|Hà Nội University of Science and Technology (HUST) will have the right to use tuition as well as funds from enterprises and the government without asking permission from the Ministry of Education and Training under a pilot project on university autonomy approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. —Photo hust.edu.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội University of Science and Technology (HUST) will have the right to use tuition as well as funds from enterprises and the government without asking permission from the Ministry of Education and Training after its pilot project on university autonomy was approved by Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc.
The project aims at reforming its administration towards models of advanced universities in the region and the world, promoting scientific and technological research in accordance with the national development, and expanding international cooperation.
Under the project, the university has autonomous rights and responsibilities for planning, development, training programmes, science, technology, finance, international co-operation and personnel.
The autonomy mechanism makes it easier for the university to open new faculties, set up enrolment quotas that match its training capacity, choose teaching methods as well as certificate management.
The university has been allowed to cooperate with training facilities in the country as well as accredited foreign universities and organizations on training and scientific research. It is permitted to publicise information on scientific research activities, organise seminars with domestic and foreign individuals and organisations and provide services in science and technology training, including those ordered by the government.
With financial autonomy, the HUST is given permission to collect higher tuition fees than other public universities without autonomy.
The maximum fee per student for 2016-2017 academic year is VNĐ14 million (US$627), the university said.
The ceiling fee for PhD training programmes and MA training programmes is 2.5 times and 1.5 times higher than the average fee, respectively. — VNS