University History


  • On 27th, January, 1995, the Prime Minister signed the Decision No. 71/TTg authorizing the establishment of Van Lang University.
  • On 17th, September, 1995, 4,569 students officially became the centerpieces of Van Lang University's first opening ceremony at the National Academy of Public Administration.
  • On 16th, November, 1995, the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Van Lang University was established.
  • On 20th, November, 1995, the Ceremony of introducing The Provisional Executive Board of Youth Union was held at Ho Chi Minh Youth Cultural House.

DH vanlang quyet dinhDecision No.71/TTg of the Prime Minister


  • In February, 1996, the Labor Confederation of Ho Chi Minh City recognized the Provisional Trade Union Executive Committee of Van Lang University with 5 people. This is the first step to officially establish Van Lang University Trade Union.
  • The 2nd Opening Ceremony was held at Phan Dinh Phung Stadium - Ho Chi Minh City with 13 majors. In the Opening Ceremony, for the first time, the school's traditional flag was handed over to the students.

DH van lang khai giang khoa 2The 2nd Opening Ceremony


  • In April, 1997, Van Lang University Party Committee was established with 6 members.
  • From 18th to 28th August 1997, 37 students delegations of Van Lang had a journey to back to the roots of VietNam: visit Hung Temple; return to our thousand years of culture capital, visit Uncle Ho's Mausoleum; visit the scenic places and historical relics along the country.


  • In June, 1998, the 1st term of Trade Union congress of Van Lang University (1998 - 2000) was organized, approved the Trade union program and elected the Executive Committee of the Trade Union with 7 members.
  • The 4th Opening Ceremony was held at 4 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City – campus for Economic majors.
  • On 7th, September, 1998, the Prime Minister signed Decision No. 813/TTg, granting 6 hectare of land in Ward 5, Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City for Van Lang University to build school.


  • In September, 1999, the 5th Opening Ceremony and the 1st Graduation Ceremony for 103 graduates were held at Hoa Binh Theater, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • On 18th November, 1999, Van Lang owned its first campus: 45 Nguyen Khac Nhu Street, Co Giang Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

DH van lang khai giang khoa 5 tot nghiep khoa 1Opening Ceremony of the 5th Course and the 1st Graduation Ceremony


  • On 12th, February, 2000 Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union signed the decision to upgrade Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Van Lang University to district level.
  • On 10th, March Van Lang University solemnly celebrated Hung Kings Commemoration Day and and the 5th Anniversary at Ho Chi Minh City Theater.
  • In July, 2000, Van Lang prepared to build Campus 2 at 233A Phan Van Tri Street, Ward 11, Binh Thanh District.
  • In August, 2000, more than 4,000 students from 4 faculties moved to Campus 2.
  • The 6th Opening ceremony was held at the new campus - 233A Phan Van Tri, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Van Lang initiated and hosted the Students Marathon Award for universities, colleges and non-public universities. Later, we expanded it into Students Marathon Award for all students in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • In October, 2000, Van Lang’s Party Organization was reorganized into Party Committee with 37 students devided into 3 groups.

DH vanlang cong trinh cs2Campus 2’s construction site


  • On 19th, January, 2002, Students’ Association of Van Lang University was officially established, introducing The Provisional Executive Committee of the Students’ Association.
  • On 11th April, 2002, Campus 2 began to be built.


In March, 2003, the first Youth Creation Festival was organized by Van Lang University and hosted by three schools: University of Architecture, Ton Duc Thang University and Hong Bang University. 
On 17th, April, 2003, Van Lang University inaugurated Campus 2 which was designed and constructed as the standards: 7 floors and 3 blocks of ground floor. It is the office of economics and fine arts major and also a place for most of Van Lang’s Events.
On 11th, October, 2003, the 9th Opening Ceremony was officially held at Hall C001, Campus 2.
The 5th Graduation Ceremony was the first time one to be solemnly held in Hall C001, Campus 2.
co so 2 Van Lang Campus 2, inaugurated in 2003


  • From 9th to 10th, April 2005, the Second Young Creative Festival was held at Campus 2, with the participation of three schools: University of Architecture, Hong Bang University and University of Fine Arts.

  • On 10th, March in At Dau, the 10th Anniversary of Van Lang University was held at Campus 2. On this occasion, Van Lang was honored to receive Certificate from the Minister of Education and Training.

