From 19th to 20th April 2018, The UK Chartered Professional Institutes Mission visited Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Taking part in the mission were representatives from six of the UK leading chartered professional institutes: Chartered Management Institute (CMI), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and Royal Institutions of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Representing at the meetings were Mr. Giles Lever- British Ambassador to Vietnam, Mr. Ian Gibbons- HM Consul General and Director, Department for International Trade, British Consulate General Ho Chi Minh City, representatives of Association of Vietnam Universities and Colleges, and representatives from chartered institutes, e.g. CEO and international manager or staff member that is based in region.
The objective of the UK Chartered Professional Institutes Mission 2018 is to raise the profile of the UK Chartered Professional Institutes to Vietnam, to learn more about the main challenges in professional training in business, engineering, technology tertiary education in Vietnam and to establish partnerships with universities, government stakeholders and influencers and employers. Chartered status is well known and regarded in some countries and hope to be universally understood, especially in Vietnam.
During the meeting, the Chartered Professional Institutes Mission members presented about what their organizations do, the meaning and value of chartered professions and chartered status, and how they enhance lifelong learning. They also explained how they work with universities and governments throughout the world and in Asia- partnership models and case studies of collaboration from individual institutes. The members also discussed in round tables with Vietnamese stakeholders about necessary innovations in higher education in Vietnam, forms of international collaboration that are of most interest to the Vietnamese government and forms of collaboration that are most of interest to institutions and universities in Vietnam.
The Chartered Professional Institutes Mission members also met representatives of universities in both cities and discussed about their partnership interests.