Vietnam, Australia and the bright prospect for collaboration in ICT field
(VNF) - The Vietnam-Australia ICT Education Showcase 2018 will presents valuable opportunities for Australian and Vietnamese academics and industry organisations to further strengthen institutional linkages and to explore innovative partnership models in ICT education, training and research.
(Source: Study in Australia)
The event is organised by the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in collaboration with the Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communication.
Vietnam-Australia ICT Education Showcase aims to present opportunities for Australian and Vietnamese academics and industry organisations to further strengthen institutional linkages and to explore innovative partnership models in ICT education, training and research.
The key objectives are to raise the profile of Australia as a country of innovation and high quality technology, with world-leading education, research and entrepreneurial capabilities; provide a direct channel for Australian institutions, research and business organisations to build partnerships with Vietnamese institutions and industry, including education exchange and collaboration.
At the same time, it will also strengthen bilateral relations, build capacity and ultimately enhance research and commercial collaboration.
The showcase will help Australian businesses explore opportunities in Vietnam as a result of an increasing demand for workforce supply in the ICT industry.
Participants will have chance to meet with key stakeholders and potential customers in both public and private sectors in Vietnam and receive on-site assistance from Austrade and advice on how to successfully do business in the market.
According to the organizing board, seven leading Australian educational institutions participating in this event are Chisholm Institute, Deakin University, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, Edith Cowan University, Queensland University of Technology and Box Hills Institute.
University of New South Wales (Sydney) will attend the event (source: UNSW fanpage)
These institution will showcase their expertise and excellence in perse expertise across ICT’s multiple areas, such as cyber security, software engineering, system administration and telecommunications, data science and analytics, cloud computing, artificial Intelligence, creative technologies and virtual reality.
Vietnam-Australia ICT Education Showcase will include a workshop highlighted by a panel discussion on “Innovative solutions to quality human resources in the digital age in Vietnam”, followed by one on one meetings and networking opportunity with our participating Australian education and training providers.
As part of the event, the Australian delegation will also visit an innovative startup hub to witness the young and vibrant atmosphere of ICT development in Ho Chi Minh City.
Underpinned by strong economic growth and public and foreign investments, the ICT sector in Vietnam is expanding, especially in the areas of hardware and software, ecommerce, and ICT services.
The Government of Vietnam views digital technologies and internet-based services as driving forces of its economic growth in the coming years.
Vietnam has moved up 12 places to rank 47th in the Global Innovation Index 2017. The market has a young, tech-savvy population with a strong interest in ICT careers.
However, in the midst of an oversupply of business graduates, Vietnam recognises a desperate need to attract students to study engineering and related fields of study such as maths and statistics, computer and information technology, engineering, engineering technology, architecture and civil engineering, automation and agricultural engineering.
It has led to the lack of a high-quality ICT workforce. According to the national workforce master plan, approximately one million ICT workers are needed by 2020 if the country is to keep up with the data revolution that is undertaking internationally.
Currently, Vietnam only meets eight per cent of the demand, which increases by 47 per cent every year. In order to improve the ICT workforce, the Vietnamese Government has committed public involvement and funding in ICT and English training to boost the supply of qualified ICT specialists.
As part of the Strategy for Science and Technology Development for 2011-2020, the Vietnamese Government aims to increase the value of hi-tech products and applications, and the number of capable engineers, research organisations, hi-tech incubators and enterprise accelerators.
The upcoming event, therefore is expected to help nurture Vietnam’s manpower through finding and optimizing partnerships with Australia, a nation with strong track record of innovation and an advanced digital economy, backed by world-class academic institutions internationally recognised for providing quality ICT education and training and research excellence.
Australia is knowned for its world-class academic institutions internationally recognised for providing quality ICT education and training and research excellence. (source: UNSW)
“We are very confident that through the activities associated with this event, new approaches for partnerships in ICT education and training will be forged. Innovative ideas for research collaboration between public and private institutions are certainly part of the outcomes of this event.” Said Australian Deputy Consul-General of Commerce, Yvonne Chan.
Vietnam-Australia ICT Education Showcase 2018 will be kick started today’s afternoon at 1:pm in Melia Hanoi Hotel, 44B Ly Thuong Kiet str., Hanoi.
The similar event will be held in HCM.City on May 18, at Le Merien Saigon, 30C Ton Duc Thang, district.
Further information about the event can be found at http://www.traininginaustralia.vn/.
( VNF )