For the twelfth year in a row, RMIT Vietnam has been awarded the prestigious Golden Dragon Award for making significant contributions across Vietnam’s education sector.
The award recognises RMIT’s increase in research to benefit Vietnam, and its efforts to create a strong, secure and rich learning environment for staff and students.
Head of RMIT Vietnam Hanoi, Phillip Dowler accepted the award at the presentation ceremony.
In its thirteenth year, the Golden Dragon Awards recognise the achievements of local and foreign-invested companies in various fields, particularly joint efforts in creating fair business practices, protecting the environment and contributing to Vietnam’s economic development.
The theme of this year's awards, Creating a fair and healthy business environment for global integration, was timed with the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community as well as a series of important trade agreements later in the year.
RMIT Vietnam President Professor Gael McDonald said she was thrilled for RMIT Vietnam to be recognised in the Golden Dragon Awards for another year.
“It highlights our ongoing commitment to quality education and creating more opportunities for the country’s future leaders,” Professor McDonald said.
“This year, we’ve established the RMIT Asia Graduate Centre with the aim to expand the opportunities for postgraduate students looking to undertake master and PhD studies in Vietnam and Melbourne.”
Professor McDonald said RMIT Vietnam aims to continue collaborating with industry and local higher education institutions to broaden its research, focusing on areas that will bring value to Vietnam.
“A recent example is our partnership with global professional services firm KPMG and the establishment of the KPMG-RMIT Centre of Governance,” she said.