RMIT class of 2021 graduates with pride at its Saigon South campus

More than 940 fresh graduates at RMIT Vietnam’s Saigon South campus celebrated their newly-acquired academic degrees in three ceremonies this week.


Over 370 graduates came from Business programs making it the largest group of graduates, followed by the Professional Communication and Digital Marketing programs. The Design StudiesLanguages and PhD programs congratulated their first ever group of graduates at these ceremonies.

RMIT Vietnam’s first PhD graduate Dr Heather Swenddal investigated the science of management and particularly explored the character of international universities with multiple campuses around the globe, of which RMIT is a perfect example.

More than 100 post-graduate degree qualifiers at Saigon South campus received the Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration and Master of International Business awards.

RMIT Vietnam Chairman Professor Peter Coloe congratulated all graduates on their achievements.

“Reaching this moment has demanded outstanding commitment and many years of hard work,” Professor Coloe said.

“In challenging and uncertain times like these, you’ve responded with resilience and embraced every obstacle.

“Today’s graduates will join over 15,500 members of the RMIT Vietnam alumni community who are already experiencing first-hand the benefit of an education that opens doors within Vietnam and around the world.”

Professor Coloe told fresh graduates to take comfort knowing their experiences, and the skills they developed, have prepared them to adapt and succeed in a changing world.

“With industry and enterprise embedded in everything we do, we’re confident that we’ve provided you with the skills, knowledge and connections you need to be successful – far beyond the walls of RMIT,” Professor Coloe said.

“We’re proud our graduates are widely recognised for their work-ready skills and are eagerly sought after by employers globally.”

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

A President’s Scholarship recipient in 2017 and currently working as a junior management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, the Saigon South Chairman’s Award winner Vu Hoang Trung graduated from the Bachelor of Business (Economics and Finance) program with an outstanding academic achievement of 4.0/4.0.

Trung was the former Vice President of the RMIT Accounting club and represented RMIT in numerous competitions during his time at RMIT, including the regional round of the ASEAN Data Science Explorers Competition 2019.

Trung congratulated all his fellow graduates at the ceremonies and asked them to think about how to start living an impactful life.

“Our new lifelong journey has just started and there’s still so much greatness we can achieve,” he said.

“Let’s show people how we are using our education to give back to the community, show them that RMIT generations can become the backbone of a prosperous, sustainable society, not just in Vietnam, but around the globe.”

Another group of 230 graduates from RMIT’s Hanoi campus will celebrate their graduation in early May.

Credit: RMIT Communication Team


30 Mar 2021

Author: Ha Hoang