Book “Vietnam: A study abroad guide” launched
(VNF) - The Australian Ambassador to Vietnam on May 26th launched “Vietnam: A study abroad guide” book for Australian students, providing information about study opportunities in Vietnam.
The book profiles 40 Vietnamese universities which offer courses in English and have experience hosting foreign students. These universities have agreed to collaborate with Australian educational institutions in implementing the New Colombo Plan, a priority initiative of the Australian Government to lift knowledge of the Indo-Pacific region in Australia by supporting Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the region.
“The two nations already have strong education ties, but I encourage even greater two-way mobility between our countries as it will further deepen institutional partnerships and support efforts to internationalise Vietnam’s higher education system and enable further education and research collaboration with Australia and other countries in the future,” said Australian Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr Hugh Borrowman.
The launch took place at an event to farewell over 50 Vietnamese students who will soon depart for Australia to study under the Australia Awards scholarship program. The scholarship recipients include one awardee with a disability, nine from disadvantaged rural areas and four from ethnic minorities.
In a further example of Australia-Vietnam education cooperation, the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) and the Centre for Vietnam Science and Technology Internationalisation Promotion signed a Memorandum of Understanding on May 21st to encourage collaboration in the fields of training and exchange of staff, joint research projects, and joint events and publications./.
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