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Vietnam's Quy Nhon University Joins Lithan's Pan-Asia CLaaS Alliances Network


Quy Nhon University adopts Lithan’s CLaaS model to enhance its offerings and provide industry-relevant education to its students.


Lithan Academy, a lifelong learning platform and a digital skills accelerator has signed an agreement with Quy Nhon University (QNU), Vietnam to jointly offer disruptive work-study degree programs to QNU’s students through Lithan’s trademarked learning and mentoring solution CLaaS®.


This partnership is another milestone in Lithan’s quickly expanding Pan-Asia CLaaS Alliances network to collaboratively develop global-ready talents for the post-Covid digital economy.


CLaaS Academy with a comprehensive network of university alliances across Asia connects higher education students, working adults, enterprises, industry experts, tech vendors, and higher education institutions for scalable talents incubation in the emerging Asian economies for distributed deployment across Asia. With artificial intelligence powered education technology, CLaaS offers personalized work2learn journeys that deliver tangible career outcomes and workplace skills utilization for learners.


Despite the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting economic slowdown, Lithan has successfully been building its partnerships with various private and public institutions across Asia. This is a testimony to the success of CLaaS and its acceptance as a revolutionary education model that fits into the region’s aspiration to develop and harness its manpower for a global economic influence.


Under the partnership with Quy Nhon University, Lithan on QNU’s campus will deliver courses in digital business and software engineering. Lithan’s learning pedagogy supports experiential learning and access to industry professionals who provide work-oriented training and personal mentoring to students. The work-based applied learning pedagogy with a 70:20:10 learning model helps students acquire knowledge and skills in the classroom and learn how to apply them in workplaces across industries.


The work-study model of CLaaS offers students with the opportunity to work for local and international companies and earn 3 years’ work experience. Students can also choose the route to entrepreneurship where they will be personally mentored, whether they want to set up their e-commerce business, test their startup idea, or launch their marketing consultancy.


Lithan’s Founder and CEO, Leslie Loh’s vision is that education and work are intertwined now in a digital environment where learning is work and work is learning. In his words, “As traditional classroom-oriented education is rendered ineffective, we aim to mitigate mismatches in supply and demand for digital skills and talents across Asia with the implementation of CLaaS. Virtualization is fueling borderless education and the demand for a skilled and knowledgeable digital workforce—regardless of the location—reaches a fever pitch. Lithan’s dual-track applied learning offers pathways toward digital careers where our learners develop multi-disciplinary hybrid skill sets through work, preparing them for Industry 4.0”.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Do Ngoc My, rector of Quy Nhon University said, “QNU is continuously working towards strengthening international cooperation, and identifies this partnership with Lithan as an opportunity for technology transfer, contributing to improvement in the quality of training, consolidating the position of QNU in the period of integration” and adding that “The opportunity to cooperate with Lithan Institute was a first step in the journey of international integration” and expressed hope that in the following year, QNU and Lithan Academy would realize cooperation in training, fields of science and technology and the exchange of lecturers and students.


About Lithan Academy


Lithan Academy is a lifelong learning and talents platform connecting students, professionals, and enterprises to applied learning degrees, on-demand personalized training and talent placement. Lithan is Edutrust certified and an accredited Centre for Continuous Education and Training (CET) by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), a government body under Singapore’s Ministry of Education. The academy is recognized for its learning innovations with awards including the Microsoft Global Learning Partner of the Year Award, Asia’s Pearson’s College of the Year Award, and IAL’s (Institute for Adult Learning Singapore) innovPLUS Flame Awards.


About Quy Nhon University


Founded in 1977, Quy Nhon University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in Quy Nhon city, South Central Coast of Vietnam. Officially accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam, Quy Nhon University (QNU) is a large coeducational higher education institution with more than 15,000 students studying in the campus and about 4,000 new intakes annually. Quy Nhon University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in various areas of study.


About CLaaS®


CLaaS® as Lithan’s wholly-owned subsidiary provides learning and mentoring solutions delivering mass-customised learning for students, professionals, and enterprises over the cloud, on-demand. CLaaS® offers personalised learning journey and personal mentoring support. The curriculum is aligned to industry needs and the work-based and workplace learning pedagogy ensures that the courses deliver tangible skills with real business outcomes for both individuals and enterprise learners. CLaaS®’s non-time invasive courses can be delivered on-demand, anywhere, online or offline.

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