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|British University Vietnam celebrates its first decade in Vietnam|
On January 5, British University Vietnam (BUV) celebrated its 10-year anniversary at its Ecopark Campus in the northern province of Hung Yen with the participation of 1,000 guests.
Established in 2009 with 100 per cent foreign-invested capital, BUV has implemented its mission to create an international education environment meeting UK standards for students. As of now, it offers 11 programmes for graduates and a Master of Business Administration (MBA), which are trained in English. All programmes comply with UK standards and are managed by the UK government. Especially, BUV has partnered with two high-quality UK institutions: Staffordshire University and University of London who award students their final degree upon graduating from BUV.
Speaking at the ceremony, British Ambassador Gareth Ward said, “There are three factors contributing to BUV’s growth in the short time, including international partners, workforce, and success in building a model combining international university standards and technology to increase interaction between lecturers and students. Thus, BUV trained a student generation who are dynamic, creative, and willing to look for new opportunities for themselves.”
|British Ambassador Gareth Ward|
On this occation, BUV received the Bristish Ambassador's scholarship worth VND700 million ($30,434) per scholarship, which is equal to 100 per cent of the tuition fee of graduate courses.
Along with the commitment to contribute to the development of Vietnam’s education, in late 2018, BUV took the first phase of Ecopark campus into operation with a total investment of $25 million. In the future, after finishing construction on a total area of 6.5 hectares, the campus will be able to accommodate more than 7,000 students.
Prof. Raymond Gordon, president of BUV, said, “Our mission is to provide UK-standard education degree and international-standard education environment for Vietnamese students. BUV will build a young generation with the ambition to study and exploit knowledge, creativity, and people who will contribute to changing the world.”
|Prof. Raymond Gordon, president of BUV|
In 2019, BUV became the first education facility in Vietnam and one of the first facilities in Asia that supplies digital learning materials to students. These materials integrate digital content from the world’s leading publishing houses Pearson, Oxford University Press, Taylor & Francis, and Cambridge University Press.