5 of the Oldest Universities in Vietnam

February 11, 2019

Compare with the oldest university in the world, the University of Bologna founded 1088, the age of universities in Vietnam are quite young, but they do breed diversity of outstanding talented people. There are a list of 5 oldest universities in Vietnam.

Hanoi University of Industry

Hanoi University of Industry

Established in: 1898

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam. [Google Map]

Website: https://www.haui.edu.vn

Hanoi University of Industry (Abbreviated as HaUI; Vietnamese: Đại học Công nghiệp Hà Nội), founded 1898, is the technical university in Vietnam. Responsible for training students and teachers in fields of Mechanical Engineering, Automobile, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Information, Auditing and Accounting, Business Management, Chemical, Garment and Fashion Design, Foreign language, and Tourism.

Hanoi Medical University

Hanoi Medical University

Established in: 1902

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam. [Google Map]

Website: http://hmu.edu.vn/

Hanoi Medical University is one of the seven medical schools in northern Vietnam. Responsible for training doctors and pharmacists with university and postgraduate qualifications, scientific research and transfer of medical and pharmaceutical technologies, and supporting the development of health systems to meet healthcare needs.

The precursor of Hanoi Medical School was École de Médecine de l’Indochine (Indochina School of Medicine) founded by France in 1902. The first principal of the school was Dr. Alexandre Yersin. this is one of the first schools of Western education in Vietnam. As of 2007 the school has trained more than 17,000 regular doctors, about 10,000 graduate students.

Vietnam National University, Hanoi

Vietnam National University

Established in: 1906

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam. [Google Map]

Website: http://www.vnu.edu.vn/

Vietnam National University, Hanoi (Vietnamese: Đại học Quốc gia Hà Nội) is one of five national university systems. It ranked 139 in Asia by the QS World Rankings. Responsible for producing high quality human resources and cultivate talents, promoting advanced science, technology, renovation and knowledge transference, and playing the role of a pioneer in the reforming of Vietnam’s higher education system.

Ho Chi Minh City University of Science

Ho Chi Minh City University of Science

Established in: 1941

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. [Google Map]

Website: https://www.hcmus.edu.vn/

Ho Chi Minh City University of Science (HCMUS; formerly known as Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Sciences) is one of the leading universities in basic science training and research in South Vietnam. Responsible for undegraduate and post-graduate education, research, and technology transfer in the fields of natural sciences. The University offers services and products of excellence, meeting the increasing demand of the nation’s socio-economic development and international development trends, and integrating into the region’s and global advanced higher education.

The University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City

The University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City

Established in: 1947

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. [Google Map]

Website: http://yds.edu.vn/

The Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy of Saigon was established in 1947 in Saigon as a division of the Indochina School of Medicine in Hanoi. Following the Reunification of the country, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City was founded in 1976. Responsible for educating and training healthcare professionals to promote the development of health sciences and contribute to the improvement of Medicine and Pharmacy in Vietnam.