Wiley announces partnership with Arizona State University to strengthen higher education outcomes in Vietnam


Hoboken, N.J. — Dec. 11, 2017– John Wiley and Sons Inc., (NYSE:JW-A) (NYSE:JW-B) today announced a partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) to provide higher education institutions funding, leadership training materials and publishing workshops in order to develop engineering and science capacity in Vietnam. The agreement complements ASU's BUILD-IT Project, sponsored by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), which brings together government, industry and academic partners with the shared goal of providing high-quality programs that link together science, technology engineering and math (STEM) disciplines.

"Wiley is proud to partner with Arizona State University," said Clay Stobaugh, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Wiley. "This partnership will enhance higher education STEM academic programs in Vietnam and provide institutions and students with high-quality and high-impact course material and learning solutions."

With 80% of the 54 million workers in Vietnam not having appropriate skills to participate in the digital economy, this agreement will strengthen the programs available within Vietnam institutions and provide additional opportunities for students to better compete in the current and future workforce. The agreement aligns closely with the Vietnam government's Industrial Revolution 4.0 initiative to develop skills that will be crucial to ensure Vietnam's sustained growth and competitiveness. Industrial Revolution 4.0 targets major innovations in digital technology, all coming to maturity right now and poised to transform the shape of regional and global economy.

Mr. Stobaugh added, "Ultimately, this partnership will strengthen higher education in Vietnam, improve the attainment of learning outcome for students and increase opportunities for workforce participation and quality employment."

"ASU's collaboration with Wiley enables Vietnamese university partners to access resources and world-class training from the industry leader," said Jeffrey Goss, Associate Vice Provost SE Asia, Arizona State University. "Such support will help to develop leadership, research and publication skills essential for advancing research publications to world-class standards."

BUILD-IT brings together government, industry and academic partners with the shared goal of providing high quality programs that link together the STEM subjects of science, technology engineering and maths. BUILD-IT seeks to strengthen higher education policy toward autonomy in Vietnam to ensure world-class governance; to open opportunities for professional development, innovation and STEM mentorships through university and private sector collaboration; and to develop the highest standard of educational programs, training and accreditation that improve academic outcomes.


About Arizona State University

As the #1 ranked University for Higher Education Innovation in America, Arizona State University has developed a new model for the American Research University, creating an institution that is committed to access, excellence and impact. ASU measures itself by those it includes, not by those it excludes. As the prototype for a New American University, ASU pursues research that contributes to the public good, and ASU assumes major responsibility for the economic, social and cultural vitality of the communities that surround it.

About Wiley

Wiley, a global research and learning company, helps people and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, combined with our digital learning, assessment and certification solutions help universities, learned societies, businesses, governments and individuals increase the academic and professional impact of their work. For more than 210 years, we have delivered consistent performance to our stakeholders. The company's website can be accessed at http://www.wiley.com.

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