On August 21st 2020, at 35-37 Ho Hao Hon campus of Ho Chi Minh
City Open University, the seminar of building green university was held according to the mission, vision, and core values. Summarizing and reporting environmental activities that the university has implemented in the past time; Receiving comments on the concept of "Green University" with the mission of serving the community are the contents reported and discussed at the program.
The seminar was held in the presence of Assoc. Prof. Ph.D. Nguyen Minh Ha – Rector, and lectures, staffs of Ho Chi Minh City Open University.
“Building as well as sustainably improving the Green University is one of the criteria that international organizations would like to implement, including universities. Our university's mission is to train, research and serve the community, of which the mission of serving the community is one that we want to emphasize nowadays; Community service includes a range of issues such as social work - we have done very well over the years. In recent years, in the face of the environmental situation, the university has oriented the development of environmental protection content and sustainable development. Accordingly, over the past time, we have also launched and had environmental activities aimed at students and staff members, partly changing people's sense and actions. Besides some significant improvements, helping to save resources of the school, changing the actions of faculty and students in everyday life. However, activities are not consistent. Therefore, it is necessary to organize activities in many aspects such as training, research, propaganda through each stage. In addition, "Green University" with the "green" criterion refers to the landscape design and architecture, our site has campus in Long Binh Tan, possessing a fairly spacious and airy area If we have a long-term orientation to develop facilities, we should design to integrate green into the architecture” Mr. NGUYEN Minh Ha stated.
The seminar got many ideas and contributions from lectures to bring a special standard “Green University” on the school basis of reality to create the first step for long-term development referring to education for the young generation, the future of the country in many aspects of knowledge, skills, awareness and responsibility towards the community, homeland, the country.