New Zealand education fairs in Vietnam

(CPV) - The 2013 New Zealand education fairs will be held in Hanoi on September 28 and in Ho Chi Minh city on September 29.

(CPV) - The 2013 New Zealand education fairs will be held in Hanoi on September 28 and in Ho Chi Minh city on September 29.

The New Zealand’s biggest education events in Vietnam this year are co-hosted by the New Zealand Embassy in Hanoi and the New Zealand Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh city in collaboration with Education New Zealand.

It will promote New Zealand as a world class education destination for Vietnamese students, featuring over 30 education institutions, including high schools, English language, vocational education providers and universities.

New Zealand has a well-deserved reputation for quality education, and its qualifications are recognised internationally. More than 100,000 international students study in this country each year, choosing New Zealand for its quality education, and its safe, welcoming environment.

In 2012, more than 2,150 Vietnamese students studied in New Zealand, an increase of more than 90% since 2008. A number of joint programs have also been established between the two side’s universities.

“Education is a real focus for the New Zealand government in Vietnam. We will continue to work closely with the Vietnamese government to contribute to Vietnam’s human resource development and education requirements in the coming years. The fairs will provide a great chance for young Vietnamese and their parents to discover more about the attractive combination of New Zealand’s world-class education and a safe, peaceful, beautiful environment”, said New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr Haike Manning.

New Zealand’s education relationship with Vietnam has a long history of over 60 years. Today, the relationship is much broader, including regular government-to-government interaction and dialogue, including through implementation of the bilateral Cooperation Arrangement on Education and Training signed in 2012; implementation of a major Early Childhood Education capacity building project in Gia Lai province funded under the New Zealand Aid Program; and the on-going provision of English language training for officials and senior officials.

Besides these are the provision of 150 full post graduate scholarships for Vietnamese students during the 2011-2016 period, programme 165 and the establishment of a number of joint programs between New Zealand universities and Vietnamese institutions at Bachelor and Masters levels in International Relations and Computer and Information Sciences./.