Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam
March 14, 2023
On March 10, 2023, Van Lang University, together with IDEBATE co-organizers, hosted the opening ceremony to kick start the second season of IDEBATE.
All guests from the board of co-organizers attended the event, with the exception of representatives from Edge Hill University (UK), who were unable to participate due to a time zone issue.
This year’s Opening Ceremony was surpised to have Dr. Azriey Mazlan from Consul Education Malaysia in Ho Chi Minh City.
From Van Lang University (Vietnam), we welcomed
- Dr. Ngo Quang Trung – Vice President;
- Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lê Thị Kim Oanh, Dean, Faculty of Environment;
- Dr. Phan Thế Hưng, Dean, Faculty of Foreign Languages;
- Ms. Nguyễn Thị Kim Lan, Academic Head, International Education Institute and other representatives.
From the University of Newcastle (Australia), we had Mr. Kenny Khoo, Transnational Education Officer.
From the University of Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), we welcomed
- Ms. Kim De Silva, Head of the International Partnership Section;
- Ms. Ira Syazwani Zainal Abidin, Lecturer of the Student Development Section.
From Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (Philippines), we had
- Dr. Jesus Rafael B. Jarata, Director for Internationalization and Linkages;
- Dr. Manilyn R. Cacanindin, OIC Program Chair, DMMMSU-SLUC.
And the Opening Ceremony this year has also welcomed candidates around the world to witness the beginning of a new season of IDEBATE.
After welcoming guests and having a brief introduction of the organizers of IDEBATE season 2, Dr. Ngo Quang Trung – VLU Vice-president gave an appreciation speech to all the guests and the candidates of IDEBATE, in which he delivered gratitude toward the partners for making this season of IDEBATE happened. He stated that IDEBATE was created to bring together students all over the world to share their thoughts and ideas, and develop a more critical way of thinking. He also encouraged and wished all the candidates great luck through the championship, then he ended with him hoping that this year’s IDEBATE will be sucessfull and he couldn’t wait to welcome the winners to Van Lang University soon this summer.
After then, the stage was left open for each of the organizers and co-organizers to share their thoughts and feelings, and to introduce themselves as well as their universities. By that, candidates gained additional insight into the unique dynamics of each organizer that have influenced IDEBATE’s approach to international participants.
Move forward to the next part, Ms. Huynh Thanh Lan – Student Mobility Coordinator from Van Lang University came to explain more about the championship, then she answered questions given by candidates til the end of the ceremony.
Overall, the Opening ceremony of IDEBATE season 2 has ended sucessfully, marked the starting point for this year’s championship with many exciting activities and events to come.
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For further information, please contact:
- Website: https://idebate.vlu.edu.vn
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Author: Nhi Nguyen
Photos by: International Education Institute – Van Lang University