Dr Chieu working with his students in a plant nursery

From Nung village to twice achieving Australian Awards

From the initial wish to learn Vietnamese to understand what the border guards were saying, Dr. Hoang Van Chieu tried very hard to receive a Masters scholarship and then a PhD scholarship at the Australian National University.



Mr Lam Binh Bao speaks to newly-returned alumni

Mr Lam Binh Bao: “Different roles in my life do not compete with each other”

Australia Awards alumnus Lam Binh Bao successfully balances his various roles, as the CEO of an international company, the co-founder of a coaching organization for enterprises and the leader of the core group of Australia Awards alumni in southern Vietnam.



Hong ANU library Oct 1990

Australia Awards Fellow Couple Use Research Results to Advocate for the Disadvantaged

Beginning their career in the mid 80s, when Viet Nam was experiencing a period of hardship before the economic open-door policies, Australia Awards husband and wife Fellows, Dr Le Bach Duong and Dr Khuat Thu Hong, managed to stay true to their love of social research. They would later become well-known public intellectuals who advocate for the rights and well-being of disadvantaged communities in Vietnam.


Dr. Doan Duy Khuong: “Life is a continual process of adaptation and efforts”

Vietnam business leader and Australian Alumni Ambassador Dr. Doan Duy Khuong credits his Australian education with giving him valuable life lessons as well as professional and academic knowledge.


Ms Ngan Phuong Loan

Ngan Phuong Loan: Challenges Are Not Obstacles

Ngan Phuong Loan, an Australian alumnus of Nung ethnic minority, has become Lang Son’s only woman member of the 14th National Assembly, after being elected in May 2016.



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