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Sydney Vietnam Institute

Prosperity through research and partnerships

The University of Sydney Vietnam Institute facilitates and strengthens intellectual and cultural exchange between Australian and Vietnamese researchers, academics and students.

The Institute builds on the University's world-class multidisciplinary education, research, and significant and long-standing academic partnerships in Vietnam over the last 50 years.

Our vision

The University of Sydney Vietnam Institute will realise our vision for sustainable, mutually beneficial cooperation across all levels of higher education and research engagement.

It seeks to improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities in Vietnam and beyond through excellence in multidisciplinary, collaborative, and impactful research and engagement.

The Institute will enhance the University's capacity to implement high quality research, attract substantial research funding, strengthen research partnerships, engage with governments, and connect with communities in Vietnam and beyond in the global health sector.

About us

The University of Sydney has historically collaborated in Vietnam across a wide range of academic disciplines including health, arts and the humanities, agriculture, economics and business, technology and science. This includes more than a decade of health research conducted through an affiliation with the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research.
Establishing the Institute as a pan-University research and engagement hub combines our activity into a single institute and marks a new chapter in our work in Vietnam.
The Institute's inaugural activities include:
  • implementing and facilitating high quality research
  • identifying and supporting highly productive research networks with partner institutions and industry in Vietnam
  • building leadership in cross-cultural research and partnerships
  • hosting research seminars and symposia, academic conferences, and conventions, and
  • providing a base for short and long-term attachments and fellowships for Australian-based staff conducting research in Vietnam.

Contact us

The University of Sydney Vietnam Institute has offices in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Can Tho.

To learn more about the Institute, email

Ho Chi Minh City

Level 7, The Nexx Building, 32 Pham Ngoc Thach Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam


No. 298 Kim Ma Street, Building 2G, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Can Tho

Can Tho City Hospital of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Binh Hoa A Area, Phuoc Thoi Ward, O Mon District, Can Tho City, Vietnam

Executive Director, The University of Sydney Vietnam Institute

Professor Thu-Anh Nguyen
Professor Thu-Anh Nguyen
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