Assoc/Prof. Dr Chaicharn Wongsamun, Programe Chair of MRDM – an International Programe, Khon Kaen University, Thailand and his wife visited CDSE and ISS - HNUE, and then conducted a field trip to some places in North-Western Vietnam from 2 to 9 April 2012. As scheduled, Assoc/Prof. Dr Chaicharn and his wife were warmly welcome by Assoc/Prof.Dr. Nghiem Dinh Vy – Director of ISS, Mr. Nguyen Tuong Huy, Director of CDSE, ISS staff and his former students at CDSE, ISS’s office. At the meeting, Prof. Vy thanked Prof. Chaicharn, MRDM and Khon Kaen University for having offered post graduate scholarships for 03 of HNUE staff in the area of rural development management. Professor Vy suggested to sustain this relationship and specifically would like Prof. Chaichan and KKU to continue expanding the bilateral cooperation in scientific research and postgraduate training with CDSE-ISS-HNUE. He requested KKU to provide more scholarships in MRDM for qualified candidates of HNUE in the following years. In return, Prof. Chaicharn made a commitment to implement the agenda. After meeting with the leaders of CDSE and ISS, Prof. Chaicharn and his wife had a HNUE campus tour.