Tuoi Tre, July 2023 – Professor Scott Fritzen, the newly appointed president of Fulbright University Vietnam, is steering the institution towards a future-focused educational approach. Emphasizing the importance of wisdom over mere knowledge, Professor Scott Fritzen aims to adapt the university’s curriculum to the rapidly changing global landscape, particularly in the face of advancements in artificial intelligence (AI). He believes that the traditional role of universities, primarily as a pathway to specific professions, is evolving. Instead, universities should prepare students for a series of careers, equipping them with a diverse set of skills adaptable to various fields.
Professor Fritzen’s vision includes strengthening academic programs across multiple disciplines, enhancing international collaborations, and introducing advanced postgraduate courses in business, computer science, and public health. He advocates for an interdisciplinary teaching approach, where wisdom is cultivated through complex, thought-provoking subjects and collaboration among faculty members. Emphasizing real-world engagement, Fritzen encourages students to participate in community projects and research, challenging them to step out of their comfort zones.