Dr. Nestor M. de Vera, President of LSPU led the delegation on official business trip to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from October 21 to 25, 2015 for forging of academic partnerships with two leading Universities in Southern Vietnam, the Mien Tay Construction University and Tra Vinh University.
The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement transpired on October 22 at Tra Vinh University. LSPU President Dr. Nestor M. de Vera and Associate Professor Dr. Pham Tiet Khanh, Rector of Tra Vinh University with the presence of TVU and LSPU Officials. Meanwhile, the MoA with Mien Tay Construction University was signed on October 23 between Dr. de Vera, and Dr. Le Ngoc Can, Rector of MTU. The partnerships agreed with the two universities were Faculty and Student Exchange, Intensive English Language Proficiency Course, Credit Transfer for Similar Programs, Credit Transfer for Different Programs, Sandwich Programs, Special Program in Master of Arts in Teaching, major in English, International Off-Campus Student Teaching, Training and Research Collaboration. The academic partnerships will transpire in 2016.
Other LSPU delegates were as follows: (Campus Directors) Dr. Roberto C. Miranda- Santa Cruz Main Campus, Dr. Ruperto C. Espinueva- San Pablo City Campus, Prof. Romulo C. Ballesteros – Siniloan Campus, and Dr. Florhaida V. Pamatmat- Director for International Affairs
LSPU Officials also visited its long time partner Nong Lam University for renewal of friendship and for proposal of new academic partnership – the deployment of Vietnamese BSED English student teachers in particular.
The last day of the trip was spent going around the historic city of Ho Chi Minh.