This Implementation Agreement for international student exchange is the third in a series of upcoming institutional partners Fulbright will be cooperating with.

Fulbright University Vietnam and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) recently signed an Implementation Agreement (IA) for international student exchange, beginning Spring Semester 2023. Fulbright students will have the opportunity to go on an international exchange for an academic term at SUTD, and SUTD students will have the opportunity to come to Fulbright for weeklong joint-immersion programs. This international exchange supports the growing set of innovative institutional partnerships within Southeast Asia and will be in effect for five years.

Professor Yeo Kiat Seng, Associate Provost for Research & International Relations of SUTD said: “We are happy to be partnering with Fulbright University of Vietnam. Through this new partnership, our universities will capitalize on both our strengths in interdisciplinary fields such as Humanities, Engineering and Computational Sciences to develop a one week joint-immersion hands-on program to encompass activities or workshops that help fulfil specific academic learning objectives. Students will benefit greatly from these joint discussions and project work to develop important competencies for life and work, including critical thinking, innovative and creative thinking, effective communication, reasoning, and collaboration. We are positive that this partnership with Fulbright University Vietnam would pave the way for deeper and more exciting collaborations between both institutions in time to come.”

Vincent Pham, Manager of Career & Partnership Development of Fulbright University Vietnam, is delighted to welcome another Singaporean institution to Fulbright’s international exchange program network. He shared: “SUTD is an outstanding university to build partnership with, being a cutting-edge institution, paving a new path for integrated, interdisciplinary higher education for Southeast Asia’s next generation of leaders. Fulbright is excited to learn from SUTD as a peer institution, and earnestly believes our students will have a meaningful learning and living experience on their semester abroad.”

Fulbright University Vietnam is determined to provide a growing number of institutional partners for international exchange to provide its students with exposure to diverse settings, experience with specialized faculty and programs at well-regarded institutions, and ability to expand personal and professional opportunities that come with international experiences.

About Singapore University of Technology and Design:

The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is one of the first universities in the world to incorporate the art and science of design and technology into a truly holistic interdisciplinary education and research experience that culminates in real-world design innovations. SUTD seeks to advance knowledge and nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. SUTD also topped a list of emerging engineering schools in the world in a study commissioned by MIT.

A research-intensive university, SUTD is distinguished by its unique East and West academic programs that incorporate design thinking, human-centered innovation, entrepreneurship, coupled with local and international industry collaborations. SUTD’s key focus areas are Healthcare, Cities, Aviation and Sustainability, with Artificial Intelligence/Data Science and Digital Manufacturing capabilities across all of them. Multiple post-graduate opportunities are available. Skill-based professional education and training courses are also available at SUTD Academy. www.sutd.edu.sg

About Fulbright University Vietnam:

Fulbright University Vietnam is Vietnam’s first independent, not-for-profit, liberal arts university. We are an expanding international team of educational innovators, with deep roots in Vietnam, strong political and financial backing, and connections to educational institutions around the world.

We believe in the power of collaboration, transdisciplinary thinking, and risk-taking, and we understand that effective education requires putting students at its center. Globally integrated but deeply embedded in Vietnamese society, Fulbright is dedicated to providing a world-class education, utilizing the latest advancements in institutional design, teaching, learning, technology and other fields to create an institution that is both innovative and globally relevant. Importantly, Fulbright is committed to serving Vietnamese society through rigorous research and responsible civic engagement.