Top Universities in Vietnam
Following are the top leading universities in Vietnam: Rank 1. Can Tho University - The university has established scientific and technological cooperation with many international organizations, universities, and research institutes. - Rated 1st in the country according to the Webometrics Ranking of Top Colleges and BestUniversities of Vietnam (July 2010). Rank 2. Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) - It is the leading university in teaching and research activities of Vietnam. - Graduate students from HCMUT have strong professional skills, which are recognized equivalent to those of other advanced countries in the Southeast Asia. Rank 3. Hanoi University of Technology - Since its foundation, Hanoi University of Technology (HUT) is among Vietnam's top universities of technology. - It is one of the first higher education institutions to launch the Scientific Research Movement among students. In period 2002-2006, HUT students achieved 122 ministerial prizes, 303 University prizes, 34 VIFOTEC prizes. Rank 4. Vietnam National University - Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) is the first modern university ever established and one of the national universities in Vietnam. - It is the largest comprehensive higher education and research centre in Vietnam. - Rated 3rd in the country and 1476th globally in the 4icu.org world university ranking 2010. Rank 5. RMIT International University Vietnam - RMIT University is a large, multi-disciplinary university of technology headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. - RMIT University Vietnam was Vietnam’s first fully foreign owned university. Degrees are awarded by RMIT University in Australia, giving Vietnamese students the opportunity to receive an ‘international’ education within Vietnam. All teaching and learning is in English. - All teaching staff are located in Vietnam and come from a wide range of countries including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Singapore, etc.
- The University has been rated 3rd in the state of Victoria and 10th in Australia in reference to its research output.
Top Universities in South East Asia
Ranking of Top 50 universities in South East Asia region, according to the Ranking Web of World Universities: Regional Rank, World Rank, Institution 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 135 National University of Singapore 295 Prince of Songkla University 369 Chulalongkorn University 418 Kasetsart University 442 Nanyang Technological University 548 Mahidol University 623 Gadjah Mada University 633 Chiang Mai University 675 Thammasat University 676 Institute of Technology Bandung 680 Khon Kaen University 709 Asian Institute of Technology Thailand 845 Universiti Sains Malaysia 868 King Mongkuts University of Technology 906 University of Indonesia 917 University of the Philippines Diliman 920 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia 962 University of Malaya
1049 King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang 1053 Universiti Putra Malaysia 1146 Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 1171 Srinakharinwirot University 1181 Naresuan University 1220 Assumption University of Thailand 1222 Silpakorn University 1230 Multimedia University 1271 Suranaree University of Technology 1278 Burapha University 1340 Universiti Teknologi Mara 1392 Ramkhamhaeng University 1393 Mahasarakham University 1444 International Islamic University Malaysia 1522 Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology 1554 University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce 1596 Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Sciences 1600 De la Salle University Manila 1604 Gunadarma University 1630 Universiti Utara Malaysia 1698 Can Tho University 1714 Ubonratchathani University 1732 Vietnam National University
42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.
1736 Bangkok University 1756 Sripatum University 1762 Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember 1768 Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University 1866 Sdusuan Dusit Rajabhat University 1905 National Institute of Development Administration 1960 Sekolah Tinggi Teknologi Telko 1968 Walailak University 1992 Ateneo de Manila University
Source: Cybermetrics Lab (2009). Regional and Global Ranking of South-East Asia region. CCHS-CSIC, Madrid, Spain - www.webometrics.info
Can Tho University
Cần Thơ University is a university in Cần Thơ, Vietnam. Established in 1966, it is a multidisciplinary university and a leading university in the Mekong Delta. Cần Thơ University is a leading agricultural research center in Vietnam. Cần Thơ University has nine faculties and two research institutes.
