LJMU accelerating partnership talks with FPT School of Business & Technology (FSB), Hanoi

The Head of International Partnerships, Steve Waterworth, and International Partnerships Manager, Dr. Ian D. Bennett, held talks in Hanoi with representatives of FPT School of Business & Technology to support the development of LJMU's Transnational education (TNE) ventures in Vietnam. The partnership model will enable students to remain in Vietnam while studying towards a LJMU academic award in the field of business.

During the talks, representatives of both institutions defined the partnership model, discussed contemporary trends in UK/Vietnam education and drafted a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed by senior representatives soon after. This important step has provided a springboard for further commitments from both institutions in realising the potential of supporting the TNE model in Vietnam as well as the demand for quality, UK education in the country.

FSB is part of FPT University, a private university in Vietnam which is a member of FPT Group and has campuses in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Danang. FPT (FPT Group or FPT for short), is the largest information technology service company in Vietnam with its core business focusing on the provision of ICT-related services. According to the United Nations Development Programme, it was the 14th largest company in Vietnam in 2007. According to the Vietnam Report 2012, this was the 3rd biggest enterprise in Vietnam. The criterion for the Vietnam Report’s ranking is those with private equity of 51% or more. In 2018, FPT's revenue reached VND 23,214 billion, an increase of 17% compared to 2017; Pre-tax profit reached 3,858, up 31% compared to 2017. Revenue and profit from foreign markets grew high, respectively up 27% and 35% year-on-year.

Group shot taken at FTP Hanoi

If you have an enquiry about international partnerships at LJMU, please email intpartners@ljmu.ac.uk and a member of the team will be happy to assist.


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