The Vietnam Education Foundation (VEF) has been making efforts to take more and more Vietnamese postgraduates to study in the US according to the scholarship board of the VEF.
The information was released by Mr. Steven Pappas, representative of the US Department of Education and member of the board of directors of VEF on August 8 at press conference in Ho Chi Minh City.
From 2003 to now, VEF has taken 423 Vietnamese postgraduates to study at 84 universities in the US. Most of them follow the doctorate training program.
The foundation has also taken 38 Vietnamese doctors to the US to join post-doctor training programs and sponsored 22 US professors into Vietnam to teach.
Professor Kenneth C.Burtis, member of a group including 10 US scientists and professors who are in Vietnam to select 45 scholarships from VEF in 2013, believed that the VEF scholarship program which takes excellent Vietnamese students to the US to study and then they return to Vietnam to work, will contribute to boost the bilateral cooperation between the US and Vietnam.
VEF is an initiative by the US Congress and an organization of the US government. The VEF’s Board of Directors has 13 members, two are senators, three are member of the US government and six others nominated by the US President./.