Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh meeting with Vice Chancellor Martin Bean and other leaders of RMIT University in Melbourne yesterday.— VNA/VNS Photo Quang Hải
MELBOURNE — Vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh called on Australia’s Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) to expand its links with educational institutions in Việt Nam to share experiences, cooperate on scientific research and boost student exchanges.
She made the appeal at a meeting with Vice Chancellor Martin Bean and other leaders of RMIT University in Melbourne yesterday as part of her trip to Australia to attend the 28th Global Summit of Women (GSW).
According to Thịnh, Việt Nam always appreciates Australia’s educational achievements and stands ready to create the best possible conditions for Australian educational institutions, including RMIT University, to step up cooperation with Việt Nam.
Thịnh stressed that education is one of the important cooperation pillars between Việt Nam and Australia, adding that about 30,000 Vietnamese students are studying in Australia and more than 1,000 Australian students have come to Việt Nam since 2014 under the New Colombo Plan.
On this occasion, the official spoke with nearly 1,000 Vietnamese students at the university.
She said the establishment of the Việt Nam-Australia strategic partnership had set the stage for the two countries to step up their collaboration across fields, including education.
The Vice President asked the students to study hard to contribute to the homeland after graduation.
She also lauded Vietnamese students in the state of Victoria for their activities aiming to preserve Vietnamese traditions, expressing her hope that Vietnamese students at RMIT University in particular and Victoria in general will become ambassadors of the Việt Nam-Australia friendship.
As the third-oldest university in Victoria, RMIT University ranks 13th among the top universities of Australia. It has opened two branches in Hà Nội and HCM City.
Vice President Thịnh yesterday morning visited the high-tech tomato farm of a Vietnamese investor named Thái Ngọc Nhã, who was urged to share his tips for success with Vietnamese businesses.
She also attended the opening ceremony of the Club of Vietnamese Women Entrepreneurs in Australia on the same day. — VNS