Institute of Smart City and Management (ISCM) is a research institute belong to the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh (UEH). Research and education activities are fundamentally formulated based on the concept of integration of frontier architectural, technological and engineering applications and modelling.

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Short Introduction

Established in May 2020, Institute of Smart City and Management (ISCM) is positioned as the first phase of multidiscipline in UEH, and active response to urban challenges. ISCM has been positioned as a Center of Excellence in academic and practical fields, focusing on Smart City strategies – how technology can be a problem-solving instrument in a rapidly changing and unpredictable world.

ISCM facilitates partnerships by building extensive local and international networks among research organizations, government authorities, companies, and communities. With a highly motivated and dynamic team that includes professors, experts, and researchers from different backgrounds, generations, and nationalities, we strive to create collective efforts to enhance the smartness, resilience, and sustainability of our cities.


ISCM will be a leading institution/School by enhancing the quality of urban life towards sustainable and smart community development through international integrated education system, in-depth research and problem-solving projects.


Enhancing urban quality and environment by excellent education, in-depth research and problem-solving projects in terms of “Think Globally - Act Locally”. Educating new generation students for creative and critical thinking, global knowledge, professional skills, sustainability perception. Developing the most advanced integrated Smart City StudioLab system with sufficient spaces and equipment for comprehensive and in-depth analysis. Impacting on urban planning, design and management by changing the way of thinking and involvement of the community, local authority and stakeholders.


At ISCM Smart City is not about a destination, it is about a longlife journey. As cities are considered as organisms with full of cealess activities. In these activities, urban problems may emerge. To effectively address these problems, we shall prioritize them, optimally allocate our limited resources and apply appropriate technological and managerial approaches to develop better and smarter solutions.

With modern tools and applications being developed, it is now time to integrate and optimize them to address specific problems in a smart and integrated approach. ISCM’s vision to be the frontier institute in Vietnam and SEA region on providing such optimal and integrated approach.

Dr. Tu-Anh Trinh - Director