Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy honoured by Cambodia

Saturday, 2017-06-17 04:16:25
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At the granting ceremony (Credit: NDO)
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NDO/VNA – The Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy, in the Red River Delta province of Thai Binh, hosted a ceremony on June 16 to receive Friendship Orders bestowed on the university staff and 12 lecturers by the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Established in 1968, originally named as the Thai Binh University of Medicine, the university was tasked with training human resources, transfer science-technology and providing public healthcare services and products to care for and protect people’s health.

In 1982, the university was entrusted by the State to train doctors for Cambodian hospitals.

Assoc. Prof. Dr Hoang Nang Trong, rector of the university, said over the past 35 years the university has always created the best conditions for foreign students, including those from Cambodia, to pursue their studies. It has trained 426 Cambodian students to become doctors, he said.

In the 2016-2017 school year, the university welcomed 26 more Cambodian students, increasing the total number of Cambodian students studying at the university to 178, he noted.

Most of the students pursue their education under the signed agreement between the Vietnamese and Cambodian governments, he said.

Cambodian Ambassador to Vietnam, Prak Nguon Hong, spoke highly of the cooperation in medical training between the university and his country.

Many Cambodian doctors who have trained at the university have made active contributions to the country’s public healthcare, he noted, stressing that this demonstrates the deep friendship, solidarity and mutual assistance between the two neighbouring nations over the past five decades.

To mark the occasion, the Cambodian Embassy in Vietnam presented the friendship orders to the university staff and its 12 outstanding lecturers.

The same day, the university held a graduation ceremony for 31 Lao and Cambodian students.