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VinUniversity Inaugurates Its First Academic Year


HANOI, VIETNAM – Media OutReach – 17 October 2020On 17 October, 2020, VinUniversity (Vingroup) – the first private, not-for-profit university of excellence in Vietnam – officially opened its first academic year with seven majors in three fields: Business Administration, Engineering and Computer Science, and Health Sciences.  

VinUniversity (VinUni) has celebrated its first convocation ceremony after a rigorous selection process, capping admissions at just 260 students for the first academic year (2020 – 2021). Of these, 230 are full-time undergraduate students, 30 are exchange students in the “Study Away” exchange program cooperated between VinUniversity and international universities (Cornell University – USA, and University of Technology Sydney – Australia).

The students of the inaugural academic year are the most talented of nearly 4,500 applicants, with high school grade point average within the top 2.5 per cent of the country. In particular, the average IELTS English proficiency score of admitted students is 7.15 and the average SAT score is 1,411, which is in the top 5 per cent worldwide. Nearly 20 per cent of students have achieved merits in national and international academic Olympiads, prestigious competitions, and all students have actively participated in extracurricular activities and community projects.

In addition to solid academic performance and outstanding achievements, admitted students demonstrate VinUniversity’s AACC qualities — Outstanding Ability, Aspiration, Creativity, and Commitment. Designed according to the admission approach of top universities in the world, the comprehensive, transparent, and fair selection process includes multiple application rounds, and individual interviews with faculty in the key decision round.

From this rigorous application process, VinUniversity has successfully recruited a cohort with 65 per cent of the students coming from specialised schools, 20 per cent from international/bilingual schools and 15 per cent from other high-quality schools. In terms of regional diversity, 55 per cent of students come from major cities (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang); and 45 per cent come from different provinces nationwide.

In the first year, VinUniversity will provide instruction in three main fields: Business Administration, Engineering and Computer Science, and Health Sciences, beginning with seven majors: Hospitality Management, Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Doctor of Medicine, and Nursing. Notably, in its first academic year, VinUniversity has enrolled students for graduate medical education to train resident physicians specialising in Internal Medicine, General Surgery and Pediatrics.

With the high quality training conditions offered, VinUniversity has just been awarded a QS 5-star standard certificate by Quacquarelli Symonds (United Kingdom) in three areas: Facilities, Academic Development and Inclusiveness.

In particular, QS highly recognises VinUniversity’s commitment to academic development, including 100 per cent of faculty participating in training in active-learning pedagogy and each student having an academic adviser throughout their study at the university. QS also grants 5 stars to VinUniversity’s facilities including lecture halls, classrooms, stadiums, dormitories, libraries, gyms,  swimming pools and health care facilities.

With special support from Vingroup, VinUniversity has granted generous financial resources to reduce the barriers to education, including merit-based scholarships and financial aid packages to students. Specifically, 100 per cent of VinUniversity students in the first five intakes will receive a 35 per cent subsidy on tuition fees during the designed duration of their entire programs. 85 per cent of students are awarded scholarships and financial aid, including 100 per cent scholarships which cover tuition and some living expenses. QS also highly appreciates VinUniversity’s commitment to creating optimal conditions for talented students, students from disadvantaged backgrounds, and striving for gender balance in all programs.

“VinUniversity has five core factors and strives to be in the top 50 best young universities in the world. First is a comprehensive, multi-dimensional admissions process; second is the selection of talented faculty, working closely with the best universities in the world; third is an advanced curriculum based on international standards; fourth is perfect 5-star quality facilities; last but not least is the financial commitment of long-term support from Vingroup” – Prof. Dr. Rohit Verma, Founding Provost of VinUniversity emphasised.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Dr. Le Mai Lan, Vingroup’s Vice Chairwoman and President of VinUniversity also shared about the mission of training highly qualified, capable, and aspirational human resources to contribute to the country. Dr. Le Mai Lan affirmed, “Vingroup has donated VinUniversity with a non-refundable sum of VND 6,500 billion (approximately US$280 million). Of this, VND 3,000 billion is devoted to research, training and scholarships for talented students. Our goal is to teach and encourage students who have ambition, qualities, wisdom and bravery, and who are qualified to develop and innovate for the prosperity of society, to support the country and themselves.”

The VinUniversity project was established by Vingroup in March 2018 with a desire to create breakthroughs in the quality of higher education in Vietnam, providing excellence and world-class values. To achieve this ambition, VinUniversity has collaborated closely with leading and prestigious universities throughout the world, in order to achieve the highest standards in research, teaching, employment and international prospects.

