$330mn Vietnam-Japan University to be established in Hanoi, operational by 2019

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has recently decided to establish the Vietnam-Japan University under the Vietnam National University-Hanoi

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has recently approved the establishment of the Vietnam-Japan University under the Vietnam National University-Hanoi.

The estimated investment for the university is around US$330 million, including more than $200 million in official development aid from the Japanese government, roughly $30 million from the Vietnamese government, and approximately $100 million from Japanese enterprises and organizations.

Vietnam-Japan University will be constructed in Hoa Lac High-Tech Park to the west of Hanoi.

Its capital, facilities, and faculty are scheduled to be prepared from 2013 to 2016 before the university goes on stream and starts offering master’s programs between 2016 and 2019, the Vietnam National University-Hanoi said on its website.

Undergraduate and doctoral courses are expected to be run from 2019 to 2022 prior to the higher education institution’s full completion between 2022 and 2025, it added.

The planned university sets a target of ranking on the list of 50 best universities in Asia by 2025 with the capability to teach around 6,000 students, including about 2,400 master’s students.

The school plans to offer a wide range of majors such as science, technology, healthcare, nursing, agriculture, Japanese language, law and economics, and business administration.

The Vietnam National University-Hanoi is in charge of ensuring the school’s quality before enrolment.

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