From July 17 to July 21, 2023, a delegation from Foreign Trade University, led by Assoc.Prof.Dr. Pham Thu Huong, Vice President of FTU, embarked on a significant visit to the University of Queensland in Australia. The University of Queensland boasts a prestigious position in the top 50 universities worldwide, as recognized by the QS Ranking.
The delegation was warmly welcomed by Mr. Brett Lovegrove, Pro-Vice-Chancellor responsible for global partnerships at The University of Queensland. During the meeting and collaborative sessions, Mr. Lovegrove expressed the University of Queensland's strong desire to establish a comprehensive partnership with Foreign Trade University, one that encompasses various facets of higher education.
To pave the way for detailed agreements, which are expected to be finalized during the forthcoming visit to Vietnam by the President of The University of Queensland in October 2023, the delegation from Foreign Trade University engaged with several departments of the University. Notably, the focus was on the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law - the largest faculty at the University of Queensland, with an impressive 15,000 students studying across three schools (the School of Business, the School of Economics, and the School of Law), and two prominent research centers (the Australian Institute of Business and Economics, and the Center for Business and Health Economics).
The two sides discussed and agreed on developing an honours training program according to a creative cooperation model, which focuses on flexibility and interdisciplinary, increasing the choice of training majors and career approach methods, with the participation of professors from the University of Queensland, offering students the opportunity to earn two degrees, one from the University of Queensland and another from Foreign Trade University. This initiative marks the University of Queensland's first cooperation model to be introduced in Vietnam.
Moreover, with the aim to evolve into an Innovation University, the delegation also engaged with the University of Queensland's Venture Startup Department to explore avenues for potential collaboration.