On October 7th, 2022, Dr. Nguyen Quang Thuan, Vice-Rector, International School, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU-IS) hosted a meeting with Prof. Jean-François MARCHI, Vice-President, Aix-Marseille University, France (AMU). Attending the working session were also other colleagues from functional office of VNU-IS and AMU.
At the meeting, representatives of both sides reviewed the cooperation between VNU-IS and AMU through the Agreement signed in 2021. Both sides also considered the possibility of developing a new dual degree program in economics. Additionally, the parties continued their discussion to explore possibilities of sending students for academic programs or study tours at VNU-IS, also in AMU for short-term exchange. Apart from that, VNU-IS invited AMU lecturers to come and work at VNU-IS through the Visiting Scholar Program or participate in some international conferences hosted by VNU-IS in December 2022.
Aix-Marseille University is a public research university located in the Provence region of southern France. It was founded in 1409 when Louis II of Anjou, Count of Provence, petitioned the Pisan Antipope Alexander V to establish the University of Provence. The university came into its current form following a reunification of the University of Provence, the University of the Mediterranean and Paul Cézanne University. The reunification became effective on 1 January 2012, resulting in the creation of the largest university in the French-speaking world, with about 80,000 students. AMU has the largest budget of any academic institution in the Francophone world, standing at €750 million. AMU and VNU-IS previously signed an Agreement of Students Exchange Program in 2021.