Hanoi, Vietnam – On Monday 16th October, FUV co-organized a workshop on liberal arts education with Vietnam National University in Hanoi. An audience of over 200 parents and students, journalists, educators, and university administrators, attended the event, which brought together educators from the US, Japan, and Vietnam to discuss the liberal arts concept, an approach that is not familiar Vietnamese society. In particular, sensitive to the concerns that a liberal arts education is apt to graduate students who lack training in a specific profession, the panelists made a strong case that a liberal arts education instills analytical skills, strategic thinking skills, creative problem solving skills, and a number of other “soft” skills that a professionally oriented education typically does not provide but that are highly prized by employers looking for talent they can deploy and adapt to evolving challenges in a rapidly changing world.

Photo: Nguyen Tuan, Thanh Nhien Newspaper