Cornell University (founded in 1865), is a private university in the group of 8 Ivy League universities of the United States, which specializes in Business, Technology, Hospitality, Agriculture, Life Science, Computer Science, Law, and Medicine. According to the QS 2020 rankings, Cornell is currently ranked 14th in the world overall. In particular, Hotel Management training programs, Business Administration, and Engineering programs at Cornell have always been at the top in the U.S. As of the end of 2016, 45 professors and students who are alumni of Cornell have received the Nobel Prize. Cornell aims to be a comprehensive research university and a role model of the 21st century.

The University of Pennsylvania (founded in 1740), is a private university in the group of 8 Ivy League universities, which includes a medical school and the oldest teaching hospital system of all medical schools in the U.S. According to QS Rankings 2020, Penn is ranked 15th in the world overall. According to US News, Penn Healthcare System is in the top 10 best hospitals in the U.S. and Penn’s School of Medicine ranks 5th among research universities. Penn is currently implementing the Penn Compact 2020 strategy to become the most comprehensive, innovative and influential university in the United States.


Low-Code Meets Cloud Smart: Claris Expands FileMaker Cloud to EMEA Markets


Claris International Inc., an Apple subsidiary and pioneering leader in low-code, today announced the official launch of FileMaker Cloud to EMEA markets. FileMaker Cloud gives EMEA businesses all of the power of the cloud – sharing, rapid deployment, scalability – without compromising on performance or losing connection to the real world of devices, sensors, even offline apps. The result is a future-proof solution that empowers businesses to rapidly create and share intelligent apps with their teams, and integrate them with other popular apps and web services.

For so many businesses, the global pandemic changed every aspect of their business overnight, which led to a massive boom in both low-code adoption and remote work technologies, said Brad Freitag, CEO of Claris. In many ways, Claris was built for this moment. Our commitment to low-code without limits – quickly deploying intelligent apps that both solve and evolve – means the solutions our customers build to deal with todays changes can serve as their IT backbone going forward. Were thrilled to finally bring FileMaker Cloud to EMEA as we continue to power the workplace of tomorrow through limitless and scalable low-code solutions.

Designed to augment its widely adopted Claris Platform, FileMaker Cloud offers localised infrastructure to assist businesses with implementing General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and German Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) compliance, while also providing a scalable, agile, and adaptable solution to drive IT impact in EMEA. The FileMaker Cloud solution also brings emerging technologies within reach, ready to leverage artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), digital assistants, Internet of Things, augmented and virtual reality, and whatever comes next.

FileMaker Cloud offers the following capabilities:

  • Agility and speed: Ability to rapidly deploy within an organisation without software or hardware. Start creating and sharing custom apps 4x faster.
  • Streamlined management: Easily manage users and groups in one secure place, including full tracking, and visibility.
  • Privacy, security and support: Provides end-to-end encryption, multi-factor authentication, and dedicated 24/7 support and monitoring by expert teams to ensure premium security and performance.
  • Hassle-free infrastructure: Access to fully configured hardware and installed software, as well as automated server maintenance.
  • Future-proof scalability: Ability to rapidly scale across departments and entire businesses for fast-paced growth.
  • Affordable, set prices: Yearly subscription fee of ‚¬41 EUR per month, available for purchase in local currency.
  • Certificates: Built-in SSL certificate included with the service.
  • Local language support: Access to multiple languages, including French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

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About Claris International Inc. Claris International Inc. is the creator of the world’s leading rapid, low-code development platform, offering a suite of services that empower problem solvers to drive digital transformation in businesses large and small. The company has more than 1.3 million active users globally across SMBs and the Fortune 500. Claris is an Apple subsidiary with an unmatched record of business success of more than 80 consecutive profitable quarters. Claris is headquartered in California with operations worldwide, including London, Paris, Munich, Tokyo, Beijing, and Sydney.

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Insights & Forecast with Potential Impact of COVID-19 – Global Dishwasher Market 2020-2024 | Changing Kitchen Designs to Boost Market Growth | Technavio


The dishwasher market is expected to grow by USD 1.34 billion during 2020-2024, according to Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the dishwasher market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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The dishwasher market will witness Negative impact during the forecast period owing to the widespread growth of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per Technavios pandemic-focused market research, market growth is likely to Decrease as compared to 2019.

