In August, FUNiX announced the partnerships with two top global universities in Australia and the US – Deakin University (Top 100 in the world for Computer Science, Engineering and Technology) and City University Seattle (Top 50 in the best Universities offering online programs in the US). The cooperation helps to improve the academic quality of the FUNiX training system, while broadening many opportunities for transnational education cooperation.
FUNiX cooperates with Deakin University, Australia to offer Bachelor of Information Technology
Students will study online for the first 1.5 years at FUNiX and transfer to Deakin University in Australia in the following 2 years. Graduates of the program receive a FUNiX Certificate and a Deakin Bachelor of Information Technology at the same time. Study time at FUNiX can start as early as being in high school.
In the Partnership launching ceremony between FUNiX and Deakin University, held on August 25, Mr. John Monoly, Pro Vice Chancellor of Deakin University affirmed:
We do have a global reputation and we really appreciate the opportunities to engage with partners who share a similar ambition has a similar vision such as FUNiXMr. John Monoly, Pro Vice Chancellor of Deakin University
Professor Bas Baskaran, Pro Vice Chancellor International Research Partnership and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, Deakin University also expressed the optimism about the trend of online education in the context of the pandemic. He believed that the two sides would bring the innovative and flexible programs to students in both Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
FUNiX is one of the leading online training organizations in Vietnam and we are honored to partner with you. With the online platform and strong connections to the industry, a model like FUNiX is important in helping students have a great learning experience. This will be the future of any learning environment.Professor Bas Baskaran, Pro Vice Chancellor of International Research Partnership and Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Build Environment, Deakin University
He also expected that the two sides would have deeper cooperation in the future in building programs for post-graduate students and workers, which would focus on improving employees’ personal skills through online courses on emerging technologies.
Sharing the same opinion with the two professors at Deakin University, Ms. Chau Ngo – Education Services Director of Victorian Government Trade & Investment in Vietnam affirmed, “I think this is not just a temporary trend due to the impact of the COVID. It will continue to be a long-term direction of international education in the future. We have accompanied Vietnam in many different projects and we look forward to be an important partner of Vietnam’s online training in the long run.”
Represent FUNiX at the event,Mr. Tran Dang Hoa, COO of FPT Software & Chairman of FUNiX said that FPT has been present in the Australian market for more than 10 years. With the cooperation between FUNiX and Deakin University, the cooperation is now being expanded in the field of education besides IT.
This training cooperation is the basis for Vietnam and Australia to jointly promote the development of high-quality IT resources. Possessing an Australian Bachelor’s Degree in IT brings more job as well as postgraduate study opportunities to students, not only in Vietnam, but also in Australia and in many other countries around the worldChairman of FUNiX, COO of FPT Software Tran Dang Hoa
Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nam, Founder of FUNiX, believed that the cooperation between FUNiX and Deakin University had special significance as the pandemic was having a serious impact on global higher education. The founder of FUNiX also welcomed Deakin students to join online activities with FUNiX students and build a great online community.
FUNiX cooperates with the US’s top university in IT
Also in August, FUNiX officially signed a cooperation agreement with City University of Seattle, USA to offer Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing Technology.
Accordingly, students are recognized to convert FUNiX credits equivalent to the first two years and transfer to CityU for the remaining two years, getting the Bachelor degree. CityU degrees are regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Schools.
After studying online at FUNiX, students can have three options for their study period at CityU:study in the US for two years, study CityU’s online programfor one year and in the US for the other, or study online completely in these 2 years. Students who complete an undergraduate program will be eligible to participate in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) and stay in the US to work for up to 36 months.
The cooperation between FUNiX and CityU promotes the training high-quality IT human resources, which is considered the core of the development of all professions in the future. At the signing ceremony, CityU President Randy Frisch expressed his appreciation for FUNiX’s efforts in using innovative approaches, providing educational opportunities for anyone who has the desire to study and pursue a career in the IT industry.
With the partnership between FUNiX and CityU, students are well prepared in academic knowledge, skills, then being ready for the global job marketCityU Principal Randy Frisch
With the cooperation with two high ranking universities in Australia and the US, FUNiX expects to expand its global partner network in technology training, thereby providing high quality human resources with the academic knowledge of international standards and industry-oriented skills.