Whilst UK governmental interference in educational drops to a minimum while the general election looms there are initiatives with overseas government that appear to be taking a lead in the rapidly changing role of global education.
Denmark has a reputation for developing world-class teaching and learning solutions. They also see the growing influence and needs of educational procedures emerging in the Far East. This resulted in an announcement at a recent forum that Denmark is to review the possibility of working with the Vietnamese educational department to develop vocational and business training at high school and further educational establishments.
Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga said Vietnam stated they need reforms in curricula, the quality of teaching staff, and research and application. Denmark has a strong reputation in providing these needs and the chance of fostering ties with Danish educational establishments is seen as highly beneficial.
The Vietnamese hope that Denmark would provide additional scholarships for Vietnamese students and facilitate bilateral coordination between educational establishments, especially those strong in science-technology, marine-based economy, oil and gas, and renewable energy.
An additional critical area is the development of educational packages aimed at special needs students.
Denmark is a highly significant economic partner of Vietnam in North Europe. The pending free trade agreement between Vietnam and the European Union—and the birth of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015—would provide Vietnam and Denmark with favourable conditions to bring trade between the two nations to 1 billion USD by 2016.