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Hanoi (VNA) – Four first universities of Vietnam have been recognised by France’s High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCERES) for meeting international standards.

The four universities are members of the high-quality engineer training programme of Vietnam (PFIEV). They are Hanoi University of Technology, Da Nang University of Technology under the Da Nang University, the University of Technology under the Ho Chi Minh City National University, and the National University of Civil Engineering.

Addressing a ceremony to hand over certificates of the recognition to the universities on October 17, Deputy Minister of Education and Training Bui Van Ga said that the universities are receiving the certificates in the context of comprehensive reforms to Vietnam’s education and training system.

Vietnam has issued legal documents facilitating schools’ self-reliance, he said, adding that quality checks are significant to providing transparent information for students and relevant parties to speed up school’s modernisation and international integration.

Ga asked the four universities to continue on their path towards self-reliance, while mobilising resources for sustainable growth, and expanding their engineer programmes effectively.

HCERES’s criteria of evaluation are strategy and governance, training and scientific research, training process and vocational integration orientation, foreign relations, management, quality and ethics.

The certificate is valid for five years.-VNA