The Center for Contemporary Religious Studies, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Vietnam National University was established by the Decision no 2265 QĐ/XHNV-TC dated September 17th 2007 of the Rector of USSH. It is tasked with studying, coordinating, supporting the training and advising of religious issues to serve national socio-economic development and international exchanges and cooperation.

Board of Directors


Assoc. Prof. Dr Lam Ba Nam

Vice Director

Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyen Quang Hung

Vice Director

Dr. Nguyen Huu Thu

  • President of the Academic Council: Prof.Dr Nguyen Quang Hung


Prominent activities

Each year, the Center invites visiting professors from many countries to teach about issues related to Religious studies and Philosophy. Since 2009, the Center has been regularly conducting annual domestic and international conferences/seminars on the topic of religion, attracting many scholars from Europe and North America as well as other countries in the region. In 2015, the Center held the conference on "Researching and teaching about German thinkers at universities". In 2016, the Center held the international conference "Religion and ethics in modern society". The quality of the conferences were highly appraised by domestic and foreign scholars alike.

In addition, the Center provides 4 scholarships for USSH's lecturers to study abroad on Religious studies and implement training programs related to religion at prestigious universities in Europe and North America.

Từ tháng 11/2015, Trung tâm khai trương thư viện với 1500 đầu sách và tư liệu. Đến nay, thư viện hoạt động khá hiệu quả, giúp bạn đọc tra cứu tài liệu về các vấn đề tôn giáo, tín ngưỡng và lịch sử triết học. Lượng sách của thư viện tăng nhanh hàng năm, đáp ứng nhu cầu nghiên cứu của đội ngũ cán bộ giảng dạy, nghiên cứu sinh, học viên cao học và sinh viên của Đại học Quốc gia.

Since November, 2015, the Center opened a library with 1500 books and other materials. The library has been working efficiently and helping readers to find materials on religious and beliefs issues and the history of philosophy. The number of books increases every year, meeting the requirements of VNU's lecturers, research fellows, students and graduates.


Room 508 Block A, USSH, VNU.

No, 336, Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội.

Phone: (024) 35589807.


The Taiwan Education Centre (TEC) was established on August 5th, 2014 under the direction of the Rectors of USSH, VNU and Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages. It is a research application and training supporting unit, under VNU University of Social Sciences and Humanities. The Center operates under the standards of the Taiwanese Ministry of Education. The full programs and curricula used at the Center are undertaken by Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages.

The main functions of the Center are

  •   Organize the Chinese language training programs, the Taiwan education exhibitions
  •   Promote Taiwan study consulting, to organize The Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL)
  •   Conduct seminars anVietnam -Taiwan language-culture activities and to act as the clue to connect with Taiwanese universities
  •  Look for the scholarship programs of the Taiwanese government to create opportunities for Vietnamese students to study abroad.

Based on the official documents signed and to promote the education and cultural exchanges between Vietnam and Taiwan, the Center aims to become a reliable channel among the international-based education institutions in Vietnam

The Board of Directors:

Director (representing Vietnam): Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyen Thien Nam

Director (representing Taiwan): Dr. Wang Jing Yun

Vice Director (representing Taiwan): Dr. Hua Quy Oanh

Vice Managing Director: MA. Ly Hoai Nam

Prominent activities

Develop Chinese language programs

  • 8 to 9 classes each year (including basic and advanced Chinese language classes and free and charged TOCFL classes.
  • Vietnam-Taiwan cultural and language exchanges
  • Hold the Chinese speaking contest or film screening and calligraphy events to introduce about Taiwan and its culture.
  • Hold the practical Chinese language program for the youth.
  • Hold and publicize the TOCFL exam.

Provide information on studying in Taiwan and short-term scholarships

According to the particular strategies for attracting students of each university, implement corresponding events.

  • Organize different events to introduce about studying in Taiwan to the Vietnamese students.
  • Organize ceremonial festivals for prospective students (in North Vietnam) that are going to study in Taiwan.
  • Organize the Taiwan higher education Exhibition to disseminate information and provide advice regarding the Taiwanese universities.
  • Organize summer camps for Vietnamese teachers in Taiwan to improve their Chinese language teaching skills.
  • Organize summer and winter camps for Vietnamese students in Taiwan to practice their Chinese language.

Contact information:

Room 109-110, block C, USSH, VNU

336 Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội

Phone number: (024) 3808.5858




Center for Chinese Studies (CCS) was established on February 20th 2002 and tasked with the study, training and application of Chinese studies and belongs to the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU. Its mission is to utilize USSH's human resources trained in basic sciences, organize integrated research projects on China, and to provide academic and up-to-date evidence and knowledge for analysing policies and studying Vietnam and the world. The Center is responsible for researching and teaching subjects related to China at USSH, gradually developing into a strong research center, developing strong research teams and becoming a research institute in accordance with the missions of USSH and VNU.

Missions and development strategies

  • Amass and develop a force of prestigious domestic and foreign researchers and scholars who specializes in studying, training and applying Chinese studies;
  • Participate in undergraduate and postgraduate affairs;
  • Coordinate with other Institutes, Centers and international organizations in research projects;
  • Strive to become one of the leading units in Chinese studies in Vietnam.


Dr Nguyen Tho Duc

Vice Director

MA. Dao Thi Tam Khanh


President of the Academic Council:  Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyen Kim Son


Main research orientations:

  • The movements of China in social sciences and humanities, especially in the areas of culture, ideas and education.
  • Confucius issues and Vietnamese culture in the context of East Asia.
  • The history of Han/Chinese studies in Vietnam.
  • Research on many aspects of China, including basic, policy and forecast studies, provide scientific evidence in order improve understanding of China, and improve the decision-making process and resolve the challenges arising in Sino-Vietnam relations.
  • Develop a highly practical database on Chinese studies.
  • Develop high-quality human resources specialized in Chinese studies, helping to connect research units with policy makers and enterprises in solving the challenges posed by China, promoting Vietnam's sustainable and stable development.

