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Rolls Royce, Aston University and the University of Danang – Employer Engagement 

Why do Rolls Royce, Aston University and the University of Danang partner with us? 

Cooperation between education and industry has been given priority in the Ministry of Education and Training’s (MOET) Vietnam higher education reform agenda as the key factor in improving education quality up to international standard. Towards the internationalisation of higher education, British Council fosters trilateral links between Vietnam  and UK education sectors and industry via its various programmes and activities. 

British Council provides supported to the programmes of “Innovative Executive Leadership Development” and “Higher Education Employability” which help to maintain strong employer engagement in education. These programmes are built on strategic partnerships between British Council, Rolls Royce, Aston University and the University of Danang. 

About the project

The programme aims to share UK expertise and experience in creating a market-driven workforce while fostering cooperation between education and business sectors to support economic growth and the development of the Vietnam - UK University in Danang.

Professor Tran Van Nam, President of the University of Danang stressed: “This partnership is very crucial and meaningful not only for the development of the VN - UK University, The University of Danang but also in being the model for Higher Education reform in Vietnam.”

Mr David Priestley, Managing Director, Rolls Royce International (Vietnam) Limited said: “Rolls Royce recognises the significant value this project will create through the development of an international standard university in Danang, generating high calibre graduates capable of supporting sustained development of Vietnam’s future industrial and business objectives. 

“Rolls Royce is proud to be associated with such a worthwhile strategic project. Building on our commitment to the employment engagement programme, we look forward to developing our association with VNUK further through our contribution to the creation of the Executive Leadership Centre targeted for the second half of 2013. 

“Rolls Royce will also engage with VNUK by working to leverage our strong links within the British business community to increase support for the initiative.” 

Professor Alison Halstead, Pro - Vice Chancellor, Aston University added: “Aston University and the University of Danang shared the vision and mission while developing the proposal for the Vietnam - UK University project”. 

The VNUK will contribute on training in two areas of economics and engineering for the benefit of the university staff, students and of industry in Vietnam.