University Council

As VinUni’s highest governing body, the Council is responsible for representing the interests of founding donors and a diverse group of stakeholders including students, faculty and staff members, government agencies, and members of both Vietnamese and international communities. The ultimate mission of the University Council is to work with the entire university community to develop VinUniversity into the university of excellence, developing talents for the future.

Senior Leadership

The VinUniversity’s leadership team, representing the best interests of the University, includes the President, Provost, Vice-Provost, Deans and Heads of Faculty, Vice-Deans, and Heads of Operational and Administrative Units. The VinUniversity organizational structure is based on the principle of hybrid governance, in which administrative and operational support is centralized, and academic units (colleges and faculty) are decentralized, for implementation of the education and research mission of the university.


VinUniversity Academic Advisory Board Founding Members

The University Academic Advisory Board (AAB) is the principal advisory body on academic (education and research) matters and assists the leadership team to more effectively carry out its mission and main objectives.


Professor Glen N. Gaulton, PhD

Vice Dean and Director of Global Health, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Professor Hau Lee

Co-Director, Value Chain Innovation Initiative, Stanford University, USA

Professor Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA

Professor Susan A Martinis

Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Professor Thuc-Quyen Nguyen

Director of the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids, University of California, USA

Professor Tsuhan Chen

Deputy President (Research and Technology), National University of Singapore, Singapore

Professor Wendy Wolford

Vice Provost for International Affairs, Cornell University, USA

Professor Rajat Mittal

Professor, Mechanical Engineering and School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, USA