In Summary

In early August Swinburne University of Technology hosted education agents from across the South East Asia region in beautiful Nha Trang, Vietnam. 

Agencies from Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam sent counsellors to receive a full briefing on Swinburne’s offerings and undertake an intercultural communication workshop led by Swinburne Senior Lecturer, Dr Mark Finn.   

The two day workshop included an introduction to Oculus Rift virtual reality technology which is used in Swinburne’s games and multimedia design courses. 

Counsellors also heard from Dr Tony Cricenti from Swinburne’s Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology and Dr Elizabeth Levin from Swinburne’s Faculty of Business and Enterprise.

Deputy Director of Swinburne International, Justine Morris, also attended the event.

"This was a great opportunity to meet with our partners in the region and hear their views on what Swinburne is doing in South East Asia," Ms Morris said.

"I was really impressed by the great group of young people that attended."

During the workshop Ms Morris informed counsellors about Swinburne’s recent achievements.

“Swinburne continues to punch above its weight in the world rankings, outperforming larger universities like RMIT," Ms Morris said.

"We have amazing new facilities such as our new Advanced Technologies Centre and Advanced Manufacturing and Design Centre, and we have staff undertaking cutting edge research and high quality teaching. 

"We have lots to show off and be proud of. These events are a good opportunity to share these things with our valued partners." 

Swinburne once again ranked in the top 400 universities in the world and the top three in Melbourne in this year’s Academic Ranking of World Universities.

As well as undertaking training with Swinburne staff, counsellors were able to visit local sites such as Po Nagar temple and Nha Trang City and to participate in games and activities