RMIT's strong links with Vietnam were further reinforced during a recent visit from Vietnam's Ambassador to Australia, Thanh Nghi Luong.
Mr Luong, who visited the University as part of his first official visit to Victoria, was briefed on plans to expand on RMIT's ongoing success in Vietnam.
Vice-Chancellor and President, Professor Gill Palmer, welcomed the Ambassador and his delegation.
Professor Palmer said RMIT was considering expanding its presence in Vietnam as RMIT University Vietnam continues to experience strong growth.
Plans to expand campus facilities at RMIT's flagship South Saigon campus were also outlined.
"We work closely with our industry, community and government partners in Vietnam to identify the education and skills needs of the people of Vietnam and deliver solutions to improve the lives of the people of Vietnam and contribute to the country's economic and social wellbeing," she said.
RMIT Vietnam is the centrepiece of RMIT's global reach - with campuses in both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi catering for almost 7,000 students in higher education and English language programs.
The two campuses represent the largest investment - about $42 million - of any Australian university in the educational, social and economic development of Vietnam.
Professor Palmer said RMIT Vietnam was undergoing strong growth, in terms of students, the range of programs on offer, and new infrastructure investments.
Expanding program offerings at the South Saigon campus will bring RMIT in line with Vietman's growing educational development needs. The aim is to cater for 15,000 students by 2020.
RMIT's Director International Partnerships and Development, Saskia Loer Hansen, also briefed Mr Luong on the University's move to increase local partnerships with other educational providers and industry to ensure its graduates are industry connected and "work ready."
During his visit Mr Luong met with key RMIT leaders including Professor Peter Coloe, Pro Vice-Chancellor Science, Engineering and Health and Vice-President, who is also Chair of RMIT Vietnam Board of Management, Rongyu Li, Executive Director International Recruitment and Mobility, and Dr Ngan Collins, from the School of Management, who is an expert in Vietnam's human resource management.