The Chairman of Van Lang University: “VLU could reach out for more international education standards”

(VLU, 11/12/2021) – On 11 Dec 2021, Van Lang University organized the Conferring Ceremony for QS Star’s 4-star ranking certificate and the 2021 – 2022 AY’s Opening Ceremony for first-year students of course 27. In this event, Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri – Chairman of Van Lang University, gave a speech to deliver meaningful messages to the Van Lang community.


  • Dr. Nguyen Dac Tam – Vice-Chainman of Van Lang University’s Founding Committee;
  • Administrators of Van Lang University and Van Lang Education Group;
  • Lecturers and staff of all faculties and departments;
  • And my dearest students,

It is my honor and fortune to stand here at Van Lang University’s Trinh Cong Son auditorium to witness two fascinating events: “the Conferring Ceremony for QS Star’s 4-star ranking certificate to Van Lang University” and “the Opening Ceremony to welcome first-year students of course 27.” Our country is putting its all to fight against the pandemic, overcome the losses, and help the economy recover; I suggest we start today’s event with pride and positive thinking for a better future ahead.

vlu le don nhan chung nhan qs va khai giang aDr. Nguyen Cao Tri – Chairman of Van Lang University, expressed his happiness for Van Lang University to receive the QS Stars’ 4-star ranking certificate.

As we celebrate the award of QS Stars’ 4-star ranking certifying for Van Lang University, I would like to express my gratitude to all the staff, lecturers, and students who contributed to this achievement. Quality Assurance and University Ranking are judged by the daily contribution of all VLU members dedicating to the high-quality education at Van Lang University.

The QS Stars’ 4-star ranking certificate is a historic milestone for Van Lang University on its development path. I want to remind all the lecturers and students that Van Lang University is putting effort into creating an educational environment meeting international standards. The QS Stars’ ranking certificate conferring is the first step on VLU’s journey for international accreditation. This event marks the recognition of an accredited and experienced Education Rating Organization for Van Lang University’s performance so far. It is proof that we could even reach more significant milestones and satisfy the worldwide higher education standards.

Although Van Lang University was not the first to be recognized by the QS Star ranking system, it was acknowledged as “the first Vietnamese university to be certified with QS Stars’ 4-star ranking in the first evaluation.” It is also the highest possible rating for Vietnamese universities so far.

vlu le don nhan chung nhan qs va khai giang bVan Lang University is the first Vietnamese University to acquire QS Stars’ 4-star ranking certificate in the first assessment.

I am delighted that Van Lang University acquired four and five-star results in six over eight evaluating criteria by QS Ranking System. The University achieved the highest performance possible for graduating students’ employment rate, career service, research and teaching assistantship, regional and international cooperation, modern learning facilities providing an all-rounded experience for learners, and community and charity engagement. The students’ satisfaction with teaching quality, internal cultural, and artistic activities at Van Lang University also received positive feedback. Judging from QS’s evaluation scales, Van Lang University is close in on the international standards for higher education.

QS Stars Ranking also helps Van Lang University to evaluate factors in need of improvement in the future, such as hands-on internationalizing activities, global joint-research activities, international students studying at Van Lang University on the exchange basis and outbound exchange students to foreign universities; returning graduated students, and student housing. These are the possible upcoming targets for the University.

vlu le don nhan chung nhan qs va khai giang cOne of the most crucial factors for Van Lang University’s success was the student policies, favorable educational environment for overall studying and career development.

In 2022, Van Lang University will continue to take further accrediting sessions for overall Educational Quality and several studying programs on either regional or international level. In the next five years, Van Lang University will be listed among the world’s top 500 – 700 best universities. Big goals require the determination and unity of every member of VLU as well as efficient and flexible strategies.

Besides challenges like unifying and updating studying programs, attracting international faculties and students, enhancing the facility, strengthening research activities and international publications, Van Lang University is delighted for possible advantages. As the leaders of Van Lang Education Group, we firmly commit to investing in human resources to ensure the whole system’s performance. Van Lang’s education ecosystem has just recently welcomed Van Lang Medical Center (VLMC) and Binh Duong Economics and Technology University to the loop. It will continue to expand and improve and overall ecosystem for the community. The core value of the ecosystem remains education-centered, thus creating significant and sustainable values for society.

In the Opening Ceremony for course 26 last year at the same Trinh Cong Son auditorium, I mentioned the critical message for 2021 – “SHAPING THE FUTURE.” It will also be appliable for this year and the next five years. Van Lang University’s vision is to become a regional innovative, hi-tech, educational and medical entity by 2030. Through education – training, scientific research, and innovation, we hope to enhance Vietnamese intelligence and physical performance and deliver inspirating impacts for the community.

As the conclusion for my speech, I would like to have a message for the first-year students of course 27. It was a citation from former PM Truong Tan Sang’s speech at this very own auditorium in the 25th anniversary of Van Lang University:

“Talented and moral people are the core of every nation.” You are the decisive generation to define what our country will become in the next 20 – 25 years. You will be the one to dedicate to the eager to become “dragons” and make Vietnam and prosperous country by 2045.”

Indeed, it is vital to prepare for essential knowledge. It is important to keep your morality, preserve the humanist values and empathy, sharpen your mind and bravery to cope with patriotism, improvise and be creative to adapt and create the future of a new world.

“Borning into this motherland, it is your duty to make your country proud.”

I firmly believe that Van Lang University will be an excellent starting point for you on that meaningful journey.

I offer our guests and students best wishes.

Sincerely Yours,

Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri
Chairman of Van Lang Education Group
Chairman of Van Lang University


Translated by:  An Pham

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