RMIT Vietnam wins 20th consecutive Golden Dragon Award

RMIT University Vietnam was named one of the 50 top foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam in 2023-2024 at the recent Golden Dragon Awards held in Hai Phong city.

RMIT has now won the award for 20 consecutive times thanks to its outstanding achievements and reputation as the leading international university in Vietnam.
Launched in 2001, the Golden Dragon Awards is the largest annual event organised by the Vietnam Economic Times to recognise top foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) in Vietnam. 

This year’s awards honoured 50 reputable FIEs who have excelled in digital transformation, corporate responsibility, and green and sustainable development.


Ms Jodie Altan, RMIT Vietnam Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement (centre) received the award from Deputy Head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission Mr Nguyen Duc Hien (left) and General Managing Editor/General Director of Vietnam Economic Times Mr Dao Quang Binh (right)


Accepting the award on RMIT Vietnam’s behalf, Ms Jodie Altan, Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor, Engagement said that with two established campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, more than 12,000 current students, 22,500 alumni and 1,300 staff, RMIT is proud of its long-standing presence in Vietnam.

“Our University has been in Vietnam for almost 25 years. Being a part of this country is both an opportunity and a privilege, and we approach our role here with utmost pride and determination,” she said.

“RMIT has a clear vision to be a leading university of impact in the Asia Pacific region, and our work in Vietnam is instrumental in achieving that vision.”

Last year, RMIT launched the Vietnam Country Commitment to outline its strategic initiatives and the actions it will take in the years ahead to fulfil its promises and societal responsibilities in Vietnam. 

Ms Altan said the University will commit to focusing its degree programs, research and community engagement activities on key areas that make a difference to the communities in which RMIT operates.

These include the four strategic pillars of emerging technologies, smart and sustainable cities, social innovation, and regional collaboration.

With emerging technologies, the University seeks to contribute to an overall uplift of technological capabilities for Vietnam and the future of digital transformation.

Smart and sustainable cities are critical for Vietnam's future development. Therefore, RMIT will align its activities with Vietnam’s goals relating to economic competitiveness, socio-economic development, infrastructure, smart technologies, and the digital economy.

Social innovation is another focal point, emphasising RMIT's role in nurturing the human talent, knowledge and engagement needed in relation to culture, creativity and society.

Through further regional collaborations, the University aims to strengthen Australia-Vietnam relations, policy development, quality assurance in education, and border security and defence.

“These four pillars align with RMIT's global strategy for 2022-2031, Knowledge with Action. They also represent the areas where our strengths most closely match the needs of Vietnam and the wider region,” Ms Altan explained.