Recent Events

Over 200 Attend the Industrial Revolution 4.0 Conference in Vietnam

On February 24th, FPT-CMS Global and the Association of Vietnam Universities and Colleges (AVUC) brought together 236 attendees at the “Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Application at Vietnam Universities and Colleges Conference.” CMS Global, the authority in online education for esteemed networks in Vietnam; FPT and AVUC hosted speeches, seminars and informational sessions focused on the paradigm shift in online education within Vietnam.
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US-Sino China Online Higher Education Consortium Founded at Historic Conference in Shenzhen

On April 21st, 2017 CMS Global, Shenzhen University and University Open Online Courses (UOOC) joined together at the US-Sino Online Higher Education Conference to advance innovation within higher education between China and the US.

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Summit located at Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida on Nov 15th, 2017

Orlando, Florida (September 28, 2017)CMS Global and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) are proud to announce they will host the Global Quality Summit (GQS) in conjunction with the Accelerate event in Orlando Florida this November. The GQS is another critical component of CMS Global’s efforts to promote the US-Sino Online Higher Education (USOHE) Consortium. This consortium is focused on promoting scalable cross border mutual credit recognition, opening access to quality education and establishing high quality standards for global online learning.

Chinese enrollment has grown five-fold from over 62K students a decade ago, to over 320K students in 2015/2016 according to the Institute of International Education, marking a huge increase in the importance of international students for US Universities. With a dedicated focus on advancing growth of global online education, the GQS will provide opportunities to learn, discuss and share best practices in online and digital learning. Additionally, US Universities and educational leaders will learn more about elevating their brand overseas and growing enrollment with international students. The GQS will include high level representatives from Greater China top 100 schools including, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China), National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong), and Shenzhen University (China). You will also hear from President of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE).

In this interactive and informative summit, CMS Global and OLC will kick off with a panel of speakers discussing legal and operational challenges facing US educators as they seek to expand access to Chinese learners via online modality. Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with proven higher education professionals from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and to identify avenues to expand into greater China through online and digital learning.

Presenters to include innovative leaders in global online learning such as:

  • Yao Kai, the Vice Secretary General of China UOOC, a 110 universities alliance founded by Shenzhen University. UOOC Online is certified by the MOE as one of the 4 largest online education platforms and serves as the online learning platform for more than 300 universities and supports cumulatively over 1 million students.
  • Wei-I Lee, the first advocator of OpenCourseWare (OCW) movement in Taiwan. In 2006 and under his management in 2013, National Chiao Tung University launched the first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) platform “ewantin Taiwan. As of August 2017, the “ewant” platform has collaborated with more than 86 universities and offered more than 500 online courses.
  • Hanqin Qiu, a professor from Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Professor Hanqin Qui has published more than 80 referenced journal articles in leading hospitality and tourism journals and is the Chairwoman of the learning and teaching committee at the School of Hotel and Tourism Management in which she is leading the development of HKPolyUx MicroMasters Credential in International Hospitality Management.
  • Charlie Nguyen, CEO & Founder of CMS Global. With proven experience in accelerating adoption of online learning and facilitation of numerous strategic partnerships between US and Greater China institutions, Charlie will highlight some of the potential challenges and how to overcome them.
  • Sun Wei, Founder and CEO of HTC’s VIVEDU which has launched the world’s very first VR education solution – allowing 30 students to simultaneously use VIVE for VR learning in an innovative classroom setting. Dr. Sun is also the founder / Professor / former Dean of the School of Software at Beihang University, China’s “Caltech” that recruits the top 0.1% of students from the National College Entrance Examination.

CMS Global and OLC invite global Universities and Academic leaders to attend the summit to network, learn and take actionable steps towards advancing efforts overseas. At the summit, attendees will learn about the opportunity to join the USOHE in order to work towards joint objectives tied to global online learning. Attendees will also learn about the necessities tied to online curriculum with global growth and will be able to socialize with leaders from the Global top 100. The summit will be held in Orlando Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort on November 15th. Contact Charlie Nguyen at or visit here to attend.

Addressing the New Majority: Modern Approaches for Nontraditional Students

The virtual conference is on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 9am to 3pm MST.

