Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, June 22, 2020 – Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) awarded a $4.65 million grant to Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV). The award signing ceremony, hosted at FUV’s Crescent Plaza campus, was attended by U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink, USAID/Vietnam Mission Director Michael Greene, and FUV President Đàm Bích Thủy. This new two-year assistance grant to FUV follows a successful USAID grant of $7.2 million from 2017 to 2020.
While previous U.S. government support from USAID and the State Department helped FUV to build its initial foundations, from establishing its institutional governance structure to developing its academic program, and providing financial assistance to incoming students, the new grant will support investments that advance the university’s goal of international accreditation. USAID will also help FUV develop executive education and other programs so the university may begin serving the country’s professional community and labor force. Additionally, the grant will support FUV’s efforts to develop shared value partnerships with Vietnam’s technology, manufacturing, and service industry sectors.
“I am proud of all that we have accomplished together, and I am confident that the coming two years of this USAID-FUV partnership are going to deliver long-term impacts to this university and benefits to Vietnam. Fulbright University Vietnam holds a special place in our bilateral relationship, and I am honored to be here with you today to recommit the United States to supporting this important institution and cornerstone of our people-to-people ties. Because we know: As trusted partners, we prosper together,” said Ambassador Kritenbrink.
“We are grateful to continue receiving support from USAID to grow Fulbright University Vietnam, not only in institutional development, but also in gaining international recognition,” said Ms. Dam Bich Thuy, President of Fulbright University Vietnam. “With this grant, FUV will continue to lead the way in building a rich and innovative teaching and learning environment in Vietnam, for Vietnamese students.”
To view photos of the event, visit: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmNWqVUu. To learn more about the new grant, visit: https://www.usaid.gov/vietnam/documents/fact-sheet-fulbright-university-vietnam-fuv-support.