UNSW President and Vice-Chancellor Professor Ian Jacobs hosted a senior delegation led by the Vice-President of Vietnam, Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, last week as part of her official visit to Sydney to attend the Global Summit of Women.

Professor Jacobs and Vice-President Dang discussed the strong partnerships and exchange programs between the two countries and acknowledged the strong Vietnamese student community on campus.

Dang visited the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre, one of the largest research centres of its kind in Australia, housing research expertise in the key areas of Earth's climate: atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial processes.  Dang commended researchers and expressed enthusiasm for developing a similar centre in Vietnam, but noted the need to create greater awareness there of the dangers posed by climate change.

“I am impressed with the vast and rich research that you are doing,” Dang said. “You have given us an overall picture of what is happening around the world and the challenges we face. We are very interested in the issue of climate change within the region and the impacts caused by climate change. Vietnam is a country heavily impacted by this important issue.”

The Vice-President’s visit coincided with the 45th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral relations between Australia and Vietnam.

UNSW is home to more than 20,000 international students from 120 countries. Building partnerships and expanding the University’s international footprint is a key commitment under the “global impact” priority of the UNSW 2025 Strategy.