After first meeting last June 24th, 2011 in Danang and series of discussions through emails, President Tran Van Nam of the University of Danang (UD) and Pro Vice Chancellor International Rob Rabel of Victoria University of Wellington (VUW) signed a memorandum of understanding. Two leaders arranged a suitable time to carry out the signing MOU on the occasion of attending Going Global Conference in London in March 12-14, 2012.
Highlights of the agreement is that VUW will provide the staff member or student from the University of Danang with a tuition waiver scholarship in the VUW English Proficiency Programme (EPP) if they are awarded a scholarship for Masters or PhD degrees at VUW or they meet the academic requirements to obtain these scholarships but their English is not at a level of requirement of VUW. Tuition waiver scholarships for the EPP is normally one semester of study where the candidate intends to complete a Masters degree and for two semesters of study where the candidate intends to complete a PhD. The duration of scholarship for EPP can be extended at the discretion of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) at VUW.
This agreement has opened up opportunities for staff and students of UD to study Masters or PhD programs at VUW. Although being valued as intelligent and hard work, people in the Central Region of Vietnam often miss opportunities to receive scholarship. One of barriers for this issues is lacking of English proficiency. Therefore, English Proficiency Programme scholarship will enable UD to increase number of staff awarded study abroad scholarships in VUW.
Asoc.Prof. Tran Van Nam and Prof. Rob Rabel signed a memorandum of understanding
New Zealand has a good reputation regarding education and meets with the international standards of the education. It is considered to be the world class and best place of training for the students. Victoria University of Wellington is the best and the most reputable university of New Zealand. For more than a century, the University has developed a tradition of strong international links in teaching and research and programmes of national significance and international quality in various courses such as law, science, commerce, business, engineering, social science and humanities etc.
Signing this MOU between UD and VUW has demonstrated a good will of two parties which is likely a promise to lead to further and close cooperation in the future.