University launches presence in Vietnam

A regional representative based in Ho Chi Minh City has been appointed to provide advice and guidance to prospective students wishing to study at the University.

A delegation from the University will attend a celebration event in Vietnam on Friday, 11 July 2014 to mark the start of operations and to agree a new academic partnership in the region.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed with ERC Institute Vietnam to deliver a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in the country.

The event will be attended by Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer and Douglas Barnes, the British Consul General of Ho Chi Minh City. Representatives from the education and business sector will also be present.

Jo Gittens, Director, International, said: “South East Asia is an area that we have been pro-actively targeting and we have seen an increase in applications of 25 per cent from the region.

“The new regional presence in Vietnam enables us to capitalise on this and to provide advice and support to students wishing to study at the University of Wolverhampton.

“In addition, we are signing a Memorandum of Understanding to seal a new academic partnership with ERC Institute Vietnam.

“This is an exciting time for the University’s global operations, and enables us to further grow our international presence.”

The University of Wolverhampton has regional bases in Singapore, China, Malaysia, India, Oman, Nigeria and Cyprus.

It also has a branch campus in Mauritius and courses are delivered with global partners in China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, Russia, France and Cyprus.

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For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

Date Issued: Tuesday, 08 July 2014

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