  • On 22nd, April 2005, Deputy Prime Minister Pham Gia Khiem attended the 6th Graduation Ceremony of Construction Major.

  • Since 2005, the Opening Ceremony of Van Lang has been change into the special festival for New students at campus 2.

hd10nam006Lễ kỷ niệm 10 năm thành lập Trường


  • Van Lang University was one of the first 20 universities in the world to be selected to participate in the university quality accreditation process. This is the first quality accreditation for Vietnam university system with the participation of experts from two professional accreditation organizations (1 from the US & 1 from Findland) attracting the attention of many universities, media and society.

  • In July, 2006, the 8th Graduation Ceremony was held at Campus 2. This is the first time Van Lang introduced its graduation gown. The Graduation gown was designed by the Faculty of Fine Arts with the bird symbol on Van Lang drum. Each bachelor was given a hat with year of graduation printed on it.

web lichsu h6Graduation Gown of Van Lang


  • On 27th, 28th, March and 12th April, 2007, Van Lang Creative Student Festival was held at Campus 2, with the participation of 7 schools: Van Lang University, University of Architecture, Hong Duc University, Gia Dinh Fine Arts College, Dong Nai Fine Arts and Decoration College, London College for Design & Fashion (Hanoi).

  • In July, 2007, the 9th Graduation Ceremony was held at Campus 2. After many years, this is the first time that Graduation Ceremony has been held for all majors.


  • On 1st, May, 2008, Van Lang University and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU, USA) signed a cooperation contract to develop Software Engineering under the CMU program.

  • On 20th, July, 2008, the 10th Graduation Ceremony was held at Campus 2. This is the first time that the "Flower Road" has been designed as a special gift on graduation day.

  • In December, 2008, Van Lang University hosted the 6th National Architect Student Festival "Southern Land" with the participation of 14 domestic and foreign universities.

  • In 2008, the Van Lang Family Fund was established.

  • Van Lang signed cooperation contract with London Chamber of Commerce and Industry – LCCI about international certificates in the field of accounting, finance and marketing.

Ky ketThe signing ceremony between VLU – CMU


  • On 5th February, 2009, the National Council for Educational Quality Verification recommended the Minister of Education and Training to recognize Van Lang University for meeting the quality standards. This conclusion is based on the recognition of the strengths and weaknesses of Van Lang along with the recommendations for improvement.

  • Nine strengths of Van Lang University listed in this document are: mission, objectives, training program, teaching methodology, teaching staff, care for learners, activities in Science and Technology, international cooperation, facilities and computer networks.

  • In July, 2009, the 11th Graduation Ceremony was held at Hall C001 - Campus 2. For the first time, the Ceremony has been broadcasted directly through the school's network to each parent's reception room.


  • On 11th January, 2010, the Ministry of Education and Training signed Decision No. 177/QD-BGDDT approving the Information Technology Training Program for People with Disabilities organized by Van Lang University and the Catholic Relief Sevices (CRS, USA).
  • On 10th March in Canh Dan, the 15th Anniversary of the establishment of Van Lang University was held at Campus 2. On this occasion, Van Lang was honored to receive the Certificate from the Prime Minister and Traditional Flag of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee for achievements in education.
  • Van Lang signed the contraction about two Degree programs in Hospitality Management and Travel Management with University of Perpignan (France).
  • Van Lang bought the building at 61A-61B, Alley 83 Phan Huy Ich Street, Ward 12, Go Vap District to build dormitory. On 2nd August, 2010, Van Lang held the ceremony of hanging the name board for Van Lang Student Dormitory. From now on, the dream of a good dormitory for students nutured over many years has become reality.

ky tuc xaVan Lang Dormitory


  • On 23rd & 24th, April, 2011, Van Lang University hosted the first city chess tournament, gathering 183 players from 21 universities and colleges in the area.
  • Van Lang is authorized by the Ministry of Education and Training to provide the Master's degree in Environmental Engineering.


On 19th February, 2012, the first labor agreement was signed between the representative of school and employee.


On 14th November, 2013, the Minister of Education and Training presented Van Lang University with the Certificate of "Excellent Unit of Academic Achievement in 2012-2013" and the title "Excellent Labor Group in 2012 - 2013 ".


