President Tran Dai Quang (fourth from left) attends the 60th founding anniversary of the HUST (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang urged the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) to reform its administration model towards autonomy while addressing a ceremony to mark the university’s 60th founding anniversary in Hanoi on October 15.

The President recognised the university’s efforts in improving quality of education and training, and extolled its pioneering role in research, application, and transfer of science and technology in production and business.

The HUST is one of the leading research facilities in Vietnam in the ranking of research capacity by global organisations, he said, adding that the university has made significant contributions to the establishment and development of the State technical college and university network.

It also took the lead in the implementation of the Party and State’s policy on fundamental and comprehensive educational reform in recent years, he said, referring to the university’s improved training programmes which are in line with the country’s requirements of industrialisation, modernisation and international integration.

He asked the HUST to continue implementing effectively the Party and State’s policy on education-training and science-technology, especially when the nation is entering a new development phase with advantages and difficulties.

The President underlined such key tasks as carrying out a pilot project to reform administration towards autonomy and models of advanced universities in the region and the world; promoting scientific and technological research in accordance with the national development strategy; and expanding international cooperation.

He reminded the HUST to build a friendly, healthy educational environment and pay heed to sharpening professional skills for the teaching staff.

According to President of the HUST Hoang Minh Son, after 60 years of foundation and development, the university has trained over 200,000 technical experts, including over 14,000 masters and 838 doctors, across the fields from economics and society to security and defense.

Currently, the university has 1,950 officials, encompassing 1,200 lecturers with 21 professors, 202 associate professors and 722 doctors. It has 35 engineer training programmes, 45 BA training programmes, 78 MA training programmes, and 60 PhD training programmes.

On the occasion, the HUST was honoured to receive the Ho Chi Minh Order for the second time.-VNA