Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Successful Visit to Thai Nguyen University

Akamai University President Successful Visit to Thai Nguyen University in Vietnam

Dr. Douglass Capogrossi, President of Akamai University meet with Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tuan Anh, Dean of the TNU International Education Programs.

On 17 December, Dr. Douglass Capogrossi, President of Akamai University, Hawaii, USA and Prof. Dr. Ben Lee, President of EDS Business School, Malaysia were received at the Hanoi airport and welcomed at Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam, by Prof. Dr. Nguyen Tuan Anh, Dean of the International Education Programs.

Discussions were held related to establishment of an Akamai University affiliation with Thai Nguyen University for dual degree ventures, direct enrollment to Akamai programs by Thai Nguyen students, Akamai faculty exchange for on-campus lectures, and the possibility of future ventures in distance education between the institutions. Ongoing discussions leading to a formal memorandum of Agreement is anticipated.



Dr. Capogrossi made presentations before TNU graduate students about the importance of establishing quality assurance in high education institutions.

Dr. Capogrossi made presentations before Thai Nguyen graduate students with regard to the mission and structures of Akamai University and related to the importance of establishing quality assurance in high education institutions.

Dr. Capogrossi paid special attention to the importance of universities serving the needs of tjheir students, understanding the expectations of industry and the professions, and establishing degree programs which effectively serve these needs. He spoke about the great importance of evaluating the level of success of university programs by gathering and responding to feedback from students and faculty, as well as gathering vital feedback from longitudinal follow-up studies with employers of the alumni.

Dr. Caporgossi spoke briefly about his role and responsibilities a member of the Board of Directors of International Distance Education Accreditation League (IDEAL) and a Trustee of the National Network of Quality Assurance Agencies (NNQAA), Philippines. He further discussed the importance of quality assurance agencies in guiding higher education instuitutions toward excellence in delivery of vital programs in service to human betterment and sustainability.



Dr. Capogrossi and Dr. Ben Lee meeting the postgraduate students at the TNU International School campus.

A tour of the facilites of Thai Nguyen University was quite inspiring, with the beautiful grounds and landcaping and great care paid to the quality of the structure of the buildings and facilities. The kindness of the Thai Nguyen administrative staff was overwhelming and a good time was had by all.



Dr. Capogrossi and Dr. Ben Lee visit the TNU Main Administrative Building.


Dr. Capogrossi and Dr. Ben Lee visit the Learning Resource Centre.



News by EDS Team @ 20 December 2011.

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