Can Tho University (CTU), an important state higher education institution in the Mekong Delta, is the cultural, scientific and technical center of the MD and Viet Nam. Since its founding in 1966, CTU has been improving and developing itself. It has an enrolment of more than 45000 students undergraduate students. Every year CTU receives students on internship programs from the U.S, Belgium, Japan and so on, or under agreements between their universities and CTU. At present, the total number of CTU staff is around 2000, including 1,203 lecturers (233 PhDs and 653 Masters, constituting to 73.6 % of staff members with postgraduate degrees). The current training capacity of CTU is more than 45000 students involving full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students, part-time as well as distance-learning students. CTU has 87 training programs and branches of undergraduate including 2 advanced training programs in English, 33 Master training programs and 11 PhD ones, together with 2 training programs of junior college CTU’s main missions are training, conducting scientific research, and transferring technology to serve the regional and national socio-economic development. In addition to its training responsibilities, CTU has actively taken part in scientific research projects, applying the advances in scientific and technological knowledge to solving problems related to science, technology, economics, culture and society in the region. From achievements in its scientific research and international cooperation projects, the university has developed a variety of products and technological production processes that benefit people’s lives and promote export, thus helping the university gain prestige in national and international markets. The university has established scientific and technological cooperation with many international organizations, universities, and research institutes. As a result of these cooperative projects, the staff’s administrative capabilities and specializations have been upgraded. The facilities, experimental equipment, and scientific materials have also been added. Up to now, Can Tho University (CTU) has 14 faculties for academic training and other support departments. The 14 faculties for academic training includes:
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College of Agriculture and Applied Biology College of Aquaculture and Fisheries College of Engineering Technology College of Environment and Natural Resource College of Information and Communication Technology College of Rural Development College of Natural Sciences
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School of Graduate School of Economics and Business Administration School of Pre-University School of Political Science School of Social Sciences and Humanities School of Law School of Education
Centers and institutes
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Cantho University Software Center (CUSC) Academic Department Software Department Plan and Business Department
On 31 March 1966, Cần Thơ University (Viện Đại học Cần Thơ) was established by the government of the Republic of Vietnam. The original university included four faculties: Sciences, Law and Social Sciences, Letters and Pedagogy. After the Fall of Saigon, the university developed into a comprehensive university for the Mekong Delta region with several faculties added. In 2003, the Faculty of Medicine split to form the Cần Thơ University of Medicine.
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Abbreviation: HCMUT, Vietnamese:Trường Đại học Bách khoa, Đại học Quốc gia Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, French: Institut polytechnique de Ho Chi Minh Ville ) – a member of Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City - still referred to by many as Phu Tho, is the flagship university in technology teaching and research activities in Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City. The university plays the active role in the fields of talents cultivation and providing manpower with strong technical skills to the Southern areas of Vietnam. HCMUT is a center of technology - industry and management training. The HCMUT training activities have made a remarkable contribution to satisfy the increasing demands for man power of the industrialization and modernization in Vietnam generally and Southern Vietnam areas particularly. Moreover, HCMUT is also the science research and technology transfer center which plays the significant role in providing information, applications of advanced technologies and technologies transfers to concerning industrial zones in the Southern areas of Vietnam. Up to May 2005, HCMUT has 11 faculties, 10 research and development (R&D) centers, 4 training centers, 10 functioning offices and one limited company. During the past 30 years since Vietnam's unification, 45,000 engineers and Bachelors have graduated from HCMUT. Since 1994, HCMUT have trained 20,000 Bachelors of Science, 1,503 Masters and 25 Doctors, many of whom are either keeping management roles and or leading experts in state-owned or foreign-investment enterprises of different industries in Ho Chi Minh City and other southern provinces.
Established on Oct 27, 1957, the university was known as Phu Tho National Center of Technology. The center included 4 partner colleges: College of Civil Engineering, College of Electrical Engineering, College of Industrial Arts Engineering (École Supérieure d'Ingénieurs des Arts Industriels - K ỹ s ư Công ngh ệ), Vietnam National Maritime Engineering. In 1960s, College of Chemistry was established, belonging to Phu Tho National Center of Technology. In 1972, Phu Tho National Center of Technology was renamed as National Institute of Technology, which was the only center of South Vietnam to train technical engineers and experts. According to the decree 010/SL/VNGDTN signed on January 11, 1974, the National Institute of Technology was merged into Thu Duc Institute of Polytechnic and renamed as University of Technology. In the same year, Thanh Hoa Post Graduate Department (the current Environmental Engineering Faculty) was established in the College of Civil
Engineering. It was the first time when the university conducted post graduate training program. After the national reunification, the university was renamed as Ho Chi Minh City University of Polytechnic as Saigon was renamed to Ho Chi Minh City (according to the Decision 426/Ttg signed by The President of the Cabinet on October 2, 1976). Being one of the three largest universities of technology in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City University of Polytechnique has the mission of training engineers majoring in the fields of capital construction, industry, resources exploration and exploitation, and environment preservation to provide a force of manpower mainly for the southern areas of Vietnam. Since 1981, HCMUT has expanded its scope into postgraduate training. In 1990, HCMUT opened the Master degree training system. Actually, the postgraduate training in HCMUT has been focused since 1981. According to decision 16/CP by The Prime Minister on January 17, 1995, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) was founded. Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology became one among the 9 members of VNU-HCM and was renamed as University of Technology. According to decision 15/2001/QĐ-TTG and decision 16/2001/QĐ-TTg by The Prime Minister on December 2, 2001, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City was reorganized with 3 members and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology gained back its traditional name as University of Polytechnic.
