Pro Vice-Chancellor Tim Nichol met with the Prime Minister of Vietnam at the weekend as LJMU sealed a partnership with one of the country’s up-and-coming universities.
LJMU is collaborating to offer programmes in Business, Marketing and Events Management with Van Lang University, which aims to become ‘one of Asia’s most admired young universities’.
Tim and Dr Julia Wang, Deputy Director of International Relations at LJMU, met Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính, and Dr Nguyen Cao Tri, Chairman of Van Lang University and members of his board.
Located in Ho Chi Minh City, Van Lang was one of the first private universities in Vietnam which is named after the ancient Vietnamese kingdom of Văn Lang. It has around 13,000 students.
Franchised programmes in 3 faculties
The LJMU delegation spoke of our pride in the city of Liverpool, our global reach and the forthcoming bicentennial celebrations in 2023.
Professor Nichol, PVC for Business and Law said: “The three programmes we are offering with Van Lang University, in particular, will provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to make a real impact, not only in Vietnam but globally.”
Initially, the programmes offered will be BA (Hons) Events Management, BA (Hons) Business with Marketing and MSc Management & Digital Business. Later franchised programmes include Hospitality Management, PR, Sports Business, Engineering, Computing and Design &Media.
As the partnership develops, LJMU and VLU are looking to collaborate on staff and student mobility, research, lectures and masterclasses and joint student projects.