RMIT Vietnam NewsRMIT Vietnam named a winner in education awards

RMIT Vietnam named a winner in education awards

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 11:21
Head of Hanoi campus, Mr Phillip Dowler (centre) received the award at the ceremony at Hanoi Opera House.

RMIT Vietnam has been recognised for its achievements in the education and professional development of the country’s future leaders.

The University was recently awarded the inaugural Chu Van An Award at a presentation ceremony at the Opera House in Hanoi.

The award recognises universities, colleges, education organisations and individuals with achievements in education, teaching and culture.

It commemorates Chu Van An, a highly regarded leader in educational development in Vietnam.

At the presentation ceremony in December, RMIT Vietnam was acknowledged for its contribution in delivering high quality graduates over the past thirteen years.

RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said RMIT Vietnam remains focused on the employability skills developed in its graduates.  

“From our 8,300 graduates, more than 77 per cent are either employed, started their own business or have gone on to further studies within three months of graduation,” Professor McDonald said.

“RMIT Vietnam works closely with industry to identify skills in need and uses this insight to inform its academic programs”.

Professor McDonald said the University is considering introducing more than 15 additional bachelor programs and 13 masters programs over the next five years.

“We’re looking at areas across engineering, technology, health, communication, design, language and business.

“In Ho Chi Minh City, the RMIT Asia Graduate Centre in District 1 will enable more flexible options for Vietnamese postgraduate students to undertake PhD study.”

The inaugural Chu Van An award program was organised by the Vietnam Study Promotion Association, the Ministry of Education and Training and The Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations.