The Hanoi National University in association with the British Council and the University of Nottingham in the UK organised the Vietnam-UK Education Partnership Workshop in Hanoi on June 22.

At the one-day event, the participants also discussed risks in transnational education and how to mitigate those risks, how to write a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), distance learning, guidance in choosing partners and quality assurance issues.

With two campuses in Asia including one in China and the other in Malaysia , the University of Nottingham took the opportunity to share their expertise and knowledge in creating international links throughout the three years’ operation of their partnership forum.

Director of British Council Vietnam Robin Rickard said the British Council has been very active in helping both UK and Vietnamese universities in setting up and running transnational education programmes by brokering support, hosting seminars, workshops, and the organisation of study tours.

This workshop continues to offer another interesting opportunity for all participants to explore the building of successful transnational partnerships in education, with an excellent case study from the University of Nottingham ,” he said.

Helen Foster, Head of the Partnership Development, International Office at the University of Nottingham added: ‘We are excited to have such a great opportunity to meet with a number of colleagues from different educational institutions in Vietnam and to discuss issues related to transnational education partnerships, a very promising yet challenging area of partnership.

“As the University of Nottingham has successfully launched two campuses in China and Malaysia and initially built links with some Vietnamese institutions, I believe we have great lessons to share with you and learn much from your local perspectives,” she added.-VNA