Tran Dac Minh Trung, MS

Tran Dac Minh Trung, MS

Fellow, College of Business & Management

Business and Management


Trung Tran, who is deeply passionate about every aspect of education, has more than fifteen years of experience living and working in three different continents. From Amsterdam to Boston, Trung is an innovator keen on reinventing the overall higher education experience to be more reflective and approachable. A graduate of University of Pennsylvania and Harvard University, Trung has been involved in a range of impactful and award-winning projects at PennGlobal and Harvard Innovation Lab. Specifically, Trung participated in technology-mediated learning at MIT Media Lab, designed new digital processing system for international students at UPenn, and helped winning a substantial Gates Foundation seeding in his role as Technology Fellow for a student social entrepreneurship startup at Harvard.

Trung enthusiastically believes in the mission of emerging universities to create transformative learning in developing countries. A researcher in behavior and education technology, Trung constantly envisions new initiatives to capitalize on the energy, tech-proficiency, and vibrant knowledge landscape of Vietnam. Trung is interested in decoding biophysical reactions of humans and cognitive impact of established behaviors on how we make decisions.

At VinUni, Trung wants to provide our students with authentic life stories. In his mentoring and communicating experiences, Trung is confident that talents organically grow from well-defined journeys of special people. He is thus grateful to be a witness to the grand collection of biographies of talents in-the-making at our university—towards making better changes in the world.


  • Digital communities and Word-of-mouse
  • Technology, Innovation, Education
  • Learning, behavior, and human development
  • Emotion and design


  • Research Foundation Completion in Marketing, H.E.C. Paris, 2015
  • M.Ed., Technology, Innovation, Education, Harvard University, U.S.A., 2014
  • B.A., Political Science – International Relations concentration, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2013
  • A.A., Liberal Arts, Tarrant County College, U.S.A., 2011