The Faculty of Political Science was established on September, 27th, 2011 on the basis of the Division of Political Science (founded on October 24th, 1995). In 2005, the Faculty was authorized by USSH and VNU to launch Master's and Doctoral programs on Politican Science and Ho Chi Minh Studies. In 2008, the Faculty started its bachelor's program on Political Science. In 2012, the first batch of students graduated from the Faculty.


The Faculty of Political Science is tasked with disseminating knowledge to meet the societal requirements for practitioners specializing in Political Science, who are able to handle both theoretical and practical tasks and perform activities requiring in-depth knowledge of Political Science. The Faculty is going to develop into a high-quality research and training unit.

Prominent achievements

Until now, the Faculty has trained over 300 masters, 50 research fellows, 545 undergraduates; held 10 courses for Lecturers on Ho Chi Minh ideology, with 500 graduates so far, most of whom are lecturers of universities and colleges in Vietnam. Its graduate and short-term courses are held not only in Hanoi but also many other provinces and areas in Vietnam. The human resources trained at the Faculty prove to be adequate to meet societal needs.

Undergraduate level

  • Bachelor of Political Science

  • Bachelor of Ho Chi Minh Studies.

Graduate level

  • Research-oriented Master's program on Political Science.

  • Research-oriented Master's program on Ho Chi Minh studies.

  • Applied Master's program on Political Science.

  • Doctor of Political Science.

  • Doctor of Ho Chi Minh studies.

Short-term courses

  • Short-term course for Lecturers teaching Ho Chi Minh ideoglogy.

  • Complementary courses for students majoring disciplines related to Political Science.

Main research orientations

  • Political theory

  • Vietnamese politics

  • International politics

  • Politics and communications

  • Comparative politics and Ho Chi Minh ideology

Prominent research projects

  • State level project Vietnam history (XI volume)

  • State level project Vietnam history (XXV volume).

  • State level project Solutions and models for improving the capability of the basic political institutions at some crucial areas in the Northwest.

  • Joint programs include common research projects, co-held conferences and classes, and lecturer and student exchanges.

  • Foreign partners: Stockholm University (Sweden), Brigham Young University (US), Giessen University (Germany), Taiwan National University, Ubon University (Thailand), Duesseldorf Univeristy (Germany) , etc.