Van Lang University cooperated with the University of Waikato (New Zealand) on Public Relations training

(VLU28/10/2021)– On October 27, 2021, the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement (MOU) between Van Lang University and the University of Waikato (New Zealand) took place online, aiming to build a bachelor's degree program in Public Relations, opening up new opportunities for VLU students.

vlu MOU Waikato aThe Board of Directors of Van Lang University and the Dean of the Faculty of Public Relations & Communication signed a MOU with the University of Waikato (New Zealand)

Participating in the cooperation agreement signing ceremony were many leaders of Van Lang University and the University of Waikato. Representative of Van Lang University is Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu – Rector; Dr. Vo Van Tuan - Standing Vice Rector, Dean of Faculty of Public Relations - Communication; Dr. Ngo Quang Trung – Vice Rector; Dr. Ngo Minh Hung – Head of International Cooperation and Scientific Research Department; MSc. Le Thi Minh Tam - Head of External Relations Department. Representatives of the University of Waikato were Prof. Neil Quigley – Principal; Mr. Jason Matangi – Director of Global Cooperation and Development; Ms. Nguyen Lam Giang - Southeast Asia Regional Director. In addition, the ceremony was also attended by Mr. Ben Burrowes - Asia Regional Director and Ms. Banh Pham Ngoc Van - Vietnam Market Director - Education New Zealand (ENZ).

vlu MOU Waikato bAssoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - Rector of Van Lang University

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu – Rector of Van Lang University shared: “Van Lang University and the University of Waikato have many similarities in terms of tasks, training goals, and innovation in education. The signing event between the two universities is a new step for the development of the Public Relations major of Van Lang University, which is also the first international cooperation program of this discipline. Cooperation plays an important role in improving the quality of training and developing student capacity.”

vlu MOU Waikato doi tac cRepresentatives of the University of Waikato attended the signing ceremony of the cooperation agreement via online form.

Prof. Neil Quigley – Rector of the University of Waikato said: “We are very proud to be in the Top 200 Universities in the world for Communication. We have many distinguished alumni and one of them is the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern. She studied for a Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Public Relations at the Waikato School of Management. This is a guarantee for the quality of training and learning experience at Waikato.”

vlu MOU Waikato dThe University of Waikato is in the elite group of 1% of the top business and management schools in the world with many international affiliate programs and student exchange.

According to the cooperation agreement between Van Lang University and the University of Waikato (New Zealand), the two units will build a 2 + 2 joint program, students complete the first 2 years of study in Public Relations at Van Lang University will be transferred to the Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Communication programs at the University of Waikato.

The University of Waikato's Public Relations is one of 10 university programs outside of the United States recognized by the Public Relations Association of America (PRSA) - the unit that sets the gold standard for PR education. In addition, the University of Waikato is known as one of the top 100 business schools in the world to receive the "Triple Crown" title from the three leading accrediting organizations for business school education: AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA.

The signing ceremony marks an important milestone in the good cooperation between Van Lang University and the University of Waikato. It is expected that in the near future, the two units will have more cooperation programs in education and training, opening up new opportunities for VLU students.

Reporter: Nam Vuong
Translated by: Oanh Doan


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