University strives to become one of world’s 500 leading universities

Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Vuong Dinh Hue addresses the congress. (Photo:

Speaking at the congress, Nguyen Hoang Hai, Deputy Secretary of the VNU Party Committee and VNU Deputy Rector, said that over the past 5 years, making an important contribution to the training and development of high quality human resources for the country and the capital, VNU had affirmed its superior position in the Vietnamese higher education system. For the past 3 consecutive years, it has always been listed in the group of 801-1,000 leading universities in the world; with some scientific fields in the top 500 of universities in the world. Especially, recently, on June 24, according to QS organization's ranking for universities with a period of less than 50 years since establishment, VNU was for the first time in the group of 101-150 universities having the top quality education in the world.

“VNU’s scale and stature has grown an important step over the past 5 years, both in terms of the total number of member units, training professions, number of staff and students, financial resources, facilities and materials, and influences domestically and internationally have strongly increased,” said Mr. Hai. “It has become an institution of high prestige for domestic and international training and scientific research.”

Notably, VNU has focused on developing the key staff of professors, associate professors, and doctors of high qualifications. Up to now, 58% of VNU staff are doctors and the figure reaches over 70% in natural sciences, technology and economics. Meanwhile, staff with professor and associate professor titles reach 19% of the total number of scientific staff. “This is a decisive factor for the development of VNU, contributing effectively to the cause of building and defending the country and the capital,” Mr. Hai added.

He also noted the right leadership of the VNU Party Committee in the achievements.

Praising VNU achievements, Vuong Dinh Hue, Politburo member and Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee, asked VNU to realize well the key position of the country’s higher education system, scientific and technological research and development.

“In training, it is necessary to focus on training and improving the quality of high-quality human resources to meet the requirements of national digital transformation, international integration and the industrial revolution 4.0, especially industries based on application of modern science and technology achievements such as electronics, telecommunications, information technology, cyber security, smart manufacturing industry, e-commerce, digital agriculture, digital society, digital cultural industry, transportation, logistics, technical services, legal consulting services,” he said. “In science and technology activities, VNU must truly be the country’s major center for innovation and technological application, which is prestigious regionally and internationally.”

Appreciating the university’s goal to be listed in the top 500 leading universities of the world, Secretary Hue confirmed that Hanoi would create all favourable conditions for VNU to develop in all areas, becoming an advanced research university, a center of higher education and transfer of intellectuals of regional and international standard.

The congress elected a 22-member Party Executive Committee for the new term. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Kim Son, VNU Party Committee Secretary and Rector, was re-elected as VNU Party Committee Secretary term 2020-2025./.


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