FE Looking back 2017: The Year of Success and International Cooperation

The launch of the FPT Primany & High School, warm visit of Sultan of Brunei on the occasion of inaugurating FPT- UBD Global Centre, becoming a member of CDIO and successful organizing the Odyssey International Camp, etc. are the memorable milestones of FPT Education on its internationalism journey.

Expanding the operation fields and launching a series of new products

2017 is the memorable year of the FPT Primary & High School when FPT High School officially launched its first course in Danang and opened FPT Primary School in Hanoi.

On May 11, FPT Education officially announced the establishment of FPT Primary School and announced the enrollment of 150 pupils for the 2017-2018 school year.

It can be said that FPT Education has made an important milestone when it successfully expanded the locations and helped the organization to improve its “multi-level” target by opening elementary and secondary school.

FPT Primary School is a part of the FPT Education. In addition to general education in compliance with the standard program of Ministry of Education and Training, FPT School promotes teaching and learning foreign languages for pupils. The duration of English lessons with Vietnamese teachers and native English teachers with international standard qualifications (TESOL, TEFL, CELTA, etc.) is strengthened.

In addition, in 2017, FPT Education also launched four new products, including FPT Primary and Secondary School; FPT- UBD Global Center; BTEC FPT International College and Fast track.

FPT kick- off FPT University- Can Tho Campus

On December 6, FPT recently held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Complex of FPT University and FPT Can Tho Software Park in Can Tho as known as the capital of the West. The ceremony has witnessed the participation of the Steering Committee for the Southwest Region Nguyen Hung Dung, Vice Chairman of Can Tho City People’s Committee Vo Thi Hong Anh and other leaders of local authorities, leaders of FPT and nearly 300 staff.

Leaders of Can Tho, Honi and FPT celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of the Complex in Can Tho.

FPT University Can Tho and Can Tho Software Park are one of the largest capital projects to be deployed in the capital city of the West in 2017.

The Complex of FPT University and FPT Can Tho Software Park are invested by the Group with a total budget of VND 1.4 trillion (USD 61.5 million) on 2.66 hectares of land in urban area on Nguyen Van Cu Street, Ninh Kieu District. The total land area which Can Tho commits to deliver for FPT is 17 ha.

The launch of this project marked new development in FPT’s long-term and sustainable growth strategy. The construction of FPT’s modern and large-scale complex in Can Tho will ensure a professional and modern learning environment for FPT staffs and students in Can Tho. In addition, FPT expects to contribute to the supply of high quality human resources for the whole South West region as well as to create employment opportunities for hi-tech workers in Can Tho City. FPT aims to successfully build FPT University- Can Tho Campus in 2025 with the scale of 10,000 students.

Welcoming many politicians and important guests

On February 2017, FPT Education was honored to welcome Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha, and other government officials. On this occasion, the certificate of merit from Prime Minister of Vietnam was granted for FPT University as achievements in innovative programs and high-quality human resources training methods.

Sultan of Brunei also signed the commemoration of the establishment of FPT UBD Global Centre.

On November 10, on the occasion of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trip to Vietnam, Sultan of Brunei had a visit to the English Center founded under the cooperation between Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) with FPT University. He also expressed his joy and expectation that the center will become a hallmark of cooperation between the two countries.

The presence of Sultan of Brunei in the event has affirmed the importance of international cooperation in education and training between FPT University and UBD, opening up new opportunities for cooperation between the two countries.

Earlier, Brunei Minister of Education Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman also visited FPT School, FISEC and FPT City. He has shown his appreciation toward the quality of FPT education as well as the development orientation of the corporation.

Jack Ma, founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group spoke with more than 3,000 students from 5pm to 6:30pm at the National Convention Centre, Hanoi on November 6.

The event is co-organized by FPT Group, Hochiminh Communist Youth Union, and online newspaper VnExpress. Alibaba’s billionaire founder will hold a discussion and sharing with over 3,000 students and inspire them with stories of his career and technologies.

A prestigious destination for international education and business delegations

Ministry of Science and Technology collaborated with the ASEAN + 3 Center for Gifted Science (ACGS) to organize the Sixth ASEAN plus Three Junior Science Odyssey Camp (APT JSO-6) for teens from July 11-15 with the theme “Renewable Energy for Life” at FPT University in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park.

The ASEAN plus Three Junior Science Odyssey Camp will be attended by over180 participants, including more than 80 young people from ASEAN + 3 countries and Sweden.

This year’s the ASEAN plus Three Junior Science Odyssey Camp has made the attention because of its participation from more than 180 delegates, including over 80 young people from ASEAN + 3 countries and Sweden. These are students aged 13-15 who love to study academic science, have experience in science competitions, English skills and good teamwork.

Especially, FPT Education has also become a place for a number of enterprises, especially international companies to learn and order training. In particular, in 2017, FPT Education had opportunity to welcome the delegation of the APEC Future Education Forum, the Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), and the Fukuoka business and university delegation.

New footprint in international education forums

2017 is also a good year for FPT Education to become a notable name in the international education map with ACBSP and CDIO.

On August 29, FPT University in collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recently organized a workshop on “Exploring the Value of ACBSP Accreditation for Business Schools”.

On April 27, the CDIO Asian leaders have agreed to accept FPT University’s application to be a CDIO member, a month after the presentation from FE (FPT Education) staff in Thailand.

Also on April, FPT Education delegation attended the 10th ACBSP regional conference in India. The report on the philosophy overview of developing training and implementation programs at FPT University (FPT Education) presented by Vo Minh Hieu was highly appreciated.

On August 29, FPT University in collaboration with the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) recently organized a workshop on “Exploring the Value of ACBSP Accreditation for Business Schools”.

Accordingly, the University held a workshop with the attendance of business schools nationwide in order to contribute to comprehensive renovation of education and training and give more information about the accreditation process.

In the global integration, with the desire to improve and confirm the quality of business programs, FPT University have pursued and prepared ACBSP accreditation since April 2016.

Becoming a member of the ACBSP enhances FPT University the focus and continuous improvements on quality of business programs. According to Dr. Truong Cong Duan, FPT University has put a lot of efforts to receive the accreditation. Currently, the university is working with ACBSP to revise and follow up with the improvement of core values. Of which, the university has adapted mostly but still need to focus more on analyzing student learning and performance, as well as improve the quality of staff and facilities more. This has marked the effort of FPT University on improving its service and bringing high- quality education to the students.

Source: FPT Education