Vingroup inks cooperation deal with US universities hinh anh 1At the signing ceremony (Photo: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA) - Property developer Vingroup on April 3 signed a strategic cooperation agreement with US-based Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn).

Under the framework of the agreement, the developer’s VinUni University (VinUni) and Cornell will comprehensively work together in developing strategy and brand, and building an overall university management system.

Cornell will help VinUni in various activities such as infrastructure assessment, human resource recruitment and designing education programmes. The US university will also support VinUni with research cooperation and the evaluation of its first graduates from business and technology education classes. 

Meanwhile, as a leading clinical hospital system in the US, Penn will support VinUni in recruitment and developing the professional abilities of lectures and students in the field of health sciences.

Penn will work directly with VinUni and Vinmec Medical System to develop training programmes for physicians and clinical residents and will develop a bachelor of science in nursing programme following local and international requirements and standards. 

It will also collaborate with Vinmec in developing and training clinical lecturers, improving the quality of and expanding health specialty services and building a practical facility model for VinUni’s health faculty. 

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Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Van Phuc said the cooperation between VinUni and world’s leading universities is expected to raise Vietnam’s higher education on par with international standards and develop high-quality lecturers.

The VinUni University is based in Hanoi. The construction of the campus is expected to begin this year. The first batch of students will be enrolled in 2020. 

VinUni will focus on education and training in three key areas including business, technology and health sciences. VinUni is also geared to meet the world-class standards and rankings of higher education watchdogs, such as Quacquarelli Symonds and Times Higher Education. - VNA