Another important strategic element for the sustainability and success of the MScTT program is the already established Vietnamese-German Transport Research Centre (VGTRC) at VGU. The VGTRC is the first segment of the VGU Research Center, which follows the approach of integrating defined research projects and structures under one roof, which is new in the Vietnamese science community. The following synergies and benefits for the MScTT program will be utilized:
- Researchers from VGTRC can be involved in the teaching process for the MScTT (support of giving lectures, student projects, etc.). They will be assigned to assist and to support different lectures and to act as contact persons for the master students.
- Students of the MScTT program can be involved in the research activities of VGTRC, especially for writing their Master Thesis at VGTRC (as an alternative to writing it at TU Darmstadt in Germany). This could also be an opportunity for the Master Students to earn some extra money besides their scholarships, if it can be funded by VGU.
- Highly qualified students of the MScTT programm can have the opportunity for further academic qualification, aiming for the degree “Dr.-Ing.” while working at VGTRC.