Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Dow Vietnam Reinforces the Relationship Between University and Enterprise

On May 12, 2022, at Hall A4, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) organized the Memorandum of Understanding Signing Ceremony between Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Dow Chemical Vietnam Limited Liability Company (Dow Vietnam).


Attending at the ceremony, there are distinguished participants as follows:

From Dow Vietnam:

  • Mr. Jon Penrice, President of Dow in Asia-Pacific
  • Mr. Ekkasit Lakkananithiphan, President of Dow Vietnam


  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mai Thanh Phong – President
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Danh Thao – Vice President

Representatives from Management Board of Dow Vietnam and HCMUT.

Previously, HCMUT and Dow Vietnam has collaborated in several significant activities, focusing on organizing specialized conferences and sponsoring innovation startup competitions for students.

Today, through the signing of this MoU, HCMUT and Dow Vietnam have officially reinforced the relationship between University and Enterprise, laid a foundation of sustainable and long-term cooperation, continue to develop and expand a number of cooperation activities such as: participating in the Public-Private Collaboration towards a circular economy in plastic waste management, enhancing society awareness about plastic waste, educating on behavior change, implementing programs for sustainable development, research and development cooperation, STEM innovation activities for students, supporting internships and other recruitment activities.

At the signing ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mai Thanh Phong – President of HCMUT said, “It is our pleasure to welcome Dow Vietnam as one of our strategic partners, opening a new chapter in our collaboration. We do hope to continue accompanying Dow Vietnam in contributing to the sustainable development of our society, and nurturing generations of Vietnam young talents.”

With 65 years of establishment, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology is one of the leading technical universities in Vietnam. Having achieved HCERES and AUN-QA accreditation standards at the institutional level since 2017 and 40 university training programs recognized by many international accreditation organizations (ABET, AUN-QA, FIBAA, AQAS, BSI,...), HCMUT visioned to become a prestigious university in the region in terms of teaching, learning, research and entrepreneurship-innovation. The university also attaches great importance to the development of cooperation between Universities - Industries and considers this as one of the important factors for the university's sustainable development. HCMUT is partnered with more than 82 domestic and foreign enterprises in diverse activities, hoping to contribute to the continuous development of the locality and region.

Mr. Jon Penrice, President of Dow in Asia- Pacific shared, “We are very delighted to partner with a highly recognized Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. With the MOU signed today, we strongly believe that the relationship between Dow and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology will be further strengthened, and we really expect that the working team would develop a detailed action plan for practical and effective collaboration, especially the sustainability programs and building the future workforce for the chemical industry.”

Dow combines global breadth; asset integration and scale; focused innovation and materials science expertise; leading business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The Company's ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world.

Dow has been present in Vietnam since 1995. Currently, the company has about 110 employees at 03 facilities: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and 01 factory in Dong Nai province. Dow's portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow is a partner contributing to Vietnam's economic development by adding value for advanced manufacturing industries, providing innovative and sustainable solutions in order to help Vietnam tackle challenges, while also taking care of the Vietnamese community.

For more information regarding the event, please feel free to contact:

The External Relations Office
mobile number: 028 38 652 442

Dow Vietnam:
Mr. Nguyễn Hoài Sơn, Vice President
mobile number: 0902610366