Educational developments in Vietnam
Date posted: Thursday 9 Sep 2010
Former Vice-Minister of Education and Training (MOET) in Vietnam, Professor Tran Van Nhung will visit Swinburne University of Technology this week to deliver a seminar entitled 'Educational Developments in Vietnam and Cooperation with Australia'.
“At present about 25,000 Vietnamese students are studying and conducting research at higher educational institutions in Australia,” Professor Nhung said.
“New proposals by MOET will aim to strengthen bilateral cooperation among educational institutions of the two countries and more Australian universities and companies will be encouraged to establish educational institutions in Vietnam.”
During his visit, Nhung will also meet with senior university staff and Vietnamese students studying at Swinburne, including past ‘Way to Olympia Peak’ game show champions.
Nhung has a long relationship with Swinburne beginning in the mid 1990s. In February 2008, to coincide with Swinburne's centenary celebration in Hanoi, he was conferred the title of Honorary Doctorate by Swinburne Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Young for his commitment to supporting and facilitating the university's interests and development in Vietnam.
He also has strong links with the National Economics University, Swinburne's partner in delivering the Master of International Accounting program in Vietnam.
Currently the chairman of the Vietnam-Australia Friendship Association and general secretary of the State Council for Professor Title, Nhung retired as Vice Minister of MOET at the end of 2008.
What: 'Educational Developments in Vietnam and Cooperation with Australia'
When: Friday 10 September, 2.00pm – 3:30pm
Where: EN 212, Hawthorn campus