advanced Programs in Biotechnology and Aquaculture in collaboration with Michigan State University and Auburn University; the English Access Microscholarship Program funded by the U.S. Embassy and Consulate General. Maker Innovation Space was established as a result of the cooperation between CTU and Arizona State University under the sponsorship of USAID through the Built-IT project.

The delegation of the US Embassy also expressed delight and appreciation for the University's efforts and results of cooperation with the US agencies, organizations, institutes and universities, and hoped that this good cooperation relationship will be maintained and strengthened for further development.

The two sides have a discussion about the issues in the Mekong Delta

At the meeting, the delegation of the US Embassy has discussed with CTU's experts to learn more about the environmental issues such as drought, erosion, salinity intrusion, floods, subsidence, and their impacts on the Mekong Delta region and its adaptation strategy. The representatives of CTU's units also shared about many cooperative research programs on climate change adaptation, serving the development of the Mekong Delta; typical cooperation activities with US partners in recent years. The exchange and discussion between the US delegation and CTU is promised to promote the potential of cooperation between the University and US partners in the near future.

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(CTU Journal of Science)

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