Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) was established in January 1995 as a national multi-disciplinary university, formed by merging several universities in Ho Chi Minh City. Chartered by the Government, its mission has been to become Vietnam’s premier institution of higher education, so as to better serve the country and its community.
At present, VNU-HCM is comprised of six member universities, two research institutes, one school of Medicine and a number of centers. These include University of Technology, University of Sciences, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, International University, University of Information Technology, University of Economics and Laws, School of Medicine, Institute for Environment and Resources, International Education Institute, Information Technology Park, Laboratory for Nano Technology, John Von Neumann Center of Excellence, Center for Educational Testing and Quality Assessment, Center of French Universities, etc.
To comprehend the scale of our university, one should view our campus figures. It has over 4,545 staff (of which more than 2,595 are teaching staff) and 63,096 full-time undergraduate and graduate students. Presently, it offers 120 academic programs for bachelor degrees, 90 for master and 90 for doctorate degrees. With government support, the University is also building new, modern and well-equipped campuses on a 645 hectare area, where its administrative headquarters is now located.
VNU-HCM has created the network of external relations with more than 150 international universities and institutes. Throughout this network, the image and position of VNU-HCM has been the international educational system, and the community – oriented educational and research activities have been also enhanced.
With the vision of becoming a prominent university in this region and beyond, VNU-HCM is constantly expanding its academic programs and upgrading its facilities so as to maximize the students’ potentialities, hence preparing them well for the requirements of a global economy.
Read more on the university’s website.