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at iob A taste of Vietnam The graduation ceremony was personalised with a musical interlude from three Vietnamese students at the University of Antwerp. The performance was based on the Vietnamese song “Xin chao Viet Nam” (Hello Vietnam), introduced to Belgium by Pham Quynh Anh, who was born in Liege, Belgium. They also performed the bamboo cone hat dance with long dress (ao dai). The song in both Vietnamese and English is to show love for the country, as well as the hop e to visit Vietnam one day. Nguyen Thi Phuong Chi, a Master student in Globalisation and Development at IOB, Nguyen Canh Lam, a Phd student in the Faculty of Applied Economics, and Nguyen Minh Hoan, a Master student of Transport and Maritime Management at C-MAT, gave the audience a taste of Vietnamese culture without leaving Antwerp. Upcoming events Conference with DEval IOB is co-organising with DEval (German Institute for Development Evaluation), an international conference on ‘The Domestic Dimensions of Development Cooperation: Donor Countries’ Societal, Economic & Political Determinants of Foreign Aid’. The conference takes place on 24 and 25 October 2016 at IOB, Antwerp, Belgium. // Application Masters 2017-2018 The application for the VLIR-UOS scholarships for the Master programmes 2017-18 will be open from 1 November 2016 onwards. IOB has been granted an additional six scholarships. The list of countries eligible for scholarships has been altered. For more information check the IOB website. // Debating Development Every Tuesday evening in October and November ‘Debating Development’ serves you a new selection of expert speakers from international institutes, civil society and academia engaging with the question: What future for democracy? // Exchange to change September 2016 15