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Vietnamese billionaire Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

 

A graduate college at Oxford University could be renamed after a Vietnamese billionaire who owns budget airline Vietjet.

 

Linacre College said this week it would change its name to Thao College, after a "transformative donation" of £155 million ($211 million) from the SOVICO group, headed by Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao.

 

The money will fund a new graduate center and scholarships, as well as support the day-to-day running of the college, which was founded in 1962.

 

Full Story: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/oxford-college-may-take-name-of-vietnam-s-airline-boss-4381176.html

 

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