The New Model University Project (NMUP), developing Vietnamese-German University (VGU) near Ho Chi Minh City, is an integral part of the Government of Vietnam together with the support of the World Bank (WB) in order to catalyze Higher Education (HE) reform in Vietnam.
With an approximate capital of 180.4 million USD funded by World Bank, it will not just create a new science and technology university that will produce highly qualified graduates needed in the labour market also explicitly test the reforms currently taking place in higher education and demonstrate lessons and provide guidance to other universities as they develop more autonomy in areas of governance, finance, and quality.
Link for Architectural Design Contest for future VGU campus: www.phase1.de/vgu
May 2010: the Minister of Education and Training approved the Project “Building Vietnamese-German University
August 2010: the Credit Agreement of building Vietnamese-German University was officially signed between the Government of Vietnam and the International Development Association
January 2011 – October 2017 project implementation period
November 30, 2017: project closing date