The rapid development of science and technology in a world operating in a knowledge-based economy creates both opportunities and challenges, which can either promote or block sustainable development of a country and all of human kind. Among numerous measures to build up a prosperous and peaceful world, university–based development proves to be sustainable and optimal. Knowledge cities and university centers have become key strength in providing high quality human resources, suggesting effective solutions to help the world get out of the economic crisis, strengthening the understanding and developing relations and friendship between countries and nations, preserving and enhancing diversified culture and being an effective tool in assisting humans to appropriately respond to global changes.
As one of the key pillars of Vietnamese Higher Education and being aware of responsibilities toward global issues, Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU) with its over 100 years of development, has affirmed its position as a comprehensive multi-disciplinary academic and research center of excellence based on international standards. With modern comprehensive higher education management, VNU has been striving to establish itself as a leading institution in Vietnam and in the region based on the philosophy “Excellent through Knowledge” and by promoting six core values: high quality, creativity, innovation, integration, responsibility to society, sustainable development. An important task of VNU is to provide the country with high quality human resources to meet the development needs of the society, thus making important contributions to the progress of Vietnam as well as of the region and the world.
VNU has created an impressive cultural community, a harmonious academic environment in which lecturers, scientists and students are working together in an open and friendly manner.
VNU always appreciates and wants to widen its cooperation with other universities, colleges, institutes, agencies, localities and business sectors throughout the country and all over the world. VNU also promotes its traditions, dedication, creativity, dynamism and high responsibility of all faculty, staff members, undergraduates, graduates and alumni as well. This is all regarded as a breakthrough for VNU to quickly integrate, develop towards international standards and to realize its important mission assigned by the Vietnamese Government and the society.
Prof.Dr. Phùng Xuân Nhạ
Vietnam National University, Hanoi