Japan to build med school in Ecopark

Japan’s leading Waseda Health Sciences Education Corporation recently inked a land lease contract with Ecopark developer Viet Hung Urban Development and Investment JSC to build the first international medical university in Vietnam – Tokyo Vietnam Medical University – at an estimated startup cost of $19 million.

Design and construction is expected to go for two years with the university going on-line in 2015, focusing on the majors of nursing and physiotherapy.

Design and construction is expected to go for two years with the university going on-line in 2015, focusing on the majors of nursing and physiotherapy.

Over time, the university will expand training to other majors including functional rehabilitation and clinical sciences. It will enroll 1,500 students.

When asked why Ecopark was chosen as the university’s home, Waseda Health Sciences Education Corporation’s president Mari Kusumi said, “Developing advanced medicine with top-of-the-line healthcare services is important to cultivating a society of peace, freedom, and affluence. Our vision is to train medical professionals willing to work in countries around the world to bring health and happiness to people.”

The university will include an auditorium, research area, and indoor and outdoor sports complexes. Design, construction, and supervision of the project will be conducted by international contractors.

To celebrate the contract, Ecopark announced a Waseda Scholarship Fund valued at $286,000 that gives five annual scholarships for students in Cuu Cao, Phung Cong, and Xuan Quan communes to study at the upcoming medical school.

By Dinh Thuy

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