RMIT Vietnam NewsGrowing together with Vietnam

Growing together with Vietnam

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 00:29

Fifteen years of growth in Vietnam has laid the groundwork for RMIT Vietnam’s ongoing contribution to the community.

RMIT Vietnam was founded in 2001 following an invitation by the Vietnamese government to establish the country’s first international university.

Commencing with English training and IT degree programs in Ho Chi Minh City, RMIT Vietnam has since expanded its program offering to include a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the areas of business, technology and creativity.

The upcoming launch of the University’s PhD program will be another significant milestone, marking the introduction of an internationally-recognised PhD program in which HDR (Higher Degrees by Research) students are registered, supervised, and managed in country.

From a small downtown campus, RMIT Vietnam moved to a greenfield site in Saigon South in 2004. Further expansion has since added student accommodations, a Recreation and Events Complex, and Academic Building 2.

To accommodate the growing number of students enrolled in Hanoi, RMIT Vietnam moved into the modern multi-storey building on Kim Ma Street in 2010. Five years later Hanoi City campus was refurbished with new furniture and fittings to student areas and upgraded teaching and learning spaces.

From its first graduating class in 2004, RMIT Vietnam has graduated more than 10,000 highly-skilled and work-ready students who have gone on to contribute to industry, government and community.

Over the past 15 years, RMIT Vietnam has awarded 890 scholarships valued at more than 205 billion VND to talented young people from all over the country and around the world.

Becoming employable is a journey that begins as soon as students enter RMIT Vietnam. The University provides a wide range of career development and employment services to help students plan and manage their careers, and obtain suitable employment.

In the coming years, the University will continue focusing on its goals of domestic and regional growth; quality programs and infrastructure; and differentiation, which builds on its exemplary teaching, its connection with industry, and the employability of its graduates.

RMIT Vietnam is considering the introduction of a number of new bachelor and masters programs in engineering, technology, health, communication, design, language, and business over the next five years, subject to market analysis and its business planning.

And through the recent launch of the Centre of Digital Excellence (CODE), RMIT Vietnam demonstrates its strong commitment to sharing expertise in digital learning and teaching with Vietnam’s education community, thus realising the ambitious goal of making a significant contribution to the building of educational capacity in Vietnam.

As RMIT Vietnam celebrates its 15th anniversary on 21 September 2016, it looks forward to growing together with Vietnam for years to come.

Story: Hoang Ha