RMIT Vietnam NewsRMIT wins fourteenth Golden Dragon Award for contribution to education

RMIT wins fourteenth Golden Dragon Award for contribution to education

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 12:21

RMIT Vietnam has won the prestigious Golden Dragon Award for the fourteenth straight year thanks to its significant efforts and contributions to Vietnam’s development.

RMIT Vietnam’s Director of Communications and Events Mr Conrad Ożóg accepted the award at a presentation ceremony held at the JW Marriott Hanoi on 8 April 2017.

In its sixteenth year, the Golden Dragon Awards honours foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam for their outstanding achievements in production and business activities, and the positive contribution to Vietnam’s economy.

RMIT Vietnam’s Director of Communications and Events Mr Conrad Ożóg accepted the Golden Dragon Award at a ceremony on 8 April 2017.

RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said she was thrilled for the University’s ongoing commitment to quality education to be appreciated for another year.

“RMIT Vietnam’s approach is driven by a holistic view of the student experience and an emphasis on program innovation,” Professor McDonald said.

“Our priority is to promote and facilitate digitally enabled, industry relevant, and work integrated learning experiences.

“In 2016 we implemented blended, flipped, and fully online delivery modes in 17 core courses in our largest programs.

“We also replaced hard copy textbooks with multimodal digital learning materials, and invested in a new learning space to build capacity in the use of augmented and virtual realities.”

Professor McDonald added that in 2016, RMIT Vietnam launched the Centre of Digital Excellence to contribute to the development of the country’s educational capacity.

“The Centre has hosted a series of events, including public lectures from international experts in online, mobile, and digital pedagogies, as well as the first training series on classroom digital strategies for high school teachers in Da Lat and Ho Chi Minh City,” Professor McDonald said.

At a CEO forum the day prior to the Golden Dragon Awards ceremony, RMIT Vietnam representatives joined policy makers and economic experts to discuss the gains and losses of Industrial Revolution 4.0, the current trend in which computers and automation are coming together in an entirely new way. This exciting new world will have a major impact on businesses including on customer expectations, product enhancement, collaborative innovation, and organisational forms.

Story: Ha Hoang