[Department of State Development, Government of South Australia, 24 April 2015] South Australia’s Employment, Higher Education and Skills Minister, Gail Gago, has just visited Vietnam promoting higher education in her state and meeting with Alumni in business.

Below is an edited extract from the South Australian Government’s website regarding Ms Gago’s visit.

To view the original and unedited article, click onto South Australian alumni promoting higher education in Vietnam.

…(South Australia’s) Employment, Higher Education and Skills Minister Gail Gago has (completed) her week-long visit to Vietnam…

“A highlight of the week-long education mission was visiting the State Government-owned project management company, Scope Global, a driving force behind education and development programs that are building stronger communities and improving the skills of people in South East Asia.

“Other successes of this visit include the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UniSA and the Hue University of Sciences, and the signing of a letter of intent between the University of Adelaide and the Ministry of Science and Technology in Hanoi.

“South Australia is paving the way for international collaborations in research and teaching, while building lasting relationships. These partnerships will deliver invaluable learning opportunities for local students and will provide a future path for Vietnamese students and academics to come and work and study here in Adelaide…

Last night’s alumni and agents function followed a similar reception in Hanoi last week.

“It was exciting to meet more than 100 South Australian University alumni and education agents, many of whom are now in senior management roles in Vietnamese businesses, and hear first-hand about their experiences, and how their South Australian education has helped prepare them to succeed in their chosen fields.

“International education is South Australia’s largest service sector export, the second biggest overall export earner and accounts for more than 6500 local jobs.

“Overseas students spend almost $1 billion (in tuition fees and living expenses) in South Australia each year. Last year Vietnam was South Australia’s fifth largest source of international students, with more than 1300 students enrolled to study here, a 6 per cent increase compared to the previous year…