Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has given the go-ahead to set up Tokyo Vietnam Medical University in the form of a non-profit foreign-invested higher education institution.
The university, to be located in the northern Vietnamese province of Hung Yen, will be invested by Japan’s Waseda Health Sciences Education Corporation and a number of Japanese individuals and organizations.
The total investment is roughly VND421 billion (US$19.82 million).
The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training in collaboration with the local Ministry of Planning and Investment and related agencies are in charge of instructing investors to work out a detailed project to build the university and an associating appraisal before submitting them for final approval.
The 30-hectare university will run four-year degree programs and three-year associate’s degree courses in such majors as rehabilitation nursing, physical therapy, orthotics and prosthetics, and medical testing.
The school will do scientific research closely connected to medical technology application and provide educational services as well.
It is expected to be put into operation two years after getting an investment license and employ 80 local and foreign lecturers to teach 1,200 students four years following the official operation.
Last month, premier Dung approved the establishment of Vietnam-Japan University under the Vietnam National University-Hanoi.
The estimated investment for the university to be constructed in Hoa Lac High-Tech Park to the west of the Vietnamese capital city is around $330 million.