Dear cherished friends of Fulbright,
March has come and gone as Covid-19 waves are calming down. Fulbright’s lovely Crescent campus has reopened to welcome our students from all across the country after a prolonged Tet holiday and weeks of virtual learning.
With many ups and downs, every initiative, every idea no matter how major or minor is all valued at Fulbright as experiments and testaments for our new pedagogical model. Only then can Fulbright live up to the expectations of the people, the sacred role of a higher education institution that society has granted upon us as the pioneering liberal arts university in Vietnam, to foster and spearhead innovations in higher education.
In a society, the contribution of apex institutions is not only limited to the creation and reinvention of knowledge, enabling socially responsible citizens to give back, but it also lies in the work of offering the community robust conversations on critical matters of the century, culturally and academically. As Vietnam sets the goal to become a high-income nation in 2045, Fulbright believes that we can best support this ambition by actively engaging in the discussion with multiple stakeholders on the future of the country.
From the seminar on Developmental State or Entrepreneurial State for Vietnam to the conference on Green Capital modeling after the Nordics, and the discussion with Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM) experts on debunking the bottleneck for our Southern region’s economic development, Fulbright has continued to show our responsibility in initiating the most important public policy dialogues throughout the progression to Doi Moi.
Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Dean of Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, remarked at the “Dialogue 2045” with the Prime Minister and businesses as well as academic think-tanks of Vietnam: Any nation aspiring to be great has to have a strong backbone of leading corporations and excellent universities. Vice versa, institutions like Fulbright cannot reach their fullest potential without the support of society, to cultivate and honor knowledge.
Dam Bich Thuy
President, Fulbright University Vietnam