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RMIT Vietnam's Class of 2019 graduates

Released at: 08:29, 05/12/2019

RMIT Vietnam's Class of 2019 graduates

Photo: RMIT Vietnam

Over 1,000 students graduate from eleven programs this year.

by Hung Cao

More than 1,000 fresh RMIT graduates from eleven programs celebrated their newly-acquired academic degrees in four ceremonies this week at the Saigon South and Hanoi campuses.

Sixty-five international students from 23 countries and territories also received their testamur.

Of the eleven programs, more than 500 graduates were in the Business program, making this the largest graduating group, followed by Professional Communication and Digital Media. The Digital Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Software Engineering, and Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering programs congratulated their first ever group of graduates at the ceremonies.

More than 100 post-graduate degree students received the Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, and Master of International Business awards.

Vietnamese-Australian chef and restaurateur Luke Nguyen was presented with an RMIT University Honorary Doctorate - Doctor of Communication honoris causa - at the ceremony, for his distinguished contributions to the wider community.  

His love for cooking and passion for spreading Vietnamese flavors and culture around the world have earned him an international reputation as a respected and celebrated chef and restaurateur.

Newly-appointed RMIT Vietnam Chairman Professor Peter Coloe congratulated all graduates on their achievement.

“Many years of hard work and dedication have brought you to this point,” Professor Coloe said. “Today’s graduates will join more than 13,500 RMIT alumni already in demand and you will know the benefit of an education that opens doors within Vietnam and around the world.”

Professor Coloe emphasized that 93 per cent of RMIT Vietnam graduates secure a full-time job within four months of completing their degree.

Having served as Chair of the Academic Board when the RMIT Vietnam initiative was first tabled and having maintained close links with Vietnam campuses since their inception, Professor Coloe noted RMIT Vietnam’s commitment to “always stay true to our core purpose”.

“As Vietnam continues to evolve, RMIT has grown alongside,” he said. “As a leading foreign university in the country, RMIT has supported Vietnam’s economic priorities and the positive development of the region for nearly two decades, and in so many ways we’re just getting started.”

“It’s our intention to continue making a genuine contribution to the lives of people in Vietnam and the wider region. Any funds that RMIT Vietnam generates remain in country and are reinvested back into the University to provide high quality infrastructure and an excellent student experience. And that says everything about our attitude to the role we play and the responsibility we carry.”

Every year, RMIT University presents the Vice-Chancellor’s Award to two undergraduate students from Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi who embody everything the University wants its graduates to exemplify - high academic achievement, social responsibility, and service to the community. 

This year’s winners both graduated from the Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) program.

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