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VinUniversity Project

Mission Statement

The VinUniversity campus, located in Gia Lam, Hanoi, is set to break ground in May 2018.
Construction for the VinUniversity Campus in Gia Lam, Hanoi, began on November 14, 2018.

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.

Cornell University and VinAcademy representatives discussing plans for VinUniversity's campus grounds.
VinUniversity faculty and staff visit Cornell’s Ithaca campus for a Faculty Immersion Program in August 2018.

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

Rohit Verma

Rohit Verma

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

Faculty Directors

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
Joseph Halpern

Joseph Y. Halpern

Professor, Computer Science; Joseph C. Ford Professor of Engineering; Former Computer Science Dept. Chair; College of Engineering
Dustin Jones

Dustin C. Jones, J.D.

Director, Baker Program in Real Estate; Senior Lecturer, Dept. of City and Regional Planning; School of Hotel Administration; Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
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 Economics and Management Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Mona Anita K. Olsen

Mona Anita K. Olsen

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Hotel Administration; Faculty Fellow, Risley Residential College for the Creative and Performing Arts (Yogibana); Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Doug Stayman

Douglas M. Stayman

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

Project Team

William W. Huling Jr.

William W. Huling Jr.

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

Nicole Rossi

Cornell-VinUniversity Project Coordinator and Administrator Cornell SC Johnson College of Business
Thao Ly Bui Tran

Thao Ly Bui Tran

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