About Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU)

TDTU is established in 1997 and situated in the center of Ho Chi Minh City - the commercial hub of Vietnam. Up to now, it is a public and autonomous university. The university has five campuses, in Ho Chi Minh City (two campuses), Nha Trang City, Lam Dong Province and Ca Mau Province. The main campus is located in an area of 26,500 m2 in Tan Phong Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Currently, TDTU has 16 faculties, 18 centers for technology transfer, 2 institutes, 1 foundation for science and technology, and different laboratories. The university offers over 60 programs at the vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate levels. There are approximately 22,000 students pursuing their studies at the university.

TDTU also provides facilities for post-study workouts. The main campus boasts a sport complex in which lots of indoor games such as badminton, tennis, volleyball, basketball and many other activities can be played. Furthermore, there is a swimming pool and a FIFA 2-star football stadium. There are two fully equipped dormitories which can accommodate up to 2,160 students.

In 2015, TDTU became the first public university in Vietnam which had been awarded 3 stars out of 5 stars by QS World University Ratings. Also in this year, TDTU had been granted 04 US patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO); this makes TDTU become the first and unique university in Vietnam granted US patents.

In 2016, TDTU is ranked 2nd in Vietnam about international peer-reviewed publications indexed by Scopus (Elsevier, the Netherlands). Remarkably, during the period 2011-2015, TDTU stands number one in Vietnam about scientific citations counted by ISI Web of Knowledge (Thomson Reuters, the United States).

In April 2016, the main campus of TDTU was recognized as an environmentally-friendly campus by Vietnam Federation of UNESCO Associations. Remarkably, in December 2016, TDTU joined the Top 200 best universities in the world in sustainability, ranked 156th, by Green Metric World University Ranking. The criteria of this ranking include six indicators: setting and infrastructure, energy and climate change, waste discharge management, water system, transportation, scientific research and training capacity in sustainability.

On March 2017, Ton Duc Thang University was bestowed the certificate of ISO 9001:2015 in Quality Management, as a replacement for ISO 9001:2005 version. This is a demonstration of the ability to consistently and efficiently manage and operate training and research processes at the university. 

On July 2nd, 2018 The High Council for Evaluation of Research and Higher Education (HCÉRES) decided to recognize that Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU) complies with French and European standards for universities. This accreditation has been granted for a 5-year term, from July 2018 to July 2023. This is a strict and respected accreditation, granted by a prestigious organization evaluating quality and operations of higher education institutions in the world. This is a result of the perseverant effort of all TDTU staff and students in the last 20 years of building TDTU as a world class higher education institute. This accreditation proves TDTU’s determination to become one of the TOP 500 research universities in the worldin 2037.

On September 2018, Ton Duc Thang went through many strict evaluations with many performance indicators such as teaching quality, employability, internationalization, facilities, social responsibility, research, specialist criteria and inclusiveness, and was honored to be the first public university in Vietnam to be officially ranked 4 stars out of 5 under the QS Stars standard – one of the few university ranking systems that take a global approach. Among these measures, facilities and inclusiveness were awarded 5 stars.

TDTU is steadily growing to meet the expanding demand for higher education as well as high-quality human resources in Vietnam. The University is now ranked among the largest and fastest growing universities in Vietnam in all aspects.

Please refer to the following links for more information about TDTU:

  1. A short introduction about TDTU - Youtube
  2. A typical international conference at TDTU - Youtube
  3. Some updated pictures around TDTU - Youtube

If there are any comments about TDTU, please contact us by email: dhtonducthang@tdtu.edu.vn.