1. About us
University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH, also called Vietnam – France University) is a public university, which was established in 2009 under the Intergovernmental Agreement between Vietnam and France with the ambition to become one of the most excellent research-oriented universities at an international standard in Vietnam.
USTH is under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the nation’s leading research institution; also, strongly supported by the Consortium of more than 30 French leading universities and research institutes in training and research. USTH is proud to be the symbol of Vietnam – France cooperation in education and research.
2. Our education
USTH is the leading university in Asia following the Bologna process for Diploma, which is widely applied in more than 45 European countries. Accordingly, the training duration for Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral programs is 3, 2, and 3 years respectively.
USTH’s Bachelor’s training programs were recognized and accredited by the High Council of Evaluation of Research and Higher Education in France (HCERES) – the most prestigious education quality accreditation organization in France and Europe. In addition, the University cooperates with the prestigious universities and research institutes in France to co-award Master’s degrees. Since 2022, USTH opens a Vietnam-France double degree program for 3 majors: Biotechnology – Drug Discovery, Information and Communication Technology, and Chemistry. Accordingly, students will study the first 2 years at USTH and the 3rd year at the French partner university. After graduation, students will receive 2 degrees: one from USTH and one from the French partner university.
USTH provides an international high-quality training environment with the main language in English and a team of dedicated and experienced lecturers in training and research in Vietnam and in the world. The University aims to train students comprehensively through extensive research and research activities, encouraging autonomy, critical creative thinking; also, creating an environment to nurture and develop the passion in science. Students learn theoretical and practical knowledge through practice sessions in modern laboratories, opportunities of participating in research projects with lecturers, and field trips at enterprises and manufactories, etc.
A unique feature of USTH’s training program is that students are introduced and supported to find internship opportunities for 3-6 months abroad. An average of 60% of USTH’s students have had the opportunity to do internships at universities and research institutes in France and many other countries with advanced science and technology in Europe and Asia such as Germany, Finland, Italia, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, etc.
3. Our research
USTH aims to become a world-class research university with research projects that have long-term academic values, high applicability to socio-economic development. The current major research areas of the University include Artificial intelligence, data science, and machine learning; applied biotechnology in smart agriculture; health care, advanced materials; recycled energy; remote sensing; environment; combating climate change and sustainable development.
With the strong support of the governing body, VAST, the French Embassy in Vietnam, the Consortium of more than 30 French universities and research institutes, the French Institute of Research for Development (IRD) and with the investment from the Government of Vietnam, USTH has built 2 international joint laboratories and 1 strong research group, 2 potential research groups, bringing the participation of many excellent and experienced scientists at universities, research organizations of Vietnam, France, and many other countries.
Up to December 2021, USTH had 414 science publications in prestigious international magazines in the list of SCI, SCI-E. On average: 1,5 articles in the list of SCI & SCI-E / 1 lecturer / 1 year. For three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019, USTH was in Top 10 NATURE INDEX of Universities and Research Institutes with high-quality international publications in Vietnam.