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VTC International Development Office
International Collaborations
Inbound Visits
Visit by the University of Nottingham, Ningbo (12 January 2017)
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During the two-day stay in Hong Kong, Professor Lin Yueh-Jaw, the Associate Provost, Global Engagement of the University of Nottingham Ningbo, and paid VTC a brief visit.  Professor Lin and his colleague were received by VTC's Executive Director Dr Carrie Yau, as well as the newly appointed President, Executive Vice President and the Associate Deans of the three faculties of THEi.    The visitors were first taken to walk around the VTC Halls of Residence, THEi campus facilities before sitting down for a discussion.  The last time Dr Yau met with Professor Lin was during the Ningbo-Hong Kong Forum held in November 2016.
Visit by Thammasat University, Thailand (9 January 2017)
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Established in 1934, Thammasat University is the second ‘oldest’ university in Thailand offering around 300 degree programmes to 35,000 students under its four campuses.  VTC hosted a visit by a 21-person delegation from this university, all academic staff from their Human Resources Institute, at the IVE(ST) campus on 9 January 2017.  Despite traditionally an academic university, the delegation was keen to know how vocational education is conducted in Hong Kong to nurture the manpower required by the various industries.  They showed great interest in the training facilities when shown around the campus, after an overall introduction of the VTC by the International Development Office. 
Visit by Xi’an Siyuan University (14 & 15 December 2016)
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It was the first time the Xi’an Siyuan University, a private college in the Shaanxi Province offering both degree and post-secondary level vocational education, visited the VTC.  The delegation was received by the International Development Office as they were looking for possibilities of developing mutual collaborations.  The delegation was arranged to participate the VTC Graduation Ceremony and to visit IVE(CW), and it was the former which impressed them most!
A Visit by Singapore’s Anchor Provider for Food & Beverage Services Industry (14 September 2016)
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After almost two years of planning, the Asian Culinary Institute (ACI) was officially opened in June this year.  The Institute is a joint venture between the Work Development Agency and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP), and is dedicated to providing training in Asian cuisines, the very first of its kind in Singapore.  On 14 September, a delegation of ACI led by the Deputy Principal of NYP paid a courtesy visit to Chinese Culinary Institute (CCI).  They were warmly received by the CCI’s management and chef.  The two groups of culinary experts had a brief but pleasant time sharing experiences and latest developments over lunch.
 
VTC welcomes visit from FAITH (26 August 2016)
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FAITH stands for First Asia Institute of Technology and Humanities of the Philippines.  This college came to know about the VTC when they visited the Worlddidac Asia 2016 event held in Hong Kong in June.  Belonging to the College of Computing and Information Technology under the Institute, the six-person delegation led by their Dean paid the VTC a visit on 26 August.  As a matter of courtesy, the Head of THEi’s Department of Innovation and Information Technology and Academic Director of the IT discipline met with the delegation to introduce VTC’s IT related courses, followed by a tour around Game Visualisation Centre, 3D Animation Studio and other training facilities. 
 
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