Prominent activities

  • Design and carry out numerous projects, programs, and research projects and build up central research teams specialized in China, including:

The strong research team in Confucianism with an international span.

The research team on China's education reforms and experiences for VNU in particular and Vietnamese education in general.

The research team on the history of Han/Chinese studies in Vietnam in collaboration with the National Taiwan University.

The research team responsible for developing a database of Chinese studies; which has been developing digital libraries such as the Sino-Nom texts and ancient Chinese texts related to Vietnam (; Database of Chinese studies (  

  • Hold and co-hold many domestic and international conferences and seminars such as the conference "Chinese studies 2012-2022: trends and prospects" (2012), the conference "Confucius studies in Vietnam, views and methods" (2013), the international conference "East Asia Confucian education: Tradition and Modernity" (2015), the international conference "Chinese studies in Vietnam: History through stories" (2015), and international conference "Confucianism and contemporary education theories" (2016).
  • Publish many domestic and international works on Chinese and Vietnamese studies, notably: Nho tạng tinh hoa – Phần Việt Nam 儒藏精华编越南之部 (2013, 1st volume, Beijing University Press); Kinh điển Nho gia tại Việt Nam (2015, revised, VNU Press); the collection Tùng thư tư liệu Nho học Đông Á - phần Việt Nam 東亞儒學資料叢書, Publishing Center of Taiwan University (8 volumes published in Taiwan since 2011).
  • Promote cooperation in research with domestic and foreign institutions, notably of which are the Institute of Chinese Studies, Institute of Han-Nom Studies, VNU Ho Chi Minh City, Center for Confucius Texts Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (Beijing University, China), the Advanced Institute on Social sciences and humanities and Center for China-Taiwan relations (Taiwan National University), the International Society for Chinese Studies
  • Coordinate and support USSH's training activities related to China and other areas.


Room 508, Block C, USSH-VNU

336 Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội.

Phone: (024)35585847                     



Center for Gender, Population, Environment and Social Affairs , an organization for scientific research, training and application of population studies and social work at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University-Hanoi, was officially established pursuant to the Decision 237/QD-XHNV dated 20 February 2002 of the Rector of USSH.

The primary objective of the Center is to gather and build up a strong contingent of scientists, undergraduates and graduates in the country and overseas in order to deliver training, research and knowledge dissemination programs on population and social work.

The research and training programs of the Center focus on the following areas:

  • Gender, environment and climate change.
  • Community health issues.
  • Population transformations, migration and demographic quality.
  • Industrialization, urbanization and social problems.

Board of Directors


Prof. Dr Hoàng Bá Thịnh


Apart from office staff and assistants, the Center does not have full-time research workers as its employees. Members of the management, Scientific Advisory Council and researchers are from other institutions or other units of the University and work part-time or on short duration at the Center. Currently the Center is served by 20 part-time scientists as collaborators. Numerous other collaborators of the Center include teachers, lecturers and excellent students who possess capacity and experience in Social Work, Community Development, Sociology, Demography, Social Psychology, etc.

Prominent activities:

The Center has conducted various cooperative programs with national and international organizations, for instance

  • Translation and compilation of books on Sociology, Social Work and Community Development with assistance from Ford Foundation
  • Training of Trainers on Social Work supported by UNICEF
  • Research on Human Resources in Social Work with Children.


  • Open up opportunities for international cooperation and exchange when scientists from the University, other institutions in Vietnam and around the world to meet and share knowledge and experience in the field of Population, Social Work and Sociology;
  • Compile 10 valuable books on Sociology, Social Work and Community Development.
  • Contribute significantly to the development of the discipline of Sociology in Vietnam, which paves the way for the foundation of Vietnam Sociology Association.
  • Completed 15 domestic and international projects, including 02 State-level science and technology projects and many Ministry-level and City-level projects. 


  • 4 refreshment courses for teachers of Social Work lectured by foreign professors
  • A number of young staff are sent to study overseas.
  • Build up the program of Social Work (at the University and Ministry of Education and Training).

External Relations

  • Expand relations with institutions in the country and over the world, contribute to the improvement of status and prestige of the University inside and outside the country; contribute to the establishment of the Faculties of Sociology and Social Work at Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Establish relations with over 20 universities in the world (the US, France, Japan, Belgium, Australia, Germany, etc.); gain trust from international scholars, particularly those from the USA, France and Australia.


Address: Room 308, 3rd floor, Block A;

336 Nguyen Trai Road, Thanh Xuan, Ha Noi

Tel: (84-4) 3557 5133


The Center for Assisting and Consulting Psychology (CACP) was established on July 29th 2004 with the following functions and tasks:

  • Study topics in the fields of Sociological Psychology, Psychology for managing businesses; launch and implement projects and papers in the fields of mental health for students and other members of the society.
  • Provide practical skills for lecturers and students of Faculty of Psychology.
  • Advice on the personnel and management of businesses and other social organizations.
  • Provide psychological advice for students and other members of the society on studying, love, marriage, family, career orientation and academic psychology.
  • Provide therapeutic interventions to improve the mental health of children and adults.
  • Provide training courses on practical skills related to psychotherapy.

