|The Việt Nam National University-HCM City has organised an annual conference to review its achievements this year and set out major tasks for next year. — VNA/VNS Photo Thu Hoài
HCM CITY — The Việt Nam National University-HCM City (VNU-HCM) targets to be among the leading higher education institutions in Asia.
The VNU-HCM on Thursday (December 22) organised an annual conference to review its achievements this year and set out major tasks for next year.
Speaking at the conference, Vũ Hải Quân, VNU-HCM's director, said the university has made many outstanding achievements this year, which affirmed its position domestically and internationally.
“VNU-HCM has been leading the country in the number of training programmes meeting international accreditation standards, with 110 programmes,” he said.
The university maintained its position in the top 801-1000 of the world's universities and reached the 167th position of best universities in Asia by the UK educational organisation Quacquarelli Symonds (QS).
Its petroleum engineering major was not only ranked first in the country but also ranked in the 51-100 group by the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
As of December, VNU-HCM had 1,913 articles published in international scientific journals, according to the scientific publication database on the Scopus system under the publisher Elsevier.
The university had two patents granted in the US last year. Many teachers and students won prestigious awards in teaching, learning, scientific research and technology development.
It was entrusted by the Prime Minister to chair the project "Developing the VNU-HCM to be among the leading higher education institutions in Asia". The project is part of the Government's action programme on socio-economic development, ensuring national defense and security in the Southeast region to 2030, with a vision to 2045.
The Prime Minister has approved a project to upgrade the VNU-HCM’s school of medicine to a university of health science.
The university also promoted international cooperation activities, improved the effectiveness and efficiency of governance, and deeply integrated with advanced higher education in the world.
In 2023, VNU-HCM’s will strengthen digital transformation throughout the five key issues of governance, training, science and technology, finance, and building an urban area.
The university will continue improving its management and organisational structure, and step by step perfecting the university autonomy model.
It will speed up digital transformation to improve the quality of training, developing a shared digital learning system, and deploying massive open online courses (MOOCs).
It will continue to implement dual degree training programmes, integrated BS-MS programmes, and increase the scale of postgraduate training.
In addition, practical and extra-curricular activities for learners as well as training courses for the needs of localities and businesses will be increased from next year.
The university will build and operate a system of registration and management of topics and data related to science and technology.
It will implement international projects, national research programmes and projects, and signed cooperation programmes with the authorities of HCM City and other localities.
It will diversify its financial resources to achieve financial sustainability, including establishing a subsidiary company of the university.
It is carrying out many large international projects worth more than US$132 million.
Construction of many new works in the urban area of the university will be started to serve students. — VNS