Deputy PM works with two national universities

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha had a working session on September 6 with leaders of the Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) and the Vietnam National University Hanoi (VNU).
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha speaks at the working session.
Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha speaks at the working session.

At the event, VNU-HCM President Vu Hai Quan made several proposals aimed at increasing the institution’s autonomy and making it a leading higher education institution in Asia.

VNU-HCM hosts nearly 95,000 undergraduate students and over 8,000 postgraduates.

The institution leads the country in the number of internationally accredited programmes, at 126, and is among the 1,000 top universities in the QS World Rankings.

VNU-HCM has set a target to make it to the top 100 universities in Asia by 2030, with training and research programmes in semiconductor technology, information technology and AI, and biotechnology among the top 50.

At the working session, Deputy PM Tran Hong Ha asked the two national universities to highlight the difficulties facing them after more than 30 years of development as well as to outline the vision for the future.

He noted that a vision must be set so that resources can be mobilised and policies introduced to fulfil the targets.