Board of Directors



Prof. Dr Nguyễn Hữu Thụ

Vice Director

Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyễn Minh Hằng

Subordinate bodies:

  • The administrative unit.
  • The specialized units: Research, academic support, psychological consultancy and information and archives.

Prominent activities

Training and research activities

Research Projects

  • The psychological characteristics of Vietnamese farmers during the opening area and international integration.
  • Job demands and opportunities of farmers in urbanized areas in Hanoi.
  • Psychological disturbance in highschool students and solutions.
  • The influence of Buddist beliefs on humans' psychological health.


  • Provide professional skills for undergraduates and graduates at the Faculty of Psychology.
  • Provide parenting skills for parents.
  • Provide young psychologists with knowledge and therapy skills.
  • Supervise young psychotherapists.

External relations

  • Cooperation with the Center for Treating Psychological Disturbances in Children (Department of Child Care and Protection, Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Society).
  • Phổ biến kiến thức về tâm lý trẻ em cho cộng đồng. Disseminate knowledge about child psychology.
  • Cooperate with the Association of Vietnamese young bussinesses and businessmen in supporting businesses. 

Cung cấp dịch vụ tư vấn và can thiệp tâm lý Provide psychological consultancy and intervention services

  • Provide psychological consultancy and intervention services for students troubled with academic and carreer problems.
  • Treat psychological problems of children and adolescents.
  • Treat anxiety disorder, depression and stress disorder for adults.
  • Provide psycholical and management consultancy services for businesses and organizations.


Room 110, Block A, USSH - VNU

No 336  Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội

Phone: (024) 35571238



The Center for Media Practice has the following tasks:

  • Provide professional training and practical skills for students of USSH's Faculty of Journalism and Communication; open short-term training courses with certificates on journalism and media skills for individuals, institutions and social organizations.
  • Implement research projects and provide media services, produce media products as requested by individuals, institutions and social organizations.
  • Introduce and promote the brands of USSH and VNU.

The Center operates modern facilities in training media skills and producing media products:

  • 01 news station
  • 01 virtual reality studio
  • 01 multi-media integrated station
  • 04 film editing stations and 20 modern film editing machines.
  • 10 Sony Z7 camcorders and 03 Sony PMW320 camcorders.

Board of Directors


Acting Director

Dr. Bui Chi Trung


Vice Director

MA. Nguyen Cao Cuong

Prominent activities

Every year the Center for Media provides human resources for journalism and communication through its classes:

  • Writing skills for print and electronic newspapers.
  • Television production skills.
  • Film recording and photography.
  • Public relations and promotion skills
  • Multi-media skills.
  • TV presentation skills.

The following courses have been held to:

  • Improve TV presentation skills for VTC, People's TV, Thanh Hoa TV, BIDV, etc.
  • Improve TV production skills for Vietnam News Agency, VTV, VTC, Vnexpress, etc.
  • Improve communication skills for the Vietnamese Government's E Portal, The State Securities Commission

A number of TV products have been made:

  • “Hồ sơ mật” (broadcast on AHTV, QPVN, TTXCN và 24 other channels).
  • “Nguyễn Chí Thanh - Đại tướng nông dân” (VTV).
  • “Hoàng Quốc Việt - Trong dòng chảy xiết” (VTV).
  • “Khi chúng ta thay đổi” (On the 20th anniversary of the founding of Viettel Group).
  • “Điều còn mãi” (On the 70th anniversary of the founding of University of Literature and 20th anniversary of USSH, VNU)
  • “Đi dọc một triền núi” (Documentary on People's Teacher Dinh Xuan Lam).
  • “Như cánh chim không mỏi” (Documentary on People's Teacher Ha Minh Duc)
  • “Người thầy của tôi” (Documentary on People's Teacher Nguyen Hai Ke).
  • “Mạch nguồn chảy mãi” (Documentary on People's Teacher Vu Duong Ninh).
  • “Đánh giá năng lực - làn gió mới trong tuyển sinh đại học 2015”.

Short-term courses

The Center currently offers regular courses concerning the following skills:

Writing skills for journalism

  • Provide general knowledge on journalism and the main genres: news, editorial, interview, and photographic news.
  • Provide practical skills to develop a product: topic finding, information gathering, interviewing, organizational structuring, editing, etc.
  • Analyze the real products for correction and improvement.
  • Improve dynamism, creativity, and networking skills.

Television production skills

  • Provide general knowledge on the content, process and relations between the parties in television production.
  • Provide skills in discovering topics and designing outline for a TV product.
  • Provide skills in scriptwriting for a TV product.
  • Provide photographic thinking skills.
  • Basic skills at the TV station.
  • Feature a station with modern cameras and editing machines. 


Room 411 - 412, block C, USSH, VNU.

No 336 Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội

Phone: (024) 3558.6687; (024) 3569.0445



Functions and missions

  1. Research: Coordinate with the domestic and external faculties and divisions of VNU to study the issues related to the socio-economic-cultural development of ethnic minorities in mountainous regions and the Red River basin.
  2. Consult: Consult on the issues related to economic development, human resources promotion, poverty alleviation, citizenship improvement, community health, environmental protection, the protection of national sovereignty and social security for ethnic minorities in mountainous regions and the Red River basin. .
  3. Social activities: Engage in social activities that contribute to the sustainable development of mountainous regions and Red River basin.
  4. Training: Organize or co-organize short training courses on the socio-economic-cultural development of mountainous and ethnic minorities in Vietnam and the Red River Basin.
  5. Database development: Construct a encyclopedia of the mountainous regions and ethnic minorities in Vietnam (such as local knowledge of ethnicities, customs, religion, beliefs, culture, etc.)   

