University of Bath alumnus Minh Phuc Nguyen is the winner of the Study UK Alumni Award for Culture and Creativity in Vietnam.

The National Awards Ceremony took place in Hanoi on 1 March 2024. Hosted by the British Council, these awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of the UK’s international alumni.

Since graduating from the University of Bath with a degree in Architecture in 2008, Minh spent eight years working for Foster + Partners before establishing his own practice in Vietnam.

He said: “Throughout my journey, I have always carried with me a sense of pride in being a Bath student.

“Reflecting on my experiences, I've come to realise the significance of the placement programme that Bath provides – it truly broadened our horizons by allowing us to engage with the real world even as we pursued our education.

“In light of this, since 2016, we have been hosting placements for Bath students, viewing it as a meaningful opportunity to give back.”

Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bath, Professor Ian White DL FREng, said: “We’re delighted how Minh has used his architecture studies to create a positive and lasting impact on communities through his healthcare designs, as well as inspiring the next generation of architects through providing placement opportunities for students in Vietnam.”

Award winners and finalists are leaders in their fields who have used their experience of studying at a UK university to make a positive contribution to their communities, industries and countries.

There are four award categories: Business and Innovation; Culture and Creativity; Science and Sustainability; and Social Action. Alumni who reach the finals benefit from increased PR and press opportunities which raises their profile and shares their success with international audiences.

As a winner in Vietnam, Minh will be considered for the Global Award in Culture and Creativity. We wish him the best of luck.