With the continuing spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic, organizations across the globe are gradually flattening their recessionary curve by leveraging technology. Many businesses will go through response, recovery and renew phases. Building business resilience and enabling agility will aid organizations to move forward in their journey out of the COVID-19 and crisis towards the Next Normal.

This post-pandemic business planning research will aid clients to:

  • Adjust their strategic planning to move ahead once business stability kicks in.
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Major Three Dishwasher Market Participants:

AB Electrolux

AB Electrolux operates its business in Europe, North America, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. The company offers a range of freestanding and built-in dishwashers. In addition, the company also offers additional range of dishwashers through its Frigidaire brand.

Haier Smart Home Co. Ltd.

Haier Smart Home Co. Ltd. operates its business under various segments such as refrigerator, air conditioner, washing machine, kitchen appliance, water appliance, and equipment product and integrated channel services. The company offers a wide range of dishwasher products under Built-In Top Control Dishwashers, Built-In Front Control Dishwashers, Under-the-Sink Dishwashers, and Portable Dishwashers categories through its GE Appliances business division.

LG Electronics Inc.

LG Electronics Inc. operates its business under seven segments, which include home appliance & air solution, home entertainment, mobile communications, vehicle components, business-to-business, LG Innotek, and other segments. The company offers a wide range of front control and top control dishwashers.

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Dishwasher market is segmented as below:

  • Product
    • Freestanding Dishwasher
    • Built-in Dishwasher
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    • Europe
    • North America
    • APAC
    • South America
    • MEA
  • Distribution channel
    • Offline
    • Online

The dishwasher market is driven by changing kitchen designs. In addition, other factors such as rising use of stainless-steel dishwasher interiors is expected to trigger the dishwasher market toward witnessing a CAGR of over 1% during the forecast period.

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NTT Com Receives “Operator Award: Embracing Cloud” at Network Transformation Awards During Layer123 World Congress 2020


NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the ICT solutions and international communications business within the NTT Group (TOKYO:9432), announced today that its recent cloud-based initiatives, including a cloud-native platform for emerging applications such as AI, IoT and 5G, received the Operator Award: Embracing Cloud from the Network Transformation Awards 20201 program at Layer1232 World Congress 2020.

NTT Com was awarded for initiatives including an edge-computing platform that will provide low latency, low cost, and guaranteeing privacy required for technologies including AI, IoT and 5G. The envisioned platform is expected to accelerate local 5G and the development of AIoT ecosystem (combination of AI and IoT) for advanced uses such as smart factories.

The Network Transformation Awards recognize the current years outstanding technologies and thought leadership among telecom providers and vendors who help to accelerate network transformation. The Operator Award: Embracing Cloud is given to the telecom provider that takes the leading role in developing cloud infrastructure and other advanced cloud initiatives. Winners are selected through a process of rigorous and holistic judgment by analysts and experts from the global telecommunications industry.

Driven by the ongoing evolution of cloud and WAN technologies, corporate ICT systems are undergoing a paradigm shift to hybrid ICTs, including hybrid cloud and hybrid WAN. Also, emerging IoT and AI applications, such as self-driving vehicles and remote control of industrial machinery, will require increasingly advanced functions for high-speed data processing close to sites where data is actually used.

To support such hybrid ICT environments, NTT Com is also preparing to launch the tentatively named VxF Platform, which will support functions for traffic control and security. Separately, NTT Com launched the Flexible InterConnect service for interconnections in 2019. Furthermore, NTT Com is developing lightweight edge locations for deployment at client sites to locally process data, format data and perform AI inference. Through such initiatives, NTT Com is working to deliver increasingly low-latency, low-cost and guaranteed-privacy edge computing.

Going forward, NTT Com will continue to help clients achieve digital transformation and respond to their wide-ranging needs for hybrid ICT.

For more information about NTT Coms awards, visit here.

1 For detail, please visit 2 Layer123 is an industry association dedicated to sharing the latest network transformation technologies and analyzing best practices. For details, please visit

About NTT Communications NTT Communications solves the world’s technology challenges by helping enterprises overcome complexity and risk in their ICT environments with managed IT infrastructure solutions. These solutions are backed by our worldwide infrastructure, including industry-leading, global tier-1 public and private networks reaching over 190 countries/regions, and more than 500,000m2 of the world’s most advanced data center facilities. Our global professional services teams provide consultation and architecture for the resiliency and security required for your business success, and our scale and global capabilities in technology world are unsurpassed. Combined with NTT Ltd., NTT Data, and NTT DOCOMO, we are NTT Group. | [email protected] Com | [email protected] Com | [email protected] Com

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