Board of Directors


Prof. Dr Trần Trí Dõi

Vice Director

Assoc. Prof. Dr Đinh Hồng Hải

Prominent activities

In 2017, the Center performed the following activities

  • Research on the language and script (Nom script) of "Then" folksong of the Tay and Nung peoples in Lang Son province jointly conducted with Prof. David Holm (Chengchi University, Taiwan).  
  • Research on the language and script (Nom script) of the Tay and Nung peoples in Bac Kan province jointly conducted with Prof. Shimizu Maasaki (Osaka University, Japan)
  • Provide professional supervision for advanced interns at USSH, VNU from Guangxi Nationalities University, and Guangdong Foreign Language & Trade University (China)


The Center was established based on the decision no 1816/QĐ/XHNV-TC dated September 21st 2011 as a successor of the Center on Korean language and studies and the agreement of cooperation between USSH and Busan University of Foreign Languages. The Center on Korean language and studies is tasked with organizing short-term courses and exams and issuing international degrees on Korean language, and other holding other courses related to Korean language and culture for Vietnamese.

With the total strength of USSH, a traditional and leading instutition in Vietnam in the field of social sciences and humanities, and Busan University of Foreign Languages, one of the most prestigious universities in Korea in terms of Korean language teaching, the Center is developing towards international standards in teaching Korean language and culture.

The diversity and modernity of training programs, the expertise of Korean teachers, the professionalism in management and an elegant organizational structure – these are the advantages used by the Hanoi Sejong Center for Korean language to organize training courses on Korean language and culture which meet the national standards set out by Korea. At the same time, the Center provides consultance on overseas study and job opportunities in Korea and Vietnam.

 Board of Directors


Dr. Luu Tuan Anh

Prominent activities


The Sejong Center for Korean language  offers students training courses on Korean language designed by KSI according to Korean national standards. The training course is divided into 6 level: Basic I, Basic II, Intermediary I, Intermediary II, Advanced I and Advanced II. Upon completing all the classes, students are able to use Korean language with fluency and apply for jobs in organizations and businesses that use Korean or continue their study at well-known Korean universities.

Students can learn Korean language fast and efficiently with modern textbooks from the Sejong Institute. Accordingly, every Korean language course is aimed at practical concerns and especially on communication.

Courses will combine theory and practice in a systematic and realible way, emphasizing lively and dynamic class activities such as language game, roleplaying, music and movies.

All the teaching and scoring of students at the Center are carried out by the Busan University of Foreign Language.

The selected lecturers at the Center are experts in teaching Korean language for foreigners. In addition,the modern teaching equipments create the best environment for students to practice Korean language.

Upon graduation, students receive a Certificate from the Rector of Busan University of Foreign Languages. Distinguished students are offered a 50% discount at the next courses, and if their overall academic performance over all the courses are excellent, they are granted a scholarship to continue their study in Busan University of Foreign Language. With their certificates, the students can better apply for jobs at organizations and businesses that use Korean language in Vietnam or move to study abroad at Korean universities.

Special programs include focused Korean language, semi-focused Korean language, delegated Korean language training and Korean language for students seeking marriage visa in South Korea.

Cultural activities

Closely combine theoretical and practical lessons and self-study sessions in a systematic and methodical way; emphasize interesting and attractive learning methods through language games, plays, music, films.

Other activities

The Center actively supports its students in applying for scholarships and introduces them to short-term training courses in South Korea through the annually held Korean speaking contests, which help students to cultivate their Korean language capability. 


Room 101-103, Block C, USSH - VNU

336 Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội

Phone: (024) 35578363



Functions and missions

  • Organize short-courses on Vietnamese language and culture for foreigners and for Vietnamese.
  • Organize research programs and projects on Vietnamese language and culture; compile textbooks, lectures, monographs and materials on Vietnamese language and culture;
  • Cooperate with domestic and foreign training and research units to organize joint-training courses and exchanges of lecturers and students.
  • Complete other missions given by the Rector of USSH.


Ban Giám đốc


Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyen Hong Con

Vice Director

Assoc. Prof. Dr Hoang Anh Thi

Council for Science and Training


  • Training assistant:  MA. Nguyen Thi Nhu Quynh

Phone: (84-4) 985.643.407

  • Administrative assistant: Nguyen Thi Thu Ha

Phone: (84-4) 169.481.3477



  • Organize short-courses on Vietnamese language and culture for foreigners.
  • Organize short-courses on Vietnamese language and culture for Vietnamese.


  • Conduct research programs and projects on Vietnamese language and culture.
  • Organize scientific conferences on language and culture.
  • Compile workbooks, lectures and references on Vietnamese language and culture.


  • Cooperate with lecturers, students and researchers in the studies and teaching of language and culture.
  • Cooperate with relevant partners to study, compile and publish works on language and culture.
  • Cooperate to hold workshops, conferences on language and culture.


  • Room 114 Block B, 336 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi
  • Phone: (024) 35586157
  • Email:
  • Website:


The Center for Arts and Culture Studies and Application (CACSA) was established on the basis of the Film Studies Project of Faculty of Literature sponsored by the Ford Foundation. The Center is tasked with studying, applying and providing professional training on the issues related to culture, arts and other social activities:

  • Study and deal with the issues related to culture, literature, film, theater, television and publication.
  • Provide professional training for domestic and foreign students majoring screenwriting, theater and television, literature, editing and publication.
  • Assist USSH and Faculty of Literature in providing anticipatory advice on the human resources specialized in arts and culture.
  • Connect with domestic and foreign organizations to hold conferences to promote research and training.

The Center is revising a proposal of developing into an Institute of Culture and Arts under USSH, VNU.

