Cooperation agreement in real estate between Van Lang University and Savills Vietnam

(VLU - September 12, 2020) - On the morning of September 17, 2020, the signing ceremony of a cooperation agreement (MOU) between Savills Real Estate Group and Van Lang University took place at Campus 3 of Van Lang University. The two sides agreed to cooperate in training students and postgraduate students, providing short-term training courses in real estate; organizing activities for students and implementing programs that show the social responsibility of the two sides.

The signing ceremony was attended by Mr. Neil MacGregor - Managing Director of Savills Real Estate Group, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - President of Van Lang University, together with leaders of key departments of the two organizations.

Savills Vietnam and Van Lang University had 3-month discussion, then reached an agreement of a cooperation agreement signing with 3 main contents:

  • Co-operating to implement bachelor's and master's degree programs in Real Estate, short-term training programs on professional expertise in the field of Real Estate.
  • Cooperating in organizing academic activities, social work, skill club for students of Van Lang University.
  • Implementing programs to show social responsibilities of the two organizations.

vlu MOU savills aAssoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - President of Van Lang University and Mr. Neil MacGregor - Managing Director - General Director of Savills Vietnam performed the signing ceremony of the agreement under the witness of leaders from both sides.

From the academic year 2020 - 2021, Van Lang University enrolls and trains the regular undergraduate program in Real Estate (under the Faculty of Finance - Banking), becoming the 4th university in the South of Vietnam that trains this potential major. It is designed according to ACBSP standard (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs - United States) - currently one of the most prestigious standards in the field of economic training.

Students of Real Estate Major at Van Lang University will have the opportunity to experience practical activities during the 4 years such as: career-oriented activities, participation in financial seminars and conferences, real estate investment and trading, internship activities, practical learning at enterprises in the field of Construction, Investment, Business, Real Estate Project Development. In addition, students will be able to participate in short-term courses organized by the school and its partners to increase their advantage in finding jobs in the future.

vlu MOU savills bDr. Ngo Minh Hai, Dean of Finance - Banking Department, shared the prospects of cooperation between Savills and Van Lang University in the field of real estate.

According to domestic and foreign experts, human resources in the real estate in Vietnam have not yet met the demand, especially the recovery period after the real estate market bottomed out 2020. That Real Estate Major has been introduced at Van Lang University with the cooperation agreement with Savills - the world's leading real estate corporation is a great opportunity to help students easily access professional training environments and modernity, creating a solid foundation to enter the vibrant labor market after graduation.

vlu MOU savills cSenior leaders of Savills Vietnam take pictures with the leaders, teachers of the faculties and departments of Van Lang University.

Through the signing ceremony and discussion sessions, Savills Vietnam is committed to evaluating and consulting the real estate training program of Van Lang University which based on the actual needs of the market. Students will have access to practical knowledge in the business along with the theoretical learning process at the lecture halls, experience the practical learning environment and work at Savills Vietnam - a leading enterprise in this field. In addition, the staff and lecturers of Van Lang University will also have many opportunities when studying short-term training programs in the field of real estate and other activities within cooperation agreement.

Savills Real Estate Group was established in the UK in 1855. With specialists across the globe, more than 600 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Middle East, Savills is the world's leading real estate service provider. Savills currently has more than 39,000 employees working in more than 70 countries, providing expert services and extensive market insight, and is committed to accompanying customers anywhere.

In Vietnam, Savills was established in 1995 with two main offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Savills Vietnam provides professional real estate services to the market including: Residential Real Estate Business, Commercial Lease, Residential Real Estate Lease, Research & Consultancy, Valuation & Research Business & Banking Services, Investment Brokerage & Consulting, Retail Space Leasing & Consulting, Property & Property Management, Tenant Consulting & Representatives, Consulting Leasing Industrial premises, Creative Marketing & Services. The enterprise has continuously received prestigious titles in the real estate sector before stopping participating in award programs in 2018 and spending participation costs for the fund "Savills Cares" – a campaign aims to cooperate with volunteer organizations, focus on investment in social activities, contribute to local residents and improve the life of the community.

Written by: Hong Ngan
Photos: Lee Minh Phuong
Translated by: Oanh Doan

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