King's signs MOU with International University, Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City
October 12, 2023
During a visit to Vietnam to build new academic and cultural ties between our two countries, a delegation from King’s, led by President Dr. David Malloy, formalized a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with International University, which is an integral part of Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City.
The MOU signed between King’s and International University, Viet Nam University, is based on organizing 2+2 transfer arrangements, future student mobility for potential internships, semester abroad exchanges, faculty mobility, joint research activities and collaboration in several fields including Economics and Analytics and Decision Sciences, between the universities. As per the MOU, both the institutions are signifying their desire for collaboration over the next five years.
This partnership marks a milestone for King’s and signifies Vietnam’s growth in the international higher education market. Both the institutes believe that these partnerships will benefit students, faculty, staff and researchers, and will be an opportunity to develop new perspectives, ideas, and knowledge.
“Intra-institute partnerships in diverse countries are a key element of King’s internationalization objectives. This partnership will provide an exciting launchpad for further collaboration in various arenas including reciprocal mobility of faculty, staff, students, and researchers. We look forward to cooperation and development with International University to further the internationalization objectives for everyone associated,” says Dr. Malloy.
Dr. Malloy notes that this term, 20% of King’s student body comprises international students, and a small portion of these are from Vietnam. He says that our Vietnamese students and alumni are exceptional members of our community and King’s is eager to welcome more of them.
“We are also witnessing a steady inflow of students from Southeast Asia for courses such as Analytics and Decision sciences, and Economics and thus, the new partnership through the MOU comes at the right time for us,” says Dr. Malloy.
“This partnership is poised to be a significant catalyst for nurturing our students' aspirations and fostering the emergence of future leaders who will guide global communities. Collaborations of this nature serve as invaluable bridges for cultural understanding and deeper ties between our two nations, with far-reaching benefits for both our students, faculty, staff and researchers,” says Associate Professor Dinh Duc Anh Vu, Vice President of International University.
International University was established in December 2003 and it is the first public university in Vietnam to use English as the primary language in teaching and research. International University currently has more than 10,000 undergraduate students, and nearly 600 graduate students and researchers.