Ho Chi Minh University of Technology has two campuses: one is located in the inner of Ho Chi Minh City and the other in the outskirts of the city. The former one has an area of 14.8 ha, of which address is 268 Ly Thuong Kiet St., Dist.10, Ho Chi Minh City. The campus has 117 classrooms (14.479 m 2), 96 laboratories (12.197 m2), 3 workshops (6.950 m2), and 1 library (1.145 m 2 – for both undergraduate and graduate student). The latter one, with an area of 26 ha, is located in Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City. In May 2005, the first building of the campus was started construction with a building area of 17.600 m 2, totally costing 66 billions VND. Besides the two campuses, HCMUT also has an inner city dormitory with an area of 1,4 ha. As the dormitory was seriously downgraded, it has been torn down for the preparation of building a new one, for which the expenditures are 101 billions VND (of which 50% self-funded by the university and 50% borrowed from the need-enhancing budget of HCM city). The remarkable event of the past 5 years (from 2001–2005) is that, with the self-funded budget (from tuition fees, science research and technology transfer and other training activities), HCMUT has been focusing on rebuilding an area of 26.128 m2 (increases 40% in comparison to that of 1995), upgrading classrooms, laboratories, the library, of which total area is 7.670 m2 (increases 50% in comparison to that of 1995), investing in equipment for training activities. All classrooms are equipped with projectors and computers, laboratories with modern tools for training and science researching (worth 80 billions VND).
At HCMUT, a decent number of teaching and learning materials in various fields are available almost all of the time. Among them, 55% (509 titles) are compiled by HCMUT professors. There are 277 titles of magazines (191 foreign languages and 86 Vietnamese ones), 9460 titles with more than 36.555 books, 30 computers for internet accessing and other types of materials such as scientific magazines in the library. The library is invested with an annual budget of more than one billion VND in maintenance, learning materials, including printing curriculum for educational purposes.
To fulfill the demands for manpower in industrial and technological majors in Vietnam, the university completed the outcome and thorough academic programs for 34 undergraduate majors and 1 major in college program following the ABET standards, but HCMUT has not been yet accredited. Although most students are advised to follow the recommended studying schedules since they are already compressed, they are free to determine the number of credits they take up to a fixed specific amount determined by the university each semester.
The academic programs in HCMUT operate on a semester calendar from early August to mid May. They are classified in seven types of educational programs:
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Formal and informal undergraduate education Postgraduate education Cooperative and twinning program: This program offers students involved in two years to study at HCMUT and the rest of the academic programs at the cooperative universities and institutions in others countries.
Education program for the gifted and talented: While studying at HCMUT, professors will recommend prominent and prospective students to this class, usually at the end of the sophomore year.
PFIEV (Programme de Formation d'Ingénieurs d'Excellence au Vietnam) Program: HCMUT has cooperated with France on this training program. Students when entering HCMUT can choose to follow this type of program whose courses are mostly taught in French. Ones with strong academic progress will be offered certifications recognized by Engineers Association of France to be able to practice in Europe.
Advanced Program: This is a national project that enables HCMUT to implement the training organization system of Electrical and Electronics Sector, Department of Electrical and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. This program is highly focused on Electrical and Electronics major.
College program: Although the name of the program may make sense at first, it is simply similar to community college in the U.S higher education system. The naming convention in Vietnam is slightly different from the U.S. or others.
