Dec 23, 2020
On 1st December 2020, British University Vietnam (BUV) and University of Essex (UK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote friendship and co-operation between two universities. Both parties discussed and agreed on specific conditions and advantages provided for BUV students when enrolling into University of Essex Undergraduate courses and others.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) event was held virtually with the presence of Professor Dr. Raymond Gordon – President of BUV, Mr. Christopher Jeffery – Chief Academic Officer of BUV, Professor Dominic Micklewright – Dean of Partnerships and other representatives from University of Essex.
Established in 1963, the University of Essex welcomed its first students in 1964 and received its Royal Charter in 1965. The University is one of the most globally diverse educational tertiaries in the UK, attracting more than 10.000 international students of over 142 countries represented within its student body to study courses including Economics, Science, Technologies, Engineering and Law. In 2020, The University was ranked in the world’s top 20 universities for international outlook by Times Higher Education.
The virtual MOU signing ceremony between British University Vietnam and University of Essexrepresents the strategic partnership of both parties; a promotion of co-operation, discussions and positive academic relations between Essex and BUV to their mutual benefit. More specifically, the parties agreed on the admission of suitably qualified programme studies from BUV to relevant degree courses at Essex after finishing their International Foundation Programme (IFP) at BUV. The IFP at BUV was qualified and granted by University of London (on of the top 4 universities in the UK). With the academic qualification guaranteed by University of London and UK Government, students completing IFP at BUV can enrol in UoL BSc Banking and Finance or major universities worldwide such as University of Essex.
Also, the MOU is intended to facilitate discussions in relation to collaboration on research projects of mutual interest and the mobility of students and members of academic staff between the universities.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Professor Dominic Micklewright – Dean of Partnerships (University of Essex) expressed that The University of Essex was pleased to have formed a wonderful partnership with British University Vietnam, one of Vietnam’s leading academic institutions, to develop and maintain high quality, as well as accessible learning opportunities in Vietnam.
The Memorandum of Understanding to promote friendship and co-operation between two universities is a milestone of importance in global partnership strategy in education of BUV. “One of BUV’s key objectives is to provide an authentic international learning experience that is second to none in Vietnam. To achieve this, BUV does not aim to have meaningless partnerships with hundreds of universities across the world. BUV seeks to partner with universities that are high quality and align with its mission. The University of Essex is one such university that that is ranked in the top 20 universities by the Times Higher Education for its international orientation. Of key importance for BUV is the University of Essex’s willingness to engage in partnership activities that will enhance the international experience of BUV students.”, Professor Dr. Raymond shared in the event.
As the first and only international university in Vietnam awarding bachelor’s degrees from the prestigious University of London and Staffordshire University (UK), BUV is committed to building up strong relationships with organisations all over the world, including businesses, industry and other leading higher education institutions including University of Essex.
BUV is a member of the University of London’s international network and has been awarded Registered Centre status by University of London International Programmes while also being recognised in 2019 for its high quality of results gained by students across the world. BUV is proud to be one of only 70 institutions globally, and the only one in Vietnam, to have been awarded this status. BUV is also a partner university in Staffordshire University’s global network, by which BUV can provide its students with opportunities to study in an international education environment and to exchange or transfer to other global universities.
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