Over the last 15 years, the National University of Laos (NUOL) has awarded more than 50,000 diplomas and bachelor and master's degrees to people who went on to contribute to the development of their country.
This achievement is the result of the efforts of staff, teachers and students, university President Prof. Dr Soukkongseng Saignaleuth said in a statement he delivered on Monday.
In attendance at the reading of the statement were Minister to the Government Office Prof. Dr Bountiem Phissamay, university vice presidents, faculty deans and representatives of various institutes at the university.
The statement comes in advance of the university's 15th anniversary on November 5.
The event will celebrate the university's achievements and highlight the contribution of staff and teachers, Prof. Dr Soukkongseng said.
The anniversary will feature seminars on teacher skill development and national socio-economic development, an exhibition from each faculty on their area of specialisation, and will also highlight cooperation with international organisations.
Attendees can also enjoy a cultural show, student contests and a friendly sports competition between students, teachers and other organisations.
The National University of Laos, founded in 1996, includes departments incorporated from other colleges. NUOL accepts students from Laos and a small number of other countries.
The university collaborates with other universities internationally on human resource development and exchange programmes, Prof. Dr Soukkongseng said.
University administrators, staff and teachers have paid particular attention to improving the curriculum and organisational structure with a focus on societal development.
“We are particular about the students that we accept and, on average, admit about 7,000 students a year, Prof. Dr Soukkongseng reported.
To celebrate the anniversary, he urged companies and other organisations to help offset the university's limited budget.