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 (VinUni) 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.
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.
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.
VinUni proactively seeks to develop lasting collaborative relationships with leading universities and institutions around the world for academic development activities including, but not limited to, the exchange of students, academic and administrative human resources, cooperation in joint research and teaching activities, and joint academic programs. Cornell University, the University of Technology, Sydney and Yonsei University are the first among the international academic partners that VinUni has established the student exchange program with on the reciprocal basis.
At the same time, VinUni is managing the Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program for Overseas Study whose mission is to find talents and provide them with rewarding opportunities so that they can lead and advance the development of science and technology in Vietnam in the future. Via the Scholarship Program, VinUni is collaborating with the prestigious international academic institutions throughout the world to co-offer graduate scholarships to highly talented Vietnamese students who wish to pursue graduate degree programs in select STEM disciplines. Among these institutions are the University of California, San Diego, Johns Hopkins University’s Whiting School of Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Management University (Singapore), University of Queensland, Monash University, University of Technology Sydney (Australia), and many more.
To learn more about our collaboration with different academic partners and collaborators, please click on the logo of each institution.
University-Industry collaboration plays a crucial role in VinUni’s development strategy. Through mutually beneficial relationships with highly-regarded companies and organizations in locally and globally, VinUni aims to provide our students with valuable, distinctive internship and employment opportunities that help develop their professionalism, conduct and networking as well as enhance their employability. To that end, VinUni has established partnerships with reputable partners such as Ernst & Young Vietnam, 108 Military Central Hospital, Vietnam National Children’s Hospital and several companies and research institutes under the Vingroup ecosystem such as Vinmec, VinBigData Institute, VinAI, VinBrain, HMS and others.
VinUni looks forward to collaborating with other academic and corporate institutions who share the same passion and commitment to developing talents for the future.