In this cooperation, IBM supports UET to start teaching and research activities in the area of Service Science Management and Engineering (SSME), by firstly developing and implementing a curriculum for Information Technology Services (ITS). A specialization on SSME/ITS in the Bachelor program in Information Technology is established and currently on enrolment with about 15 students per year.
In March 2011, IBM and UET signed an MOU and agreement on establishing an “IBM Center of Excellence” at UET and this Center officially opened in September 2011. This is the first IBM Center of Excellence established in Vietnam and also in the South East Asia (ASEAN) region. This Center uses IBM’s tools, library and materials which IT students of UET and from other institutions can get innovation courses providing them additional knowledge and skills on modern technologies. Few hundreds of students have obtained IBM certificates for their successful courses at this Center during the last half year.