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July 2014High-level meetings in Vietnam

In Hanoi, the UCLA delegation met with several high-level governmental officials. Including U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam David Shear and the Vietnamese deputy ministers of health and science and technology, respectively. Shear provided a content for UCLA's impact in Vietnam in a presentation on the state of U.S.-Vietnamese relations. The deputy ministers both offered UCLA and Vietnam National University (VNU) support for existing and future collaborations. The day ended with a candid meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, who expressed his willingness to facilitate cooperation between the two universities.

Trip: Australia and Asia
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea (South); Singapore; Viet Nam

July 2014Bruins in Public Health

UCLA public health students and alumni met with Chancellor Block to share their experiences in Vietnam and at UCLA. Two of the students were participating in the David Geffen School of Medicine's Short-Term Training Program. The alumni were impressed that they had the opportunity to meet the Chancellor across the world and were living proof of the positive impact Bruins are having worldwide.

Trip: Australia and Asia
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea (South); Singapore; Viet Nam

June 2014Strengthening Partnerships in Vietnam

President Phan Thanh Binh of Vietnam National University (VNU) welcomed the delegation to two VNU campuses (the University of Science and Ho Chi Minh City). The delegation toured the Stem Cell Lab, where collaborations between UCLA and VNU are yielding promising results. Fuyu Tamanoi, associate director of the Center for Global Mentoring (CGM) and director of the STT Program-Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, described ongoing cancer and stem cell initiatives and the activities of the CGM. The meeting culminated in the signing of two MOU amendments which will permit the continuation and further development of cooperative projects in cancer research and education.

Trip: Australia and Asia
Countries Visited: China; Hong Kong; Japan; Korea (South); Singapore; Viet Nam

June 2014Vietnamese Media Highlight UCLA Delegation's Visit

HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM – UCLA's visit to Vietnam was covered by Ho Chi Minh City Television and several newspapers including Vietnam Online Newspaper and Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper. The 6-year history of collaboration between the universities has resulted in a strong foundation for future joint projects/endeavors. The delegation's visit to Vietnam strengthened this relationship.

Countries Visited: Viet Nam


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