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.