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology offers bachelor's degrees, 31 master's degrees and 38 doctorate in 11 following faculties, listed in alphabetical order:
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Faculty of Applied Science Faculty of Civil Engineering Faculty of Chemical Engineering Faculty of Computer Science & Engineering Faculty of Electrical & Electronics Engineering Faculty of Environment Faculty of Geology & Petroleum Engineering Faculty of Industrial Management Faculty of Materials Technology Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Transport Engineering
It is not expensive to live on-campus. The cost for a decent meal in Ho Chi Minh city is about $2 per student per day.
Public transportation for traveling around the city can be easily accessed from the campus. A bus station is located at the school gate. There are plenty of extracurricular activities on campus too. “Green Summer Campaign” is one of the annual activities of the school. Students participating the campaign will commute to remote areas to improve the
literacy rates and help the local residents build the infrastructure of those regions. Freshman students will have an excursion to Cu Chi Tunnel to learn about the history of the land. There are clubs for students to join such as English Club, French Club for students with interest in foreign languages; Robot Club for those who share huge passions in creating and utilizing robots and exchanging experiences to prepare for the annual Robocon (Robot Contests).
On HCMUT campuses, students can play many kinds of sports such as basketball, volleyball, football, tennis… Ho Chi Minh University of Technology has 3 volleyball courts, 1 football field, 1 tennis court. Students of HCMUT usually take part in sports competitions among students in Ho Chi Minh City and between Faculties.
Students of HCMUT have won 208 Olympic prizes in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Informatics, Mechanics, Civil and Architecture Engineering over the past ten years. Among those prizes there are 10 First prizes, 29 Second prizes and 72 Third prizes. The students have also brought back the Championship of AsiaPacific Mini Robots Contest in 2002 (held in Japan), 2004 (South Korea) and 2006 (Malaysia). With the total amount of 314 millions VND, the school has sponsored two high schools of Thanh Hoa City, Long An Province and Khanh Thuong-Khanh Vinh City, Khanh Hoa Province. 225 millions was used by the labor union of HCMUT to build houses of gratitude and 118.6 millions VND was used for building house for unfortunate people over the past 10 years. 253 millions VND is spent for gifts offered to orphanages, charityschools, disable children and children who suffer from dioxin.
International partnership and research collaboration
The University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology have established a partnership to share academic curriculum and create an exchange program. Some of HCMUT’s brightest undergraduate and master’s students will do their PhD research at Illinois. The Norwegian group Roxar AS has established a partnership with HCMUT. Roxar will assist the university in building a high-tech lab. The group hopes that some students will choose to work for it after they graduate.  International research collaborations:
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University of Heidelberg, Germany Protestant University for Applied Sciences Freiburg, Switzerland Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria University of Leeds, UK Waseda University, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Annual International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Applications (ACOMP) Pacific Rim Applications and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA)
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Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Abbreviated as HUST; Vietnamese: Đại học Bách khoa Hà Nội, French: Institut Polytechnique de Hanoï, "Polytechnic University of Hanoi", "Hanoi University of Technology (HUT)"), founded 1956, is the first and largest technical university in Vietnam.
After the communists took control of Hanoi in 1954 after the victory at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the Soviet Union decided to help North Vietnam to build up a new technical university as a frame for university education in Vietnam. The construction took about two years from the ground of an old campus of Indochina University during the French colonial period. The building was the largest one at that time in Hanoi. The university is the fifth oldest universities in Vietnam, after Indochina Medical College (1902), University of Indochina(1904), École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de L'Indochine (1925) and Hanoi University of Education (1951). It is the parent of many spin-off technical universities in Vietnam, including Hanoi University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam University of Water Resource, etc. After the unification of Vietnam, many of its professors went to Ho Chi Minh City to rebuild Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. Hanoi University of Science and Technology is a multidisciplinary technical university. It always ranks first in technology training universities in Vietnam. Thousands of engineers have graduated from HUST and are now serving in key industrial and scientific areas in Vietnam. Many of them hold important positions in the government.
Facts and Figures
In 2007, the HUST staff consisted of 1950 people. Amongst them, there were 1192 in teaching staff, 394 in teaching-assistant and scientific research staff, 200 professors and associate-professors, 400 Ph.D. and D.S.c. Currently, the number of students is about 40,000 making it the largest technical university in Vietnam. Despite of the large pool of students, the passmark (in the national university entrant exam) of the university is among the highest in Vietnam. HUST is well known in Vietnam for its selective students. For instance, in 2005 national university entrant exam, more than half of perfect-score students came to HUST. To further promote scientific research and training activities besides technology transfer to develop the university as a research focused university, since May 2010 the university’s name in English had been changed to Hanoi University of Science and Technology (abbreviated HUST). However, the university’s names in Vietnamese and French remain the same as "Đại học Bách khoa Hà N ội" and "Institut Polytechnique de Hanoi" respectively.
