Training programme to boost researchers’ proficiency in English, Vietnam News, 14 July 2016.

Below is an edited extract of the original article.

Hà Nội University of Science and Technology (HUST) and UTS:INSEARCH (AusCham Member), the University of Technology Sydney’s English college, have launched a programme to boost the English language skills of Vietnamese researchers.

The English for Academic Research Programme is the first such programme in Việt Nam, specifically tailored to help researchers and professors produce quality scientific publications in English…

“Strong English proficiency strengthens Việt Nam’s competitiveness in research,” he said…

Kim Cleary, education counsellor for the Australian Embassy in Việt Nam, said the programme was evidence of the increased co-operation between the two countries. She said she believed it would enhance collaboration between researchers in Australia and Việt Nam.

UTS:INSEARCH Accelerate Scholarships were also announced at the programme launch, offering free tuition to masters and PhD students in Việt Nam who have accepted an offer to attend the University of Technology Sydney. The scholarships are worth VNĐ50 million (US$ 2,240).

 

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