Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre

The Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre (VGTRC) at VGU has been opened in March 2010 as a joint undertaking of Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), University of Transport and Communication (UTC), and Vietnamese-German University (VGU). VGTRC aims to conduct research and development activities in the field of traffic and transport, and to guide researchers towards the doctor degree.

Dr. Vu Anh Tuan is the director of VGTRC. Dr.-Ing. Khuat Viet Hung, who is currently Executive Vice Chairman of Vietnam National Traffic Safety Committee (NTSC-Vietnam), is a Special Advisory of VGTRC. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Boltze (TU Darmstadt) is an Academic Supervisor of VGTRC’s researchers who have been accepted as doctor candidates by the TU Darmstadt Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. At the moment there are seven doctoral candidates working at the Centre.

VGTRC’s campus


The VGTRC and its research activities are contributing significantly to the visibility of VGU. This is also supported by a series of symposia organised by the VGTRC. In 2010, the Symposium “The Future of Public Transport” took place on March 5th. The initial Workshop on the “Vietnamese National Standard for Traffic Signals” took place on September 29th, 2011. Furthermore, several doctorial seminars took place in Ho-Chi-Minh-City and Darmstadt. The International Doctoral Seminar (IDS 2011) with participants from Germany, Vietnam, China, Japan and India took place in Hochiminh City on 12th – 17th December 2011. VGTRC was host and organizer of those events.



Deputy Prime Minister met VGTRC’s staffs in his visit at VGU



Medal Awarding Ceremony "For the Transport Development of Viet Nam" to Prof. Manfred Boltze



VGTRC Workshop 2011 “Developing a national Standard for Road Traffic Signals in Vietnam”



International Doctoral Seminar (IDS 2011) in Hochiminh City, Vietnam



International Doctoral Seminar (IDS 2012) in Kleinwalsertal, Austria
The presentation of M.Eng Huynh Duc Nguyen, VGTRC Doctoral Candidate at International Doctoral Seminar (IDS 2012)
The presentation of M.Sc An Minh Ngoc, VGTRC Doctoral Candidate at International Doctoral Seminar (IDS 2012)


Dr.-Ing. Vũ Anh Tuấn:

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Boltze:



Vietnamese-German Transport Research Center (VGTRC), Vietnamese-German University (VGU), Le Lai Str., Hoa Phu Ward, Binh Duong New City, Binh Duong Province, VIETNAM