Board of Directors


Dr. Dieu Thi Lan Phuong

Vice Director

Assoc.Prof.Dr Pham Xuan Thach

Prominent activities


  • Hold short-term courses on screenwriting and film theory and criticism (assisted by Division of Art Studies, Faculty of Literature).
  • Contact and coordinate with some operas and theaters in Hanoi and ask for the audience and participation of students in their performances.
  • Print and publish works and materials related to culture and arts compiled by Faculty of Literature and the Center.
  • Organize seminars and conferences on the topics of culture, arts and issues related to culture and arts training in universities.
  • Support USSH's Division of Art Studies to maintain film shows and monthly exchanges among the members of the Film Club and filmmakers.
  • Coordinate with Publishing houses to hold exchanges and seminars on the latest and widely-recognized works; hold reading and writing contests concerning literary works. 


Room 401, block I, USSH-VNU

No 336 Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội

Phone: 0989889745



The Center for Education Quality Assurance was established in August 2006 according to Decision no 1784/QĐ-XHNV-TC on August 21st, 2006 granted by USSH's Rector. The University is the first among the VNU's members that has a specialized unit for quality assurance.


The Center advices USSH's Board of Rectors on developing and implementing the policies and legal documents provided by the State and Ministry of Education and Training, VNU regarding higher education quality assurance.

Main tasks:

  • Study and develop the annual plan for education quality assurance of the University;
  • Design and implement the quality assurance model of the University;  
  • Study and develop the self-evaluation toolset for the University, assess training curriculum, assess lectures, etc.
  • Develop plans for assessing and assuring the training curricula according to the standards of the ASEAN University Network (AUN) and Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training.
  • Coordinate with other units to conduct surveys on relevant parties.

Board of Directors



Dr. Tran Thuy Anh

Vice Director

Dr. Nguyen Van Chieu


Prominent activities
Since its establishment, the Center for Education Quality Assurance is the main unit that deals with the assessment and assurance of USSH's quality and its programs as follows:

1. Quality assurance of USSH:

- Quality assurance according to the criteria provided by the Ministry of Education and Training in 2015 and quality assessment according to the criteria set by VNU in 2006, 2009 and 2012.

2. Peer-to-peer quality assessment and evaluation according to different sets of criteria:

- Quality assurance according to the criteria provided by AUN-QA for such bachelor's programs as Linguistics, Oriental Studies and Philosophy.

- Quality assurance according to the criteria provided by Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training for such bachelor's programs as Vietnamese studies and Psychology.

- Peer-to-peer quality assessment for bachelor's programs according to the criteria set by VNU with the support of AUN-QA such as Advanced History, Advanced Literature, Advanced Science Management, Advanced Philosophy and Oriental Studies and Sociology.


Institute of Policy and Management (IPAM) is upgraded on the basis of achievements of The Centre for Policy Studies and Analysis (CEPSTA) – one of the most successful researching and training institute, which belongs to the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH).

In 1991, with the support of USSH, Prof,Dr. Vu Cao Dam and his colleges founded  ”Sociology/Social studies of policy, science and technology program”. After 10years of developing, in 2001, Prof,Dr. Vu hold a sociological conference about Environment with the help of The Science and Technology Ministry and decided to change the program’s name into ” Social studies of Environment and Development Program”.In the meantime, the relationship between Rosa Luxembourg Institute (RLS) and USSH were established with the university’s board assigning the program to corporate with RLS.
Until 2007, the program had developed and its name was changed into The Centre for Policy Studies and Analysis (CEPSTA), according to Decision 775 QĐ/ XHNV – TC dated March 16th, 2007 by USSH’s headmaster on setting up an institute belonging to the university.
Over a decade, CEPSTA had gained a lot of fundamental achievements in researching and trainning, helped develop the Policy Science and establish a network of policy field in Vietnam, implemented cooperation projects with RLS, held more than 24 training courses on Policy analysis and making in several cities and provinces as well as annual training courses on Policy analysis, making, evaluation skilss for Congression office’s staff, signed cooperation agreements with domestic partners like Legislative institution (belongs to the National Assembly Standing Committee)… and foreign partners like: Lund University (Sweden), Postdam Universtity, Greifwald University, Munich University, Helmholtz – center for Environmental research (UFZ) (German) and published a number of publication and documents on Policy Studies in both Vietnamese and English.
Starting from a Researching Centre then developing into the Institute of Policy and Management, this achievement proved the remarkable effort of all the founders, as well as the great support of USSH, VNU and all our partners. IPAM was officially founded on 16/4/2013 by Decision 876 QĐ/XHNV-TC of USSH’s Headmaster.


-  Training and change learners’ mindset about interaction process between creative thinking and active learning.
-  Researching and implimenting, finding advanced solutions in policy adjustment and management activities.
-  Supplying various scientific services: collecting and providing information about management policy, consulting activities to push on improvement of organizations as per order. 

-  IPAM – a combination of training, researching and service providing – is built on a well preparation on human, finance, technology and other (material) resources, with a clear vision/orientation of short – term and long – term development strategies.
-  IPAM’s goal is to become an effective think – tank, takes part in domestic and international Policy and Management forums; make a valuable contribution to social construction process.
-  IPAM insists on commitment in operation and co – operation. All IPAM’s members are committed to be given chances to study, do research and work in a dynamic and professional working environment. 


