University of Sydney to feature in Vietnamese TV series
6 July 2009
The University of Sydney's links with Vietnam will be highlighted as part of a new series to air on VTV6 - Vietnam's first youth network.
VTV journalist Ms Dang Thi Diem Quynh was at the University in June to speak with Professor Bruce Robinson, Dean of Medicine and students from the University's Vietnamese community.
"The Hoc Mai Foundation is one example of the strong tie between Vietnam and Australia," said Quynh.
"Their work increases the medical skills of doctors in Vietnam and also educates the community about the right ways to look after their health."
"It is also good to see that their focus is on young people, so that the young students can expand their horizons, be exposed to new experiences and develop relationships that can be sustained throughout their careers," she said.
Quynh is credited with being a pioneer of modern youth programming in Vietnam. She is the head of the Program Production Department of VTV6 and is also one of the most popular television personalities in Vietnam.
Quynh was in Sydney as part of a 10-day internship program sponsored by DFAT and Australia Network to create a series of stories about Australian Youth Culture and the Vietnamese-Australian community.
"When I spoke to the students at the University of Sydney, I wanted to capture their experiences as Vietnamese and Vietnamese-Australian students studying in Australia," said Quynh.
"I have had a good talk to the international students from Vietnam, as well as representatives of the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) and was amazed and excited to see that there is a strong Vietnamese community at the University of Sydney," she said.
"These students have own network of friends here but they have not lost their links to Vietnam and are even planning to host celebrations in honour of Vietnam," she said.
The interviews with University of Sydney students and Dean Professor Bruce Robinson will be broadcast on Channel VTV6 in Vietnam, as well as appearing on the Australia Network website.
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