Vietnam Japan University

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Vietnam Japan University (VJU, Vietnamese: Trường Đại học Việt - Nhật, Japanese: 日越大学) is the seventh university under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU). It was established in 2010 following a joint declaration issued by Vietnamese and Japanese governments.[1] Vietnam Japan University collaborates with other Japanese universities and corporations around the world.[2] The main campus of the university is under construction in Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park in Hanoi, Vietnam.[3] The government of Japan invests heavily in Vietnamese higher education,[4] and the VJU is an important part of the program. One goal of this initiative is to give international students access to Japanese higher education and the Japanese job market. One reason for the initiative with respect to VJU is that success with respect to these goals has so far been limited.[5] By design, the VJU is meant to grow into an international university with programs capable of supplying qualified technical graduates to both industry and the public sector.[6][7]


  • 2006: The Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training Nguyễn Thiện Nhân requested that the Japan-Vietnam Parliamentarian's Friendship League investigate and plan the establishment of a training institution in cooperation with Japanese companies.[9]
  • 2009: A proposal was made at the 1st Conference of the Presidents of Universities of Vietnam and Japan to establish a university that embodied the cultural and educational cooperation between Vietnam and Japan.
  • 2010: The governments of Vietnam and Japan issued a joint declaration to consider the establishment of a high-quality university that incorporated Japanese characteristics in Vietnam.
  • 2013: The Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe agreed to accelerate the establishment of Vietnam Japan University.
  • 2014: Nguyễn Tấn Dũng issued Decision No. 1186/QD - TTG on the establishment of Vietnam Japan University under the Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
  • 2015: VNU and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a cooperation agreement, "The Technical Cooperation Project for the Establishment of the Master Programs of Vietnam-Japan University 2015-2020."
  • 2016: the opening ceremony and the first entrance ceremony were held on September 9.

Programs and coordinating universities[10][edit]

As of May 2018, there were 7 masters programs and Japanese language courses (common programs) at VJU, with each program having a coordinating Japanese university:

Partner universities[11][edit]


  • Professor Dr. Furuta Motoo became the first foreign rector of the member university of Vietnam National University, Hanoi, in 2016.[12]


  1. ^ "Vietnam Japan University". Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  2. ^ "Vietnam Japan University". Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  3. ^ "日越大学特集はじめます。日本・ベトナムの共同国家プロジェクト「日越大学」とは? | アセナビ". アセナビ | “ASEANで働く”を近くする (in Japanese). 2018-03-16. Retrieved 2018-05-22.
  4. ^ "Bilateral Projects Vietnam-Japan University (VJU)". Ritsumeikan University. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ Temel, Deren (24 November 2017). "Internationalisation vs Japanisation" (484). University World News. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  6. ^ Shibutani, Y., W. Agerico Di-o, and V. An Dihn (September 2016). "Opening of Vietnam Japan University in Hanoi". Proceedings of 2016 JSEE Annual Conference: 27–32.
  7. ^ "Vietnam-Japan University signs cooperation deal with Japanese group". The Voice of Vietnam. 21 September 2018. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Establishment History". Vietnam Japan University. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Vietnam-Japan University Project, Japan Vietnam Economic Forum" (PDF).
  10. ^ "Academics". Vietnam Japan University. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Collaboration". vju.vnu.edz. Vietnam National University. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  12. ^ "日越大学の学長に古田元夫東大名誉教授が就任[日系]". VIETJOベトナムニュース (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-05-22.

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