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Yaskawa Electric Vietnam sponsors Advanced Technology Laboratory for HCMC University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE)

On January 24, 2024, Yaskawa Electric Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Yaskawa) marked a significant step in supporting education and research in Vietnam by donating the "Yaskawa i3-Mechatronics" laboratory to the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education (HCMUTE). This event not only signifies a close collaboration between the industrial and educational sectors but also opens new doors for the development of the automation field in Vietnam.

With a total sponsorship value of $253,000, equivalent to 5,897,000,000 VND, this new laboratory will enable HCMUTE students to access the most advanced technologies in the field of automation. Equipped with three modern robotic systems, simulating an intelligent automated production line, it offers opportunities to enhance practical skills and in-depth knowledge for students.



The laboratory is equipped with the most modern equipment to serve educational and research purposes

Associate Professor Dr. Le Hieu Giang, Acting Rector of HCMUTE, expressed his deep gratitude to Yaskawa in his speech: "I would like to extend my thanks to Yaskawa Corporation for their meaningful and valuable support to our students, especially those in the Automation field." He also expressed the desire for more extensive collaborations in the future, aiming to significantly benefit the Robotics and Automation sector.

Mr. Nguyen Linh, the Sales Manager for the Southern Region of Yaskawa Vietnam, emphasized the importance of partnering with educational institutions: "Providing opportunities for students to experience real-world production like in the HCMUTE laboratory not only enhances their knowledge and skills but also benefits businesses in building a high-quality workforce, ready to operate and use Yaskawa's robotic systems."

Additionally, Mr. Linh proposed enhancing training sessions and specialized topics, maximizing the use of the sponsored lab, establishing a curriculum suitable for businesses using Yaskawa robots, and developing research topics in collaboration between Yaskawa and experts at HCMUTE. Importantly, he stressed building a program connecting business associations, partners with Yaskawa, contributing to improving the quality of Vietnam's human resources in the automation field.



                                                             Associate Professor Dr. Le Hieu Giang (left) receives sponsorship from Mr. Nobuaki Jinnouchi,                                                                                      Chairman and CEO of Yaskawa Electric Corporation for the Asia-Pacific region.

Investing in education not only demonstrates Yaskawa's commitment to the community but is also part of the company's long-term strategy. Through this, Yaskawa not only contributes to the development of the automation industry in Vietnam but also asserts its position as a leader in supporting the development of young talent in the field. This is a crucial step in building a solid foundation for the future of the automation industry, while also expanding opportunities for Vietnamese students to access and master advanced technology.


Some photos from the opening ceremony of the Yaskawa i3-Mechatronics laboratory at HCMUTE :




Representatives of Yaskawa and the Technical Education University cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the laboratory.




Mr. Nobuaki Jinnouchi, President and CEO of Yaskawa Corporation for the Asia-Pacific region, speaking at the ceremony




Students experiencing equipment in the Yaskawa i3-Mechatronics laboratory




Representatives from Yaskawa Corporation at the signing ceremony