DIT College of Business host delegation of Vietnamese Universities in support of the development of entrepreneurship education.

15 March 2018

On March 14th and 15th, a delegation from Vietnam paid a visit to DIT College of Business as part of an EU Funded project to develop Entrepreneurship Education in Vietnamese Universities.

The collaboration is in line with the Vietnamese universities’ goal of improving the entrepreneurial skills and employment opportunities of their graduates by increasing entrepreneurship education in their curriculum.

Dr. Tony Buckley and Professor Tom Cooney from the School of Marketing welcomed the delegation which consisted of the participating universities from Vietnam; Ho Chi Minh City University of Technolgy, Hanoi University of Science and Technology and the University of Danang along with representatives from the University of Turku, Finland who are leading the project and supporting partners from the University of Leon, Spain.


Ho Chi Minh City University of Technolgy present their results from the HEInnovate tool 

The two-day visit offered the participants the opportunity to learn about the Entrepreneurship Education at DIT College of Business to include the learning goals, materials and pedagogics. Dr. Tony Buckley, Assistant Head of School in the School of Marketing took the responsibility for educating the universities about HEInnovate, a self-assessment tool for Higher Education Institutions looking to explore their innovative potential and then managing the use of HEInnovate in each of the participating universities. Professor Tom Cooney took ownership of educating the participants on how to write case studies and personally edited a book of Vietnamese cases that will be published in both English and Vietnamese. 


Visiting Delegation with hosts from DIT College of Business- Dr. Tony Buckley and Professor Tom Cooney

In true Irish Hospitality, the delegation also experienced a taste of Irish Culture as DIT hosted a networking dinner in Dublin City Centre for the group. 

Best of luck- chúc may mắn to all the participanting Universities in the development of Entrepreneurship Education in Vietnam. 

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