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Vietnam: Brighton College to open seven campuses

UK Brighton College will establish a branch international school system in Vietnam in collaboration with private economic group Vingroup.

The agreement was signed on April 20, and was witnessed by representatives from Vietnam's Ministry of Education and Training, the British Embassy in Vietnam, and from the country's international community. Photo: Vingroup

Vingroup runs 39 campuses in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Thanh Hoa and Ha Tinh

As part of the agreement, seven campuses are planned across the Southeast Asian country, with the first expected to be built in Vinhomes Ocean Park, Hanoi.

The first Brighton College Vietnam International School, in the country’s capital, will follow the British education system, teaching students from grades 1 to 13 from August 2023.

“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,” said Graeme Owton, executive director of Brighton College International Schools.

“That beginning is built on the very comprehensive and trusted education that Brighton College Vietnam is pursuing.”

Brighton College’s international arm also has schools in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Bangkok, Dubai and Singapore.

“Families wishing to have access to an education do not have to send their children to study abroad”

Vingroup’s Phan Ha Thuy said the cooperation with Brighton College will allow Vingroup to “contribute to bringing the world’s top quality education to Vietnam and create favourable conditions for education”.

“Families wishing to have access to an education do not have to send their children to study abroad before they reach adulthood,” she said.

As part of the “comprehensive” cooperation agreement, Brighton will recruit key positions and teachers, and consult on the curriculum design that is “aligned” with the UK school’s standards and still meet national requirements.

Vingroup will be responsible for investing in infrastructure, enrolment, and providing administrative support.

The Vietnamese private education system operator runs 39 campuses in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Thanh Hoa and Ha Tinh, educating some 36,000 students. Its university – VinUni – has trained some 500 students from 11 countries.

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