Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture

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Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture
Đại Học Kiến Trúc Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh
HCMC Dai Hoc Kien Truc 01.JPG
Type Public
Established 1924
Rector Prof. Dr. Phạm Tứ
Address 196 Pasteur street - District 3, Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam
Website http://uah.edu.vn/

Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Vietnamese language: Đại học Kiến trúc Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh is a public university in Vietnam, one of Vietnam's most prestigious education institutes in architecture and civil/structural engineering. In addition to architecture and civil/structural engineering, the university provides higher education in several relating disciplines including urban planning, infrastructural engineering, fine arts, fashion design and building interior design. Its main campus is located in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City in addition to two provincial campuses in Da Lat and Can Tho.

The university can trace its history back to the institution founded in 1924 as the Ecole des Beaux Art. After multiple times of relocation, reforms and closure due to war, the university received its current name in 1976 and has come under the management of the Ministry of Construction (Vietnam) since 2002 [1]


  • 1924 - L'ecole des Beaux Arts de L'Indochichine (Indochina Art School) Vietnamese language: Trường Mỹ thuật Đông Dương was founded in Ha Noi
  • 1926 - Department of Architecture was first opened in the Ecole des Beaux Art
  • 1944 - The school was relocated to Da Lat and renamed as Architectural School of Da Lat French Language: l'École supérieure d'architecture de Dalat
  • 1948 - The Architecture School of Da Lat was merged into the Indochina University Université Indochinoise and renamed as College of Architecture
  • 1950 - The school was relocated to Saigon and separated from L’École des Beaux-Arts de Paris
  • 1976 - The school received its current name, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture

Main campus at 196 Pasteur[edit]

The main campus of Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture was built in 1972 and is still in use today. The design was originally a final year project of Trương Văn Long, at that time, a student under supervision of Professor Phạm Văn Thâng.

External collaborations[edit]

Collaborative programs the university is involved include:


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 10°46′55.50″N 106°41′38.98″E / 10.7820833°N 106.6941611°E / 10.7820833; 106.6941611