The eight partnership projects focus on three main priorities for higher education in both Vietnam and the UK. (Photo for illustration)

The British Council in Vietnam has announced the award of eight partnership projects under the Going Global Partnerships (GGP): UK–Vietnam Partnerships for Quality and Internationalisation, with a total value of 542,000 GBP.

The eight partnership projects focus on three main priorities for higher education in both countries: University leadership and governance, HE Leadership for Social Inclusion and Gender Equality, preparing Vietnam HE Qualifications for Future Development of TNE and International Recognition; and toward excellence in teaching, research, innovation and knowledge transfer.

Ms Donna McGowan, Country Director of British Council in Vietnam, stated: “The UK-Vietnam Partnerships for Quality and Internationalisation, under the Going Global Partnerships Programme (GGP), have been developed based on Vietnam’s higher education development priorities, the excellence and strength of the UK HE sector and key areas of mutual benefit for both countries.”

This initiative is outlined in the Memorandum of Collaboration (MOC) between the British Council and Ministry of Education and Training which was signed in October 2021 and which focuses on strengthening education cooperation and exchange in areas of strategic interest, she added.

Associate Professor Nguyen Anh Dung, Deputy Director General of Higher Education Department under the Ministry of Education and Training, shared: “I believe universities in Vietnam are ready to work in collaboration with partners in the UK. I hope that they will disseminate the knowledge gained from the GGP more widely to universities throughout Vietnam. The HE Department is happy to provide support to make the partnership projects productive and fruitful.”

UK-Vietnam Partnerships for Quality and Internationalisation is part of a more comprehensive British Council programme called Going Global Partnerships, which builds stronger, more inclusive, internationally connected higher education and TVET systems./.

M.V