First Danish higher education ever enters Vietnam


University of Architecture in Ho Chi Minh City and University College of Northern Denmark have signed the first Danish-Vietnamese contract ever to jointly offer a Danish Accredited Higher Education in Vietnam. The 3½ years programme “Architectural and Technical Construction Management (ATCM)” will be launched in 2016.

On Friday 9 October the Danish Ambassador Charlotte Laursen joined the celebration at the UCN Office in HCMC together with UCN Rector, Lene Augusta Jørgensen, the Director of UCN Global Office Vietnam in HCMC City, Rene Larsen and Dr. Architect Pham Tu, Rector.


UCN Global Office Vietnam, established August 2014, is the first representative office of Aalborg-based University College of Northern Denmark operated outside of Denmark. The office contributes to the university’s visions to “ensure consistent high professional quality” with insight, professionalism and future orientation in its tuning of architectural and technological education programmes. UCN generates applied knowledge for use in practice with a slogan: “Real life education”.

The academic staff at UCN Global Office Vietnam works in collaboration with UCN to transfer knowledge and training materials to Vietnam, and to facilitate a student-centred learning.

The Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture (HCMUARC) was founded in 1976. The University incorporated the University of Architecture of Saigon, which was founded in 1967 which in its turn was separated from the Architecture Department of the College of Indochina-Fine Arts in 1926.


University College of Northern Denmark (UCN) has more than 40 programmes, offering career opportunities for Danish and international students who want to pursue careers in a professional context. UCN programmes and courses combine high academic skills with practical experience. UCN has a very international study environment with approx. 1000 international students coming from more than 30 countries.

Source: Embassy of Denmark in Vietnam

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