The Cornell-VinUniversity Project is a six-year initiative to support the first private, not-for-profit Vietnamese university established based on international standards. On November 27, 2017, Cornell University, on behalf of Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, entered into a multi-year academic consulting contract with Vingroup – a large conglomerate located in Hanoi, Vietnam. The goal of this project is to support Vingroup in its aspiration to create the new, world-class private university – VinUniversity. The new established university includes Colleges of Business, Engineering, and Health Sciences. Cornell is involved with every aspect of VinUniversity’s development, spanning infrastructure, governance, faculty hiring, and curriculum development. Cornell is leading the consultative collaboration for the Business and Engineering Colleges. The University of Pennsylvania is advising on the Health Sciences College. Public engagement is central to Cornell’s land-grant mission, and this unique opportunity extends that mission internationally.

Academic Consulting Project Team

Based within the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the Cornell-VinUniversity Project Team manages this collaboration. Cornell’s primary role will be to build its faculty and leadership teams to validate and assure the quality of curriculum developed by VinUniversity faculty, and to guide VinUniversity on a path of international accreditation. Cornell faculty members will lay the foundations to position VinUniversity as a world-class teaching and research university in accordance with QS 5-star rating standards. Faculty consulting will take place from the Cornell campus, virtually, and at the newly constructed VinUniversity campus in Hanoi. The first cohort of under 300 students (Class of 2024) arrived at VinUniversity in time for the fall 2020 semester.

VinFuture Prize on January 21st

VinUniversity Featured Event: January 20

VinFuture Prize

Join VinUniversity for the live session conferring the inaugural VinFuture Prize on January 20th (8 PM Vietnam time; 8AM EST).

The VinFuture Prize pledges US$4.5 million annually to reward breakthrough scientific research and technological innovations, including:

  • One grand VinFuture Prize of US$3 million

Three special VinFuture Prizes of US$500,000 each, dedicated to:

  • Developing country innovators
  • Female innovators
  • Outstanding achievements in emerging fields

Link to live webcast on YouTube (viewable when event begins)

Scope of Work

People Search Icon: Academic Consulting Recruitment and Faculty, Key Staff Development

Clipboard Checklist Icon: Academic Consulting Facilities and Educational Technology Assurance

Graduation Cap: Academic Consulting Validate VinUniversity’s First Cohort of Undergraduate Students

Paper and Pen Icon: Academic Consulting Curriculum Development

Certificate Icon: Academic Consulting University Management System and Platform Assurance

Organization Chart Icon: Academic Consulting Governance

VinUni Logo Icon: Academic Consulting VinUniversity Marketing and Branding Activities

Quality Assurance Icon: Academic Consulting Quality Assurance and Accreditation

Research Icon: Academic Consulting Research Development

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