Vietnam National University, Hanoi is known for its tradition and prestige in high quality education and training. Every year, VNU produces more than 5,000 bachelors, 2,400 masters and 200 doctors graduating from 108 undergraduate programs, 121 master programs and 112 doctor programs in natural sciences, technology, economics, social sciences and humanities, education and foreign studies, etc.
Besides, knowledge and skill requirements, excellent graduates from international-standard faculties of VNU must have an English proficiency of Level B2 (Common European Framework of Reference - CEFR) (or 5.5 IELTS equivalence) while B1 English proficiency is required of students graduating from other faculties (or 4.0 IELTS equivalence) and a certificate of 5 basic soft skills.
VNU programs reache top quality in Vietnam, especially the special programs for gifted students, being recognized as South East Asia standards by Paris University, Paris Sud University, Illinois University, Tokyo University … Graduate enrollment accounts for 25% of all enrollments.
Apart from traditional majors, VNU is the first university in Vietnam to build up new departments of interdisciplinary nature like Environmental Sciences, Math-Information Technology, Natural Resources Management, Chemico-Pharmacy, Materials and Nano Devices, Climate Change, Vietnamese Studies, Anthropology, etc. to enable students to earn double degrees or dual degrees.
Nurturing young talents, VNU has long delivered special high school programs for gifted students in natural sciences and foreign languages. Every year 800 students complete their special high school programs and proceed to special, international-standard undergraduate programs. Students from VNU high schools for the gifted have won 189 medals, including 41 gold, 72 silver and 76 bronze in international Olympiads. Many leading scientists were trained in this university such as Professor Ngô Bảo Châu (Fields award for Mathematics in 2010), Professor Đàm Thanh Sơn (Washington University).
VNU is the pioneer to work with well-known foreign universities for master programs in public policies, management of science and technology, social management under the Project 165 “Overseas Training for Leaders and Managers using State Budget” chaired by the VCP Central Committee for Organization. VNU is also the champion to develop and apply the set of standards for education quality accreditation according to national, regional and international standards and to complete the internal regulations for university and graduate training.
VNU actively delivers training programs for staff of ministries and sectors such as Education, Foreign Affairs, Natural Resources and Environment, Agriculture and Rural Development as well as for other provinces in public policies, information technology, quality accreditation, law, natural resources protection and sustainable development, development of resources for mountainous areas; trains lecturers and teachers in political theories and teaching methodology in order to improve the quality of teaching, learning and management capacity for its staff members.
Graduates from VNU are assuming important positions in state management agencies, socio-political organizations, and local authorities. They have made significant contributions to the success of these institutions as well as recorded great academic achievements in various research institutes. They are also increasingly employed and highly sought after by domestic and foreign businesses.
In its process of development, VNU has step by step confirmed its position in training high quality human resources for international standards so as to meet the demands of socio-economic development of the country and educate more and more talents for the nation.