VinUniversity’s Strategic Collaborators

In order to create a university that will become the best in Vietnam and stand as a symbol of Vietnam’s emerging leadership, aspirations, and ambition for innovation and economic growth, VinUniversity leaders have built relationships with two of the world’s best universities: Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) — a choice that speaks to our commitment to excellence, innovation in research and teaching, and to making a difference in the world. 

Other partnerships and collaborations of note are VinBrain and VinAI, the National Children’s Hospital, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea. 

These valuable relationships will help us to establish our faculty and leadership teams, to validate and assure the quality of the curriculum, to guide the University on a path of international accreditation, and offer VinUni students opportunities to intern and study with our partners in Vietnam and abroad.

Strategic Collaborators


Cornell University is an Ivy League university that draws from 155 years of experience in education and research. Ranked 14th in the 2020 edition of the QS World University Rankings, Cornell is ranked 3rd in Hospitality Management, according to CEO World ranking. Reuters has ranked Cornell 9th in its list of most innovative universities in the world!

The Cornell-VinUniversity partnership lays the foundations to position VinUniversity as a world-class teaching and research university in accordance with QS 5-star rating standards. Cornell University faculty support VinUniversity to validate and assure the quality of the curriculum, build its faculty and leadership teams, and develop admission processes that follow the best practices in the world. 

VinUniversity students will be offered opportunities to study at Cornell and experience life at this vibrant university.


Founded in 1740, the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) is a private university with its own medical school. UPenn is ranked 15th in the world by the 2020 QS World University Rankings, 15th in the field of Medicine, and 1st in Nursing. According to the U.S. News’ 2020 rankings, UPenn Health System is among the top 10 best hospitals in the United States, and its medical school was ranked 3rd in research.

UPenn is working with VinUniversity and with the Vinmec Hospital system to build a curriculum and training program for doctors, resident doctors, and nurses to meet the highest international standards. UPenn is also working with Vinmec hospitals to develop and train instructors, improve the quality of healthcare and services, expand specific services, and to build a world-class model of Health Science education at VinUniversity.

Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Partners

VinUniversity is partnering with prestigious international academic institutions throughout the world to offer postgraduate scholarships to highly talented Vietnamese students who wish to pursue research in the STEM disciplines. These institutions include the University of California, San Diego, Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering (USA), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University (Singapore), University of Technology Sydney (Australia), and more.

To learn more about our overseas postgraduate scholarship program and the universities that are part of this scholarship network, click here