Uppsala University’s office in Hanoi, Vietnam
Since 2014, Uppsala University has a regional representative office in Hanoi, Vietnam. The office aims to strengthen collaboration with Vietnamese universities, but also with partners in neighbouring countries.
Floor 16, Daeha Business Centre
360 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel.: +84 243 2673 494
Pham Anh Tuan (PhD)
Phuong Luong (BSc)
The Uppsala University office in Hanoi develops cooperation in research and education, through joint study programmes, courses and exchange opportunities for teachers, students and researchers. The office also works with student recruitment to increase the number of Vietnamese students studying in Sweden and at Uppsala University. The office also develops internship opportunities for Swedish students in Vietnam, coordinates alumni activities and supports capacity development programmes in higher education. The office also collaborate with other Swedish Universities in a number of areas.
Collaboration with Vietnamese Universities
The Uppsala University office in Vietnam collaborates with a number of Vietnamese universities and partners:
- Foreign Trade University (FTU)
Memorandum of understanding and Student exchange agreement with the Department of Business at Uppsala University starting spring 2019.
- Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST)
Memorandum of understanding and agreement for a 3+1 programme with the Department of Computer Science at Uppsala University and Global ICT at HUST, starting autumn 2018. Another collaboration is the ICM (International Credit Mobility) programme, which supports student-, teacher- and staff exchange with Uppsala University.
Memorandum of understanding and Joint Master Programme in Public Policy and Public Management (MPPM) between University of Economics and Business (UEB) with the Department of Government at Uppsala University since 2009. Now the degree is awarded by UEB, where Uppsala University contributes with two courses. The Department of Anthropology at the University of Social Science and Humanities (USSH) has a collaboration for student- and teacher exchange with their sister department at Uppsala University. This collaboration also includes research collaboration with SWEDESD at Uppsala University.
- Hue University
Memorandum of understanding and partner of the EU-funded capacity development project EVENT and EASTEM.
- Hanoi University of Public Health
Memorandum of understanding signed with the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health at Uppsala University, where part of the course, Challenges in Global Health, is given in Hanoi and provided by HUPH.
- Ho Chi Minh University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE)
Memorandum of understanding and a partner of the EVENT and EASTEM-project.
- Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (HUTECH)
Memorandum of understanding and a partner of the EVENT-project.
- Vinh University
Memorandum of understanding with the Division of Microsystem Technology at Uppsala University, involving cooperation in education and research in the field of micro- and nanosystems.
MOU since spring 2019, where different collaboration are under discussion with Department of Education, UU.
- Ho Chi Minh University of Medical and Pharmacy (UMP)
Memorandum of understanding between the Faculty of Nursing and Medical Technology, UMP HCMC and the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Uppsala University. UMP receives both MFS-students and interns for clinical training from UU, mainly nursing students.
The office is also working closely with the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi, the Ministry of Education and Training and Ministry of Science and Technology. There is also a MOU agreement with the biggest hospital in Hanoi, Bach Mai hospital, having a sister clinic within Infectious Diseases at Uppsala University Hospital, also involving research collaboration with the Department for Medical Sciences.
The Uppsala University office in Vietnam gives high priority to student recruitment activities and to increase the number of Vietnamese students coming to Sweden and Uppsala. This is carried out in close collaboration with the Embassy of Sweden in Hanoi organising Study in Sweden events, EU study fairs as well as Pre-departure events. The Uppsala University office additionally participates in other recruitment fairs and roadshows, organise FIKA-events, visit Universities and High Schools as well as give counselling to individual students and help them with their application. For more information, see our admissions page.
Uppsala University’s alumni chapter in Vietnam is very active, organising several different activities throughout the year and is also closely connected to the recruitment activities. In spring 2018, the Sweden Alumni Network Vietnam (SANV) was officially certified by Swedish Institute and will continue to work as a bridge between the two countries.
Internships and MFS
There are several opportunities for Swedish students to carry out their internship in Vietnam, where the Uppsala University office have contacts with schools for practicum within the Teacher Training Programme (information in Swedish). At the moment it is Concordia International School in Hanoi and Olympia international School.
We also have many contacts with hospitals in Hanoi and HCMC for nurses and medical doctors to carry out their practicum. Furthermore, the office has a broad network of contacts with the business sector and with research institutions and NGOs, for students that wishes to carry out their practicum within this sector.
The Uppsala University office also provides support to those wanting to do their Minor Field Study (information in Swedish) in Vietnam, where we can provide contacts in different fields.
For students coming to Vietnam for their internship or MFS, the Uppsala University office can support with practical arrangements such as visas, accommodation and social networks.
Short training and contract education
Uppsala University offers credit and non-credit programs and courses on campus or wherever it suits our clients the best, in Sweden or abroad. Contract education has a long history of collaboration with Universities in Vietnam, but can also offer training programs for international delegations visiting Sweden. A recent example is Vietnam Women’s Union visiting Sweden for a two-week program on Gender Equality Promotion. For more information contact: email@example.com
EASTEM (Euro-Asian Collaboration for Enhancing STEM Education) is a capacity-building project funded by Erasmus+ (KA2) with the aim of improving employability of STEM graduates from partner universities by ensuring students acquire skills needed in the workplace. EASTEM uses approaches from student-centred STEM education to develop the competence of lecturers and bridge the gap between industry and universities. Over the course of 3 years (2019-2021), the project will bring together 3 universities from Europe and 10 from Asia, creating a platform for partner universities to exchange best practices on student-centred STEM education.
EVENT is a capacity development project, funded by the EU Erasmus+ programme. EVENT focuses on employability within higher education in Vietnam and the project is coordinated by Uppsala University. The other Vietnamese partners within the project are the Ministry of Education and Training, the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and the Vietnamese Universities; HUTECH, HCMUTE, Hué University, National Economic University and Hanoi University of Industry. Two additional European Universities; University of Valencia and the University of Groningen are also part of the project.