-  Training
+ Providing short management courses for managers in different levels/different audiences in Policy and Management sector.
+ Providing international education courses in cooperate with foreign partners, functioning as a member in those interdisciplinary education courses of Policy and Management.
-  Researching
+ Conducting research on Policy Analysis and Making methods, comparing Policy system of different nations in region and all over the world.
+ Translating and Publishing publications on Policy studying or programs, strategies, models about policy operating and managing of all levels in variety organizations.
+ Participating and deploying international projects in Policy Analysis and Making sector.

-  Science and technology service
+ Consulting, training, science and technology information, conference/seminar planner, co – operating on public policy, public management, science and technology policy and management sectors both domestically and internationally.


Logo Viện chính sách và Quản lý IPAM 

Our logo is the stylized image of Winner diagram – control systems process (one way is control information and the other is feedbacks), implying a message “each policy needs to be widely known and criticized by target citizen”. It also emphasizes the interaction among 3 different operating sectors of IPAM on the way to perfect the “think – tank” model. 

IPAM's Members

  1. Director: Prof,Dr. Nguyen Van Khanh
  2. Vice – Director: Dr. Dao Thanh Truong
  3. Head of the Council of Research and Training: Prof,Dr. Vu Cao Dam
  4.  Head of the Research and Training department: Dr. Nguyen Manh Dung
  5. Lecturer, foreign affair assistant: Nguyen Thi Quynh Anh
  6. Scientific Research Assistant, Lecturer: Nguyen Thi Ngoc Anh
  7.  Admin, accountant: Pham Minh Thuy
  8. Admin, accountant: Tran Thi Bich Phuong
  9. Admin: Vu Huyen Trang



Address: 2nd Floor, Block D, No.336 Nguyen Trai Street – Thanh Xuan District - Hanoi - Vietnam

Tel: (844) 35587547

Website: | Email:


Center for Foreign Languages and Education Cooperation  was created according to the decision No 971 QD/XHNV-TC signed by Rector of University of Social Sciences and Humanities dated on April 28th, 2006. The Center is tasked with training, providing foreign language certificates and overseas study consultancy.

Main functions and tasks

  • Train foreign language capacity for USSH's students: Manage and supervise the compilation of curricula, lectures and the teaching of specialized foreign languages.
  • Train foreign language skills and confer certificates according to specific needs:
    • Hold foreign language classes (basic and specialized; fundamental and advanced).
    • Hold exams and confer certificates of basic and specialized foreign language capacity. 
    • Hold "soft skills" and professional skills courses.
  • Overseas study consultancy:
    • Advice self-sufficient overseas students.
    • Hold pre-study courses for overseas students (interview skills and language capacity training). 

Development orientations

  • Continue to improve the quality, efficiency and scale of specialized foreign language courses for USSH's students.
  • Promote and increase the application of IT in managing, teaching and examining the foreign language capability according to the general trends in Vietnam and other regional countries.
  • Strengthen cooperation in training to meet the requirements of the society, state agencies and businesses in rapidly developing cities and localities such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Quang Ninh, Khanh Hoa, Lam Dong and Hue.

Board of Directors


MA. Nguyen Hong Loan

Vice Director

Dr. Nguyen Quang Vinh

Subordinate units:

  • Secretarian
  • Academic affairs
  • Marketing

Prominent activities

The Center has held 12 specialized English classes/year for regular students; compile curricula, lectures and hold workshops on teaching specialized foreign language and some international exams for lecturers in Hanoi.

The Center hold annual courses in basic, advanced and specialized English, Korean, and Chinese for staff of such agencies and organizations as the General Department of Tourism, Vietnam Customs, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Hanoi Power Corporation, Canon Inc and some companies belonging to Samsung Electronics Bac Ninh, etc.

Since 2004, the Center has been holding exams and provided certificates in Foreign language for Tourism (12 languages) for 2000 international tour guides in Hanoi and other big cities such as Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Quang Ninh and Lang Son.

Since 2012, the Center has co-held around 100 courses in A2, B1, B2, C1 English certificates for graduates, research fellows, staff and officers. It is also authorized to hold exams for international certificates such as IELTS, PET, FCE and CAE.

In May, 2017, the Center was the first in Vietnam to hold the The Oral Proficiency Interview by computer (OCil) in Korean endorsed by The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language.


Room 104-105, block B, USSH, VNU

No 336 Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội

Phone: (024) 35589437; (024) 35586694; 0919906191 (hotline)





Center for Asian-Pacific Area Studies and International Relations - CAPASIR  was established 2012 by combining the Center for Asia-Pacific Studies (which was formed by Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training in 1985) and USSH's Center for WTO and International Studies

The Center's top priorities are to gather and develop a team of domestic and foreign scholars and research fellows concerned with regional and international issues to carry out research projects and produce new knowledge on the region. Research activities are aimed at discovering the historical, linguistic and cultural diversity and richness of countries and territories in the region, and analyzing contemporary issues such as regional stability and security, economic development and socio-political changes in Asia-Pacific countries. The Center focuses on historical, cultural and social issues, the development trends and policies, and Vietnam's relations with other regional and ASEAN countries, and multi-disciplinary approaches based on historical and comparative viewpoints are prioritized.

Apart from encouraging research innovation and academic debates, the Center is particularly concerned with disseminating general knowledge on the Asia-Pacific and the world. The Center always seeks to establish bilateral and multilateral relations with scholars and research centers, to publish materials on the issues and challenges faced by regional countries in general and Vietnam in particular. By actively holding research projects, conferences and training courses, the Center strives to become an ideal destination for domestic and foreign scholars and students interested in the region.

Board of Directors


Prof. Dr Pham Quang Minh

Vice Director

Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyen Van Chinh 


Council of Academic Advisors

Including prestigious domestic and foreign scholars directly supervised by the Board of Directors.