HUST has one of the largest and most treed campus in Vietnam, just in the south center of Hanoi, looks out onto the Park of Reunification. HUST's campus area is about 20 tens thousand m² with 200 amphitheatres, teaching rooms, halls and conference chambers. It also owns about 200 laboratories among which 8 national key laboratories and 20 practical workshops. HUST has a large of complex for physical education and sport activities including a standard stadium, an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, and international standard sporting event hall (where the South East Asia Student Sports Festival is organized in 2006).
Schools and Departments
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School of Applied Mathematics and Informatics School of Chemical Engineering (CHEMENG) School of Economics and Management School of Electrical Engineering School of Electronics and Telecommunications School of Engineering Education School of Foreign Languages
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School of Information Technology School of Material Science and Technology School of Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Part-time Training Faculty of Social Science School of Text, Garment Technology and Fashion Design Department of Physical Education
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Institute of Biological and Food Technology (IBFT) Institute of Engineering Physics (INEP) Institute for Environment Science and Technology (INEST) Institute of Heat Engineering and Refrigeration (IHERE) International Training Institute For Materials Science (ITIMS) Automation Research Center (ARC) Bach Khoa Internetwork Security Center (BKIS) Biomedical Electronics Center Center for Development and Application of Software for Industry (DASI) Center for Education and Development of Chromatography Center for High Performance Computing (HPC) Center for Research and Development of High Technology Center for Research and Consulting on Management Center for Talents Training Center for Technology Innovation (CTI)
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Corrosion and Protection Research Center Inorganic Materials Research Center International Research Institute "Multimedia Information, Communication and Applications" (MICA) International Training Programme and Centers KITECH-HUT Center Library and Information Network Center (LINC) Materials Science Center Polymer Center Polytechnology Company Precise Machinery Research Center Renewable Energy Research center (RERC)
Hanoi University of Technology has set up cooperation in research and training with 200 universities, research institutes and companies from 32 countries in the world. The following are parts of this network:
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Australia: University of Technology Sydney, University of Monash, La Trobe University, RMIT Belgium: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, University of Liège Canada:École Polytechnique de Montréal China: Tsinghua University, Harbin Institute of Technology, University of Science and Technology
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Finland: Lahti University of Applied Sciences France: University of Paris VI, École Polytechnique, ENSBANA, INSA Germany: Dresden University of Technology, Darmstadt University of Technology, University of Hanover, Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, University of Stuttgart, University of Leipzig
Japan: Tokyo Institute of Technology, Gifu University, JAIST
Republic of Korea: Konkuk University, Korea University, KAIST, Seoul National University, POSTECH, Kyungpook National University, KNU
Russia: Moscow State University, Tomsk State University, Saint Petersburg State Electrotechnical University
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Singapore: National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University Sweden: Chalmers University of Technology Taiwan: National Tsinghua University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, National Formosa University,Ching Yun University
USA: Troy University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Florida, California State University
Notable alumni, faculty, and staff
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University presidents Trần Đại Nghĩa, 1956, Tạ Quang Bửu,1956–1960, former Minister of Vietnam's Ministry of Defense (1947–1948), former Minister of Vietnam's Ministry of University and Secondary Education (1965–1976)
Hoàng Xuân Tùy, 1961–1966, former Deputy Minister of Vietnam's Ministry of University and Secondary Education
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Phạm Đồng Điện, 7/1966 - 3/1980 Hà Học Trạc, 3/1980 - 12/1989 Hoàng Trọng Yêm, 12/1989 - 10/1994 Nguyễn Minh Hiển, 10/1994 - 4/1997, former Minister of Vietnam's Ministry of Education and Training (5/1997-6/2006)
Hoàng Văn Phong, 5/1997 - 11/2002, current Minister of Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology (2002–present)
Trần Quốc Thắng, 12/2002 - 11/2004, current Deputy Minister of Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology (2004–present)
Hoàng Bá Chư, 12/2004- 6/2008 Nguyễn Trọng Giảng, 6/2008–present
Phạm Gia Khiêm, former Minister of Vietnam's Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment(11/1996-9/1997), current Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam(10/1997–present), current Minister of Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (6/2006–present)
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Hoang Trung Hai, current Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam (8/2007–present) Trương Đình Tuyển, former Minister of Vietnam's Ministry of Trade (2002–2007) Phạm Thế Duyệt, former Chairman of the Vietnamese Fatherland Front (1999–2008) Nguyễn Minh Hiển, HUT's president (10/1994 - 4/1997), former Minister of Vietnam's Ministry of Education and Training (5/1997-6/2006)
Hoàng Văn Phong, HUT's president (5/1997 - 11/2002), current Minister of Vietnam's Ministry of Science and Technology (2002–present)
Bui Tien Dung, current Party Secretary of Thai Binh Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of Thai Binh People's Council (2005–present).
