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Nguyen Tri Dung: Inspiring Excellence and Boundless Potential
July 27, 2023
Nguyen Tri Dung has been awarded the prestigious HKUBS Optimas Capital Scholarship, recognizing his remarkable achievements and commitment to excellence. He is a graduate with Honors from Fulbright University Vietnam, and has demonstrated exceptional talent and a passion for Economics throughout his academic journey.

Dung's accomplishments include winning the First Prize in the AIxImpact Case Competition hosted byhosted by hosted by QuantumBlack, AI by Mckinsey, and being recognized as the Country First Runner-Up in the esteemed 3M Inspire Challenge. These accolades underscore Dung's dedication to innovation and his ability to excel in competitive environments.

His academic pursuits have been further enriched by valuable experiences as a Research Intern at the Vietnam Institute of Economics and a Research Associate at Yseali Academy Vietnam. These roles have contributed to Dung's research acumen and deepened his understanding of Economic Development, and Public Economics.

Dung's decision to pursue a Master's degree at HKUBS in Hong Kong is driven by his belief in the institution's ability to provide an ideal environment for intellectual growth. Hong Kong's status as a leading financial center and dynamic labor market aligns with Dung's aspirations. The city's "one country, two systems" policy makes it a unique and valuable place for Dung's academic journey. He looks forward to leveraging HKU's alumni network and professional environment to shape his future career path. Dung is also eager to explore Hong Kong's famous hiking trails, which offer a natural retreat from his academic pursuits.

HKU Business School stands out for its rigorous training program and esteemed reputation in economics and business subjects. Dung's choice to enroll in the MEcon program at HKU is motivated by the program's flexibility, allowing him to combine tracks in policy analysis, data analysis, and theory. The program's comprehensive approach will enhance Dung's understanding of economic theories and market dynamics. Additionally, HKU provides a pathway for advanced training and even a PhD program, offering Dung opportunities for continuous growth and intellectual exploration.

Dung holds an optimistic outlook for Vietnam's economy, identifying key drivers such as the golden population structure, competitive labor costs, advancements in human capital and technology, and supportive policies for foreign direct investment. Being inspired by the aim of Vietnam to become a developed and high-income country by 2045, Dung intends to apply his theoretical knowledge and quantitative skills to projects that positively impact the lives and economics of the Vietnamese people. With his interests, Dung has recently joined Dalberg Advisors - a leading Social Impact Consulting Firm as a summer analyst to prepare for this journey.

In sharing advice with his peers aspiring to apply for the HKUBS Optimas Capital Scholarship, Dung emphasizes the importance of practice and thorough preparation. His dedication to mock interviews, with a total of eight before the final assessment, underscores the significance of meticulous preparation in achieving success.

Nguyen Tri Dung's exceptional achievements and commitment to excellence make him a deserving recipient of the HKUBS Optimas Capital Scholarship. His future contributions to his chosen career path and society as a whole hold great promise as he leverages his talents and the opportunities provided by the scholarship.

About HKU Business School Optimas Capital Scholarship

The prestigious HKU Business School Optimas Capital Scholarship is here to transform your dreams into reality. The Scholarship generously supports exceptional Vietnamese students by providing comprehensive coverage for their academic expenses and additional living allowances for candidates with financial hardships. HKU believe that financial constraints should never hinder your potential, and we're dedicated to ensuring that every deserving candidate has the opportunity to thrive.

About The University of Hong Kong Business School

Officially established in 2001 with the first economic discipline launched in the 1940s, HKU Business School (HKUBS) is the youngest faculty at the University. 

As a top international business school in Asia, the School engages leading scholars from all corners of the globe and instils global knowledge in students with an Asia-focused perspective. With the vision of being a leading, globally - impactful academic institution of business and economics, HKUBS is extending its presence in Tel Aviv, Beijing, Shenzhen, Shanghai, and Viet Nam(Ho Chi Minh City).

About The University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) is the oldest tertiary education institution in Hong Kong. On March 16, 1910, Sir Frederick Lugard, the then Governor of Hong Kong, laid the foundation stone for the University. The University was first incorporated in Hong Kong as a self-governing body of scholars by the University Ordinance on March 30, 1911.

Today, HKU has gained international recognition for its accomplishments as a research-led comprehensive university. HKU continues to attract the best students from Hong Kong and internationally:

  • #1 in Hong Kong, #21 Worldwide - QS World Universities Ranking 2023

  • #1 Worldwide - Times Higher Education (THE) World’s Most International Universities Ranking 2023

  • #1 in Asia, UTD Research Rankings 2023

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