Vietnam, Australia partner to achieve education equality

The Vice Minister of Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training, Associate Professor Hoang Minh Son, has called for deepening ties between Vietnam and the Australian government, along with leading Australian universities.

Speaking following the Digitally Enhanced Learning Summit in Melbourne, Australia, Vice Minister Son said that the education sector in Vietnam is changing in line with the trends of internationalisation and digital transformation.

“The Ministry of Education and Training wants to work closely with universities to develop universal standards in the tertiary education sector in order to ensure the quality, efficiency and practicality of all programs, especially those delivered online via digital platforms,” he said.

The Digitally Enhanced Learning Summit was hosted in partnership by the leading RMIT University and the Victorian State Government’s trade facilitation agency Global Victoria.

Close to 400 delegates from government and the higher education sectors in Australia and Vietnam were in attendance.

As Vietnam looks to leverage digital transformation for post-COVID-19 economic recovery, Victorian universities showcased the latest digital innovations for education including virtual laboratories, remote 3D printing and AI-powered learning personalisation. 

Dionne Higgins, RMIT’s Interim Vice-Chancellor and President said RMIT is committed to the creation of ongoing platforms for policy engagement, collaboration and innovation, that can assist Vietnam’s education sector.

“At RMIT we live by a principle that there should be opportunity for all and that education is often the most powerful lever in changing lives and empowering communities,” she said. 

“By creating platforms for ongoing discussion and exchange, we will help to shape a more innovative and equitable education landscape in Vietnam, Australia and the region.”  

Director of International Education and Study Melbourne at Global Victoria Fiona Letos said education was an important pillar of Australia – Vietnam bilateral relations, supporting Victoria’s trade and investment activities as well as people-to-people links, and Global Victoria is committed to expanding our cooperation in this area.

“Victorian education institutions have a worldwide reputation for delivering quality education and training and for being at the forefront of digital education and innovation,” she said. 

“With such advantage, I believe Victoria will be the preferred partner for Vietnam in engaging learners of today and tomorrow.” 

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