RTU Administrative Personnel Engage in A Week-Long Immersion Program at Saigon Business School, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Saigon, Vietnam – Manifesting the two universities’ mutual understanding to undertake collaborative activities and foster cultural exchanges, twelve RTU administrative personnel, joined by the university’s esteemed chief executive assistant, Asso. Prof. Mary Anne S. Rubio, embarked on a week-long immersion program on May 3-9, 2024.

The immersion program was the offshoot of an online dialogue between Saigon Business School (SBS) Managing Director, Prof. Hoang Van Cuong, and his colleague, Mr. Tich Phan, and the RTU International Affairs and Linkages Office (IALO) Director, Mr. Donato Z. Estocada, joined by his staff, have struck an agreement to collaborate and facilitate activities that promote entrepreneurship, innovative research engagement, and cultural exchange initiatives.

The host school, Saigon Business School (SBS), a member of the prestigious EQuest Education Group, invited RTU for a first-hand learning experience and designed a very engaging and truly immersive program of activities focused on Building an Entrepreneurship Mindset, Strategy and Best Practices in Vietnamese Universities, and University Management Practices.

To mark the start of the activities, an opening program was held at the SBS activity area, where the esteemed Assoc. Prof. Rubio introduced the delegates and conveyed the greetings from our university president, Dr. Ma. Eugenia M. Yangco, and extending RTU’s heartfelt gratitude to SBS for facilitating this immersion program.

The program included a city tour where the rich cultural and historical landmarks were explored, which provided the participants with a more vibrant understanding of Vietnam’s dynamic local heritage. Leading companies were also visited, which ushered in experiences related to practical industry applications and best management practices.

Additionally, the group also visited SBS member schools and explored their state-of-the-art facilities like libraries, classrooms, and student lounges. Some of the top-tier academicians from these schools expressed willingness to collaborate with RTU, initiate exchange programs for students and faculty, engage in collaborative research projects, and facilitate internship programs.

As we open our corridors to international academic institutions and industries, prospects and opportunities keep coming our way, and before we knew it, we had already gone global.