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Higher Education, Transnational Education (TNE) Mission to Vietnam & Cambodia

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Education is one of the key pillars in the UK-Vietnam bilateral strategic partnership and receives investment from the Government and the private sector. Of a total population of 95m, almost 2m are studying in universities and The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has developed a comprehensive transformation of Higher Education, including granting autonomy to universities.

UK Education is highly regarded and, of the 500 current TNE programmes in Vietnam, the UK is ranked third. There are significant opportunities in TNE, including joint degrees; technology transfer; quality assurance and leadership skills training.

As a result of this strong interest, the Department for International Trade (DIT), working with the British Council and UUKi will lead a UK Higher Education mission to the market timed to coincide with the UK/Vietnam Joint Economic & Trade Committee (JETCO) talks in Vietnam.

In the margins, DIT and MOET will also be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further progress our relationship. Whilst in the region, we will take the opportunity to undertake a programme of engagement with Higher Education institutions in Cambodia where there has been a direct call by their Education Minister for UK partnerships; specifically, to showcase models of HE TNE including joint programmes.

This mission programme has the endorsement of the Education Ministers in Vietnam and Cambodia, and DIT is working with their respective ministries to identify universities with the capacity to partner with UK institutions.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Engage with key local universities and industry representative bodies, including networking, 121 meetings and roundtables
  • Meet with senior officials from the Ministries of Education in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Better understand the wider operating & partnering environment
  • Work with regional DIT staff and British Council Vietnam Education Services on follow-up

Dates & Locations

  • 2nd – 3rd October: Hanoi
  • 4th October: Ho Chi Minh City
  • 5th – 6th October: Weekend / Ho Chi Minh City
  • 7th – 8th October: Phnom Penh

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Delegates should be UK-based Higher Education Institutions with the capacity to partner with international institutes. If you are interested in being a part of this exciting trade mission, please request an application form from Mike Qureshi, DIT Education Team, by 20th June 2019. If you are accepted, your profiles will be used for a UK delegate brochure to be circulated to local stakeholders in advance of the mission.

E: mike.qureshi@trade.gov.uk
T: 020 7215 4827

Alternatively, you can contact Aisling Conboy, DIT Education Team’s HE TNE Specialist:

E: aisling.conboy@trade.gov.uk
T: 020 7215 1624

The programme is free to take part in, but spaces are limited, and in order to create a bespoke programme and deliver to the highest standard, organisations will need to apply to join this mission. Participants are responsible for their airfare, accommodation and insurance. DIT will provide local group transport, venues, local RSVP management and overall coordination.

Applications will be vetted.

DIT are also taking the opportunity of the high profile JETCO and MoU events to lead a separate, international schools’ mission to both markets.

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