With strategic foresight, the Party and the State of Vietnam have identified education and science-technology as the foremost national policy. In accordance with this principle, on January 14, 1993, the Fourth Conference of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (7th tenure) issued Resolution No. 04-NQ/HNTW on the continued renovation of the educational and training sector. This resolution specifically mandated the task of “developing a number of key national universities” to lead and serve as the cornerstone of the country's higher education

  On April 4, 1994, Thai Nguyen University was established under Government Decree No. 31/CP, through the reorganization and amalgamation of four universities (Viet Bac Teacher Training University, Bac Thai Agricultural University No. 3, Thai Nguyen University of Technology, Bac Thai Medical University) and Viet Bac Electric Mechanical Technical School in Thai Nguyen City. In 1996, the General University was founded as a member university within Thai Nguyen University, existing from 1996 to 1998 with the task of providing general education knowledge in the two-stage training process. The establishment of Thai Nguyen University, along with two national universities and two regional universities, represents a significant policy initiative of the Party aimed at creating large, multidisciplinary, and multi-field training centers. This initiative is designed to meet the demand for high-quality human resources required for the country's industrialization and modernization efforts. At the same time, it seeks to enhance the competitiveness of education and training, science and technology, amidst the increasingly deep and broad trend of international integration.

 Leveraging the advantage of consolidating resources from its member units into a unified force, Thai Nguyen University has rapidly expanded by establishing several new entities. To date, Thai Nguyen University comprises seven member colleges (the University of Industrial Technology, the University of Education, the University of Agriculture and Forestry, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, the University of Economics and Business Administration, the University of Science, the University of Information Technology and Communication), one college-level institution; the School of Foreign Languages, the International School, two local branches of Thai Nguyen University (in Lao Cai Province and Ha Giang Province), and 14 units supporting training and scientific research. Within its member universities, there are five research institutes, one Practice Hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, and various centers belonging to the university

  Over 30 years, through persistent efforts and striving towards the government's strategic objectives, and by leveraging the strengths of a regional university in mobilizing and integrating resources from its member colleges and affiliated units, alongside capitalizing on the opportunities provided by policies and mechanisms combined with the vigorous promotion of democracy, unity, dynamism, and creativity among the staff, workers, and students, Thai Nguyen University has continuously grown and strengthened in all aspects. It increasingly meets the demands for human resource training, scientific research, and technology transfer; significantly contributing to the socio-economic development of the Midland and Northern Mountainous regions of Vietnam. Gradually, the university has affirmed its position and role within the educational system and in the country's industrialization and modernization endeavors.

  The development strategy for Thai Nguyen University for the period 2021-2025, with a vision towards 2035, was issued by the Thai Nguyen University Council in Resolution No. 51/NQ-HĐĐHTN on December 21, 2021. This strategy was later revised and supplemented by Resolution No. 95/NQ-HĐĐHTN on December 13, 2023, concerning the adjustment of the Thai Nguyen University Development Strategy up to 2030, with a vision towards 2045. Based on the evaluation of the achievements, Thai Nguyen University has set forth the development objectives up to 2030, with a vision towards 2045: "To fundamentally transform the quality of training, scientific research, and technology transfer to meet societal needs and international integration, aiming towards a green university model; to focus on the development of a number of key, spearhead training fields achieving regional and international quality accreditation; to build and develop shared open educational resources throughout the university, associated with an advanced university management model, to realize the vision towards 2045 - Thai Nguyen University being among the top 500 universities in Asia."

Department of Science Technology and Foreign Affairs

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