Institute of Policy and Management

Museum of Anthropology

Center for Education Quality Assurance

  • Room 704, block E
  • Phone: (024) 35574515; (024) 35588051
  • Email:

 Center for IT Training and Application

Hanoi Sejong Center for Korean language

 Center for Assisting and Consulting Psychology

Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies and International Relations

Center for Gender, Population, Environment and Social Affairs

  • 7th floor, block M
  • Phone: (024) 35578704             
  • Email:

Research Center for the Development of Minorities in Mountainous Regions and the Red River Basin

  • 1st room, 7th floor, block M
  • Phone:

           0913588364 (Director)

            0985731933 (Vice Director).


Center for Contemporary Religious Studies

Center for Arts and Culture Studies and Application

Center for Foreign Languages and Educational Cooperation

  • Room 104-105, block B
  • Phone: (024) 35589437; 

           (024) 35586694; 0919906191 (hotline)

Center for Chinese studies

  • Room 508, Block C, USSH-VNU
  • 336 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi.
  • Phone: (024)35585847                     
  • Email:

Center for Vietnamese language and culture

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

Center for Information Technology training and application

  • Block B-C, USSH, VNU Hanoi
  • No 336  Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi
  • Phone: 024.35576938
  • Website:

Tourism and Scientific Services Company Ltd (TASS CO., LTD)

  • Room 108-109, block A, USSH

  • No 336 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

  • Phone: (024) 35579912/(024) 35579692

  • Email:


Center for Information Technology Training and Application was founded in August, 2018 with the following functions and tasks:


- Training: Teach basic informatics and supplementary IT skills for regular, non-regular and in-service students; hold short-term and crash courses that provide certificates according to the regulations set by Vietnam National University, Hanoi and Ministry of Education and Training.

- Consulting: Advice the University on applying IT in management and governance affairs and collaborate with other units to strengthen the use of IT in teaching affairs.

- Service: Provide services in the field of IT management and application. 


- Train basic informatics for all students of USSH, advice the University on teaching Basic informatics as a subject, and ensure the outputs of students.

- Offer short-term courses on IT, train and provide certificates of MS office skills, train and provide certificates of international informatics.

- Develop and train supplementary IT skills for USSH's staff and students.

- Advice the University on applying IT in management and governance affairs towards creating a smart-digital university (university 4.0).

- Study and develop applied programs and collaborate with USSH's faculties to strengthen IT in teaching social sciences and humanities.

- Manage the system of IT equipment of the University (including computer rooms, servers and Internet connection).

- Consult and supervise the maintenance of computer systems, facilities and Internet within USSH.

Board of directors

Director: Dr. Do Van Hung


Vice Director: MA. Dao Minh Quan


Contact information

Block B-C, USSH, VNU Hanoi

No 336  Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

Phone: 024.35576938


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, and 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 on religion at prestigious universities in Europe and North America.

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, Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi.

Phone: (024) 35589807.



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 specializing 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


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 at 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




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 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 that 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 specializing 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 specialiing 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 activities 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 , a unit 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 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

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 employs 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 so that scientists from the University, other institutions in Vietnam and around the world  meet and share their knowledge and experiences 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 taught 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 the University's status and prestige inside and outside Vietnam; 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.); cultivate 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 field 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 academic, romantic, marital, familial and 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 Nguyen Huu Thu

Vice Director

Assoc. Prof. Dr Nguyen Minh Hang

Subordinate bodies:

  • The administrative unit.

  • Specialized units: Research, academic consulting, psychological consulting, 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 for farmers in urbanized areas in Hanoi.

  • Psychological disturbance faced by 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 therapeutic skills.

  • Supervise young psychotherapists.

External relations

  • Cooperate with the Center for Treating Psychological Disturbances in Children (Department of Child Care and Protection, Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Society).

  • Disseminate knowledge about child psychology.

  • Cooperate with the Association of Vietnamese young bussinesses and businessmen in supporting businesses. 

Provide psychological consultancy and intervention services

  • Provide psychological consultancy and intervention services for students troubled with academic and career problems.

  • Treat psychological problems of children and adolescents.

  • Treat anxiety disorder, depression and stress disorder for adults.

  • Provide psychological and management consultancy services for businesses and organizations.


Room 110, Block A, USSH - VNU

No 336,  Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội

Phone: (024) 35571238


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.

Board of Directors


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 language and cultural studies and teaching.

  • 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 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 curricula, 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.


Center for Foreign Languages and Educational 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

  • Improve 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 foreign language capabilities 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 holds annual courses on 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 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

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




Center for Asia-Pacific Area Studies and International Relations - CAPASIR  was established in 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, Vietnam's relations with other regional and ASEAN countries; 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 study 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 staff 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 Center was established based on Decision no 1816/QĐ/XHNV-TC dated September 21st 2011 as a successor of the Center on Korean language and studies and the bilateral agreemnt 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 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 striving 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 that meet the national standards set out by South Korea. At the same time, the Center provides consulting on overseas study and job opportunities in Korea and Vietnam.

 Board of Directors



Dr. Le Thi Thu Giang

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 levels: 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 equipment creates 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 is 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, 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 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuân, Hà Nội

Phone: (024) 35578363




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.

IPAM's Members

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



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

Tel: (844) 35587547

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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 studying through its particular means such as combining 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 combine 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 "Virtual 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  such as donation, transaction, 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, 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 to study and work at its site.


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

No 336 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

Phone: (024) 3558 9744


Facebook: Museum of Anthropology


Functions and missions

  1. Research: Coordinate with the domestic and external faculties and divisions of VNU to study issues related to the socio-economic-cultural development of ethnic minorities in mountainous regions and the Red River basin.

  2. Consult: Consult on 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, religions, beliefs, cultures, 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)


TASS has the function of advising, organizing and implementing activities and services in three main areas:

  • Tourism: Provide tourism consultancy and all-in domestic and overseas tourism services

  • Services: Design and hold special events especially for educational and business purposes

  • Training: Provide short-term academic support services, professional courses, promote international linkages, etc.

TASS's orientation:

  • Tourism: Further develop tourism services in the form of charity tours, education trips, research tours, internships, field trips for domestic and foreign learners, students and teachers.  

  • Event: Provide consulting services and hold educational events and exhibitions

  • Training: Develop online English language courses

  • New products: Summer camps, scholarship consultancy services, short-term overseas study programs

Organizational structure


Dr. Nguyen Thu Thuy

Functional sections

  • Tourism section

  • Event section

  • Training and overseas study section

  • Administrative and Accounting section

Prominent activities

  • Hold education and charity trips in collaboration with the partners in Singapore: assist the poor schools at remote areas in Vietnam by repainting classrooms, repairing fences and gates, constructing toilet blocks and green libraries, and holding cultural exchanges

  • Hold internships and field tríps for subordinate units of Vietnam National University Hanoi, cultural exchange programs, research projects for students from universities and colleges in Japan, Singapore, Thailand, etc.

  • Cooperate with the Youth Ambassador Program in Singapore to hold scientific camps and forums for Asian youth and adolescents. Cooperate with Cebu Association of Language Academy (CALA) and Baguio Association of Language Academy (BESA) in the Philippines to hold English language camps

  • Collaborate with the Taiwan Education Center to hold Taiwanese Education Exhibitions and provide logistical support for the courses on Religion and Rule of Law held by the International Global Engagement (IGE)


Room 108-109, block A, USSH

No 336 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi

Phone: (024) 35579912/(024) 35579692