Wednesday 09 March 2022


The British Council is delighted to announce the nine finalists for the Study UK Alumni Awards 2021-22 in Vietnam. The nine of finalists were selected from more than 1,500 applicants from around the world, for their outstanding achievements as business professionals, entrepreneurs and community leaders, and for their important contribution to strengthening collaborative ties between the UK and Vietnam. The three award winners will be announced at a ceremony on 18 March, 2022.

The prestigious international award celebrates UK higher education and the achievements of UK alumni all over the world. Now in its eighth year, international UK alumni applied from more than 100 countries, representing more than 140 UK higher education institutions across the UK. 

The finalists of the Science and Sustainability Award, which recognises alumni who have distinguished themselves through their career and achievements in the world of science and sustainability, are: 

  • Dang Huu Man – graduate of The University of Stirling
    Lecturer, Researcher, Head of the Department - University of Economics, The University of Danang.
  • Nguyen Khanh Dieu Hong – graduate of University College London
    Principal of TH School.
  • Nguyen Phat – graduate of Keele University
    Legal Counsel - Power Engineering Consulting Joint Stock Company 3 (member of Vietnam Electricity). 

The finalists of the Culture and Creativity award, which recognises alumni who have carved a career for themselves in arts and culture, individuals who demonstrated their artistic ingenuity, influence and creativity, are: 

  • Nguyen Linh Chi – graduate of University of the Arts, London
    Co-founder of Sonson Collective.
  • Trang Trinh – graduate of Royal Academy of Music
    CEO of Viet Classical Music Jsc.
  • Vu Nhat – graduate of The University of the West of England, Bristol and University of the Arts, London
    Programme Coordinator/ Fashion Lecturer - London College for Design and Fashion Hanoi.

The finalists of the Business and Innovation award, which recognises alumni who are active in initiating and contributing to innovative or creative new ideas, solutions or business opportunities, that have the potential for growth, are: 

  • Dinh Thuy Phuong – graduate of The University of Northampton
    Founder & Director of Grace Abundance Company Limited.
  • Luu Minh Hien – graduate of The University of Manchester and The London School of Economics and Political Science
    Founder & CEO - WISE Group (WISE English & WISE Business).
  • Tran Thao – graduate of The University of West London
    Accelerator Program Manager, New Energy Nexus Vietnam. 

Note: Finalists are arranged in alphabetical order.

Ms Donna McGowan, Director of the British Council in Vietnam, said: 'The remarkable individuals selected as finalists for the Study UK Alumni Awards in Vietnam have all taken their UK education as a starting point to excel in their chosen careers and shape the world around them. This year’s finalists are testimony not only to the diversity of UK alumni and their endeavours, but also to the transformative impact of a UK education.'

To read more about this year’s inspirational finalists, please click here.

Notes to Editor

Le Thu Hien 
Education Services Manager 
British Council

About the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We build connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language. In 2019-2020 we reached over 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall including online broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934 we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive a 14.5 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.

About the Study UK Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards were developed by the British Council and UK universities, and were launched by the British Council in September 2014. They are open to alumni currently residing in any country outside the UK, who have been officially registered as a degree level student or higher, at an officially recognised provider of UK university degree level study for a minimum of a term or semester, or who have been awarded a full UK degree level qualification (or higher), by a UK university, within the last 15 years. 

Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, professions and countries. The Alumni Awards celebrate and showcase the impact and value of a UK higher education and raises the profile and reputation of UK alumni, their former universities, and the whole of UK education.

For full details about the Study UK Alumni Awards please refer to: 

For a list of previous Study UK Alumni Award recipients, please refer to:  

Images will be available from link under National award ceremonies from our campaign toolkit  page - Dropbox link here shortly after the ceremony.