On August 27, Bett ASIA in collaboration with Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training held a seminar under the theme “Cultivating Global Collaboration in Education” in Hanoi.
The seminar focuses on the development, potential and challenges of Vietnam education systems. The events was attended by high-status guest speakers from Ministry of Education and Training, British Embassy Hanoi, Vietnam Education Consultants. Ltd, and Hung Viet Education Consultants JSC.
Challenges to face
Speaking at the seminar, all guest speakers agreed with the potential development of Vietnam education. However, a number of challenges and disadvantages that the country has to face were also shown in the seminar. During the first session of the seminar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Manh Hung, Deputy Chief Technical Officer from Ministry of Education and Training has given three main weaknesses of the educational system. “Lack of infrastructure and facilities, inconsistency between theory and practice as well as the weakness on language training has pull the development down,” said Mr. Bui Manh Hung. “We have thousands gradates every year but despite the excellent result, a lot of them are unemployed or working in different industry”.
Agreed with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bui Manh Hung, Dr. Dang Duc Dzung, President and CEO at Hung Viet Education Consultants JSC has highlighted the incomprehensible relationship between university and businesses, and lack of job information system as main reasons of high unemployment rate. He also highlighted the importance of technology in training and education.
New university generation
On this scene, many international universities have seen this potential cake and join Vietnam market. In addition, a number of students and parents decided to study abroad to catch up with the requirement of employers. However, both of these two options are very expensive.
Fortunately, students are now able to learn in a high- quality environment following international standards at reasonable costs at local universities like FPT University. Established in September 2006, FPT University was the first private school established by the enterprise. The constant efforts of FPT University has been actively promoting Vietnam education and receiving recognition of international organizations such as QS Stars ®, Webometrics®, uniRank ® and other prestigious university ranking systems worldwide. Beyond the bounds, the certificate of merit from Prime Minister of Vietnam is a testament for notable achievements of the school.
According to the statistics, 98% of students have jobs after 12 months of graduation. Among them, 31% have worked for FPT Corporation while 4.5% started up their businesses and 19% worked in foreign countries or foreign companies.
With the philosophy of being a new university generation with a modern education, FPT University aims to bring realistic training and education for students in order to help Vietnam keep pace with the world. The notable value of FPT University is the close cooperation with business that can combine training with reality and the most modern technologies.
Not only learning specialized knowledge, FPT University students also have many opportunities to participate in individual development programs. Therefore, students from FPT University often impress employers by the confidence and creative thinking.
100% of FPT University students soon accessed to the actual work environment through the OJT (On Job Training) program at the enterprises. Practical knowledge from the business is applied back to the students’ learning process. Most graduates have a high-profile dissertation thesis. Some of them have also been developed into start-up or commercial projects. For example, the Handication application of FPT University students with impulse recognition and smartphone rings, enabling disabled people to hear and speak has received an investment of US 24,000 per year. Or Izee Streaming Video application offering an online video solution integrated a number of advanced features was invested by some domestic and foreign businesses at the cost of VND200 million (USD 8,800). Smart car application T.NET developed by FPT University’s faculty and students is being implemented in Hanoi, Hung Yen,etc.
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