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University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH)

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH)

University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH)


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 40 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.

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.

The Bologna process is applied at almost all universities in 45 European countries

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.

USTH provides an international high-quality training environment with the main language is 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 for 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 70% of USTH's students has 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.

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 40 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 6 international joint laboratories and many talented young 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 2019, USTH had 251 science publications in prestigious international magazines in the list of SCI, SCI-E. On average: 1 article in the list of SCI & SCI-E / 1 lecturer / 1 year. For three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019, USTH was in the Top 10 Nature Index of Universities and Research Institutes with high-quality international publications in Vietnam.

Mission and Vision


USTH has the mission to train high-quality human resources in the field of science and technology, in order to develop research, promote technology transfer, and meet the needs of Vietnam's socio-economic development. At the same time, USTH is constantly striving for training and research towards the goal of becoming an excellent research university in Vietnam and in the region.


  • Becoming an excellent university, attracting Vietnamese and international students with advanced training programs, meeting the needs of social development, closely combining with scientific research activities; building the most ideal academic environment for the young generation who love science; create favorable conditions for students to develop comprehensively, thereby achieving many successes in their future careers.
  • Being a factor to promote Vietnam's development of education, science, and technology, tighten and deepen bonds with French partners; also, exerting positive effects on the country's scientific research activities and aiming to become an international-level university.

Campus Features

Current facilities

Currently, the campus of the University is located at A21 building within VAST’s campus, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet street, Cau Giay, Ha Noi, with a total area of ​​8,100m2. The University currently has 35 classrooms with an area of ​​2,550m2, 06 international joint laboratories with an area of ​​1,425m2, 20 laboratories with an area of ​​1,120m2, a library with an area of ​​200m2 with thousands of books and journals. Moreover, the University also uses modern research laboratories of specialized institutes under VAST for teaching and research.

The new campus in Hoa Lac

November 10, 2011, the Government negotiated and signed a loan agreement to build the university with the total value of USD 190 million with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), including the construction project to build the University on 65ha of land in Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park.

In October 2018, the Prime Minister issued Decision No. 1434 / QD-TTg approving adjustments to the policy of the USTH construction project at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park with ADB loans, thereby extending the project implementation period by 5 years.

The new campus of USTH at Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park includes classrooms and laboratories of international standards, serving learning and scientific research activities of lecturers, researchers, and students. At the same time, it is expected to become one of the prestigious centers for training, research, and technology transfer in Vietnam in the future. The project is expected to be completed by 2023.

    Scholarships and Funding

    AmountApplication Deadline
    USTH'S SCHOLARSHIP 20211,700 USDSeptember 30, 2022

    Student Testimonials


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