Hanoi University and Canberra University strengthen bilateral cooperation
HaNU – On the morning of July 16, Professor Leigh Sullivan, Vice-Chancellor of Canberra University (Australia) and Ms Meredith Hunter, Deputy Director of the Cooperation Development Office of the University of Canberra visited and worked at Hanoi University. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Trao, President of Hanoi University received and worked with Professor Leigh Sullivan. Joining the reception, there were also the presence of Dr Nguyen Xuan Vang, former President of the University and representatives of the International Office, Academic Affairs Department and MTESOL Office.
At the meeting, Assoc. Dr. Nguyen Van Trao – President of Hanoi University delivered a warmed greeting to Professor Leigh Sullivan and informed Professor Leigh Sullivan of recent achievements of both sides in the development and implementing the joint training program for Master of Theory and Teaching Methods in English and foreign languages (HANU – UC Master of TESOL and FLT). According to President Nguyen Van Trao, this visit of Professor Leigh Sullivan will help the two sides to promote development cooperation and research activities, and further improve the quality of the joint training programme between two parties.
As this is the first time to Hanoi and visiting Hanoi University as the Vice-Chancellor in charge of research and development, Professor Leigh Sullivan expressed his pleasure to receive a warm reception and the impression on positive results of the joint program of the two sides. Professor Leigh Sullivan said, with an advanced approach, the joint Master of Theory and Teaching Methods of English and foreign languages (HANU – UC Master of TESOL and FLT) will facilitate domestic and foreign students to experience an advanced training programme according to international standards in Vietnam, receiving an international degree at a reasonable cost.
The University of Canberra has been collaborating with the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam for over 40 years. Up to now, nearly 1,000 Vietnamese students have graduated from different training programmes of the University of Canberra. In 2018, the number of Vietnamese students studying at the University of Canberra is 126 students.
Since its founding in 1967, the University of Canberra (UC) has a tradition of providing high-quality training programmes. The school is ranked by the Times Times as the “Top 40 Young Universities” on the ranking of young universities in the world. According to the 2017 report on learning and teaching quality indicators, the percentage of UC graduates employed is 90%, higher than Australia’s average of 89%.