Arizona State University and Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City are forging a long-term agreement to pursue an array of collaborative ventures aimed at mutual goals in academics, research, global educational leadership and economic development.
The Maker to Entrepreneurship Program supports prototypical startups and promotes their innovative ideas and scalable products. MEP came out of a series of Maker Innovation Forums sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and organized by Arizona State University in the cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hanoi and Can Tho. At these forums, entrepreneurs, small business owners, startups, makers and inventors connected with government representatives responsible for developing and administering innovation and entrepreneurship policy.
In Vietnam, with strong foreign direct investment investment and rapid economic growth, employers are struggling to find the right workers with adequate and relevant skills. To address this challenge, the Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP), Arizona State University and Intel launched the inaugural Workforce Development Council meeting on August 18.
During September 6–8, leadership from eight Vietnamese universities participated in the Policy and Leadership Seminar III on Leading University Policy Realization as part of the BUILD-IT Alliance.
From September 7 to October 2, 2017, the BUILD-IT project conducted a series of 14 in-country workshops on international accreditation, quality assurance and evaluation of student learning. More than 550 participants from BUILD-IT and non-BUILD-IT universities and education organizations in both STEM and non-STEM areas from Can Tho, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang, Hue and Hanoi participated in the workshops.
On March 7–8 2017, Mitch Kirby, Senior Academic Advisor from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and his colleagues in Vietnam visited two of ASU’s academic partners with HEEAP, VULII and BUILD-IT: Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE) and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT). The ASU Vietnam team also attended the meetings.
The Building University-Industry Learning and Development through Innovation and Technology (BUILD-IT) marked the completion of its first project year with a retrospective look at progress to date and a look forward to our upcoming initiatives and opportunities during the annual solutions council meeting, held on February 28, 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam.