Online meeting on cooperation between the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA, Mahidol University, Thailand and Hanoi University of Pharmacy, Vietnam.

With an aimto strengthen the bilateral and multilateral cooperation in training, scientific research and international integration, in the morning of 24th August, 2021, Hanoi University of Pharmacy (HUP) held an online meeting with the Faculty of Pharmacy of Mahidol University, Thailand and the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA to review the outcomesof cooperation in the past time and propose cooperation directions in the coming time.

Presentatthe meeting, fromHanoi University of Pharmacy side, were Prof. Nguyen Hai Nam - Rector, Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong-Head of Department of Pharmaceutical Management and Economics, Assoc.Prof. Pham Thi Thuy Van- Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Assoc.Prof. Do Quyen-Head of Department of Science Management, Dr. Vu Xuan Giang-Head of Training Department, Assoc.Prof. Nguyen Thi Lien Huong-Former Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacy, MSc. Dinh Thi Hien Van - Head of International Relations Department and some lecturers and full-time officials of related departments. Fromthe University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), USA,presentat the meeting were Prof. Alain Lau, Director of the International Clinical Pharmacy Training Department, Dr. Jennifer Pham and Dr. Christina. From Mahidol University (MU), Thailand, Prof. Surakit Nathisuwan - Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy the meeting.


At the meeting, Prof. Alan Lau and Prof. Surakit Nathisuwan affirmed that the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA and Mahidol University,Thailand werecommitted to providing technical support to Hanoi University of Pharmacyfor renovationofhigher education programs in pharmacy, curriculum and syllabus development, professional practice training (especially training "preceptor" team in professional practice teaching) and scientific research cooperation. Prof. Nguyen Hai Nam, on behalf of the Leaders of Hanoi University of Pharmacy, acknowledged the support of Mahidol University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA over the past years and pledged to cooperate with these two universities to open a new stage in international cooperation among the parties in training, academic research and higher education governance.


At the end of the meeting, the parties agreed on the implementation plan for the period of 2021-2022 under the key agenda items: (i) Organizing a webinar on higher education programs in pharmacy; (ii) Faculty of UIC and MU participate in teaching elective topics (online and face-to-face) for HUP's undergraduate and graduate programs; (iii) Capacity building for HUP lecturers and HUP visiting lecturers at vocational training school and health workers in clinical pharmacy and pharmacy practice (through face-to-face, online and E-learning courses); (iv) Cooperation in co-supervision of graduate students and academic research cooperation.The meeting concluded with high consensus and agreement among the parties in the context of education and training.