Outstanding events of the University of Danang (UD) in 2018



1. The Minister of Education and Training appointed the President of UD's in the V term (2018-2023)

On 24/7/2018, the Minister of Education and Training issued a Decision to appoint Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Ngoc Vu to the position of UD’s President for the term 2018-2023. This event marked the transfer of UD's leaders to continue to inherit the achievements after 25 years of construction and development of UD and 45-year tradition of member institution. See more details here.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Ngoc Vu (on the left) took on the responsibilities of UD’s President

for the term 2018-2023


2. Danang City Party Secretary, Head of Danang National Assembly delegation visited and worked with UD

On 25/8/2018, Mr. Truong Quang Nghia - Member of the Party Central Committee, City Party Committee Secretary, Head of the National Assembly Delegation of Danang City, Mr. Dang Viet Dung - Standing Vice Chairman of the People's Committee (PC) and representatives of City’s departments and agencies worked with key leaders of UD, thereby expressing the trust and support of the Party, Government and people of the city for UD. City Party Committee Secretary highly appreciated the UD’s important contribution  in training human resources, scientific research, contributing to the development of the city; directing many decisions to further promote the role of UD's researchers and teaching staff in building, criticizing policies and strategies for developing Danang and speeding up the university urban area project. See more details here.


Mr. Truong Quang Nghia - Member of the Party Central Committee, Party Committee Secretary,

Head of Danang National Assembly at UD (August 25, 2018)


3. UD achieved high rankings in world-famous university rankings

The prestigious Quacquarelli Symonds-UK organization ranked UD in the top 500 best universities in Asia (QS Asia announced in October 2018). Previously, UD had been ranked 02/67 Vietnam University by 4icu (uniRank announced in August 2018, increased 02 grades compared to 2017) and ranked 06/132 Vietnam University (Webometrics announced month 7/2018, increased 03 grades compared to 2017). Ranking in the University rankings in 2018 has been firmly increased in the top ranking in Vietnam, affirming the international quality and reputation of UD in the context of world university education integration. See more details here.


UD ranked 02/132 Vietnam University on Unirank University Rankings - 2018


4. More training programs were accredited and international quality recognized

 In the past year, UD’s affiliated members have participated in accrediting many training programs. In particular, 07 training programs (University of Science and Technology-UD) were recognized as qualified according to Southeast Asian standards (AUN-QA) including: Electrical-Electronics, Electronics-Communications, Information Technology, Petroleum Engineering, Construction Economics, Architecture, Engineering Construction of transport works. This result further affirmed that the training quality of UD has been assessed and recognized internationally, reflecting the commitment and social responsibility to improve quality as a "vital factor" for sustainable development. See more details here.


The External Accreditation Panel of Southeast Asian University Network’s Quality Assurance Council with leaders of University of Science and Technology-UD on the occasion of accreditation of training programs according to AUN-QA standards (October 10, 2018).


5. The scientific works and international publication increased with many new topics being applied in practice

In 2018, scientists and lecturers of UD have published more than 650 scientific research projects at different levels and international articles, including 165 articles of the world prestigious list ISI, SCOPUS (up nearly 50% compared to 2017). Ministry of Education and Training rewarded 01 second prize, 01 third prize for young lecturers with excellent scientific research projects. Danang City People's Committee commended 01 female lecturer (with 02 useful solutions granted by the National Office of Intellectual Property - Ministry of Science and Technology) and 51 lecturers and research groups of UD for outstanding achievements in science and technology activities. See more details here.


Many scientists and lecturers of UD were rewarded by Danang City for science and technology achievements in 2018


6. UD successfully organized many national and international conferences and became the destination of many prestigious international events

In the past year, many international events and conferences attracted leading scientists and experts in many fields that have been successfully organized at UD such as: International Conference "From possibilities to vision and action": preparing Vietnam for its next phase of growth ”at UD; The 17th International Symposium on Advanced Technology (ISAT17) at University of Science and Technology - UD; The 4th International Conference on Accounting and Finance (ICOAF-2018), the 2nd International Conference on Marketing in the Connected Age (MICA-2018) at University of Economics - UD; International Conference on Vietnamese Linguistics at University of Education; International Workshop on Data Analytics for Future Cities Research (DAFCR-2018) at the VN-UK, UD; International conference on Commerce and Distribution (CODI-2018) at UD Kontum Campus...

In particular, with the theme "Biomedicine in the 21st century: Insights from Asia", the 4th Pan-Asian Biomedical Science Consortium at School of Medicine and Pharmacy - UD gathered nearly 300 national and international delegates that promoted biomedical applications to contribute to health care in the context of the world genetic revolution. The School of Medicine and Pharmacy - UD, VN-UK – UD were the two representatives of Vietnam signing a cooperation agreement in the Asian Biomedical Alliance for the period 2018-2024. This mark showed the prestige and connection role of UD, truly becoming the destination of many international events in Danang city. See more details here.


Successfully organized the 4th Pan-Asian Biomedical Science Consortium (12/2018)


7. Inaugurating and putting into use many new projects with modern equipment to serve the effectiveness of training and scientific research for lecturers and students

In the past year, UD has inaugurated and put into use many key projects such as: Smart campus at University of Science and Technology - UD; Multi-purpose building of UD’s campus in Kontum; Multi-purpose building for the School of Medicine and Pharmacy at UD urban area; Guest houses, Dormitories for international students at University of Science and Technology - UD, Economics University-UD; Running road covered with bitumen and artificial grass surface football field in the School of Physical Education-UD, investing many laboratories with synchronous and modern equipment ... UD is focusing on implementing urban university project at Hoa Quy, Dien Ngoc; Completing the dossier, procedures for adjusting the 1/2000 Plan and proposing for medium-term capital allocation and ODA (from the World Bank) for the project. The investment, putting into use many new, practical and effective works for training and scientific research for lecturers and students demonstrated the strategy of internationalization of higher education; enhancing integration and competition capacity; attracting more and more prestigious experts and international students to study at UD. See more details here.


Smart Campus at University of Science and Technology - UD (on the left), Dormitory for international students at University of Economics – UD


8. UD’s students got high achievements in academic competitions, "playing field" and innovation at levels

The outstanding achievements in the past year have followed the tradition, demonstrating students' talents, contributing to improving the prestige of UD and its members: First prize in the National Olympic Games, Second Prize of National Informatics Olympiad and Third prize in International Collegiate Programming Contest ACM/ICPC, Second Prize (without first prize) in economic field of 20th Eureka Prize (Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union); 03 Second prizes, 03 third prizes for student researchers by Ministry of Education and Training; Third prize of Asian Architecture Competition - Young Designer (AYDA-2018); 01 First Prize, 01 Second Prize Innovation and Entrepreneurship contest for Southern Central coastal provinces; First prize of the Malaysia Understanding Contest, Second Prize of the English Eloquence Contest of Singapore (Danang City level), and the Third Prize for Asean Integration (national level) .... See more details here.


The team of University of Science and Technology -UD achieved excellent results

at the International Collegiate Programming Contest 2018


Welcome 2019 with the pride of 25 years of UD’s construction and development (4/4/1994 – 4/4/2019), continuing the 45-year tradition of UD’s member, UD will continue to innovate, promote university autonomy, improve social responsibility, serve the community, promote the implementation of university urban projects; continuously improve prestige and international quality according to "UD's overall development strategy to 2025, vision to 2035" to deserve "one of three prestigious training and scientific research centers, at regional and international level”, contributing positively to the process of innovation and integration of Vietnam higher education.