A particularly close cooperation connects Greifswald to partner universities in Vietnam. The University opened an office in Vietnam on the 22nd  March 2002, the Joint Education and Training Centre (JETC), run by Dr. Nguyen Binh Le Thi, a former student at the University of Greifswald, who works at the Institute of Biotechnology.

History of the Cooperation

The cooperation with Vietnam came to life back in the 1960s. It started with several Vietnamese citizens studying in Greifswald.

In the 1970s, scientists from Greifswald carried out research on Gracilaria cultivation in Vietnam and helped to develop breeding of red algae.

Research Cooperation
  • 2010–2013 Establishment of regional learning centres for protected area management;
  • 2012 Summer School Modern Principles and Uses of Red Biotechnology;
  • 2013–2016 Research Network on Melioidosis and Burkholderia
Teaching Cooperation

2001-2014 Joint Graduate Education Programme (JPEG):

More than 80 Vietnamese students have studied or done their PhDs in Greifswald since 2003.

Regular summer schools prepare the Vietnamese students for Greifswald.


The IO has just received funding from the BIDS and ERASMUS+ worldwide programmes.

BIDS funds Vietnamese graduates of German international schools, who would like to prepare for studying in Greifswald. Lecturers and doctoral candidates from Greifswald can receive funding for periods of stay in Vietnam through ERASMUS+ worldwide.

Current News

In March 2016, a delegation of academics and employees from Greifswald were able to give new impulses to the cooperation. A further delegation trip and a workshop on cooperation possibilities with Vietnam are planned for autumn. The President of the University of Languages, ULIS, visited Greifswald in November.

Please contact us if you are interested in going to Vietnam! 

Partners in Vietnam

Vietnam National University (VNU):

  • VNU Hanoi University of Science HUS
  • VNU University of Languages ULIS
  • VNU Institute of Microbiology and Biotechnolgy (IMBT)
  • VNU University of Engineering and Technology UET
  • National University of Education Hanoi

Vietnam Academy of Science (VAST) 
Institute of Biotechnology IBT
Hanoi University of Science and Technology
University of Agriculture and Forestry Hue
Thai Nguyen University