JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Ho Chi Minh City university first in Vietnam to provide tuition-free robotics, AI program

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 22:05 GMT+7
Ho Chi Minh City university first in Vietnam to provide tuition-free robotics, AI program
Students are seen at an event on the campus of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in 2019. Photo: Tran Huynh / Tuoi Tre

A major university in Ho Chi Minh City will offer a tuition-free academic program on robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) this year, making itself the first higher education institution in Vietnam to make this decision.

The Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education plans to waive all tuition fees only for the 20 students following the program, according to Nguyen Truong Thinh, dean of the school’s mechanical engineering faculty.

Eligible candidates must score 24 and above in the entrance test, and those who come from selective high schools or have won awards at science and technology competitions will receive priority, Thinh revealed.

The undergraduates are expected to learn relatively new subjects in Vietnam such as industrial robot systems, self-driving vehicles, big data, biomedical robots, virtual reality and human-robot interaction.

The students will spend the entire final year of the four-year program on placement in companies and doing graduation theses, the dean said.

He emphasized that a number of enterprises told the university to send the robotics and AI graduates to them, well prior to the program’s launch around July this year.

The university has readied itself for the training by contracting highly qualified lecturers and building research laboratories for the purpose, president Do Van Dung said.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news

Five things to know about the selfie economy

The ensuing selfie explosion was perfectly timed to take advantage of changing consumer habits during the rise of the "experience economy," a term first used by authors Joseph Pine II and James Gilmore in a 1998 issue of the Harvard Business Review