UTS Vice-Chancellor leads delegation to Vietnam to formalise relationship with Vingroup
UTS has bolstered its growing network in Vietnam with the signing of an MOU with VinTech, a research institute under leading business group Vingroup.
Vingroup’s founder, Pham Nhat Vuong, is one of Vietnam’s dynamic businessmen: He launched a wildly successful instant noodle company in Ukraine before returning to Vietnam where he established ventures in retail and urban development. The group has recently committed to R&D in support Vietnam’s growing manufacturing industry and the government’s preparation for Industry 4.0.
VinTech is a research institute focused on investigating the full potential of artificial intelligence, automation, and new materials – all areas of UTS excellence.
This MOU covers research areas identified as key priorities for Vietnam government and industry.
The partnership between UTS and Vingroup, through VinTech, adds to the strong network of relationships UTS has built in Vietnam.
Professor Attila Brungs, UTS Vice-Chancellor and President
The signing ceremony took place at the Vingroup headquarters in Hanoi, and was attended by the Australian Ambassador to Vietnam HE Mr Craig Chittick.
Innovation is one of the key pillars of Australia’s bilateral aid relationship with Vietnam.
The collaboration between UTS and VinTech that we witnessed today is a flagship example that the Embassy will continue to support and promote further.
HE Mr Craig Chittick, Australian Ambassador to Vietnam