IT’S a journey of almost 6,000 miles.
But those air miles have paid dividends for a group of Vietnamese military and police officers.
The Vietnam Ministry of Public Security sent senior officials to the University of Chichester to learn about leadership training from their British counterparts.
It is the second year the scheme has been run.
The course, run by the university’s international short programme unit, looks at leadership training in the police, the criminal justice system, military security and airport security.
The visitors were based at the university’s Bognor Regis campus during their visit this month.
They also visited leading establishments such as the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst and the Police Staff College at Bramshill.
Steve Corcoran, director of the international short programme unit, said: ‘We are delighted that the Vietnam government has chosen to return to us for another year, and is a sign of our growing reputation on the international scene.’
The course for military and police officials is an expansion to the university’s portfolio, the bulk of which is for international teachers and teacher trainers.
Courses are regularly run for delegates from China and South Korea.
Earlier this year teachers from Germany visited the university for the first time.