As we approach the end of another jam-packed and exciting year at RMIT Vietnam, it’s the perfect time to highlight and reflect on the top stories from the last 12 months.
Here are the highlights from 2018, as told through clicks from our online audience.
RMIT Vietnam alumnus Chau Chan Quyen says he’s both artist and businessman, but at the moment he may be better known as the creative force behind Dien May Xanh – one of Vietnam’s most viral television commercial series in 2017. Mr Quyen has always understood the impact of art on business and social issues, even as a student in the Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Systems) program at RMIT Vietnam.
Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) alumnus Vu Vy Anh has embraced every opportunity to pursue her dream of working in the creative industry. Applying aspects of design in marketing and bringing campaigns to life has been Vy Anh’s dream since high school. “I wanted to study design at RMIT Vietnam in the first place but I could not win the university’s full scholarship at that time,” she said.
These days one can’t help but feel a sense of optimism on the streets of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. After years of conflict, the country is now into its second decade of strong economic growth, and is currently nurturing a young but thriving entrepreneurial scene. For RMIT alumnus Ratanaktepy Sam, who goes by Tepy, the changing business environment in Cambodia represents opportunity. “About 65 per cent of people in Cambodia are under the age of 35, and there are more people working as freelancers or in digital jobs, not traditional occupations,” says Ms Tepy, who graduated with a Master of Finance degree in 2015.
The new year has started with much optimism as Vietnam’s economy is forecasted to grow at a very respectable 6.5 per cent in 2018. Today we sit down with Professor Christophe Schinckus from RMIT Vietnam’s School of Business & Management to discuss the key drivers of this growth, and some of the areas that may need more attention as the country continues through 2018 and beyond.
RMIT Vietnam student Nguyen Hoang Yen grew up in poverty, but through hard work and good education has transformed herself and her future.
Story: Lisa Humphries