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Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) receiving an accreditation at institutional level certificate recognized by AUN-QA

Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology was honored to receive an accreditation at institutional level certificate recognized and awarded by ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) at Hall A5 in Ly Thuong Kiet campus in the afternoon on 22 January 2018.

Attended at the certificate awarding ceremony were Mrs. Nantana Gajaseni – Acting Chairman of AUN-QA Council; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Phuc – Deputy Minister of Education and Training; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Thi Kim Phung – Head of Department of Education and Training (Ministry of Education and Training); Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Hoi Nghia – Vice president of Viet Nam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM); representatives from member universities under VNU-HCM. Represented for HCMUT were Rector Prof. Dr. Vu Dinh Thanh, and three vice rectors including Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mai Thanh Phong, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hoang Nam; Dr. Vu The Dung together with staff and students of the university.


The representatives attending the ceremony

According to the external evaluation result by AUN-QA, HCMUT is qualified for the standards and norms at institutional level and recognized by the organization from 10/2017 – 10/2022. Noticeably, the evaluation report sent to HCMUT stated that issues like leadership, governance, strategy management, review and design of training curricula, R& D management, cooperation and partnership in R&D, networking and community contribution are “better than expected”  


Mrs. Nantana Gajaseni – Acting Chairman of AUN-QA council giving her welcoming remark to all universities under VNU-HCM qualified for AUN-QA

Given the result, HCMUT is the first and unique university in Vietnam that has received certificates by the two prestigious quality assurance organizations including AUN-QA and HCERES at the same time (The High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education).

The year 2017 witnessed the milestones of the university given key events, such as the 60thh anniversary of the university (1957 – 2017) and being recognized in quality assurance. These recognized proper development orientation and endless efforts of the university over the past years, confirming the university’s commitment, transparence in quality and continuous improvement in all aspects of training, R& D and community contribution.   


Mrs. Nantana Gajaseni – Acting Chairman of AUN-QA Council (the third from the left) awarding the certificate to HCMUT

Addressing at the ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Phuc – Deputy Minister of Education and Training appreciated the HCMUT’s efforts given the fact that 23 training programs (accounting for 30% of the total training programs nationwide) have been recognized regionally and internationally (i.e. 2 training programs in  computer science and computer engineering by ABET (the USA), 7 programs by CTI-ENAEE (EU), 12 undergraduate programs by AUN-QA, 2 master programs by ACBSP  and IACBE (the USA).


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Phuc – Deputy Minister of Education and Training singing HCMUT’s praises for its accomplishments as a leading university in Vietnam in accreditation affairs.

In order to achieve these remarkable successes, HCMUT has successfully built and developed a rigid quality assurance system and quality culture as follows:

·         The internal quality assurance system is overall, systematic and extensive given strong commitments of top leaderships, quality culture, strategy and an operation system over the ten years.

·         Quality culture is a core which instilled in each leader, manager, staff and student. Each of them is concerned about and strives for quality of teaching and training. Without this culture, the achievement would have been impossible.

·         Being proud of itself and confident to be compared to regional and international quality norms.  The quality culture and pride enable the university to confidently and successfully step in the accreditation front recognized by prestigious quality assurance organizations globally like ABET, HCERES, AUN-QA, CTI and FIBAA.

·         International accreditation aims at comparing itself to standards and norms in management and governance. Being internationally recognized by these organizations revealed that the university’s standards and norms in training, R&D and services have been far advanced to be in alignment with the international ones.

·         HCMUT always keeps going on to keep up with partners in all over the world towards comprehensive international integration, accomplishing the mission of being a university innovative, pioneering and proactive in international integration”  

As well as singing HCMUT’s praises, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Phuc – Deputy Minister of Education and Training noted that given the significant accomplishments, HCMUT has become a leading university nationwide in training and education quality assurance.






 Member universities under VNU-HCM receiving the certificate for quailed training program by AUN-QA

On this occasion, the AUN-QA also awarded certificates for qualified training programs to the 6 member universities under VNU-HCM. These programs consist of master program in biotechnology offered by International University, undergraduate program in Electrical - Electronic Engineering and Environmental Engineering by HCMUT; undergraduate program in Journalism  and Literature by University of Social Sciences and Humanity, undergraduate program in Chemistry by University of Natural Sciences; undergraduate program in Economics and Accounting by University of Economics and Law and undergraduate program in Information System by University of Information Technology.


Mrs. Nantana Gajaseni – Acting Chairman of AUN-QA Council and leaderships of Ministry of Education and Training and member universities under VNU-HCM together having a group photo at the end of the ceremony. 

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