Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — A number of New Zealand educational institutions currently offer co-delivered programmes in partnership with Vietnamese counterparts, according to that country’s government agency for international education, Education New Zealand.
The Victoria University of Wellington offers a Bachelor of Commerce degree along with the HCM City University of Economics, a Bachelor of International Relations degree with the Diplomatic Academy of Việt Nam, and a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers in Other Languages with the HCM City University of Pedagogy.
Massey University also has a number of partnerships with the HCM City University of Economics, including pathway programmes for Master of Finance, Master of Business Studies and Bachelor of Business degrees.
Massey University’s other partnerships with Vietnamese institutions range from collaborations on study tours and exchanges with Việt Đức High School to initiatives such as faculty development and short courses in education and language pedagogy with An Giang University.
Auckland University of Technology, the University of Waikato, and the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology are other universities with tie-ups in Việt Nam.
John Laxon, Education New Zealand’s regional director for South, South East Asia & the Middle East, said these collaborations reiterate New Zealand universities’ commitment to providing Vietnamese students with holistic and valuable learning experiences.
“New Zealand has emerged as an increasingly popular education destination for Vietnamese students, with a 64 per cent increase [year-on-year] in the numbers of Vietnamese students choosing New Zealand as their study destination in the first eight months of 2017.”
Việt Nam is one of the top three ASEAN source countries for New Zealand.
Last year there were 131,000 international students studying in New Zealand, including 2,200 Vietnamese.
New Zealand has eight state-funded universities, 16 institutes of technology and polytechnics and about 550 private training establishments.
Nearly 40 of them will showcase their internationally recognised study programmes at education fairs to be held in HCM City on September 23 and Hà Nội on September 24. —VNS