|The American University in Việt Nam is launched in the central city of Đà Nẵng in offering high standard education in the central Việt Nam. — Photo Đà Nẵng Portal|Viet Nam News
ĐÀ NẴNG — The American University in Việt Nam was launched in the central city of Đà Nẵng on Saturday, the first education institution under the US curriculum in the central Việt Nam.
The foreign owned university, which was built on 32ha with total investment of VNĐ3.2 trillion (US$142.2 million) in Ngũ Hành Sơn District, is scheduled to enroll students for 2016-17 basic training in finance, accounting, marketing, hotel management, tourism, communication and business.
It’s also the first non-profit university from the US in Đà Nẵng and the central region.
According to the city’s tourism association, Đà Nẵng has a tourism workforce of 14,000, but only 40 per cent are skilled.
The city’s tourism industry needs about 10,000 more staff, while a system of 12 colleges and vocational centres could only train about 5,000 students a year.
Earlier this year, the city’s Đông Á College and William Angliss Institute from Australia started a personnel training programme for the hospitality, tourism and culinary arts sectors for 2016-17 with funding from the Australian government.
The city, in co-operation with the UK, has proposed establishing the International Đà Nẵng-UK University in the city. — VNS