From November 18 to 20, Vietnam Maritime University hosted the 18th Asia Maritime and Fisheries Universities Forum - AMFUF 2019 with a focus on promoting globalization and cooperation in maritime training. The AMFUF currently consists of 27 member organizations from nine Asian countries
Attending the ceremony were Prof. Dr. Doh Deog - Hee – President of AMFUF and Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Dr. Bui Thien Thu, Deputy Director General of Vietnam Maritime Administration – Ministry of Transport, Assoc.Prof.,Dr. Pham Xuan Duong - President of Vietnam Maritime University and the delegates from AMFUF’s universities and institutions.
Assoc.Prof.,Dr. Pham Xuan Duong - President of VMU spoke at the opening ceremony
Speech at the opening Ceremony, Assoc.Prof.,Dr. Pham Xuan Duong - President of VMU said that: this year, Vietnam Maritime University was chosen to organize the 18th Conference, affirming a new friends in the region and all around the world in terms of maritime industry, fisheries, marine environment and ocean science. It can be seen clearly that the AMFUF 2019 with the main theme: “Future challenges and Education responses: Fostering Globalization, Innovation and Cooperation” has really attracted the attention and participation of scientists, researchers of many universities and institutions in the Association.
The event features five sessions, focusing on issues such as unmanned ships, the protection and sustainability of the maritime environment, port supply chains and operation, the quality of training for the fisheries sector, and research and educational cooperation among AMFUF members.
According to AMFUF President Prof. Dr. Doh Deog - Hee from the Maritime and Ocean University of the Republic of Korea, globalization and multilateral cooperation are not unfamiliar to countries in Asia and around the world, especially in the maritime and fisheries sectors. They are an inevitable trend that will not only form strong connectivity among continents but also generate enormous economic and political benefits for each nation.
Deputy Director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration Bui Thien Thu said amid rapid globalization and the digital era, many issues closely related to the maritime sector have appeared, and no training establishments, organizations or countries can singlehandedly deal with those issues comprehensively, but they need cooperation from many parties. He expressed their hope that participants in the annual forum will help work out the best solutions to foster the development of the maritime and fisheries sectors.
On this occasion, Vietnam Maritime University and Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Vietnam Maritime University and Mokpo National Maritime University signed an agreement on training cooperation.
Delegates visited the Vietnam Maritime University on the sidelines of the 18th Asia Maritime and Fisheries Universities Forum which opened on Monday