On October 10th, 2015, Faculty of Post-graduate Studies, National University of Art Education organized the thesis defense ceremony for Ms. Pham Thuy Duong – master’s student of 2nd course of Culture Management Program (Title of Thesis: The management of the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site, Academic Supervisor: Prof.Dr. Pham Le Hoa).
On behalf of the educational institution, Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao – Head of Faculty of Post-graduate Studies announced the decision on the establishment of the Examination Committee, which included five members: Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Huu Thuc – chairman, Dr. Tran Dinh Tuan – examiner, Dr. Do Lan Phuong – examiner, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Trinh Thi Minh Duc – examiner, Dr. Dinh Gia Le – secretary.
Dr. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao – Head of Faculty of Post-graduate Studies announcing the establishment of the Examination Committee
With her great effort, Pham Thuy Duong had become the first master’s student of the second course of Cultural Management Program finished her thesis under the professional and enthusiastic guidance of Prof.Dr. Pham Le Hoa.
Pham Thuy Duong presenting her master’s thesis
Ha Long Bay is a large area, in which occur various socio-economic activities of different agencies. Ha Long Bay’s values have been relatively well preserved over 20 years after the recognition of UNESCO as a world heritage site. However, the limitation in the sustainable tourism development and service quality has remained. The infrastructure of the Ha Long Bay did not meet the demand of the tourism industry and the full potential of a world heritage site. Studying the management of other world heritage sites in Vietnam, namely Complex of Hue Monuments, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, Duong had analyzed the current situation of Ha Long Bay and factors affecting its management. Finally, she came up with 10 solutions to address the requirement of the preservation and sustainable growth of the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site.
Dr. Do Lan Phuong commenting on Duong’s master's thesis
Listening to Duong’s presentation, the Examination Committee gave comments and asked questions on her work. The committee members appreciated the significance of the thesis as well as its logical structure and high applicability. Besides, they complimented her on a good preparation with numerous illustrative materials. On the other hand, the Examination Committee also made some suggestions for Duong to improve her thesis in regards to the reference lists and mechanical mistakes.
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Huu Thuc announcing the decision of the Examination Committee
After a hard working session, the Committee agreed to confer Master’s degree on Ms. Pham Thuy Duong with excellent grade (9,5).
Pham Thuy Duong taking photo with her academic supervisor and the Examination Committee