In June 2018, Penn entered into a formal alliance with the Vingroup to improve health care and to create new undergraduate and graduate medical training programs in Vietnam. The alliance is positioned to extend Penn's global reach through the creation of a new Center of Regional Engagement in Southeast Asia (based in Vietnam). The new Center will focus initially on the establishment of medical and nursing schools within a newly formed private, nonprofit university (VinUniversity) and enhancement of graduate medical education and health care provision within Vietnam’s largest private nonprofit health system (Vinmec). Both VinUniversity and Vinmec are components of the Vingroup, Vietnam’s largest private company, a business that shares Penn Medicine’s commitment to community service through the transformation of health care.
1 year anniversary of the alliance
A delegation of Penn faculty and staff traveled to Hanoi April 1-5, 2019 to celebrate the 1st year anniversary of the launch of the Vingroup-Penn Alliance, to participate in an industry roundtable event with local and regional participants (Event summary here) and also to see progress on the construction of the university and anniversary highlights Photos here.