Memorable opening ceremony of the new 2019-2020 academic year at Swinburne University

Swinburne University of Technology (Vietnam) in alliance with FPT Education successfully organized the first opening ceremony of the new 2019-2020 academic year on 5 September 2019. Around 300 new students, parents, leaders, business delegates and school staff attended the event and excitedly welcoming the new school year ahead.

The opening ceremony of the new 2019-2020 academic year witnessed the attendance of Education and Science Counsellor Australian Embassy (Hanoi) Joanna Wood, Rector of FPT University Nguyen Khac Thanh, Director of the University of Greenwich (Vietnam) Le Anh Tuan, CTO FPT Le Hong Viet, CEO FPT Myanmar Doan Nhat Minh, CFO FPT Tran Tuan Cuong, Director of Fresher Academy at FPT Trinh Thu Hong, Rector of Swinburne Vietnam Hoang Viet Ha, Academic Director of Swinburne Vietnam Truong Cong Duan, students, parents and school staff.

At the ceremony, CTO FPT Le Hong Viet emphasized that the establishment of Swinburne Vietnam is extremely important to society and creates new opportunities for each individual. He expressed the hope that the new students could become pioneers to create positive changes for the economy in Vietnam, bring the country to the world and become Global Citizens.

As the first opening ceremony, this has remarked an important milestones of Swinburne University of Technology and FPT Education to initially bring to Vietnam Swinburne’s global education and research expertise in information and communication technology, business, and media and communication.

“I like to take this opportunity to welcome all of our Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology students to Swinburne Vietnam. Not only we’ll be studying the same courses that we have fresh students here in Australia but you also get to enjoy the whole Swinburne student experience,” said Dr. Kelly Classidy – Academic Director of Swinburne Vietnam in Hanoi Campus. “So this means we will give you all student support and resource to improve your study and access to student clubs of social and extracurricular activities”. 

The representative of FPT Corporation also committed to provide internship for students to increase practicality; provide experts in the teaching process at Swinburne Vietnam, helping students access practical knowledge and working experience with large corporations in the world; ensure employment with information technology graduates; as well as share practical experiences on technology trends.

CTO FPT Le Hong Viet

Besides the opening ceremony, the orientation week from September 4-7 will support fresh students to learn about Referencing – A guide to the regulations regarding copying documents without quoting, join the Swinburne Global system, use the library to access knowledge around the world, participate in the English test, and join the Australian cultural festival, etc. These activities aim to help students to have the best learning experience and become a global citizen. 

Swinburne University of Technology has an international reputation for quality research that connects science and technology with business and the community. Swinburne has a long history of engagement in Vietnam and contribution by Swinburne staff over many years to Vietnamese society, from school engagement, through to education delivery and world-leading research projects. This will be taken to the next level in partnering with FPT.

Currently, the university is offering the competitive tuition fee of only USD 18,000 (full- program) merely after providing 10% scholarship to all applicants for 2019-2020 academic year for international students. 

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