VinUniversity Milestones

Academic Collaboration Apr. 2018 Signing Ceremony
Oct. 2019 Cornell Delegation Visit for Academic Consulting
Oct. 2020 Inaugural Convocation Ceremony
Founding Provost Rohit Verma

"The goal of VinUniversity is to be a university of the highest international standards in research, teaching, and training for students both at the undergraduate and graduate levels, serving as a magnet for the most talented faculty and students from all over the world."

Rohit Verma, Founding Provost, VinUniversity, Protem Committee Member, VinUniversity Project, Former Dean of External Relations, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business

Major Accomplishments

Reviewing Blueprints for VinUni-Academic Consulting Project

Developed and participated in the design charrette focusing on the high-level strategy of a world-class university.

Gary Thompson with flipchart-Academic Consulting Project

Assisted in the development, and validated VinUniversity’s undergraduate curriculum in Business, Hospitality Management, Real Estate, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and General Science.

VinUni Campus Drawing

Assisted in the review and approval of campus design plans and infrastructure planning.

Cornell and VinUni members discussing courses

Led the recruiting process for the Curriculum Development Faculty of VinUniversity.

Provost Rohit Verma Speaking

Spearheaded the recruiting Process leading to the selection of the Founding Provost.

Dean Sunmee Choi

Launched the recruiting process leading to the selection of leading candidates for Deanships in Business Management and Engineering.

Mark Campbell handing out reading materials

Spearheaded the recruiting process of the initial faculty in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Statistics, Hospitality Management, Real Estate, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science.

Group Photo of VinUni Staff attending teaching workshop

Assisted in the development of VinUniversity strategies in admissions, marketing, student affairs, library management, IT, and research.

Douglas Stayman Presenting in Teaching Workshop

Developed and provided professional development training for VinUniversity faculty.

VinUni Staff and VinUni Project Team with training certificates

Developed and provided professional training for high level university staff in admissions/marketing and human resources.

Recent Milestones

Provided input and feedback to VinUni leadership on university-level strategies, such as 5-year planning, research strategy, faculty hiring strategy.

Developed training opportunities and programs for new faculty, senior leadership and senior staff. Explored coaching and mentoring opportunities.

Established the Curriculum Enhancement Program, through which Cornell faculty share their teaching materials, review VinUni faculty’s syllabus, and discuss active learning components.

Designed a professional development programs for VinUni Faculty as Visiting Fellows at Cornell University.

Coached VinUni team on AACSB and ABET process, and reviewed VinUni’s plans for accreditation.

Facilitated Cornell faculty guest lectures in selected VinUni classes, and Cornell faculty to participate as graders for final projects.