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Finnish cyber security education goes to Vietnam

Finland University CEO Pekka Saavalainen (centre left) with VNUHCM vice president Vu Hai Quan at the signing ceremony.Screenshot/Finland University

The Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM) has commissioned the University of Turku, a part of Finland University, to deliver a three-year bachelor’s degree programme in cyber security.

One of Vietnam’s largest universities, VNUHCM recognised a need for more IT students, especially in the field of cyber security, and opted to develop its ICT programme together with an international academic partner.

The University of Turku’s ICT department is renowned for its cyber security research and education. After a delegation from VNUHCM visited the department, the two universities agreed to jointly develop a bachelor’s degree programme in cyber technology and management.

“Together we determined that a ‘two-plus-one’ model would be the best way for VNUHCM’s students to earn the degree,” says Seppo Virtanen from the University of Turku. “This means the students do their first two years of studies in Vietnam – with our lecturers visiting there and supporting participants through online learning platforms – and their third year they spend entirely at our department in Turku.”

Finland University is the international education brand and marketing and sales company of four Finnish universities: the University of Eastern Finland, the University of Tampere, the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University.

Published on 20.03.2018