First Tainan City Service Center of the National Immigration Agency, Tainan, Taiwan. Photo: Google Maps
First Tainan City Service Center of the National Immigration Agency, Tainan, Taiwan. Photo: Google Maps

A Vietnamese scientist has been appointed as a cultural ambassador by the Taiwanese government to facilitate cultural exchanges and understanding between local people and Vietnamese in academia and the community.

After graduating from Hue University in Vietnam, Do Thi Nga, hoping to broaden her horizons, decided to fly to Taiwan, where she pursued master’s and doctoral degrees in the Department of Physics at National Cheng Kung University, and where she now is an assistant researcher, China Daily News reported over the weekend.

On top of achieving academic excellence, Nga met a Taiwanese man, Shih Po-hsin, a classmate, and married him early this year.

On Friday, Lin Chih-hung, director of the First Tainan City Service Center of the National Immigration Agency, handed Nga a certificate of appointment as an official representative for promoting cultures and assisting in the center’s continuing education programs for new immigrants, as she is a fluent speaker in Mandarin, English and Vietnamese, China Times reported.

The couple told the media that they would do their best to promote Taiwanese-Vietnamese cultural exchanges. Shih and Nga would also like to pursue higher studies in the United States and return to help nurture talented students as teaching staff.