First phase of British University Vietnam's Hung Yen campus on track for opening late next year.
The main items in the $25 million first phase of the British University Vietnam (BUV)’s $70 million campus at the Ecopark urban area in northern Hung Yen province are expected to be completed in late 2017.
Mr. Graeme Davies, President of BUV, told a media gathering on September 27 that upon completion the Ecopark campus will welcome 5,000 to 7,000 Vietnamese and international students.
BUV was established in 2009 and is considered a symbol of Vietnam-UK educational cooperation. It has now graduated four groups of students.
Its long-term plan is to expand into postgraduate training and short-term training programs for individuals and enterprises.
“7,000 students is BUV’s long-term goal and will take time to reach,” Mr. Davies said. “We want sustainable development so we should not be too focused on increasing quantity without quality.”
On September 27 BUV also held a graduation ceremony for students in Course 4. The number of students at the university is on the increase, with 20 students in the first years and 100 new students this year.
BUV is the first and only university in the country fully licensed to deliver undergraduate degree programs of the University of London and Staffordshire University. Earlier this year it became the first international university in Vietnam to be permitted by the Ministry of Education and Training to conduct full-time Finance and Economics studies.
In a previous interview with VET, Mr. Jesse David Boone, General Director of BUV, said that Vietnam’s leadership, education system, and population in general have always held education in the highest regard. This fundamental support to develop the leaders of the future is the perfect foundation for investment in education in the country.
“Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang are both very interesting markets that could be considered in the future,” he said. “The key for us is to set up where there is the need and support for a top university like BUV, and we will keep our options and our eyes open for future opportunities to bring world-class British education to Vietnamese students throughout the country.”