Main research programs

The Center has following specific programs:

  • Program on Asia-Pacific Studies.
  • Program on the studies of international issues.
  • Program on academic exchange and development of database on international issues.
  • Program on providing knowledge on Vietnamese and international language and culture.



Apart from office staff and academic assistants, the Center has no permanent staff. Members of the Board of Directors, the Council of Academic Advisors and the researchers work on a short-time or part-time basis. The Center currently has around 20 scholars working on  a part-time basis.

Prominent activities


As in the last few years, in the near future, the Center will regularly hold short-term courses to provide knowledge on the region for domestic scholars, managers and entrepreneurs, and also join in the academic network regarding the region with other foreign universities and research centers, through which it will send young lecturers and students abroad to improve their knowledge on Asia Studies. Under the framework of this Program, many cadres of the University and other agencies have been supported by USSH to participate in training courses and academic exchanges at foreign universities. The Center also receives many delegations of foreign students and scientists coming to Vietnam to research and improve their skills.

Research and international cooperation

Most of the projects on the region conducted by the Center in recent years are transnational projects, which are supported by many universities, individuals and centers in the region.

The Center has regular short-term cooperation with the following partners:

  • Kyoto University (Japan)
  • Yunnan Nationalities University
  • Chengchi University (Taiwan)
  • Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
  • Chiang Mai University (Thailand)
  • Thammasat University (Thailand)
  • Malaysia University (Malaysia)
  • Singapore National University
  • Philippines National University
  • Indonesia Institute of Sciences


Address: 310, Third Floor, Building A

336 Nguyen Trai Rd., Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

Tel: 84 4 3558 6588



The Museum of Anthropology belongs to USSH, VNU and is the first university-based museum in the social sciences and humanities universities nationwide. Its mission is to study, preserve and promote the cultural and historical resources for national development, contributing to training high-quality human resources in the field of social sciences and humanities. The Museum directly participates in training and researching through its particular means such as combing theory and practice in the classroom to maximize the intellectual capacity and rich experiences of leading researchers and young intellectuals; and optimize the facilities and academic materials accumulated throughout the decades.

The Museum has the following main functions:

  • Collect, preserve, amend and remake the objects and samples that are classified as Vietnamese traditional and modern tangible culture.
  • Collect and store in different ways the intangible traditional and contemporary cultural heritage and artifacts used for research and training activities.
  • Exhibit collections of objects and samples in different forms, using both traditional and modern techniques;
  • Mobilize and internationalize the Museum's activities and utilize the samples for teaching, researching and cooperation;
  • Study relevant topics related to history, culture, preservation and museumification.  

Board of Directors


Assoc. Prof. Dr Lam Thi My Dung

Vice Director

Dr. Bui Huu Tien


Prominent activities


The Museum of Anthropology holds many exhibitions using both traditional and modern techniques:

  • The regular exhibition of a university-based museum meets the general requirements of exhibition and also has its characteristics that are specifically used for research and training purposes. The artifacts are arranged in two ways: closed and open exhibitions, with the latter being a unique method of the Museum.
  • The specialized exhibition uses modern techniques that combines the original objects with different illustrations, becoming no less important than the regular exhibition. The topics of these exhibitions are closely associated with USSH's research and training activities and able to catch up with the current events in Vietnam. Some notable specialied exhibitions: "Dien Bien Phu - the historical destination", "Vietnam's sea and islands", "Spratly and Paracel islands - The country next to the wave", "My school", "Dialogues on terrace as a heritage".
  • Virtual exhibition: To partly solve the shortcomings of its limited space and connect the objects with their corresponding historical and cultural contexts, since 2012, the Museum of Anthropology has run the project "Virutal exhibition" in order to expand, modernize and change the ways of exhibiting and publicizing the information in a more up-to-date, timely and comprehensive way.



The Museum of Anthropology inherits some of the objects from the École française d'Extrême-Orient (France) and some of other collections retrieved by lecturers and students of the Division of Archeology, Faculty of History, which belong to the Pre-historical and Early historical periods. Furthermore, for more than 10 years, the Museum has been focusing on collecting objects related to Ethnology and Sino-Nom, Vietnamese culture. Through different ways of collecting such as donation, transcation, trading or field studies, the Museum's objects increase in both quality and quantity. 

Application, post-field trip treatment and research projects


At the Museum, the objects recovered from excavations, archeological field trips and cultural and ethnological collections are properly and scientifically treated, and then are returned to the local museums according to the Law on Cultural Artifacts. Some incomplete and collected objects are added to the existing samples. In addition, the Museum actively allows students and research fellows with study and work at its site.


3rd-4th floor, Block D, USSH, VNU

No 336 Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội

Phone: (024) 3558 9744


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Museum of Anthropology

3rd floor block D – (04) 35589744

The Center for Assisting and Consulting Psychology

R. 407 block A – (04) 35571238

Center for Education Quality Assurance

R. 706 block E – (04) 35574515

Center for Arts and Culture Studies and Application

Research Center for Gender and Development

Research Center for the Development of Mountainous Regions and Ethnic Minorities

Center for Vietnamese Language and Culture

Center for Contemporary Religious Studies

R. 405 block A – (04) 35589807

Center for Chinese Studies

R. 202 block C – (04) 35585847

Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and International Affairs

Center for Foreign Languages and International Education Exchange Promotion

R. 211/212 block C – (04) 35589437 / 35586694

Hanoi Sejong Center for Korean language

1st floor – Block I

Institute for Policy and Management

R. 208 block D – (04) 35587547

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Center for Media Practice

3rd and 4th floor, block H – (04) 35586687

Center for International Joint PhD Training Program



The Research Center for Gender and Development (RCGAD) was established on 20 February 2002 as a unit of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities-Hanoi to conduct researches and provide teachings on Gender theory and practice. Based on researches and teachings on Gender, RCGAD is to submit consultancy and recommendations to the Government for building and completing policies, constructing, consolidating and developing gender equality in the process of national industrialization and modernization.

