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Phuong Dong University

1. Overview

Phuong Dong University, founded in 1994, is the first non-state university in the Vietnamese educational system. It is a multi-discipline university, offering a wide range of educational and training programs including vocational training, college diplomas, bachelor degrees, and is going to provide postgraduate qualifications in the coming time.

Courses are designed with high academic content and suitable course lengths and amounts, which gives students maximum flexibility in academic links from one program or sector to the other. Phuong Dong University has maintained an emphasis on professional practice, operational roles, information technology and foreign language studies in its programs with the aim of preparing students to meet the demands and challenges of their chosen professions in the market economy.

Phuong Dong University operates from three locations in Hanoi:

- 252 Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Hanoi.

- 54 Vu Trong Phung Street, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi, and

- 228 Ngo Chua Hung Ky, Minh Khai Street, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi.

The University currently enrolls over 6,500 students. Academic staff include 120 full-time and 200 part-time lecturers, many of whom are Professors, Associate Professors, Doctoral and Master''s degree holders, and senior teachers, are committed to providing excellence in teaching and research management.

2. Academic Programs

Phuong Dong University at present offers 22 courses at various levels in the areas of economy, engineering and language studies.

2.1. Undergraduate Programs

- Bachelor of Arts (Language Studies): 4 years.

- Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance, Business Administration): 4 years.

- Bachelor of Science (Biotechnology in Agriculture): 4 years.

- Bachelor of Engineering (Architecture, Civil Engineering, Building Construction, Electrical and Electronics, Mechatronics, Electronics, Information Technology): 5 years.

2.2. College Diploma Programs:Diplomas in Information Technology, Language Studies, Accounting, Tourism): 3 years.

2.3. Vocational Training Program:Certificate of Computing Technician: 2 years.

3. Faculties and Training Centres

- Faculty of Information Technology

- Faculty of Biotechnology and Applications in Agriculture

- Faculty of Mechatronics, Electrical and Electronic Engineering

- Faculty of Architecture and Building Construction

- Faculty of Language Studies

- Faculty of Business Administration

- Faculty of Accounting and Finance

- College Training Centre

- Vocational Training Centre

- Foundation Studies Centre.

4. International Links

Phuong Dong University has always been interested in
co-operative relations with scientific and academic institutions at home and abroad. It has established close links with the following institutions:

- College of Guangxi, Nanning, China

- Beijing Central University of Finance and Economy, China

- Teacher Training University of Guangxi, China

- Ethnology Institute of Guangxi, China

- International University of Hagoromo, Japan

- Indonesia National University, Indonesia

- Rotorua Ela University, New Zealand

- University of La Verne, U.S.A.

- Other international institutions, including SEAMEO, ASEAN, REI, JICA./.

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