Faculty of Economics and Business

UEH Vietnam & FEB Unpad Academic Exchange Program

On February 21 2023, the Faculty of Economics and Business, Padjadjaran University (FEB-UNPAD) participated in the Academic Exchange Program organized by the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City – UEH Vietnam. This program involves professors, lecturers, and doctoral candidates from UEH and FEB-UNPAD. This program is also one of the academic activities that promotes international integration, increases the capacity of lecturers and doctoral candidates, and expands UNPAD’s network with leading universities in Asia and around the world.

The academic exchange program between UEH and FEB-UNPAD is jointly organized by several faculties at UEH, including the School of Banking, School of Finance, School of Tourism, School of Business Administration, and School of International Business from the College of Economics, Law and Government; and also the School of Foreign Languages.

The event was attended by guests from UEH, including Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Trong Hoai, Chief Editor of the Journal of Asian Business and Economic Studies (JABES), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Khanh Nam, Vice-Chancellor of the College of Economics, Law and Government, Dean of the School of Economics, Dr. Hoang Hai Yen, Dean of the School of Banking, and the Deans and representatives from the School of Banking, School of Economics, School of Tourism, School of Business Administration, and School of Foreign Languages. This event was also attended by lecturers, doctoral candidates, students, and representatives from the UEH Student Association.

In this activity, UEH warmly welcomed representatives from FEB-UNPAD, which consisted of Prof. Maman Setiawan, Deputy Dean for Learning, Student Affairs, and Research, Prof. Yudi Azis, Head of the Management Science Doctoral Study Program, Dr. Meinanda Kurniawan, Head of the FEB-UNPAD International Office, along with lecturers, education staff, and more than 15 Doctoral candidate students.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Khanh Nam from UEH started the activity with remarks to welcome representatives from FEB-UNPAD. Prof. Yudi Azis from UNPAD also gave a speech expressing his gratitude for UEH’s hospitality and expressed some hopes for future collaborative programs between UNPAD and UEH.

The program then continued with a workshop on academic writing presented by Dr. Ton Nu Tuy Anh from the School of Foreign Languages. This workshop provides practical knowledge to the participants regarding the construction of English sentences and the use of words, which can be applied in writing dissertations and theses.

In this event the participants also listened to the sharing from Prof. Nguyen Trong Hoai, Editor-in-Chief of JABES, regarding valuable experience in selecting potential research topics and submitting papers to JABES and other prestigious scientific journals. Prof. Nguyen Trong Hoai expressed his interest in collaborating with FEB-UNPAD in the future in organizing international conferences and conducting research projects.

Furthermore, UNPAD and UEH doctoral students shared learning and research experiences in doctoral programs at both universities. Through this discussion, the doctoral program students gain diverse perspectives in conducting research in different contexts. They also gained more experience from informal discussions with professors from UNPAD and UEH.

Professors from UNPAD and UEH then participated in a panel discussion to provide doctoral candidate students with more input on how they could be assisted in carrying out their doctoral studies. This provides an opportunity for doctoral students to share experiences and ask important questions about their studies. Academic exchange programs also open more doors for fruitful collaboration between UNPAD and UEH in teaching, research and student exchange activities. Through the academic exchange program between UEH and UNPAD there are great opportunities for lecturers and doctoral program students to increase international mobility, develop learning, and increase their international publication capacity. This will open up opportunities for cultural exchange and teaching collaboration for academics and students from both universities.