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 a reputed research-oriented university operating in Vietnam at international standards.
The university is located at 18 Hoang Quoc Viet street, Cau Giay district – a prime location in the western area of Hanoi Capital (8 km from the city center). USTH is under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), the nation’s leading research institution; also, strongly supported by a Consortium of more than 30 French universities and research institutes. USTH is proud to be the symbol of Vietnam – France cooperation in education and research.
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.
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. Since 2022, USTH opens a Vietnam-France double degree program for 3 majors: Biotechnology – Drug Discovery, Information and Communication Technology, and Chemistry. Accordingly, students will study the first 2 years at USTH and the 3rd year at the French partner university. After graduation, students will receive 2 degrees: one from USTH and one from the French partner university.
USTH provides an international high-quality training environment with the main language in 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 in 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.
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 30 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 2 international joint laboratories and 1 strong research group, 2 potential research groups, bringing the participation of many excellent and experienced scientists at universities, research organizations of Vietnam, France, and many other countries. In 13 years of operations, as of December 2022, USTH accounted for 533 publications in scientific journals in the list of SCI-E (Science Citation Index Expanded), with the impressive ratio of 1,6 SCIE publication/Lecturer/year in 2022.