HANOI, VIETNAM - Media
OutReach - 6 March 2019 - Vingroup has just announced "the Science and Technology Scholarship
Program for Overseas Study for Master's and Doctoral Degrees" for talented
Vietnamese. The Program will be implemented for a duration of 11 years (from
2019 to 2030), awarding 1,100 fully funded scholarships to Vietnamese to study
in countries with leading science and technology, such as the United States of
America, Russia, France, Australia, Israel, Japan, South Korea and Singapore.
"The Science and
Technology Scholarship Program for Overseas Study for Master's and Doctoral
Degrees" (the Program) is a component of the Science and Technology Resources
Development Project of Vingroup.
The mission of
the Program is to find talented Vietnamese to mentor and develop them further
and provide them with rewarding opportunities so that they have the ability to
lead and advance science and technology in Vietnam in the future.
Around 20 fields
of study are given priority and include the following: artificial intelligence
(AI), big data, machine learning, cloud computing, information security,
cryptology, control and automation engineering, renewable energy, product
design, robotics, mechatronics engineering, cell biology, and genetics, etc...
The Program has
also identified a list of 50 target universities to send the scholarship
recipients to pursue their graduate degree programs, such as the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT), Cornell University, and the University of
Pennsylvania -- the United States; the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) -- Singapore;
Australian National University (ANU) -- Australia; the Korea Advanced Institute
of Science and Technology (KAIST) -- South Korea; the Technion-Israel Institute
of Technology -- Israel; the University of Tokyo -- Japan; Lomonosov Moscow State
University -- Russia; and the University of Limoges -- France.
Ms. Le Mai Lan, Vice Chairwoman of
Vingroup and Executive Director of the VinUniversity Project, said: "The
prioritized fields of study that have been selected for the Scholarship Program
all belong to the key areas that can make a breakthrough for the science and
technology development of Vietnam as well as of Vingroup. We strongly believe
that the Program will contribute to creating generations of high-quality
Vietnamese talents, positioning Vietnam better in the world's technology map
and heading towards global competition."
Details on the scholarship selection
criteria and application timelines will be published at the website: www.vinuni.edu.vn.
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