The University of Saint Joseph (USJ) Macao has approached the newly established Catholic University of Vietnam (Học Viện Công Giáo Việt Nam) in a short meeting during which, an invitation was extended to join the respected Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU) as a means of reaffirming and strengthening their academic partnership and cultural exchange.

In a remarkable step, a USJ delegation formed by Vice-Rector Professor Álvaro Barbosa, Professor Filipa Martins (Faculty of Arts and Humanities) and Ivy Uyen (Student Recruitment Officer in Vietnam), embarked on a significant visit to the Catholic University of Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh, where they were warmly received by the Procurator General, Priest Giuse Tạ Huy Hoàng, Dean of Theology Department, Priest Antôn Nguyễn Cao Siêu and General Secretary, Priest Vinhsơn Nguyễn Cao Dũng.

Vice-Rector Barbosa embraced the occasion to present USJ and shared insights into ASEACCU’s purpose, vision and mission. Their conversations were characterized by zeal and a common goal of improving educational experiences for students, teachers, and the community. The visit concluded with a tour of the campus and its facilities, including the church, library, and classrooms. 

In an exciting development, both parties unanimously agreed to move forward with discussions and to work on integrating the Catholic University of Vietnam into ASEACCU, cementing their commitment to academic excellence, cultural understanding, and global cooperation.

Ho Chi Minh City’s Catholic University of Vietnam (Học Viện Công Giáo Việt Nam) is a prominent university committed to academic achievement, cultural enrichment, and spiritual growth. The institution is dedicated to developing well-rounded individuals with a solid education and belief foundation. This collaboration has the potential to open new doors in higher education by promoting international linkages and expanding the educational environment in ASEACCU. 

Source: USJ News