Main development stages

1. From 2002 to 2003

RCGAD conducted researches and made activities and evaluations of some projects such as the project on Family in collaboration with the Institute on Youth Research; Project on Women, Family and Education in Old Village Regulation in Gia Luong, Bac Ninh province; organized international conference on Gender and International Criminal Course ( ICC).

Research and Action on Prevention Domestic Violence in Hanoi, Thai Binh, Phu Tho in cooperation with UNFPA, SDC and Women Unions.

  • 2003: Implemented evaluation project by EU in Son La- Lai Chau provinces
  • 2003 : Implemented evaluation project Prevention Prostitution and Trafficking in Women by Action Aid and Women Unions

2. From 2004 to 2006

  • Project on The Foundation of Theory and Methodology of Family Study in Vietnam Today (one part of the National Project on the Solution that Promoting the Role of Family in the Market Economy).
  • Project on Impart of Industrialization Urban mobilization to Vietnamese Family s‘ Life.
  • 2004: Implemented evaluation project on Gender and Ethnic Minority Group in Tra Vinh, Son la, Quang Nam by Inter NGO
  • 2005: Participated in writing Shadow Report of Implementing Beijing Platform
  • 2005: Implemented evaluation project on Domestic Violence by CIDCE
  • 2006: Implemented evaluation project on Women Club in Lac Son District , Hoa Binh province ( LARC ) by CARE
  • 2006: Research on “Women in Politics” in cooperation with Action Aid
  • Writing the book “Prevention Trafficking in Women and Children”
  • Writing the book “The Poor Children in Development” in cooperation with the Amsterdam University (Holland) and the Institute for Youth Research

3. From 2007-2008

  • Research on Vietnam People (one part of National Project)
  • Research and Action on “Prevention on Domestic Violence” in Thai Binh province (2007-2011).
  • Implemented evaluation project on Gender by CIDA
  • Implemented evaluation project on Gender and Development in Bac Kan province by IFAD
  • Implementing National project on Family.
  • Organized some training courses on Gender issues for province’s authorities, Women Unions, Youth Unions, Farmer Association.
  • Participated making the Law on Prevention Domestic Violence

Structure of the RCGAD

Director and Deputy Directors

Director: Ass. Prof. Le Thi Quy

Scientific Council: 6 members including scientists inside and outside of the RCGAD

Three Sections:

  • Research, Training and Administration
  • Library
  • Research Tasks

- As one of the Center for Gender Studies, RCGAD will be concentrating and linking between experts, researchers, teachers and will be responsible for coordinating with other related organizations, offices and institutes inside and outside of the country. These efforts are essential in order to collaborate for research, training, scientific exchange, and summing-up of both theoretical and practical issues on gender studies in Vietnam and in the world.

- Research on gender issues in the development of the country and the international situations that contribute to making a new ideas regarding gender equality and the creation of new dynamics for social development. Supplying essential and scientific information on gender issues in order to integrate gender equality into social development.

- Systematically constructing and managing Gender information and materials; preserve and supply information resources and research results to the policy makers, scientists, lecturers, managers, and practitioners who work in gender fields; write, edit, and publish teaching documents, books, papers, magazines, reviews, etc.

- Coordinating with other Universities, Institutes, Research Centers and

Social Organizations including both governmental and non-governmental organizations inside and outside the country to design training courses, workshops, conferences and knowledge for researches, lectures and staff who are more likely to work in the field of gender equality.

Strategy of Development

Fields of Research and Training in the future:

  • History of the Emancipation of Women in Vietnam and in the world
  • The Theoretical System of Gender
  • Gender and Development Strategy
  • Gender and Family; Gender and Sexuality
  • Gender and Social Problems such as Prostitution, Violence Against Women and Children, Trafficking in Women and Children, etc..
  • Children and Development
  • Continuing to implement research projects on Gender, Family and others
  • Continuing to organize training courses on Gender
  • Expand collaboration with other organizations inside and outside of the country

The Cooperative Programs:

RCGAD have been running cooperation with many partners and some are as follow:

  • Asia Forum
  • Asian Pacific of Women Law and Development Forum (APWLD)
  • Asian Regional Exchange and New Alternative Exchange ARENA
  • International Women’s Right and Action Watch (IWRAW Asia-Pacific)
  • Global Alliance Against Trafficking in Women (GAATW)
  • Association Women Studies (AAWS)
  • Swizeland Development Center (SDC)
  • Ewha University (South Korea)
  • Inter NGO in Vietnam
  • Fulbrigh Program


  • Finished some researches on Gender and Family that support to teaching students and others
  • Writing some books, magazine’s papers on the issues
  • Contributing to the making policies
  • Bringing the Gender laws and policies to provinces, communes
  • Collecting Scientists for research and training


  • RCGAD have the name in directory of gender organizations in the country. RCGAD have been appeared in dictionary of gender organizations in regional areas.
  • RCGAD is one of good organizations in the University of Social Science and Humanities-Hanoi.


Address: 336 Nguyen Trai street, Thanh Xuan district, Hanoi, Vietnam

Telephone: (844) 3 558 6157 / 3 511 25 21

Mobile phone: 091 3 300237

Fax: (844)3 858 38 21/ 3 5576871

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