Pursuant to Decision No 426/TTg issued by the Prime Minister on October 27th, 1976, Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics was formed under the administration of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Vocational Education – the former name of the present Ministry of Education and Training.
In 1996, the Prime Minister issued Decision No 2819/GD-ĐT to merge Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics, the University of Finance - Accounting and the General University’s Faculty of Economics into the University of Economics as a member of Vietnam National - Ho Chi Minh University (VNU-HCM).
In 2000, the Prime Minister signed the structural transformation decision to detach the University of Economics from VNU-HCM into the University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City (UEH) under the administration of the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).
UEH is a multi-disciplinary university with various levels and modes of education, from bachelors to PhDs. UEH’s teaching staff have all been trained from high reputation institutes all over the world. Annually, there is a large enrollment number of students that makes UEH one of the largest Vietnamese universities in the field of economics and business administration.
UEH’s primary objective is providing policy makers, administrators and experts in economics and business administration. In addition, UEH is also a centre for scientific research which focuses on economic discovery, analysis and consulting in the process of development of Vietnam as well as contribution to economic theories.
Cooperation with domestic and foreign universities is always a top priority as UEH hopes to gradually integrate into the international academic and scientific network, meeting national economic development demands
To date, UEH is one of 14 key universities of Vietnam. Since 1976, UEH has trained about tens of thousands of qualified and prestigious officers, economists, administrators from undergraduate to postgraduate levels. With excellent achievements during the process of establishment and development, UEH has been awarded many honour medals as well as the noble title “Labour Hero in the Renovation Period” from the State and the Government. Especially, UEH is one of four state-owned universities to be given greater autonomy by the Vietnamese Government in 2014.
Merit-wise, UEH has been recognized in the Top 1000 Best Business Schools globally, Top 601+ Best Universities in Asia (QS World University Rankings, Asia 2021), Top 25 Performing Universities in income from Continuous Professional Development (U-Multirank since 2016). The University is also among the Top 11 Best Universities in Vietenam, with 1st place among other single-disciplinary instiutes in the field of Economics & Business, in terms of digitilization capacity and the spread & influence of academic resources (Webometrics 2020). Last but not least, cccording to the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam, UEH ranked in the Top 5 National Universities with the most prestigious international publications in Vietnam (2020).
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