RMIT University Vietnam
|Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology|
|Motto||perita manus mens exculta (Latin)|
Motto in English
|skilled hand and cultivated mind|
|Vice-Chancellor||Martin G. Bean|
|Location||Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam
|Colours||red, grey, white
|Affiliations||ASAIHL, ATN, GU8, OUA|
RMIT University Vietnam (informally RMIT Vietnam or simply RMIT) is the Vietnamese branch of the Australian research university the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, known in Australia as RMIT University. It has two campuses located in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.
RMIT was the first completely foreign-owned university granted permission to operate in Vietnam. Since its establishment in 2000, it has won 13 Golden Dragon Awards from the Vietnamese Government for excellence in education.
In 1998 RMIT in Australia invited by the Vietnamese Government to establish a fully foreign-owned university in Vietnam. In 2000, RMIT was granted a licence by the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate education, training and research.
RMIT University Vietnam was officially founded in 2001, and commenced offering programs at its purpose-built campus in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2004, it established a second campus in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi.
RMIT University Vietnam has been awarded 10 Golden Dragon Award for its "excellence in education" by the Vietnamese Ministry of Trade since 2003. It has also been awarded by the Australian Chamber of Commerce for its "innovation and community service" as well as received Certificates of Merit from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and the Hanoi Government.
In 2008, RMIT International University received a Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, for its "educational achievements contributing to the social and economic development of Vietnam".
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is a public university created by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 1992 of the parliament of the Australian state of Victoria, and it continues in accordance with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Act 2010. RMIT is governed by a Council, led by its Chancellor (as Governor-in-Council), which is responsible for the "general direction and superintendence of the University".
The University (the colleges, schools, institutes and centres of RMIT) trades under the name "RMIT University" in Australia, and its subsidiaries are managed under the name "RMIT Group". The Council grants powers of administration over RMIT University and the RMIT Group to its Vice-Chancellor and President (as chief executive officer), who is responsible for the "conduct of the University's affairs in all matters".
RMIT Vietnam Holdings Pty Ltd is the Australian subsidiary in the RMIT Group that owns the Vietnamese company RMIT University Vietnam LLC. RMIT University in Australia confers the qualifications of RMIT University Vietnam, which are subject to the requirements set out by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training (and Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency) and the Vietnamese Government Ministry of Education and Training.
RMIT University Vietnam is managed by a Board led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Development) and Vice-President of RMIT University (as Chair of the Board). The Board grants powers of administration over RMIT University Vietnam to its President and General Director.
Ho Chi Minh City
RMIT's Saigon South campus is located in Ho Chi Minh City, approximately 7 km from the city centre. The purpose-built facility was opened in 2001 and was designed by architectural firm Norman Day and Associates. Professor Norman Day is an Adjunct Professor of Architecture at RMIT University and also an alumnus of the university.
The East Wing of the campus houses its main academic centre and sporting fields, and the West Wing houses the university's administration offices, food and beverage outlets, a health clinic, the 'Melbourne Theatre' and the campus library.
In 2012, RMIT Vietnam opened its latest Academic Building - AB2. Stage 2, completed in 2009, included a sport and leisure centre, tennis courts, and residential buildings.
In October 2011, RMIT opened English classes at a campus on Pham Ngoc Thach in District 3. The campus will also host business and IELTs classes.
RMIT's Hanoi campus opened in 2004 in a renovated multi-level building situated in the Van Phuc Compound in the diplomatic quarter of Hanoi. From March 2011, RMIT Hanoi has moved from the previous nine level building near the famous Temple of Literature, Hanoi (Văn Miếu Hà Nội) to Tower B of Handi Resco Building at 521 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi to satisfy the increasing number of students at this campus.
The current offered programs include:
- Diploma of Commerce
- Diploma of Design
- Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
- Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) (Applied)
- Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance)
- Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship)
- Bachelor of Business (International Business)
- Bachelor of Business (Management)
- Bachelor of Business (Marketing)
- Bachelor of Commerce
- Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication)
- Bachelor of Design (Digital Media)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronics) (Honours)
- Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) (Honours)
- Bachelor of Information Technology
- Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management)
- Bachelor of Logistics and supply chain management
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Business Administration (Executive)
- Master of International Business
RMIT University Vietnam's campuses currently have a combined student population of approximately 6000 students, with international students from Australia, China, France, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as other countries.
Across the (Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City) campuses students have access to over 30 student clubs that cover diverse interests English, photography, dance, entrepreneurship, business, accountancy, Aikido, San Shou, SIFE, the environment and more.
Events and parties are held by student clubs and the Student Council (SC) throughout the year.
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