RMIT International University Vietnam has celebrated its latest graduates at special "10th anniversary" graduation ceremonies in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
Celebrating success in Ho Chi Minh City.
The ceremonies brought the grand total of all graduates from RMIT's 10 years of Vietnam operations to more than 3,600.
The Ho Chi Minh City graduation, held at RMIT's Saigon South campus, had as its keynote speaker one of the first graduates, Ngo Quoc Dung, who now owns a successful creative agency.
The keynote speaker in the Hanoi ceremony, the Australian Ambassador, Allaster Cox, spoke of the important contribution RMIT and its Vietnamese graduates had made to building stronger relationships between Vietnam and Australia, for the benefit of both countries.
RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Margaret Gardner AO, told graduates and their families that RMIT was very proud of the achievements of its students in Vietnam, including those who had recently been among the winners of an international business planning competition for students staged by RMIT in Australia.
RMIT Vietnam's President and Pro Vice-Chancellor, Professor Merilyn Liddell AM, said RMIT had opened in Vietnam in 2001 with little more than 30 students, but with a dream that it could help to create new opportunities for Vietnamese families.
RMIT Vietnam now had 6,000 students.
Over its 10 years of operations, she said both campuses had grown and changed, and new academic programs had been progressively introduced - widening the range of internationally recognised degrees taught in English that were relevant to Vietnam's changing needs.
"So not only are we now producing more graduates, the range of fields in which they are graduating is growing as well," Professor Liddell said.
"This is important to us, and important to Vietnam in my view. It is part of the commitment we have made to bring new internationally oriented academic programs into Vietnam, to help meet the growing need for new kinds of graduates."
Professional Communication graduates enjoy the moment.
The graduation ceremonies are growing as RMIT Vietnam expands.
Professor Merilyn Liddell congratulates the President’s Award winner, Cao Le Dieu Vinh.
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