Vietnam’s first university takes international quality verification

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NDO/VNA—The University of Science at the Vietnam National University–Hanoi (VNU University of Science) has become the first in Vietnam to undergo quality verification based on the ASEAN University Network–Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) standard.

The verification process was launched at a ceremony on January 16.

The VNU University of Science is also the first university in Southeast Asia to take the AUN-QA examination.

Addressing the event, Nantana Gajaseni, AUN’s General Executive Director, said the accreditation programme at the university level aims to comprehensively assess the quality of training and research at the educational institution and evaluate the efficiency of its internal quality assurance system.

The application of the standards is aimed at improving the quality of universities in the Southeast Asian region.

The five-day programme was joined by educational experts and managers from universities in the region.

In 2012-2015, the VNU University of Science had six bachelor’s training programmes verified under the AUN-QA standard, which are the majors of chemistry, biology, mathematics, physics, geology and environmental science. Of these, the training programmes in chemistry and geology got 5.0 marks—the second highest score in Southeast Asia.

After the assessment of training programmes in universities, this is the first time the AUN has carried out the accreditation at the university-level.