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Ton Duc Thang University: A 10-year illuminating journey

In the development history of 22 years of Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU), 2007 was the turning point with the most important changes affecting the entire following years of the university when issuing the 30-year Plan (2007-2037) in which TDTU will have developed into an elite research university in the world's top 500 universities.

After the Plan was issued, the university focused on building the fundamental foundations for long-term sustainable development. The principle of "doing it right from the beginning" and "learning and following the world's most famous universities from the beginning" is widely communicated. In addition, it is a basic principle for formulating development policies and action plans.

After two implementation periods (2008-2018), the university is proud of its achievements in all areas. It was reported at the preliminary summary of the two periods of implementation of the 5-year plans on May 17, 2019 that Prof. Le Vinh Danh, the President presented clearly and coherently about each number and event that the university's lecturers & staff had implemented. Despite being direct contributors to this achievement, many lecturers still cannot hide the surprise and admiration for what TDTU achieved in the 10-year brilliant period.

Looking back at the two phases of implementation is also an opportunity for the TDTU family to show their determination to uphold the achievements, and continue to serve to bring TDTU into an elite research university in the world's Top 500 as planned in the 30-year plan.

Important achievements of TDTU after 2 periods of implementing the plan:

1. Becoming a major national center of education and technology;

2. Becoming a model public university of autonomy throughout the country;

3. Being successful in training human resource to meet international quality standards;

4. Becoming a university with regional and international rankings;

5. Being a model university for "university culture and governance" of the country;

6. Being a model university of "conditions for quality assurance & student services";

7. Continuously accumulating and expanding assets for the country;

8. Well-performing the tasks assigned by the managing agency and social responsibility;

9. Developing Party organizations and Unions in the university rapidly, qualitatively and effectively.


Prof. Lê Vinh Danh, TDTU President reported a preliminary review of the two implementation periods of TDTU's 5-year plans


"Small meaningful actions will make extraordinary things!", said Dr. Le Thi My Hanh, Dean of Faculty of Accounting


Prof. Dr. Pham Thanh Phong, Director of the Advanced Institute of Materials Science: "Let's take these responsibilities and abilities together into a unity and take this job joyfully because this task is a precious privilege that cannot be measured!”


Dr. Nguyen Van Quan, who has been with TDTU since the early days of establishment until now (at the age of 75), delivered a speech at the ceremony.


Representatives of lecturers and staff presenting flowers to Prof. Lê Vinh Danh


Lecturers and staff taking commemorative photos at the Preliminary Summary of implementing the two 5-year plans