Development strategy

Develop International School in line with the orientation, policy, and overall development strategy of Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU), taking a pioneering role in international joint training and international cooperation, internationalizing the curriculum and approaching global higher education standards.

Maximize the combined strength from all resources, especially prioritizing the exploitation of values from the unit’s unique characteristics; promote connectivity, linkage, and comprehensive cooperation with units within Vietnam National University, Hanoi, and with agencies, organizations, businesses, and localities domestically and internationally to create added value and unique products.

To train, conduct scientific research, and transfer technology oriented towards international accreditation standards based on the foundation of basic science, applied science, interdisciplinary science, and knowledge transfer, contributing to increasing the internationalization index within Vietnam National University, Hanoi, providing high-quality human resources and scientific-technological products that meet international standards for national development.

For the period 2020 – 2025, the International School has the following objectives and key tasks:

1. Perfect the organizational model and high autonomy mechanism combined with modern university management to create a breakthrough in human resource development, especially high-quality human resources and talent utilization

  • Perfect the model, organizational structure, and innovate university management
  • Build and operate a digital university
  • Develop and implement autonomy projects
  • Strengthen the training and development of faculty members and scientific departments
  • Attract, recruit, and retain highly qualified staff and experts
  • Implement preferential policies, value talent, while simultaneously motivating and encouraging, creating motivation

2. Continue to innovate training work to improve the quality of human resources according to societal needs

  • Develop high-quality training programs according to societal needs
  • Diversify training models and methods, improve quality and aim for international accreditation
  • Diversify forms, methods, and policies of student recruitment
  • Enhance the uniqueness of training programs and learners
  • Continue to innovate teaching methods towards “individualization”
  • Focus on tightly integrating scientific research with training
  • Promote the development of science and technology based on applied research and innovation
  • Perfect the management mechanism and policies on science and technology
  • Enhance activities, increase scientific and technological products

3. Strengthen cooperation and development to attract resources and establish International School as one of the major academic and international exchange centers of VNU

  • Strengthen strategic cooperation, expand cooperation with reputable partners
  • Expand and enhance the effectiveness of cooperation in training
  • Enhance exchange and cooperation in research and publication domestically and internationally

4. Diversify, increase, and sustainably develop financial resources to meet the resource needs for the construction and development of International School

  • Increase sustainable financial resources for the development of International School
  • Diversify financial resources
  • Invest in development and modernize infrastructure to meet the requirements of training, scientific research, and high-quality services

5. Develop and expand facilities in the inner city and Hoa Lac

From the year 2022, International School focuses on implementing the following key programs:

  • Building a team of reputable experts and high-level scientific staff.
  • Improving the quality of undergraduate education.
  • Organizing management and postgraduate training.
  • Attracting international students.
  • Developing International School’s student body.
  • Enhancing the quality and diversity of scientific and technological activities.
  • Expanding international cooperation and attracting international human resources.
  • Applying information technology in management and teaching activities.
  • Establishing the International School brand.
  • Implementing activities at the Hoa Lac campus.


Developing training programs32 groups following undergraduate and postgraduate training program models, including 03 PhD fields
Training scale 6.000 students
The ratio of international joint training programs (including joint degrees, international linkages with degrees awarded by Vietnam National University, Hanoi, and degrees awarded by partners) to the total scale of formal training30%
The employment rate of university graduates within 12 months after graduation95%
Accreditation of training programs30% of the training programs are internationally accredited
Research and Innovation
Average number of papers published per total scientific staff per yearDomestically, it is 1.2; on the ISI/SCOPUS databases, it is 1.8 (of which, belonging to Q1, Q2 groups is 20%)
Strong research groups at the level of Vietnam National University, Hanoi3 groups
The ratio of faculty members with a doctoral degree to the total number of full-time faculty members65%
The ratio of faculty members with the title of professor or associate professor to the total number of full-time faculty members15%
Digital Capability
The ratio of foreign nationality students studying (at least 01 credit) / to the total training scale16%
The ratio of foreign nationality faculty members (teaching at least 01 specialized topic or having teaching or research time) / to the total faculty scale22%
The ratio of ISI/SCOPUS papers with international cooperation60%
Number of degree programs of Vietnam National University, Hanoi offered abroad01 training program