The Faculty of Archival Studies and Office Management, formerly the Division of Archival Studies, was formed in 1967 as part of Facutly of History, Hanoi General University.

In 1996, as demands for human resources in the field of archives and office management rose, the Division was developed into the Faculty of Archives and Archival Studies of USSH, VNU Hanoi.

In 1997, the Faculty was renamed Faculty of Archival Studies and Office Management.


With its rich history of development, the Faculty strives to become the leading unit in researching and teaching archival studies and office management in Vietnam.

Prominent achievements

  • For over half a century, the Faculty has trained and produced thousands of staff at both undergraduate and graduate levels specializing in Archival Studies and Office Management.

  • Chaired and participated in 60 research projects at different levels; compiled 54 monographs, textbooks, and lectures; published over 500 articles and papers on domestic and foreign journals and conferences. The research findings are being effectively used in teaching and advising government authorities on developing and issuing regulatory documents on archives.

Development orientations

  • Until 2020 and 2030, continue to be Vietnam's pioneering and leading in training high-quality human resources in the field of archives and office management.

  • Be the first in synthesizing theoretical and practical knowledge and creating new knowledge to meet the increasing demands in the field of archives and office management.

  • Stabilize and develop the activities of the divisions; standardize all of the staff starting from the Doctors.

  • Strive to become a prestigious and efficient agent of international cooperation in archival studies and office management.

Bachelor's level

  • Bachelor of Archival studies

  • Bachelor of Office management

Graduate level

  • Research-based Master of Archival studies

  • Applied Master of Archival studies

  • Research-based Doctor of Office Management

  • Doctor of Archival studies

Short-term courses and technology transfer

  • One-month and three-month short-term courses, transitional classes providing certificates on: Archives-Archival studies, Professional skills in Office Administration, Reception and Clerical Work.

  • Classes for agencies interested in Leadership and Management, File management, Office reception, Office Management, Office Culture, Event management, etc.

  • Technology transfer and consulting: Applying ISO in management, archival organization and management in offices, organizations and businesses.

Main research orientations

  • Study the theoretical and practical aspects of Office Management in order to define the needs for human resources in office units/bodies of agencies, organizations, and businesses; expand research on applying ISO in office management; office culture; professional ethics; e-transactions, etc.

  • Study the issues concerning administrative theory in the general sense (including both public and private administration); study the administrative procedures, reforms and skills to support training activities.

  • Extend research on systems of management records and examine the specialized types of records.

  • Study different methods of organizing and managing archival operations in agencies, organizations and especially businesses, based on which to continue to expand research to constructing and ensuring databases to support the managerial departments.

  • Strengthen research to identify new theoretical issues in archival studies; promote and make in-depth study of archiving in specialized sectors, e-archives, and digitalization of archives; archives of personal origins, and the promotion of the value of archives.

  • Promote the application of research findings in training activities by compiling, re-publishing and suggesting the publication of textbooks, lectures, monographs, and instructions to be used as references by the staff and students.

Prominent projects and programs in process

  • VNU level: The scientific basis and practical development of Vietnam's archival studies in the context of regional and international integration (chaired by Assoc. Prof. Dr Vu Thi Phung).

  • VNU level: Assessment of the archives on China in Vietnam and solutions for their acquisition, examination and usage (chaired by Dr. Dao Duc Thuan). 

  • Textbook in process: Theoretical and practical aspects of archival management, theoretical aspects of office management.

  • Cooperation in training overseas students of the People's Democratic Republic of Laos according to the Laos-Vietnam bilateral Agreement.

  • Cooperation with Gakushuin University (Japan) and Aix-Marseille University (France) in exchanging research and training products of Archival studies.

In addition, the Faculty is cooperating with many domestic centers and organizations in training and research activities such as:

  • Division of Archival Studies and Office Management, USSH, VNU Ho Chi Minh.

  • Hanoi University of Inner Affairs.

  • Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Public Security, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

  • State Records and Archives Department, the Communist Party Central Office's Archives Department.

  • Local branches of Records and Archives.

  • National Archives Center I, II, III, IV.

  • Vietnam Association of Business Administrators.