Memorial University Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Tra Vinh University


TVU, 25.10. 2016 – A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Memorial University, Canada and Tra Vinh University was officially signed. Mr. Glenn Blackwood, the Vice-president of Memorial University was the signatory of Memorial University while Associate Professor – Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh, the Rector of Tra Vinh University, signed on behalf of Tra Vinh University.

This MoU is valid for a period of 5 years (2016 – 2021). Prior to this agreement, both sides have established a long-term, co-operative relationship since Tra Vinh University was a community college. In particular, the Canadian partner university (Memorial University) has annually offered 5 scholarships to TVU students. TVU has also hosted visiting scholars from Memorial University (Marine Institute) for academic activities.

Mr. Glenn Blackwood was glad to confirm the stable, co-operative relationship between the two organizations. Mr. Blackwood was also pleasantly surprised by the significant development of the university within the last 10 years in terms of facilities and training programs.

The mutual agreements between the two sides create a wide range of academic and professional development opportunities for lecturers and students of both TVU and the Memorial University (Marine Institute). More precisely, lecturers of TVU can take PhD program at the Memorial University funded by either Canadian Government or Vietnamese Government. Additionally, students of both institutes can take internships or exchange programs to gain international experiences.

Associate Professor – Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh expressed his firm belief in the further development of the co-operative relationship between Memorial University and Tra Vinh University. After signing the MoU, Mr. Blackwood also had a meeting with more than 200 TVU students. The students received 5 scholarships from the Vice-president of Memorial University with the total value up to CAD 1,000.

By: Huynh, Ngoc Tai – TVU School of Foreign Languages