Japan’s Soshi group wants to set up university in HCM City hinh anh 1The meeting between Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem and representatives of Japan’s education group Soshi (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem had a meeting on November 8 with Masuda Tetsuya, General Director of Japan’s education group Soshi, who said his firm wants to set up an international university in the Vietnamese city.

Liem said that Vietnam and Japan have enjoyed encouraging educational cooperation, including the Hanoi-based Vietnam-Japan University. He expressed his belief that this cooperation will be fostered, particularly when the two countries mark the 45th founding anniversary of their diplomatic ties in 2018.

The number of Vietnamese students in Japan has risen by almost 20 times over the last decade, reflecting Vietnamese people’s demand for and respect of the education quality of Japan, the official noted.

Local authorities are ready to provide favourable conditions for Soshi to set up a representative office in HCM City, he said, pledging optimal conditions for foreign companies to do long-term business. 

Tetsuya asked HCM City to help the group open an office here to connect families with their children studying in Japan and help Vietnamese graduates find jobs.

He noted that Soshi, which has opened offices and universities in many countries, wants HCM City to help it establish an international university to share more tertiary education experience, support foreign students in HCM City and help attract foreign investment into the city.

Soshi is a major education group of Japan that owns more than 120 educational establishments from the preschool to tertiary levels in Japan and New Zealand, serving about 30,000 students, including some 700 Vietnamese.-VNA