Cambridge Grants Books, Scholarships to HCM City’s Universities

Mr. Andrew Brown granted research books to Can Tho University.

The Asia Commercial Annual Conference was jointly held by the Book Distribution Corporation (FAHASA) and Cambridge University Press at the Ho Chi Minh City ’s Continental Hotel.

At the conference, representative of Cambridge University Press donated US$2.8 million, including 60 scholarships of US$100 each for poor students with good academic achievements from 6 universities in Ho Chi Minh City and 1,200 New Interchange textbooks, specialized books, research books and various dictionaries for universities and foreign language training centers in Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho.

"Upgrading educational quality is always a strategic objective of every country for the development of education. Like other countries, Viet Nam has paid much attention to improving its textbooks and teaching materials, especially foreign materials for teaching and research," said Mr. Nguyen Tan Phat, Deputy Minister of Education and Training.

He also expressed his heartfelt thanks to the Cambridge University Press for its support in the educational development of Viet Nam and appreciated efforts by the HCM City Book Distribution Corporation (FAHASA).

FAHASA also launched a book exhibition from August 21 to 29 at Xuan Thu bookstore, 185 Dong Khoi Street, District 1 with more than 2,000 new titles published by Cambridge University Press, with retail prices at 10% off plus gifts.

Present at the conference are Deputy Minister of Education and Training, Nguyen Tan Phat, Cambridge University Press managing director, Stephen Bourne and representatives from universities, foreign language training centers, and libraries in Ho Chi Minh City.

Source: VOV – Translated by Minh Trang

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