“Vietnam as ideal study destination for South Asian students”

This is the affirmation of Ambassador H.E. Pham Sanh Chau – Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in India at the recent webinar hosted by FPT Education Global on foreign investment and higher education between Vietnam and South Asia on January 7.

The webinar titled as “New Prospects of Foreign Investment and Higher Education Development between Vietnam and South Asia” with the attendance of university partners and education agencies in Vietnam and South Asia. Organized by FPT Education, in collaboration with the Vietnam Embassy in India, the virtual executive conference aimed to promote Vietnam as a potential educational destination because of its political stability and sustainable economic growth. Even in the context of a pandemic, Vietnam still maintains positive growth and is improving its position-becoming one of the fastest-growing economies in ASEAN. In addition, with regard to the rise of internships abroad, working opportunities at foreign and multinational companies in Vietnam are developing day by day. 

Contributing to the event’s success, FPT Education was honored to have prestigious guest speakers to share their expertise and insights, including Ambassador H.E. Pham Sanh Chau – Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in India, Dr. Ngo Tu Lap – Rector of International Francophone Institute, Vietnam National University and Mr. Sanjay Gupta – Corporate Vice President of HCL Technologies Vietnam. The event also witnessed the participation of educational institutions and agents from several South Asian countries.

Dr. Ngo Tu Lap – Rector of International Francophone Institute, Vietnam National University.

Speaking at the opening speech, Dr. Lap sent a special thank to the organizer for giving him this opportunity to share about education cooperation between Vietnam and other countries in general and South Asia in particular. “Vietnam is an exciting country for international corporations in education, especially the history of education. Now you can see a wide range of modern education in Vietnam such as Vietnam- German University, Vietnam- Japan University,” he said. 

Ambassador H.E. Pham Sanh Chau – Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam in India.

During the webinar, Ambassador H.E. Pham Sanh Chau pointed out four reasons why Vietnam is an ideal study destination for South Asian students. “First of all, Vietnam has high level of advanced skills, infrastructure and curriculum. The country is able to achieve an advanced teaching level. Secondly, compared to other countries, Vietnam enjoys political stability and economic sustainability with a sustainable rate,” he noted. “Vietnam is a nice model for students to live, study and do internships upon graduation with a huge number of companies which can enrich their experience. Living in Vietnam is affordable. There are a lot of similarities between Vietnam and South Asian countries such as family values, community values, etc.”

Mr. Sanjay Gupta – Corporate Vice President of HCL Technologies Vietnam.

With reference to the increasing number of foreign investors coming to Vietnam for setting up their businesses, HCL Technologies – a multinational technology consulting and services company and one of the largest technology enterprises in India is a prominent example entering this market. By friendly and warm Vietnamese people, Mr. Sanjay Gupta considered Vietnam as his second home and perceived positive things regarding the country. Thereby, the Corporate Vice President of HCL Technologies committed to bring more career opportunities for the local and foreigners living in Vietnam. More than 3,000 university bachelors and experts with rich experiences in Vietnam are having many opportunities to get a good job at HCL Technologies in the next three years.

Overall, the virtual executive conference was a great opportunity for academic partners and education agencies from South Asia to learn and update the knowledge of the S-shaped country. The event also generated a chance for executive participants to explore business partners and higher education information in Vietnam as well as establish long-term cooperative relationships.

FPT Education hopes that through the webinar, executive participants can build up substantial and win-win cooperation to bring into full play opportunities brought about by the bilateral relations.