VNU is built on the basis of inheriting the quintessence and rich academic traditions of the University of Indochina since 1906 and Vietnam National University since 1945.
With outstanding progress, VNU continues to affirm its position among the global universities. VNU is composed of 7 universities, 5 affiliated schools, training and research centres, operating according to a special regulation promulgated by the Prime Minister with its Board of Presidents appointed by the Prime Minister.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Kim Son, VNU President: “Though established only nearly 30 years ago, VNU is renowned for over a hundred years of tradition – the tradition of high quality scientific research and training closely linked with social and national responsibility. I strongly believe that, in the process of studying as well as long term working at VNU, you will find opportunities both to assert and develop yourselves”.
Inheriting and promoting its strong endogenous potentials, VNU is steadily confirming its No.1 position in Vietnam and continuously enhancing its position among the world’s top 1,000 best universities according to the prestigious international rankings, Time Higher Education (THE). Many fields of VNU are featured in Top 500 best global universities by subject. Notably, VNU has recently been named in the group of 801-1,000 best global universities for the third consecutive time by QS.
VNU has a scientific staff of more than 2,000 out of the total of over 4,000 staff and faculty. VNU has the highest percentage of lecturers with doctorate degrees among Vietnam’s higher education institutions, with more than 1,300 Doctors of Philosophy and Doctors of Science and more than 70 Professors.
VNU’s development is based on the following core values:
1. HIGH QUALITY,
5. HIGH SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND
6. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.