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Nguyễn Tử Quảng, software developer and businessman. Nam Pham Hoai, software developer. Đoàn Trung Kiên, Astraeus.
Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Đại học Quốc gia Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, French: Université nationale de Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville ) is one of the two largest national universities in Vietnam (the other is Vietnam National University, Hanoi, founded on 27 January 1995, and reorganized on 12 February 2001, under the Decision no. 15/2001/QĐ-TTg by the Prime Minister of Vietnam Phan Van Khai). The university now provides graduate and postgraduate (master, doctor education) education to 35,391 students, including:
The education professionals cover technology, natural sciences, basic sciences, social and humanity sciences, literature, foreign languages, and business. The headquarters of the university is in Linh Trung ward, Thu Duc District, Thu Duc University Village, Ho Chi Minh City. The university is planning a new campus project with the area of 643.7 ha.
Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City was founded on 27 January 1995 by government decree 16/CP on the basis of the merger of nine universities (members): (University of Ho Chi Minh City, Thu Duc Technology Training University, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Ho Chi Minh City University of Agriculture and Sylviculture, University of Economics, University of Accounting and Finance, Ho Chi Minh City Pedagogical
University, Ho Chi Minh City Architecture University, branch of Law University of Hanoi into eight members and officially declared on 6 February 1996. On 12 February 2001, Vietnamese Prime Minister Phan Văn Khải signed a Decision no. 15/2001/QĐ-TTg on reorganization of this university. According to the decision, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, the same applied for Vietnam National University, Hanoi, shall have specific internal organization and activity (unlike the one applicable for other Vietnamese universities), will be given priority to involve in education of postgraduate and science research of spheres of technologies, to be a pioneer in education and science, to contribute significantly to the country's economic and scientific development. Also in this decision, some member universities were split from Ho Chi Minh City National University and came under the management of the Ministry of Education. At present, Ho Chi Minh City National University consists of six member universities, one institute, and one faculty:
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Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Sciences Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities Ho Chi Minh City International University Ho Chi Minh City University of Information Technology Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Law Institute for Environment and Resources (Viện Môi trường và Tài nguyên) Faculty of Medicine (Khoa Y)
Members of the university
Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City includes the following members:
High School for the Gifted
The school offers education in the subjects of Mathematics, IT, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Literature and English. To be a student of High School for Gifted, an applicant needs to pass a very challenging exam. Annually, about 30 top students from approximately 4000+ will be admitted for each subject. The requirements for entrance exams are subjected to change each year. However, the specialized subject score cannot be lower than 6 out of 10. The total score varies from 24 to 30 depending on what subject students choose to take.
Teachers are usually professors from campuses of the National University of Vietnam. Furthermore, for specialized subjects, students are supposed to learn up to freshmen or sophomore level in college. The school is best known for its record in a lot of national and international competitions.
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology
This university offers:
Education of engineers: IT, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electricity – Electronics, Construction and Civil,Applied Sciences, Industrial Management, Environment Management, Geology–Petroleum Engineering, Transportation Engineering,Materials Technology
Master Degree: Drilling and Petrochemical Engineering, Biology, MBA, Technical Physics, Mineral Geology and Exploration, Environmental Geology, Geological Technics, Mapping, Remote Sensing, Applied Maths, Computer Sciences, Technical Mechanics, Engine Manufacture Engineering, Rough Draft Production, Industry System, Automobile Technics & Tack, Electrical grid and generator, Automation, Electronics, Chemical Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Chemical Process and Equipment, Geodesy, Food and Beverage Technology, Civil and Construction, Bridge Construction Engineering, Road Construction Engineering, Waterway Construction Engineering, Offshore Structural Construction, Geotechnology, Construction Materials and construction materials Engineering, Construction Management, Inorganic Chemical Engineering, Metal Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Environmental Technology, Environmental Management, Construction Equipment.
