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.
On the sidelines of the APEC 2017, Sultan of Brunei Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah had a warm visit at FPT Danang in An Don Industrial Park to visit the UBD Global Center. The center is a collaboration between FPT Education and Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
FPT Danang is honoured to welcome Brunei delegations including Brunei Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Brunei Education Minister and Rector of Universiti Brunei Darussalam – UBD. The visit also consisted the participation of Chairman of Danang People’s Committee- Mr. Huynh Duc Tho, FPT Chairman Truong Gia Binh and other leaders of the group.
“The presence of the Sultan of Brunei at the Center is an honor for all staff, lecturers and students. This is also an encouragement for our globalization strategy and ourselves to do better,” Mr. Hoang Van Cuong- Director of the FPT University International Student Exchange Center.
As a passionate person on education and a cooperative relationship between the two countries, Ms. Datin Dr Anita BZ Abdul Aziz (Rector of UBD) shared the hard but worthy journey of “internationalization” of UBD and FPT University. Of which, the UBD Global Center is a bright sign, which is expected to help many generations of students becoming global citizens thanks to well-trained English skills.
On this occasion, Sultan of Brunei also signed the commemoration of the establishment of FPT UBD Global Centre. Located at the second floor of FPT Danang Campus, FPT UBD Global Center is established under the collaboration between FPT Education and Universiti Brunei Darussalam. This is the first training project of UBD deployed abroad. 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.
In addition to FPT UDB Global Center, FPT University is also implementing FPT UBD Innovation Lab in Brunei.
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.
FPT Education and Universiti Brunei Darussalam formally cooperated in July 2013. Up to now, hundreds of Brunei students have come to Vietnam to take short-term study and internship programs, making Brunei one of the largest student communities at FPT.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah heads one of the oldest and wealthiest royal families in the world. His family lives in a palace with nearly 1,800 rooms and is strictly protected. Under his rule, Brunei has implemented generous welfare policies for the people, such as school fees, health care costs, etc.
In 2006, during the meeting with Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, the Sultan highly appreciated the development between the two countries in various fields and wished to cooperate with Vietnam in trade and energy.
Images: Viet Nguyen & Tuan Thinh