Vietnamese – German centre of medical research launched in Hanoi

Wednesday, 2018-01-17 10:45:48
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The ribbon-cutting ceremony to inaugurate the centre
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NDO – The Vietnamese – German Centre of Excellence in Medical Research (VGCare), a joint project between the 108 Military Central Hospital (Vietnam) and the University of Tübingen (Germany), was officially put into operation in Hanoi on January 16.

VG-CARE is located at the Institute of Clinical Infectious Diseases of 108 Military Central Hospital, on Tran Hung Dao Street.

The centre will be a reliable address for scientists from both sides to exchange in different fields related to healthcare, including clinical and tropical diseases, molecular biology and cancer.

It will help Vietnamese researchers to gain access to modern equipment and facilities in order to conduct basic and applied clinical research.

VGCare receives considerable financial support from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as well as the Institute of Tropical Medicine (University of Tübingen) and the 108 Military Central Hospital.

Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh speaking at the ceremony (Credit:

Speaking at the ceremony, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Vietnam's Deputy Defence Minister, emphasised that the centre will create favourable conditions for the 108 Hospital to expand its international cooperation, significantly contributing to improving the quality of training, research and application of medical science and technology.

At the event, the 108 Hospital presented Honourary Professor titles to three professors from the University of Tübingen for their contributions to the cooperation in training and scientific research between the two sides over the past few years.