Our Program, School and FUV are committed to developing and maintaining an organizational culture that values diversity and inclusiveness.
The Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management and the Fulbright University Vietnam are both named after Senator J. William Fulbright, a famous member of the US Congress who devoted his professional life to diversity and inclusiveness. He said, "The essence of intercultural education is the acquisition of empathy– the ability to see the world as others see it, and to allow for the possibility that others may see something we have failed to see, or may see it more accurately." This sentiment guides our organizational culture.
Fulbright University Vietnam also strongly supports diversity and inclusiveness. From our website: "Fulbright University Vietnam celebrates and draws strength from diversity, which we define broadly. We are dedicated to building a pluralistic learning community that in its composition reflects the diversity of Vietnam and the world. Our commitment to diversity is rooted in our respect for the dignity of the individual and in our dedication to fostering mutual understanding.
We believe that engaging with those whose identities, life experiences, and beliefs are different from our own is a defining feature of a transformative education and an essential prerequisite for responsible national and global citizenship. At FUV, students, faculty and staff work together to understand, appreciate and grow from each other's viewpoints and unique perspectives."
Continuous Focus on Diversity and Inclusivity
Our Program continually focuses on these Strategic Tasks to ensure that our organizational culture maintains its exemplary organizational culture.
1. Recruiting and retaining students
2. Recruiting, developing and retaining faculty
3. Fostering an inclusive curriculum, program and organizational environment
4. Promoting diversity and inclusion externally
5. Evaluating annual performance