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The USSH Externally Accredited

On May 29, at the Administrative Building of Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh, the USSH received the Certificate of Education Accreditation. The University got nationally accredited with score of 86.9%.



Prof. Nguyễn Quý Thanh – Director of VNU-Hanoi Center for Education Assessment (right) presented the Accreditation Certificate to Prof. Vo Van Sen – President of USSH VNU-HCM – Photo by Hoang Nguyen 

The awarding ceremony was jointly organized by Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) in cooperated with VNU-Hanoi Center for Education Assessment (VNU-CEA)  

Attending the ceremony were Prof. Huynh Thanh Dat, Vietnam Communist Party’s Central Committee member cum President of VNU-HCM Prof. Nguyen Hoi Nghia, Prof. Duong Anh Duc, and Dr. Nguyen Duc Nghia, Vice Presidents of VNU-HCM, Prof. Nguyen Quy Thanh, Director of VNU-Hanoi Center for Education Assessment (VNU- CEA), representatives from VNU-HCM member universities, lecturers and students.   

Also present at the ceremony were Prof. Vo Van Sen, the USSH President, Dr. Le Huu Phuoc, Dr. Ngo Thi Phuong Lan and Dr. Pham Tan Ha, the USSH Vice Presidents, faculty deans, department heads, and other distinguished guests.    

At present, VNU-HCM has 44 internally accredited programs, 30 AUN-QA accredited programs (accounting for 50 per cent of nationwide AUN-QA accredited programs), seven Programme de Formation d’Ingenieurs d’excellence au Vietnam (PFIEV) accredited programs and two other programs accredited by US-based APET.  

Across the country, VNU-HCM is leading in the number of regionally and internationally accredited programs. According to the plan, by 2022 all member institutions of VNU-HCM will have been externally accredited by Southeast Asian Universities Network (AUN). In addition, VNU-HCM strives to be among top 100 universities in Asia. 

Prof. Nguyen Quy Thanh said that the Accreditation has been a long journey for quality assurance. Together with the International University accredited last year, the USSH and the University of Science are three universities having the best accreditation results by VNU-CEA.    


epresentative from VNU-HCM and VNU-CEA congratulated and presented flowers to Prof. Vo Van Sen (second from the right) together with Presidents of the University of Science, the University of Information Technology, and the University of Economics and Law. Photo by Hoang Nguyen 

The USSH-VNU always puts the education quality the top priority of all activities. Apart from registering for for institutional level assessment, the University also has multiple programs internally and externally reviewed and accredited.   

From 2009 till now, five programs have been assessed and accredited by AUN-QA, includingVietnamese Studies, English Linguistics and Literature, International Relations, Journalism and Communication, and Literature and Linguistics. The Faculty of Social Works is expected to be reviewed by the AUN-QA official assessment in October 2017 . 




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