Doctoral Degree: Business Administration, Technical Physics, Quaternary geology, geo-tectonic, Mapping, Food and Beverage Processing, Engine Manufacturing Engineering, Textile Engineering, Petrochemical Engineering, Organic Chemical Engineering, Inorganic Chemical Engineering, Material Shaping Engineering, Airconditioning Engineering, Thermal Equipment Engineering, New Energy, Geodesy, Food and Beverage Technology, Civil and Construction, Bride Construction Engineering, Road Construction Engineering, Waterway Construction Engineering, Offshore Structural Construction, Geotechnology, Construction Materials and construction materials Engineering, Construction Management, Inorganic Chemical Engineering, Metal Engineering, Polymer Engineering, Environmental Technology, Environmental Management, Construction Equipment.
Ho Chi Minh City University of Science
University-level education of Mathematics and Computer Science, Information Technology, Physics and Engineering Physics, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Biotech, Environmental Sciences, Material Sciences. College level of IT, Electronics, Math – Applied IT.
Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities
University level education of Philosophy, Literature and Press, International Relations, Orient Research, History, English Literature,Russian Literature, French Literature, Chinese Literature, German Literature, Geography, Social Study, Education Study, Library - Information, Vietnamese Study and Vietnamese language for foreigner.
Ho Chi Minh City International University
The university was founded in 2003 and became the first public university in Vietnam whose language of teaching is mainly English. It is now in cooperation with University of Nottingham, University of the West of England, Auckland University of Technology, State University of New York at Binghamton, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, University of New South Wales, Asian Institute of Technology, The University of Auckland and The Catholic University of America. Diploma may be issued by National University or by its partners. The university offers undergraduate programmes: Information Technology, Biotechnology, Electrical Engineering, Food Technology, Industrial System Engineering, BioMedical Engineering, Aquaculture Resource Development, Business Administration and Banking and Finance.
Ho Chi Minh City University of Information Technology
University level education of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information System and Network and Communication.
Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics and Law
The university was founded in 2000 as the Faculty of Economics under Viet Nam National University, Ho Chi Minh City. In 2010, the faculty was promoted to member university status. University level education of Economics, External Economics, Community Economics, Finance and Banking, Accounting/Auditing, Info Network, Business Administration, Business Law and International Trade Law.
Faculty of Medicine Institute of Environment and Natural Resources
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John von Neumann Institute Central Library IT Park Laboratory for Nano Technology
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Center for International Education (CIE) Center for Educational Testing and Quality Assessment Center for Political Theory Center for French Universities (PUF-HCM) Center for National Defense Education Center for Dormitory Management Foreign Language Center Center for Investment Promotion & Services Center for Human Resource Development Publishing House
Board of Directors
Director: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Phan Thanh Bình Vice directors:
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1. ^ Government Decree 16/CP on establishment of HCMC NU, dated 27 January 1995 2. ^ http://en.vnuhcm.edu.vn/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21&Itemid=52 "Organizational Structure" 3. ^ http://hcmiu.edu.vn/ts_2010_05.php 4. ^ http://student.vnuhcm.edu.vn/vnu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=21&Itemid=52 5. ^ http://vnuhcm.edu.vn/Default.aspx?ArticleId=9bdbba6d-416b-49df-ada5-9859a5fefe6f
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RMIT International University
The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) is an Australian-based universityoperating in Vietnam, with two campuses located in Ho Chi Minh City and in Hanoi. The Vietnamese branch is officially known as RMIT International University (commonly referred to as RMIT Vietnam) and its Australian counterpart is known as RMIT University.