Celebrating a decade of leadership in effective online education leading to workplace success, CSU-Global emphasizes individualized support for students from registration to graduation, absolute transparency in costs and fees, and a data-driven approach that measures key student and alumni performance metrics.

The theme of the conference – which will take place entirely online – is Addressing the New Majority: Modern Approaches for Nontraditional Students.” The conference will focus on enhancing the student and faculty experience in online higher education, innovative ways to strengthen engagement, and the future of online higher education.

The virtual conference will feature three Industry Icon Presenters, and four Panels that will each include industry leaders & university administrators, faculty, and students.  It will also have the premier showing of the documentary which features gritty but heartwarming stories of the higher education journeys as told by nontraditional students.

The event will be attended by faculty, administrators, and nontraditional students from around the world; and education nonprofits and philanthropists; education technology companies; and business leaders from Colorado and beyond. Utilizing world-class video technology, the conference will be technology-enabled through Zoom Video tech experts, and facilitated by CSU-Global senior staff to ensure a fast-moving, impactful, and memorable experience for all participants and attendees.

Sharp Increase in University Enrollment for Chinese Students. CMS Global, Shenzhen University and University Open Online Courses Announce Conference to Develop Relationships with Chinese Universities
Shenzhen, China (April 21, 2017)

Chinese enrollment has grown fivefold from over 62K students a decade ago, to over 320K students in 2015/2016 according to the Institute of International Education – indicating a marked increase in the importance of international students for US Universities. With these important shifts within the higher education space, CMS Global recognizes the need for US Universities to develop relationships with Chinese universities.

To help get ahead of these needs, CMS Global, Shenzhen University and University Open Online Courses (UOOC) are proud to announce the US-Sino Online Higher Education Conference in Shenzhen, China on April 21st 2017. With a dedicated focus on advancing the growth of online education for China and the US; the purpose of this conference is to establish the US-Sino Online Higher Education Union between participating US and Chinese universities.

FPT-CMS and AVUC Announce Industrial Revolution 4.0 Conference 
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (January 28, 2017)

FPT-CMS and the Association of Vietnam Universities and Colleges (AVUC) are proud to announce they will hold the “Industrial Revolution 4.0 and Application at Vietnam Universities and Colleges” Conference in Ho Chi Minh City and the Ho Tram Ecotourism Zone on February 24th and 25th 2017. This is the second conference in a successful series focused on the profound impact of the fourth and possibly most important industrial revolution. The conference will highlight the shift towards connections between the real and virtual world via smart technology, and the vast implications of these changes on higher education.

CMS Global Forms Partnership with 106 Chinese Universities 
Shenzhen Guangdong Province, China (November 11, 2016)

CMS Global, a leader in online international higher education, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Shenzhen University and UOOC Online (University Open Online Courses) to offer Chinese learners with opportunities to achieve a high quality accredited US education at a fraction of the cost compared to studying abroad. A track has been introduced at Shenzhen University in spring 2017, and additional tracks will be offered at the 106 university partners’ campuses thereafter.

CMS Global Visits Shenzhen University and UOOC Online
Shenzhen, China (September, 2016)

CMS Global team met with ShenZhen University President Li and the Vice President Yao to discuss how to collaborate in improving the online learning experience and providing access to high quality US online programs for Chinese learners.  Mr. Yao is also CEO of UOOC Online, one of the largest e-learning and MOOC platforms in China.

FPT-CMS Launches Online MBA Programs to Vietnamese Learners  
Hanoi, Vietnam (September 2016)

FPT-CMS officially launched online MBA programs for learners in Vietnam through Herzing University. A few examples of press tied to this exciting announcement can be found:

Southern Utah University Officially Launched Online Master of Cyber Security in Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam (June 2016)

Key leaders from Southern Utah University, FPT University and CMS Global met in Hanoi to officially launch their first online Master of Cyber Security program. Vietnamese learners will now have unprecedented access to high quality US education without having to compromise work or family.  The launch ceremony was joined by 7 leading media outlets who actively participated and presented thoughtful questions.  Dr. Rob Robertson, Program Chair for Computer Science Department of SUU, headlined the workshop on Cyber Security and Internet of Things to FPT employees and prospective students.  Below are some of the published articles in Vietnamese.