Message from the Rector
Sustainable development is an urgent task for the world as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and for both Vietnam and Japan. Vietnam Japan University (VJU) is promoting sustainable development as a basic philosophy of the university by transmitting new values to the world.
By 2035, VJU is aiming to become one of the leading Asian research universities in the field of advanced technology and interdisciplinary sciences serving sustainable development, it is necessary to train human resources with a broad perspective. Therefore, VJU makes liberal art as a philosophy of education. It is a big feature of VJU’s education to combine sustainability and liberal arts.
VJU has eight master’s programs, namely Public Policy, Nanotechnology, Area Studies, Civil Engineering (Old name: Infrastructure Engineering), Environmental Engineering, Business Administration, Climate Change and Development and Global Leadership.
Besides that, VJU also has four high quality undergraduate programs, including Bachelor in Japanese Studies, Bachelor in Computer Science and Engineering, Engineer in Civil Engineering and Engineer in Smart Agriculture and Sustainability.
These are interdisciplinary programs covering many fields of social science and natural science, all residing under the overall domain of sustainability science.
Mission, Vision and Educational Philosophy
To nurture high-quality human resources to be the next generation of leaders, managers and experts in Vietnam, Japan, Southeast Asia, and the world.
To provide research products in advanced engineering & technology and interdisciplinary science for sustainable development; promote knowledge transfer between Vietnam and Japan to serve the society.
To contribute to VNUHN’s missions and improve Vietnam’s higher education system. B To promote Vietnam – Japan cooperation.
Vision Toward 2030
To become a flagship research-oriented university in Asia for advanced technology and interdisciplinary science, leveraging competitive edges of both countries for sustainable development.
Liberal Art and Sustainability
The University Council
Vietnam Japan University Council (VJU Council) consists of 20 members, of which 10 members are Vietnamese representatives and 10 members are Japanese representatives. All Council members are appointed by the President of Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU).
The term of VJU Council is 05 years. The VJU Council has the following duties and powers:
– Approving the VJU’s medium-term development strategy and operation plan to submit to VNU for approval;- Mobilize financial resources from the domestic and foreign private sector to serve the construction and development of the University;- Monitor the use of resources for the University; the implementation of regulations and important internal management regulations of the University; the projects of establishment, merger, division, separation and dissolution of units under the University;
– Approving regulations on standards, duties, powers and interests of the Rector and Vice Rectors to ensure compliance with current regulations of charter of VJU and VNU;- Conducting annual assessment of the outcomes of the accomplishment of the Rector and Vice Rectors; Proposing to President of VNUHN to appoint Rector and Vice Rectors.
The VJU Council includes an Internal Control Board, which is established by the Chairman of the VJU Council; the Internal Control Board, with 03 to 05 members, takes responsibility for advising and assisting the Chairman of the VJU Council to supervise the activities of the Council members and Rector Board members in implementing assigned tasks and powers.