Hanoi University of Science and Technology

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Hanoi University of Science and Technology
Đại học Bách khoa Hà Nội (logo).png
Former names
Polytechnic University (Vietnamese: Đại học Chuyên nghiệp Bách khoa)
Hanoi University of Technology (HUT) (-2010)
TypeTechnical university (Public)
EstablishedOctober 15, 1956
PresidentHoàng Minh Sơn
Academic staff
1,292 (2007)
Administrative staff
2,067 (2006)
Students40,363 (2006)
Campus26 ha Urban
ColorsRed, green, white, yellow

Coordinates: 21°00′23″N 105°50′35″E / 21.00639°N 105.84306°E / 21.00639; 105.84306

Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST; Vietnamese: Đại học Bách khoa Hà Nội, "Hanoi University of Technology (HUT)(-2010); French: Institut polytechnique de Hanoï"), founded 1956, is the first and largest technical university in Vietnam.[1][2][3][4][5]


After the communists took control of Hanoi in 1954 after the victory at the Battle of Dien Bien Phu, the Soviet Union helped North Vietnam to build a new technical university as a frame for university education. The construction took about two years from the grounds of an old campus of Indochina University during the French colonial period. The building was the largest one in Hanoi.

The university is the fifth oldest in Vietnam, after Indochina Medical College (1902), University of Indochina(1904), École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de l'Indochine (1925) and Hanoi University of Education (1951). It is the parent of many spin-off technical universities in Vietnam, including Hanoi University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi University of Mining and Geology, Vietnam University of Water Resource, etc. After the unification of Vietnam, many of its professors went to Ho Chi Minh City to rebuild Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology.

HUST is a multidisciplinary technical university. It always ranks first in technology training universities in Vietnam.[citation needed] Thousands of engineers have graduated from HUST and are now serving in key industrial and scientific areas. Many of them hold important positions in the government.

In 2007, the HUST staff consisted of 1950 people. Amongst them, there were 1192 in teaching staff, 394 in teaching-assistant and scientific research staff, 200 professors and associate-professors, 400 Ph.D. and D.S.c.

Currently, the number of students is about 40,000 making it the largest technical university in Vietnam. Despite of the large pool of students, the passmark (in the national university entrant exam) is among the highest: HUST is well known in Vietnam for its selective students. For instance, in 2005 national university entrant exam, more than half of perfect-score students came to HUST.

To further promote scientific research and training activities besides technology transfer to develop HUST as a research-focused university, in May 2010 its name in English was changed to Hanoi University of Science and Technology (abbreviated HUST). However, the name in Vietnamese and French remain the same — Đại học Bách khoa Hà Nội and Institut Polytechnique de Hanoi respectively.[6]


University's main library, named after Professor-Scientist Tạ Quang Bửu.

HUST has one of the largest and most treed campus in Vietnam, just in the south center of Hanoi, looking out onto the Park of Reunification.

HUST's campus area is about 26 hectares with 200 amphitheatres, teaching rooms, halls, and conference chambers. It owns about 200 laboratories among which are 8 national key laboratories and 20 practical workshops. HUST has a large of complex for physical education and sport activities including a standard stadium, an Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, and international standard sporting event hall (where the South East Asia Student Sports Festival was organized in 2006).


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Hanoi University of Technology has set up cooperation in research and training with 200 universities, research institutes, and companies from 32 countries. The following are parts of this network:

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