Vietnam National University of Agriculture dates back to the founding of the University of Agriculture and Forestry on October 12, 1956. Since its foundation, the University has been renamed several times with hardships and achievements, all the while striving to advance excellence in teaching and research. It has also shared its human and material resources for capacity building towards the establishment of other universities and research institutes in the country.
After many twists and turns, Vietnam National University of Agriculture is now known as the leading university among the community of agriculture, forestry and fishery universities in the country.
The March 2014 is an important milestone when Hanoi University of Agriculture was officially transferred from the Ministry of Education and Training to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development with a new name: Vietnam National University of Agriculture. Given such new status, Vietnam National University of Agriculture must develop to become a regionally recognized university as his Honorable Minister Cao Duc Phat said on his first trip to the university since VNUA under the MARD.
Vietnam National University of Agriculture is located in Trau Quy township, Gia Lam district, Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. Situated on a campus of nearly 200 ha, the university has a system of modern lecture halls, experimental and practical facilities, spacious dormitories, a modern library system, a large gymnastic and sports complex, and many other crucial teaching, learning and research facilities.
VNUA is a large scale multi-disciplinary University with the current numbers of staff and students of 1,340 and 38,484 respectively.
It comprises 14 Faculties, including Agronomy, Animal Science, Aquaculture, Veterinary Medicine, Environment, Land Management, Engineering, Economics and Rural Development, Accounting and Business Management, Political and Social Sciences, Food Science and Technology, Information Technology, Biotechnology, Education and Foreign Languages.
The University has four Research Institutes: Agro-Biology, Rice Research, Economics and Development, and Engineering Research and Training.
The University has 12 Centers for Research and Services, 1 publishing house, and 1 company (Ltd.) that functions primarily to transfer technical advances to meet societal demands.
VNUA has 25 Undergraduate Training Programs, 17 Master Training Programs, and 16 Doctoral Training Programs. In addition to the traditional fields of study related to agriculture, VNUA has developed new training programs in other fields in its trend towards a multi-disciplinary university. Of particular note, the University has developed several advanced training programs and joint training programs with foreign partners.
Every year, VNUA enrolls roughly 10,000 freshmen, 1,200 Master and nearly 60 Doctoral candidates.
VNUA considers students the center of education and thus always creates the best conditions for students following the motto “Learn to know, learn to do, learn to live together, learn to be”. This teaches students to be well prepared for a life-long learning, to work creatively with a high sense of responsibility and cooperation for the sake of mutual benefit of self, the community, and the whole society.
Since its foundation, VNUA has produced nearly 70,000 undergraduates, 3,500 Masters and 350 PhDs which are the very important human resource for the development of Vietnam particularly in the agricultural sector. Many of them have been holding key posts in state agencies at central and local levels, or are famous experts in academic institutions and businesses across the country and overseas.
Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA) is striving to become a multi-disciplinary center in education and research with nationally leading and regionally advanced quality in the area of agriculture and rural development, making efficient contributions to the national development.