RMIT Vietnam background
RMIT’s association with Vietnam began in 1992, growing in strength through education, business and research links in engineering, information technology, communication, finance and telecommunications.
In 1998, Vietnamese authorities invited RMIT to establish a fully foreign-owned university in Vietnam, granting a licence in 2000 for the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate education, training and research.The University began offering programs in 2001 in Ho Chi Minh City and in 2004 in Hanoi.
All RMIT degrees are recognised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training.This means that, for the first time, Vietnamese students can receive an international education without having to leave home.
Since 2003, RMIT Vietnam has won the prestigious Golden Dragon Award six times, for excellence in education services. It has also received awards from the Australian Chamber of Commerce for innovation and community service and Certificates of Merit from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and the Ministry of Planning and Investment in Hanoi.
In 2008, the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, visited Melbourne and presented a Certificate of Merit to RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, in recognition of RMIT Vietnam’s contribution to the social and economic development of Vietnam.
RMIT is a “twin hub” university. Students in some programs may choose to spend time studying in both countries, and a growing number of Australian-based students are undertaking projects in Vietnam. All Australian-based academic staff undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning study a component at RMIT Vietnam. Research initiatives have taken place in the fields of information technology, food technology and safety, the control of infectious diseases and water.
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