On the morning of November 21, 2022, the Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) had a working session with the delegation from the University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia. The delegation included Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stuart Crispin, Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania; Dr. Stephen Ives, Project Manager of the project "Intensive Northwestern Beef Breeding" for the period 2017-2022, coordinator of the project "Overcoming technical and market obstacles to profitable beef production" for the period 2011-2015. The two joint research projects were carried out by the University of Tasmania and VNUA and funded by the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).

Welcoming and working with the delegation, from VNUA, there were Prof. Dr. Pham Van Cuong, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, VNUA’s Vice President; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Viet Long, Head of the International Cooperation Office; Dr. Nguyen Thanh Hai, Head of the Training Management Office; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Minh Hien, Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Rural Development; Dr. Nguyen Hai Nui, Vice Dean of the Faculty of Accounting and Business Administration; and representatives of staff and lecturers of the Faculty of Economics and Rural Development, International Cooperation Office, and Training Management Office, etc.  


The two parties discuss opportunities for cooperation in training

At the meeting, the two parties discussed the possibilities of promoting cooperation in the field of training and academic exchanges such as the proposal to invite a professor from the University of Tasmania to teach students in advanced programs and high quality training programs in Financial Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Business Management; developing credit exchange programs, Internship short-term internship programs from 6-12 months in Australia for VNUA’s students; collaborating in the development of doctoral training programs; improving research capacity for lecturers, especially the Australian alumni at the university through cooperation projects implemented by the two parties, etc.

Over the past years, the University of Tasmania can be considered as one of the main and important partners in Australia that has cooperated with VNUA to implement research cooperation projects funded by ACIAR. 

At the end of the working session, the two parties agreed to promote the development of specific cooperation contents in order to sign a memorandum of cooperation within a near future, serving as a foundation for the implementation of the proposed plans between VNUA and the University of Tasmania.


Delegates take a photo together.


The University of Tasmania (UTAS) is an Australian public university located in the Tasmania state. Established on January 1, 1890, the university has a long history, being one of the first four universities established in Australia and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Currently, UTAS has nearly 5,000 international students in a community of about 40,000 students. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and 150 graduate programs.

Highlights of UTAS:

- Ranked in the top 2% (top 300) of the world's top universities (according to Academic Rankings of World Universities and The Time Higher Education Rankings)

- UTAS is a famous research university with 16 out of 21 research fields rated as exceeding international standards. The university is also in the top 10 for research out of 40 Australian universities.

- In 2015, the University of Tasmania had the largest number of professors who have won the teaching excellence award among the universities in Australia.