Dr. of History to receive France’s National Order of Merit
Dr. Bui Tran Phuong, President of Ho Chi Minh City-based Hoa Sen University, will receive France’s medal of Knight of the National Order of Merit at the French Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City for her contribution to developing French language and culture.
Phuong gained a BA in history at the Paris – Sorbonne, and then received a degree of Doctor of History from the Lyon II University. She has organized many exchanges for Hoa Sen students to meet local artists, as well as experts in many fields. The medal ceremony will take place at the Consulate on March 30.
The National Order of Merit was established in 1963, under Charles de Gaulle. It was instated as a unification of a great many national orders across numerous fields, such as trade, tourism and the postal service. The National Order of Merit replaced these many awards with one award, which recognizes distinguished individuals regardless of gender, nationality or background.The National Order of Merit is lower than the Legion of Honor.