- NI supports IU-VNU HCM’s Biomedical Engineering Department in research and training through joint investment in laboratory equipment
- NI boosts education and research collaborations in Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, March 18, 2013 – National Instruments (NI) and the Biomedical Engineering Department of International University of Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City – (BME IU) today announced a strategic collaboration that raises the standards of biomedical engineering education using the latest research and training tools.
Under a joint investment partnership with National Instruments, BME IU is set to leverage some of the world’s most advanced educational laboratory tools that enable teachers, students and researchers to accelerate learning and innovation in all aspects of biomedical engineering from research & development to design & application of medical devices; and ultimately contribute to improving healthcare diagnosis and treatment in Vietnam.
BME IU holds the standing as being the first in Vietnam that offers the accredited degree of Engineer in Biomedical Engineering, an equivalent of the BS BME in the United States and the accredited Master’s degree in BME.
“I am very pleased with the partnership between NI and our Department. It will be beneficial to our faculty and students who now access to an advanced educational tool that helps facilitate the utilizations of bio-sensors in the research and the design of new medical devices, which are the main focus of our Department,” says Professor Vo Van Toi, Chairman of BME IU.
Since it opened an office in Ho Chi Minh City in 2011, National Instruments has significantly increased its support for Vietnam’s academic and research community towards advancing capabilities in engineering.
“Training and enabling the next generation of innovative engineers and scientists are at the core of growth strategy, particularly in emerging markets like Vietnam. We are delighted to partner with the BME IU and contribute to ground-breaking research in biomedical engineering,” says Mr. Chandran Nair, Managing Director of National Instruments, Southeast Asia.
Vietnam is a key market for National Instruments in Southeast Asia. In addition to academic institutions, the company has been supporting local and multinational companies in the automotive, oil & gas, manufacturing, building & infrastructure industries.
“The demand for design, test and advanced control systems in Vietnam has increased tremendously over the years. It’s exciting to see growth come from not only large, global companies but the academic and research sectors, as well as from Vietnamese start-ups. We’re looking forward to expanding our partnerships here and helping create a nation of innovators,” Chandran adds.
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About the Biomedical Engineering Department of International University of Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City – (BME IU)
BME IU (www.hcmiu.edu.vn/bme) was established in 2009. Its activities in education, research and entrepreneurship include: Medical Instrumentation, Biomedical Signal and Image Processing, Pharmaceutical Engineering, and Regenerative Medicine. It develops a practical education curriculum to satisfy the urgent needs of the country and conducts advanced scientific research to create its own signature. International University (IU) is one of six members of Vietnam National University HCMC, a leading university network of the country. As a model for reformed higher education, IU is the first public university in Vietnam that uses English in teaching.