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Learning Center in Vietnam Opens at Can Tho University

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Vietnam News Brief Service |

The most modern $9.14 million learning resource center in Vietnam was officially opened at Can Tho University on April 24, bring the total number of centers of this kind in the country to three to date, a local newspaper reported. Built on the site of the existing library of the Can Tho University, the four-storey center, covering an area of 7,200 sq.m, will be equipped with international-standardized facilities and services such as an audio-visual area, theatre, classrooms, multimedia facility video conferencing facilities, closed circuit TVs, translation facilities, and post-graduate study lounge areas. The center under the sponsorship of Bermuda-based Atlantic Philanthropies, a non-profit foundation and RMIT Vietnam, the project investor, is expected to meet the learning, and research demands of nearly 20,000 staff and students of the university. It is dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people. Rector of Can Tho University, Le Quang Minh, said the center would be a “venue of culture and knowledge” for the students and staff of Can Tho university as well as for those live in the Mekong Delta region. President of RMIT Vietnam, Michael Mann, revealed RMIT had designed the building and provided the books and computers. RMIT Vietnam has also been working closely with Can Tho University to train staff in information resources skills in an effort to stimulate change in the teaching and learning processes of the university. Similar learning centers provided by RMIT have already been built at Hue and Danang universities. The fourth learning resource center is under construction at Thai Nguyen University. The foundation is currently funding projects in Australia, Bermuda, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the US and Vietnam.

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