Machado Silvetti members, Seiee Kim and Sophia Zelov, traveled to Ho Chi Minh City to visit the site of Phase One construction on the Vietnamese-German University. VGU is a unique collaboration between the World Bank, the Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training, and the German Hessen State Ministry of Science and Art. Its organization and operation model are new and experimental, creating motivation to promote the renovation of Vietnam’s higher education system by providing a research based university setting modeled on international standards. Construction of Phase One is expected to be completed by 2018 and includes the administration building, exhibition hall, lecture hall, food court, library, ceremony hall, dormitories, sports hall, and laboratories.