RMIT International University Vietnam is this week holding graduation ceremonies for more than 1,000 young people.
More than 230 graduates received their qualifications today in a ceremony at the Hanoi Opera House, while more than 900 others receive their awards this Sunday in Ho Chi Minh City's Hoa Binh Theatre.
Students at the Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City campuses are receiving doctoral degrees, bachelor degrees, and graduate certificates or diplomas in the fields of Commerce, Business (Accountancy), Information Technology, Design, Business Administration, and Tertiary Teaching and Learning.
Both ceremonies include, from Australia, RMIT University Chancellor Professor Dennis Gibson AO, and the Chair of RMIT International University Vietnam and President and Vice Chancellor of RMIT University, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, as well as RMIT Vietnam's President Professor Merilyn Liddell.
Representatives from the Vietnamese government, high schools and businesses throughout Vietnam were also represented in Hanoi, and will be again in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.
In an address to graduating students, RMIT's Australian Vice Chancellor and President Professor Margaret Gardner described graduation as "a significant step in your education".
She encouraged graduates to make the most of their RMIT qualification, through contributions to their chosen profession and to the community.
"A graduation ceremony is very significant for all students because this is when they receive the fruits of not only their efforts but also their parents' support. I am very proud of our students and their hard work. We are happy to send them on their way to the next stage of their professional development, and we are confident they are well prepared and will do well" RMIT Vietnam President Professor Merilyn Liddell said.