Can Tho University receives First Class Labor Medal for second time

Attending a ceremony to mark 50th anniversary of the establishment of Can Tho University on March 31, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam applauded the achievement the school has gained in 50 years especially in international cooperation and training personnel for the Mekong delta.

The only way to escape poverty and underdevelopment is to train human resources for the region; accordingly the school needs to increase scientific researches and carry out renovation in education, being ready to be as one of leading school in the country contributing to socioeconomic growth of the Mekong delta and the country.

The school  was set up with 8 faculties and more than 900 students 50 years ago. Today, it has 16 faculties, three institutes, 18 centers with over 600 students. Moreover, five professors, 110 associate professors and 319 masters are teaching in the school.

The school  has trained 140,000 BAs, engineers, doctors, masters, PhDs for the region and the country. More importantly, the school has applied many advanced techniques in cultivating, treating diseases in rice, artificial selection of fish, and other plants which help increase productivity.

On this occasion, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam, authorized by the State President  granted Can Tho University the First Class Labor Medal for the second time.

By Hien Trang – Translated by Anh Quan

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