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Vietnam Engineering Education Conference, Mar 25-26

Vietnam Engineering Education Conference, Mar 25-26, 2014The 2014 HEEAP Alliance Partners and Arizona State University will host the 2nd annual Vietnam Engineering Education Conference (VEEC) on March 25-26, 2014 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. A major event bringing together global industry, government and academic professionals to discuss transformative ideas and solutions to engineering and technical education programs in Vietnam, the conference includes interactive plenary sessions, panel discussions, technical sessions and seminars with emphasis on partnerships between education, industry and government to innovate and build capacity in engineering, and technology innovation in teaching, research and discovery. Read more

Arizona State University receives grant to help strengthen higher education in Vietnam

Aug, 24, 2012. U.S. and Vietnamese government, industry and education leaders recently signed an agreement in Hanoi to increase investment in the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program administered through ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

An ambitious higher engineering education initiative driven by Arizona State University (ASU) to advance economic and social development efforts in Vietnam is continuing to attract support and build momentum.

A $ 2.4 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) grant to ASU will expand the Higher Education Engineering Alliance Program (HEEAP) that leverages public and private sector funding to improve the quality of higher education in Vietnam.

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New investment in education will boost Vietnam’s economic and social development (HEEAP 2.0)

Aug, 24, 2012. U.S. and Vietnamese government, industry and education leaders recently signed an agreement in Hanoi to increase investment in the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program administered through ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

Intel Corp., Arizona State University and the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) in partnership with other government agencies, industry and universities and colleges in Vietnam are intensifying efforts to modernize higher engineering education in the country.

The parties recently signed a memorandum of understanding for a commitment for a combined investment by Intel and MOET of more than $ 10 million over five years to boost the Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program (HEEAP).

The estimated target investment from current and future industry and government partners for the HEEAP expansion is $40 million.

The program seeks to accelerate economic development by providing a more highly trained workforce in Vietnam to meet the growing needs of global high-tech industries. Ultimately, HEEAP promises to strengthen education and research collaborations, as well as business ties, between Vietnam and the United States.

HEEAP was established in 2010 with funding support from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Intel. It is administered through the Office of Global Outreach and Extended Education in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. Jeffrey Goss is the director of the office.

“After only two years, the HEEAP project has achieved enough measurable impact to warrant these new commitments from Intel, MOET, USAID, and Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA),” Goss says. “The resources provided by the new investment open the opportunity to scale the current project by a factor of five and to add a leadership institute.”

MOET Vice Minister Bui Van Ga says the Vietnamese government “ … is very pleased with the outcomes of the HEEAP project to be strong partners to rapidly upgrade our higher education system.”

To date, the program has brought more the 100 faculty members from Vietnam’s universities and colleges to ASU for training in advanced methods for teaching engineering.

In addition, HEEAP started a scholarship program focused on bringing more women into engineering and technology fields.

In the next phase of the project, called HEEAP 2.0, to be carried out from 2013 to 2017, the program will train hundreds of additional faculty members each year at ASU and in Vietnam, and establish a Distance Learning Network that will enable students across the country to take courses online simultaneously.

HEEAP 2.0 will also improve instruction in English for Vietnamese engineering students and promote the involvement of more women in engineering and technical fields.

In addition, Vietnamese engineering programs will be brought into compliance with requirements set by leading higher education accrediting organizations, specifically ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology) and the CDIO™ INITIATIVE (Conceive, Design Implement, Operate), an innovative educational framework for producing the next generation of engineers.

The investment will provide funds to build teaching laboratories and train instructors to use the facilities effectively. There will also be upgrades of the data systems used by the engineering education programs in Vietnam colleges and universities.

It will also enable HEEAP to rapidly scale up its training program for administrators at Vietnamese college and universities through the program’s higher education leadership institute.

Since its start, the program has been joined by other industry partners Siemens, Honeywell, Danaher and Cadence. The companies have provided equipment, simulation and software tools and training of faculty on these systems.

With the additional funding, HEEAP expects to add at least 12 new industry partners within the next five years.

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Arizona State University awarded grant to help strengthen higher education in Vietnam, Arizona State University, Aug 30, 2012
New investment to boost international economic development effort, Arizona State University, Aug 24, 2012
Higher Engineering Education Alliance Program
ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology)
CDIO™ INITIATIVE (Conceive, Design Implement, Operate)

Transforming Universities through Data Analytics and Systems to Drive Innovation

ASU Seminar, Aug 6, 2012

When: Mon, Aug 6, 2:15 – 4:00 pm
Where:HCMC University of Technology
.268 Ly Thuong Kiet St. Dist. 10
.A4 meeting room

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HEEAP to raise training funding for future engineers

HCMC – Partners and members of the Higher Education Engineering Alliance Program (HEEAP) will convene a meeting in HCMC this week to decide more funding and measures to make this program move faster and develop next generation of Vietnamese engineers.

The meeting was disclosed by Jeffrey S. Goss, director of Vietnam HEEAP and assistant dean of Global Outreach and Extended Education for Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.

“Our initial resource partners Intel Corporation and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) provided us US$2.5 million to start the project last summer. We will be announcing a large increase in the funding for the program,” Goss told the Daily last Friday, after Siemens announced US$71 million in-kind software grant to the program.

The in-kind software grant will help universities develop the next generation of Vietnamese engineers in order to quench the thirst of companies for high-skilled employees in Vietnam.

The software comprising comprehensive digital product development and digital manufacturing solutions will benefit the Hanoi University of Technology, Danang University of Technology, Can Tho University, HCMC University of Technology and the HCMC University of Technical Education.

Erdal Elver, president and chief executive officer of Siemens Vietnam, said Siemens supported the universities in their education program as part of its corporate social responsibility committed to Vietnam. He expected the program would bring practical benefits to the universities and assist students with their career development.

The software was provided by Siemens PLM Software of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, a major provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services.

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Saigon Times, Apr 18, 2011

Defining PLM, Siemens PLM Software Web Site

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software allows companies to manage the entire lifecycle of a product efficiently and cost-effectively, from ideation, design and manufacture, through service and disposal. Computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer-aided engineering (CAE), product data management (PDM) and digital manufacturing converge through PLM.