Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) is one of the top two technical universities in Vietnam that have excelled in all major fields of engineering since 1957.

It has 25,000 students and aims to provide high-quality human resources, leadership and support for the economic, social and environmental needs of Vietnam.

Mai Thanh Phong, President of HCMUT | © HCMUT
Mai Thanh Phong, President of HCMUT | © HCMUT

“Our mission is to create and apply knowledge though scientific research and innovation,” shared HCMUT President Mai Thanh Phong.

“We strive to be globally recognized for excellence in entrepreneurship, training, research and innovation.”

HCMUT established the School of Industrial Management in 1992 and introduced high-demand disciplines, including environmental engineering and biotechnology.

Pioneering the creation of entrepreneurship and innovation centers in Vietnam, HCMUT continues to develop  strong connections among multiple engineering disciplines, technology and the business sector.

HCMUT aims to be Vietnam’s most international university in the next five years. Programs are now being taught in English and more foreign professors are enhancing the skills of Vietnamese youth and attracting international students.

“Japan is an important partner for Vietnam’s education system. The opportunity to increase collaboration with our many Japanese university and industry partners is massive,” said Mai Thanh Phong.

HCMUT recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Hitachi Systems Vietnam Ltd. to develop the university’s Digital Industry Laboratory in efforts to support Vietnam’s acceleration toward “Industry 4.0.”

Apart from providing internships, scholarships and grants, Japanese companies are recruiting more students from Vietnam.

Many of HCMUT’s faculty members received their doctorates in Japan, while many of its students are learning Japanese and other soft skills related to the Japanese labor market.

“Through the support of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency), we strengthened our capabilities to provide technical solutions for our community’s most pressing issues,” he continued.

“We hope to see more support and collaboration from key players in Vietnam’s industrial sector, our partners and especially from our alumni,” he concluded.