VinUniversity aspires to be a world-class university based on the highest international standards in research and teaching, with an intimate and intensive learning environment for students, highly accomplished faculty, and a commitment to global citizenship. The first classes will be enrolled in 2020.
On 2 March 2018, the Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam approved a proposal by VinGroup to create a new university in Vietnam, to be known as VinUniversity, or “VinUni”.
VinUni has strategic collaborations with the world’s leading universities, including Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania. These universities have become close advisors and crucial enablers in establishing the three colleges at VinUni: the College of Business and Management, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, and the College of Health Sciences. Every aspect of the University: its curricula, research, faculty, student body, facilities, and campus life, is being developed to meet the highest standards set by the world’s leading accrediting and ranking organizations, such as ABET, AACSB, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) and Times Higher Education (THE).
VinUniversity is the first private, not-for-profit Vietnamese university established based on international standards. The university integrates the models of excellent international universities with the unique cultural and economic characteristics of Vietnam, in order to make a breakthrough in Vietnamese higher education and to become a world-class university.
The mission of VinUniversity is to educate and train outstanding individuals, who are knowledgeable, capable, and passionate about contributing to improving themselves and societal conditions, inspiring the current and next generations, and making lasting positive impacts on global development.
Core Value: EXCELLENCE
University of excellence, developing talents for the future
A different mindset, keen curiosity to problem-solve, courage in risk-taking, ability to adapt to change, open-mindedness to new ideas and solutions
Empathy about major issues facing others in the community, society, Vietnam, and the world, with a strong aspiration to solve them
E: Entrepreneurial Mindset
Ability to look beyond accepted boundaries to continuously explore new ideas, identify opportunities, assess risks, and take actions to improve the quality of life within the community
X: Exceptional Capability
Exceptional capabilities and competencies in attributes that are proven determinants of future success
L: Leadership Spirit
Can-do spirit, focus to attain goals, willingness to engage in constructive experimentation and exploration, ability to lead and motivate others to do so
Let’s look back at the milestones on the journey of VinUniversity to build the first university of excellence in Vietnam.
July 1, 2020
VinUniversity and Cornell University signed an agreement to provide Cornell students with a Study Away option at VinUni Campus.
June 26, 2020
The University Admission Scheme for Academic Year 2020-2021 has been approved by the Ministry of Education and Training for Undergraduate Programs.
May 12, 2020
VinUniversity and VinAI Research signed an agreement to collaborate in training, scientific research, and the exchange of human resources, as well as sharing facilities.
April 10, 2020
VinUniversity and Yonsei University (Korea) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate in scientific research, academic events, the exchange of students and lecturers, and the QUIS Conference.
February 28, 2020
The Ministry of Education and Training issued VinUniversity its operating license.
February 2, 2020
VinUniversity signed an agreement with VinBrain to collaborate in the training and exchange of human resources and scientific research, as well as sharing facilities.
January 15, 2020
VinUniversity’s inauguration ceremony was held on its campus located at Vinhomes Ocean Park, Gia Lam, Hanoi.
January 2, 2020
The University Council of VinUniversity was officially formed. The Founding Donor recognized Dr. Le Mai Lan as the University President, and Professor Rohit Verma as the Founding Provost.
December 17, 2019
The Prime Minister of Vietnam officially approved the establishment of VinUniversity, with an expected inaugural class of 300 students.
November 11, 2019
VinUniversity Project announced the admission directives for the academic year 2020 – 2021, with three colleges: Business & Management, Health Sciences, and Engineering & Computer Science.
November 14, 2018
Vingroup began construction of the VinUniversity campus.
April 3, 2018
Vingroup officially signed a collaboration contract with Cornell University and the University of Pennsylvania, two of the top 20 universities in the world.
March 5, 2018
Vingroup announced its plan to enter the field of higher education under the name of VinUniversity.
July 19, 2017
Vingroup approved the 30-year strategic master plan to build VinUniversity to become a world-class university, fostering and developing talents for future.
February 2, 2016
Vingroup engaged Parthenon (E&Y) and Oxford Innovation (Oxford University) as international consultants to develop a feasibility plan to establish a brand new university, which is expected to be a breakthrough in higher education in Vietnam.