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 Vietnames-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.
Prof. Boltze (TU Darmstadt) is the director of VGTRC. Dr.-Ing. Khuat Viet Hung, who is currently Dean of the Institute of Transport Planning and Management at UTC, is the co-director of VGTRC. The first VGTRC researchers have been accepted as doctor candidates by the TU Darmstadt Department of Civil Engineering and Geodesy, already. At the moment there are eight doctoral candidates working at TRC, other two applications are currently in progress. After three years, it is intended to have about 15 researchers working at VGTRC.