For the twelfth year in a row, RMIT Vietnam has been awarded the prestigious Golden Dragon Award for making a significant contribution across Vietnam’s education sector.
Head of RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Mr Phillip Dowler accepted the award at a presentation ceremony held at the Opera House in Hanoi on 21 March 2015.
In its thirteenth year, the Golden Dragon Awards recognise the achievements of local and foreign-invested companies in many fields, particularly joint efforts in creating fair business practices, protecting the environment and contributing to Vietnam’s economic development.
The theme of this year's awards, Creating a fair and healthy business environment for global integration, was timed with the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community as well as a series of important trade agreements later in the year.
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said she was thrilled for RMIT Vietnam to be recognised in the Golden Dragon Awards for another year.
“It highlights our ongoing commitment to quality education and creating more opportunities for the country’s future leaders,” Professor McDonald said.
“This year, we’ve established the RMIT Asia Graduate Centre with the aim to expand the opportunities for postgraduate students looking to undertake master and PhD studies in Vietnam and Melbourne.
“Located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, the centre also offers executive education, with short courses for senior leaders,” she said.
“We’re also collaborating with industry and local higher education institutions to broaden our research, with a focus on areas which will bring value to Vietnam.
“A recent example is our partnership with global professional services firm KPMG and the establishment of the KPMG-RMIT Centre of Governance.”
At a CEO forum the day prior to the Golden Dragon Awards ceremony, RMIT Vietnam representatives joined business leaders, policy makers, managers and the government to discuss ways to improve Vietnam’s competitiveness among regional countries.