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.