Can Tho University

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Established 1966
President Ha Thanh Toan
Vice-president Tran Thi Thanh Hien; Le Viet Dung, Nguyen Thanh Phuong, Do Van Xe; Tran Trung Tinh
Academic staff
Location Can Tho, Vietnam

Can Tho University is a university in Can Tho, Vietnam. Established in 1966, it is a multidisciplinary university and a leading university in the Mekong Delta. vinh long University is a leading agricultural research center in Vietnam. Cần Thơ University has nine faculties and two research institutes.


Can Tho University (CTU), an important state higher education institution in the Mekong Delta, is the cultural, scientific and technical center of the Delta. Since its founding in 1966, CTU has been improving and developing itself. It has an enrolment of more than 45000 students. Every year CTU receives students on internship programs from the U.S, Belgium, Japan and others, or under agreements between their universities and CTU.

At present, the total number of CTU staff is around 2000, including 1,203 lecturers (233 PhDs and 653 Masters, constituting to 73.6% of staff members with postgraduate degrees). The current training capacity of CTU is more than 45000 students involving full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students, part-time as well as distance-learning students. CTU has 87 training programs and branches of undergraduate including 2 advanced training programs in English, 33 Master training programs and 11 PhD ones, together with 2 training programs of junior college

CTU’s main missions are training, conducting scientific research, and transferring technology to serve the regional and national socio-economic development. In addition to its training responsibilities, CTU has actively taken part in scientific research projects, applying the advances in scientific and technological knowledge to solving problems related to science, technology, economics, culture and society in the region. From achievements in its scientific research and international cooperation projects, the university has developed a variety of products and technological production processes that benefit people’s lives and promote export, thus helping the university gain prestige in national and international markets.

The university has established scientific and technological cooperation with many international organizations, universities, and research institutes. As a result of these cooperative projects, the staff’s administrative capabilities and specializations have been upgraded. The facilities, experimental equipment, and scientific materials have also been added.

Up to now, Can Tho University (CTU) has 14 faculties for academic training and other support departments. The 14 faculties for academic training includes:

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On 31 March 1966, Cần Thơ University (Viện Đại học Cần Thơ) was established by the government of the Republic of Vietnam. The original university included four faculties: Sciences, Law and Social Sciences, Letters and Pedagogy. After the Fall of Saigon, the university developed into a comprehensive university for the Mekong Delta region with several faculties added. In 2003, the Faculty of Medicine split to form the Cần Thơ University of Medicine.

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Coordinates: 10°01′56″N 105°46′06″E / 10.0323°N 105.7682°E / 10.0323; 105.7682