Vietnam, Australia ink education agreement

  • 12:10 - 2013/11/13

Vietnam and Australia will encourage meetings and cooperation on education between their government agencies, education institutions, and research organisations.

Australia will increase prioritised activities of its education and training institutions in Vietnam.

This forms part of a Vietnam-Australia education agreement signed in Hanoi on October 24 to replace a similar agreement signed in Melbourne, Australia, in 2008.

Prioritised areas of cooperation include expertise, teacher and student exchanges, curriculum exchange, and modern teaching methodology development, as well as sharing experience in human resource development taking into account labour market forecast and need.

Addressing the signing ceremony, Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan noted with satisfaction the effective cooperation in education and training between Vietnam and Australia over the years.

He said both sides have expanded cooperation programmes, including the Australian Government’s scholarship programme.

Australian ambassador to Vietnam Hugh Borrowman said his government supports education cooperation with Vietnam, pointing to the fact that more than 40,000 students and 600 research graduates are currently studying in Australia.

He expressed hope there will be more scholarship and joint research programmes and student exchanges between the two countries’ education institutions.

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