Friday 14 August 2015

(Hanoi) The strategic partnership on English Examinations between the British Council in Vietnam and FPT University (Vietnam) helps to raise the standard of English for teachers and students of the university. The signing ceremony took place in Hanoi on 18 August 2015 and saw the participation of Dr. Dam Quang Minh, Principle of FPT University and Cherry Gough, Director of British Council Vietnam. 

According to the agreement, students of FPT University will be able to access the latest academic expertise, resources and learning methods, and get updated with international English examinations to prepare effectively for international examinations. This is also an opportunity for the university lecturers and teachers to update to the newest teaching resources and assessment methods. In particular, following to the agreement, FPT University, in collaboration with the British Council Vietnam, will use Aptis and IELTS for their English language proficiency assessment system for students. 

FPT University is one of the most prominent and dynamic brands of higher education in Vietnam. It is the first university in Vietnam to be rated 3 stars internationally under QS Stars standard – one of the leading standards of university ranking worldwide – in which its training quality rates as 5 stars. Currently, more than 10,000 students are studying at FPT University in a range of faculties, including English language, Japanese language, Graphic Design, Architecture, Financial Banking, Business Management, Information Security and Safety, and Software Engineering, etc.  

With strong experiences of examinations services delivery worldwide, the British Council in Vietnam will also provide FPT University with supportive and collaborative programmes in English examinations, including: training seminars for examinations expertise sharing for English teachers/lecturers, specialised training programmes on assessment methods and English exams development. These programmes will be designed according to specific needs of FPT University.  

This strategic partnership is considered as an important base for the university’s strategy of ensuring its education quality and standards of English output for their students. This is also a significant step for the cooperation and ongoing relations between FPT University and leading educational institutions worldwide. 

At the signing ceremony, Cherry Gough, Director of British Council Vietnam shared: 'We hope this strategic partnership will support the improvement of English standards at FPT University, which would help to raise the quality of Vietnamese future human resources. We believe this will be a promising start for further collaborations in education, with an aim to raise the learning and teaching quality at FPT University as well as the education quality in Vietnam.'.

Notes to Editor

Vu Hai Dang
Communications Manager 
British Council Vietnam
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About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide. 

We work in more than 100 countries and our 8,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes.

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publicly-funded grant provides 20 per cent of our turnover which last year was £864 million. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, such as English classes and taking UK examinations, and also through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally.  

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