On 7th February 2017, the delegation of Georgia State University, USA led by Risa Palm, Ph.D - Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost paid a visit to National Economics University. Attending the delegation, there were Ms. Sally Wallace - Associate Dean, Director of Fiscal Research Center, Dr. Volkan Topalli, Acting Associate Provost for International Initiatives, MS. Mary Beth Walker - Dean of the Andrew Young School, Mr. Larry S. Berman - Professor of Political Science, Honors College Founding Dean. From NEU, there were Prof. Dr. Tran Tho Dat - President, Dr. Dao Thanh Tung - Director off International Cooperation Department, Assoc Prof. Dr. Le Thu Hoa - Dean of Faculty of Urban and Environment, Assoc Prof. Dr. Vu Kim Dung - Dean of Faculty of Economic Studies, Assoc Prof. Dr. Bui Duc Tho - Director of Department of Scientific Management, MA. Pham Sy Long - Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department.
At the meeting, Prof. Dr. Tran Tho Dat sent the best wishes to Professor Risa Palm and other delegates. The President emphasized that being the leading university in training economics and business administration in Vietnam, National Economics University was always willing to extend cooperation with American universities, especially prestigious ones in the field of economics and business management. In 2016, NEU had ceremonially organized the 60th anniversary of establishment which was the milestone in its development path in the context of higher education internationalization. On that occasion, NEU was honor to welcome Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc - one of NEU alumi (intake 19), senior executives and international delegates of foreign partners.
Congratulating the success of NEU 60th anniversary, Professor Risa Palm highly appreciated the reputation of NEU in traning economics, management and business administration in Vietnam. She was impressed by the achievements of NEU during 60 years. She said that Georgia State University organized successfully the workshop on "Global Partnership for Better Cities" in 2016 and expressed desire to seek new partners in Vietnam to develop that project. She hoped that NEU would become one of important partners of Georgia State in scientific research. Besides, Georgia also wanted to enhance the collaboration between the two universities in student, staff exchange and joint training.
At the end of meeting, the leaders of two sides agreed to sign the memorandum of understanding to officially establish the bilateral cooperation between National Economics University and Georgia State University.