|A building in the newly-opened of the Đông Á University in Buôn Ma Thuột City. The campus will offer a high-quality human resource training facility for the Central Highlands region. Photo courtesy of Phương Chi|
ĐẮK LẮK — Đắk Lắk Province has co-operated with Đông Á University to launch the Central Highlands-based campus, providing high-quality education for five provinces.
The introduction of the university will help provide education facilities in the region, meaning they don't have to leave central Việt Nam to receive an education.
Chairman of the Đông Á University Council, Lương Minh Sâm, said the campus, which covers 10ha in Buôn Ma Thuột City, will enrol more than 1,000 students from Gia Lai, Kon Tum, Đắk Nông, Lâm Đồng and Đắk Lắk per year.
According to a report from Đắk Lắk provincial department of education and training, six universities and campuses in the five Central Highlands province could help train 10,000 students per year – only 20 per cent of human resource demand.
The department said most of the high-school students seek universities in HCM City, Đà Nẵng and Thừa Thiên-Huế for studies or vocational training in foreign languages, hi-tech farming, food industry, nursing, information and technology, hospitality, technique, economics and logistics.
Endo Seian, a partner from Japan, and Đông Á University plan to develop a red bean pilot farm at the campus for exporting to Japan market.
Earlier, Buôn Ma Thuột Coffee Association and the university agreed to promote the Geographical Indication (GI) of the Buôn Ma Thuột coffee brand in Japan market.
Several key universities in central Việt Nam built up the ‘Twinning programme’ with universities from China, South Korea, Japan, the US, Germany, France and Australia to create more student employment opportunities.
A survey from Đà Nẵng University unveiled that from 75 per cent to 94 per cent of graduated students at universities and colleges in Đà Nẵng was successfully employed by both local and foreign businesses. — VNS