On 22 December 2016, on behalf of NEU Board of Management, Prof. Dr. Tran Tho Dat - President and Mr. Mark Billington - ICAEW Regional Director in South East Asia signed the Memorandum of Understanding. This event marked the milestone in relationship between the two sides, contributing to NEU development in the future.
Attending the ceremony, there were Prof. Dr. Tran Tho Dat - President, Assoc Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thanh Ha - Chairman of University Council, Assoc Prof. Dr. Pham Hong Chuong - Vice President, Assoc Prof. Dr. Pham Thi Bich Chi - Director of Department of Accounting and Auditing, MA. Bui Duc Dzung - Director of Administrative Office, MA. Pham Sy Long - Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department, Assoc Prof. Dr. Nguyen Huu Anh - Dean of School of Accounting and Auditing. From the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), there were Mr. Mark Billington - Regional Director in South East Asia, Ms. Dang Thi Mai Trang - Head of ICAEW Vietnam, Ms. Huong Vu Business Development Manager, Ms. Anh Do Marketing & PR Manager, Ms. Nhung Bui Project Coordinator.
Over the past years, with NEU support, ICAEW in collaboration with NEU School of Accounting and Auditing has implemented a lot of practical and effective activities in order to find and nuture talented students at NEU, assist and promote training quality. Those activities included sharing professional information and international experiences, providing academic materials of ICAEW, organizing workshop on teach skill, awarding ICAEW CFAB scholarships, internships and famtrips to local businessess, and the like.
Recognizing ICAEW support for NEU to continously develpop the university to be a reseach-oriented one with multi-disciplines, greater international cooperation, and to be ranked in top of leading universities worldwide, NEU and ICAEW jointly signed the Memorandum of Understanding to bring the bilateral relationship to the whole new level. Within the framework of cooperation, a part from stimulating the current activities, NEU and ICAEW agreed to put several subiects of ICAEW Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (CFAB) into the regular curriculum of NEU, which provided students with opportunities to get an international degree, improve their competitiveness in labor market.
At the ceremony, Prof. Dr. Tran Tho Dat said that NEU was one of the leading universitites training economics, managament and business administration. In the coming time, NEU aimed to become a research-oriented university, to develop joint training programs and to strengthen cooperation with international organizations worldwide. "We welcome and highly appreciate the contribution of ICAEW to mutual development of NEU over the years. We believe that the signtature will cement education and research quality of the university".
Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Mark Billington emphasized the importance of ICAEW CFAB in boosting competitive advantage of students. He said that one of ICAEW missions was to contribute to developing accounting profession. ICAEW had continously extended cooperation with universities over the world, which brought opportunites to improve training and research quality, to build up and develop awareness of business environment as well as to equip students with advanced professional knowledge and skills.
The signing ceremony captured attentions of ICAEW partners such as Navigos Search with large scale recruitment because of the fact that it was considered the first step to train Vietnamese high qualified human resource in business, accounting and auditing which meet the requirements of international corporations.
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