Minh lived in the Old Quarter of Hanoi until he moved with his family to Ho Chi Minh City and completed his first degree in Civil Engineering from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology in 2002.
After working in different industries, he embarked on a rather unexpected journey overseas. He completed a Master’s program at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, where he realized there was much more to learn. Minh continued with a Ph.D. at Saitama University in Japan, which was followed by a research and teaching fellowship at the University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom.
The work at UCL led him to another opportunity to join Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan as a founding faculty member in one of the most ambitious international university development projects in recent years.