POSTECH and the Vingroup Scholarship Program of VinUniversity to Raise Global Leaders in Science and Technology Together

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On August 27, POSTECH and the Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program for Overseas Study for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees managed by VinUniversity signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to implement the scholarship program and to actively cooperate to support the education, scientific research, and training of Vietnamese students. Through this agreement, POSTECH has become the first scholarship-program partner of the Vingroup Scholarship Program in South Korea.

‘The Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program for Overseas Study for Master’s and Doctoral Degrees’ provides scholarships to qualified Vietnamese students to complete their master’s and doctoral degrees at leading universities in the world including POSTECH. Thanks to this MOU, the Vietnamese scholarship recipients, chosen through a rigorous selection process conducted by VinUniversity, will receive full support from both Vingroup Scholarship Program and POSTECH for the duration of their study at POSTECH.

In establishing this partnership with VinUniversity, President Moo Hwan Kim of POSTECH remarked, “We are pleased to strengthen the partnership with VinUniversity, which is a promising educational institution in Vietnam nurturing outstanding students. As we promised when we met at POSTECH last year, we will provide full support to cultivate the students from VinUniversity in research and education of science and engineering. Furthermore, this agreement is a big first step in our partnership, and we will strive for further progress by mutual educational and research exchange. We look forward to having talented students from VinUniversity on our campus.”

Dr. Le Mai Lan, Vingroup Vice-Chairwoman and President of VinUniversity, stated, “VinUniversity first visited POSTECH in November 2019 to discuss about how our two universities can collaborate with each other. I am delighted that since then, POSTECH has joined hands with us in supporting the Vingroup Science and Technology Scholarship Program to help build the human resources for Vietnam. In Vietnam, Vingroup has established VinUniversity with a mission to educate their most talented students to become future leaders with a clear vision, skills, integrity and great promise. In Korea, POSCO had set up POSTECH with a common mission. As POSTECH and VinUniversity share many similar backgrounds and values, I strongly believe that this is the very first stepping stone in terms of collaboration between our two institutions. As much as we look forward to having the first Vingroup scholars attending POSTECH, we also hope that VinUniversity will collaborate more closely with POSTECH in various academic aspects.”

VinUniversity is a private university founded by Vingroup, the biggest conglomerate in Vietnam mainly focusing on technology, industrials and services. VinUniversity was established following the approval by the Prime Minister of Vietnam in March 2018. The University opened its campus earlier this year and welcomed the inaugural cohort of students in Fall 2020.