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The VinUniversity campus, located in Gia Lam, Hanoi, is set to break ground in May 2018.

Mission Statement

The formation of the VinUniversity project has resulted from the multi-year collaboration of Vingroup—a prestigious and reputable conglomerate located in Hanoi, Vietnam—with Cornell University.

The purpose of this collaboration is to support Vingroup's aspiration to create a new world-class, private university that contributes effectively to the key economic sectors of Vietnam and the global knowledge-based economy. Cornell is involved in every aspect of development from infrastructure and campus reviews, to curriculum development and faculty hiring.

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Cornell University and VinAcademy representatives discussing plans for VinUniversity's campus grounds.

The College Connection

Cornell's SC Johnson College of Business is providing extensive academic advisement in a variety of areas, drawing from a wealth of faculty expertise at multiple colleges and units at Cornell. Faculty consulting will take place both from the Cornell campus, and at the new VinUniversity campus to be built in Hanoi.

VinUniversity aims to meet the QS 5-star rating standards and include the following schools: a School of Business, Hospitality, and Real Estate; a School of Engineering and Technology; a School of General Education; a School of Public Health and Health Services; a School of Nursing; and a School of Medicine. The University will be an English Medium Instruction (EMI) institution and plans to open for the inaugural class of students in Fall 2020.

Faculty and Leadership Opportunities

  • Exciting opportunities are already available for dynamic individuals with established records of engagement and accomplishments in higher education.


Project Leadership

Cornell Leadership

Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas

Interim Dean, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; Anne and Elmer Lindseth Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Operations, Technology, and Information Management, Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Rohit Verma Headshot

Rohit Verma

Dean of External Relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business; Executive Director, Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures; Singapore Tourism Board Distinguished Professor, School of Hotel Administration

Faculty Directors

Edward W. McLaughlin

Edward W. McLaughlin

Robert G. Tobin Professor of Marketing
Director of the Food Industry Management Program
Former Dean, Charles Dyson School of Applied Ecoonomics and Management
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Doug Stayman

Doug Stayman

Associate Professor of Marketing
Associate Dean, Cornell Tech
Dean for Professional Programs
Former Associate Dean for MBA Programs
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Mark Campbell

Mark Campbell

S.C. Thomas Sze Director Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
John A. Mellowes '60 Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
College of Engineering

Gary M. Thompson

Gary M. Thompson

Professor of Services Operations Management, School of Hotel Administration,
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business;
Area Coordinator for Operations, Technology, and Information Management,
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Mona Anita K. Olsen

Mona Anita K. Olsen

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Engaged Faculty Fellow on Social Entrepreneurship, Engaged Cornell

Jan A deRoos

Jan A de Roos

HVS Professor of Hotel Finance and Real Estate
NAIOP Boyd Stofer Faculty Fellow
School of Hotel Administration
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Project Team

William W. Huling Jr.

William W. Huling Jr.

Integration and External Relations Director
Cornell-VinUniversity Project Director
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Former Associate Dean, Alumni Affairs and Development
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Thao Ly Bui Tran

Thao Ly Bui Tran

Cornell-VinUniversity 
Assistant Project Director
Cornell SC Johnson
College of Business

Nicole Rossi

Nicole Rossi

Cornell-VinUniversity Project Coordinator and Administrator
Cornell SC Johnson College of Business