Mission statements of one public research university and one private university in Vietnam

Mission statements of various universities/colleges across the U.S have been mentioned in the blog, I am choosing two Vietnamese universities. The first one is the Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU), which is one of two national universities as well as one of the two largest ones in Vietnam located in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. The other one is Hong Bang International University (HBU), one of the leading private university in Vietnam located in Ho Chi Minh City, the biggest city in Vietnam.

Based on Carnegie classification of universities and colleges, VNU is a research university with very high research activity; while HBU is a baccalaureate College with the diverse field. Mission statements of these two universities can be found at https://vnu.edu.vn/eng/?C2246/N12717/University-of-Education-(VNU-UED).htm and http://hbu.edu.vn/en/about-us/vision-mission#.V82c7JgrKUk. Since VNU is one of two national universities, its mission focuses on training future leaders, including educators, educational leaders, educational managers, and of course researchers. Therefore, higher education plays an especially important role in VNU system. VNU also highlights the significance of collaborations and partnerships with other universities and institutions across the country as well as the world to meet regional and international educational standards. The focus of HBU is training its students the thinking ability and application skills that current Vietnamese job market requires. Interestingly, HBU emphasizes to prepare students with “a pure soul, good moral”.

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