Vietnam’s conglomerate Vingroup signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Brighton College, the UK’scoeducational school to establish the Brighton College Vietnam international school system.
Representatives from Vingroup and Brighton College sign a comprehensive cooperation agreement. Photo: Vingroup
The signing ceremony of a comprehensive cooperation agreement between Vingroup and Brighton College on April 20 was witnessed by representatives from Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training, the British Embassy in Vietnam, and those from the international community in Vietnam.
The first Brighton College Vietnam international school is expected to be built in Vinhomes Ocean Park, Gia Lam District, Hanoi. It will enroll students from grades 1 to 13 (following the British education system) starting from August 2023. The next six campuses will be gradually opened nationwide.
Under the agreement, Brighton College will recruit key positions and teachers, and consult on the design of a school curriculum that is aligned with Brighton College standards while still meeting national requirements. Meanwhile, Vingroup is responsible for investing in infrastructure, enrolment, and providing administrative support according to Brighton College standards.
Brighton College Vietnam will be culturally shaped by a tradition rich in kindness - one of the core values of the Brighton College education system, which underpins its outstanding academic success. Its experienced team of experts will also advise on the architectural design of campuses in Vietnam, and regularly participate in teacher training and supervision of educational quality.
Phan Ha Thuy, a representative from Vingroup, said: “We believe that with the cooperation with Brighton College, Vingroup will contribute to bringing the world's top-quality education to Vietnam and create favorable conditions for education. Families wishing to have access to education do not have to send their children to study abroad before they reach adulthood.”
Graeme Owton, Executive Director of Brighton College International Schools said Brighton College and Vingroup share the same vision to bring a remarkable start to the lives of thousands of Vietnamese students in the 21st century. That beginning is built on the very comprehensive and trusted education that Brighton College Vietnam is pursuing.
Brighton College Vietnam is offering lifetime scholarships for students who enroll in the first year. In addition, the top 10 students who enroll will have an opportunity to attend an all-expenses-paid exchange program in Brighton College UK for two weeks prior to the school’s opening.
The comprehensive cooperation with Brighton College affirmed Vingroup's wishes to contribute to creating a breakthrough in Vietnam’s education quality.