In 1998, RMIT in Australia was invited by the Vietnamese Government to establish a fully foreignowned university in Vietnam. In 2000, RMIT was granted a licence by the Vietnamese Ministry of Planning and Investment to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate education, training and research.  RMIT University Vietnam was officially founded in 2001, and commenced offering programs at its purpose-built campus in Ho Chi Minh City. In 2004, it established a second campus in the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi. Since its foundation, RMIT University Vietnam has granted over 90 billion VND (approximately $4.5 million USD) in scholarships. RMIT University Vietnam has been awarded 10 Golden Dragon Award for its "excellence in education" by the Vietnamese Ministry of Trade since 2003. It has also been awarded by the Australian Chamber of Commerce for its "innovation and community service" as well as received Certificates of Merit from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and the Hanoi Government.  In 2008, RMIT International University received a Certificate of Merit from the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, for its "educational achievements contributing to the social and economic development of Vietnam".
All degree programs at RMIT International University are recognised by the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training and are audited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency. The University's degrees are awarded by RMIT University inAustralia. The resident President of the university in Vietnam is Professor Joyce Kirk. The Chancellor of RMIT, Dr Ziggy Switkowski, is the Chancellor of both RMIT University and of RMIT International University. RMIT University's Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner,AO, is the corporate President of RMIT International University Holdings Pty. Ltd.
Campuses and Facilities
RMIT Saigon South
RMIT's "Saigon South" campus is located in Ho Chi Minh City, approximately 7 km from the city centre. The purpose-built facility was opened in 2001 and was designed by architectural firm Norman Day and Associates. Professor Norman Day is an Adjunct Professor ofArchitecture at RMIT University and also an alumnus of the university. The East Wing of the campus houses its main academic centre and sporting fields, and the West Wing houses the university's administration offices, food and beverage outlets, a health clinic, the 'Melbourne Theatre' and the campus library.
In 2012, RMIT Vietnam opened its latest Academic Building - AB2. Stage 2, completed in 2009, included a sport and leisure centre, tennis courts, and residential buildings.  In October 2011, RMIT opened English classes at a campus on Pham Ngoc Thach in District 3. The campus will also host business and IELTs classes.
The facility, at the University's Saigon South campus, is called the Beanland Library and Learning Commons, in honour of a former leader of RMIT University in Australia, Professor David Beanland, one of the people responsible for RMIT coming to Vietnam. The library features a greatly expanded book collection, along with better access to many electronic databases from around the world, and a range of different spaces to allow for different kinds of study. The library features areas where discussion in small groups is encouraged. Other parts are designed for teaching and instruction by librarians specially trained in different study programs. Librarians will also conduct library tours to help new students make the best use of the latest facilities. Many services offered across the university – such as support to improve student learning skills – will now be accessible from within the library itself.
RMIT's Hanoi campus opened in 2004 in a renovated multi-level building situated in the Van Phuc Compound in the diplomatic quarter of Hanoi. From March 2011, RMIT Hanoi has moved from the previous nine level building near the famous Văn Miếu Hà Nội (Temple of Literature) to Tower B of Handi Resco Building at 521 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi to satisfy the increasing number of students at this campus. 
Programs of Study
The current offered programs include:
Diploma of Commerce Diploma of Design (Multimedia Systems)
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Bachelor of Fashion & Textiles Merchandising Bachelor of Business (Marketing) Bachelor of Business (Economics & Finance)
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Bachelor of Business (Accounting) Bachelor of Business (Business Information Systems) Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) Bachelor of Design (Multimedia Systems) Bachelor of IT
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Master of Business Administration Master of Business Administration (Executive) Master of Engineering (Electronic and Computer Engineering) Master of Project Management
See also: List of clubs and societies of the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology#Vietnam RMIT International University's campuses currently have a combined student population of approximately 6000 students, with international students from Australia, China, France, Germany, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States, as well as other countries. Each campus (in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city) owns about 30 clubs for students in many aspects including English, art, photography, motion picture, dancing, entrepreneur, business, accountancy, Aikido, San Shou, SIFE, environment protection and others. Events and parties are held by student clubs and Student Council (SC) for every month and annually.
Main article: List of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology people
^ a b c d e f g About RMIT University Vietnam (RMIT VN Homepage)
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^ RMIT Vietnam wins fifth consecutive Golden Dragon Award - RMIT VN News, January 26, 2008 ^ RMIT Vietnam receives award from Vietnamese Prime Minister - RMIT VN News, October 15,
^ Saigon South campus (RMIT VN Homepage) ^ Hanoi campus (RMIT VN Homepage)