On 14th March, the Summit 20 years of development of non-public universities and colleges was held in Hanoi. This event attracted not only universities but also all the society. Among 90 non-public universities and colleges, the Ministry of Education and Training awarded Certificates to 6 universities and 2 colleges that have great effort in developing non-public universities network. Van Lang is one of the six universities received Certificates.

Van Lang University was recognized with outstanding achievements and contributions: investment in building facilities, modern teaching equipment; seting up effective international cooperation programs, developing more advanced training programs on the basis of licensing the training programs of some prestigious universities in the world; having specialized department for quality assurance and examinations; completion of self-assessment; being accredited by the Ministry of Education and Training; the training program associated with the labor market, ensuring high graduation rates for students.


Van Lang completed the compensation, clearance and began to build new school in Ward 5, Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City. On 14th October, 2015, Van Lang University changed its form to private according to Decision No. 1755/QD-TTg.

DH vanlang cs3 1New campus – Campus 3 Van Lang university


Van Lang University is authorizied by the Ministry of Education and Training to provide master's degree in Business Administration.

Van Lang signed Memorandum of Understanding with Microsoft Vietnam, Mitsubishi Electronic Vietnam and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

kythoathuan DSC0030MOU Signing Ceremony between Van Lang and ACCA


  • Van Lang introduced The School Journal

  • In 2017, Van Lang University continued the 2nd quality accreditation. In December, 2017, the Center for Quality Control of Education - Association of Vietnamese Universities and Colleges Male made a survey for evaluation outside Van Lang University.

  • On 24th February 2017, Van Lang University organized Ground Breaking Ceremony of Campus 3 at Ward 5, Go Vap District. Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue, Minister of Education and Training - Prof. PhD. Mr. Phung Xuan Nha, together with leaders from related departments of the Government.

le khoi cong xay dungCampus 3 Ground Breaking Ceremony


  • On 12th January, 1818, Van Lang University was one of the two universities in Ho Chi Minh City to receive the Certificate from the Ministry of Education and Training for outstanding achievements in the movement " Innovation, creativity in teaching and learning 2016-2017.
  • In April 2018, Van Lang University officially organized training courses at campus 3. Students in Accounting, Banking and Finance, Commerce, Business Administration were the 1st one to study at the campus 3.
  • On 31st May 2018, Van Lang University received the certificate of accreditation for National higher education institutions with the ratio of 80.33%.
  • On 31st May 2018, Van Lang launched a new brand identity system.

kiem dinh chat luongAnnouncement ceremony about Certificate of Educational Quality Accreditation & New Brand Identity of Van Lang 31st, May, 2018

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  • In April 2019, Van Lang University organized a series of VL-25 events towards the 25th Anniversary Celebration, having participation of nearly 500 leading domestic and international scientists and businesses from the fields of: Tourism, Architecture - Planning, Environment - Engineering, Biotechnology, Applied Fine Arts
  • In August 2019, VanLang Presidential Forum 2019 was held for the first time with the theme THINK BIG – ACT SMALL: arouse the generation of leaders.
  • In September 2019, Van Lang University expanded cooperation with more than 100 partners in 5 regions (Asia, Europe, Northern Europe, America and Australia), including 20 countries around the world.
  • On October 7th, 2019, Van Lang University collaborated with Uni-Italia Vietnam to organize the 2nd VIETNAM-ITALIA HIGHER EDUCATION FORUM under the chair of the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam, Ambassador Italy and the Italian Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • In November 2019, Van Lang University was selected to host the 8th CsoNet International Conference in 2019.

vlu hoi thaoAssoc.Prof.Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - Rector of Van Lang University participated in a discussion session with scientists at the international scientific conference "Van Lang University Goes Global

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  • On April 1st, 2020, Van Lang University announced a co-sponsor of the 2,000 MV20 ventilator project for the Government of Vietnam to support in fighting the Covid 19 pandemic. These ventilators are delivered directly to the Departments of Health and hospitals in Vietnam, as well as supplying ventilators to other countries such as Laos and Cambodia.
  • On September 30th, 2020, the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and Van Lang University signed a cooperation agreement on 12 the unified programmes.
  • On November 21st, 2020, Van Lang University held the 25th Anniversary Celebration & Received the Third - class Labor Medal.

  • On November 26th, 2020, Van Lang University obtained the the certificate of accreditation for National Higher education for 03 undergraduate training programs: Accounting, English Linguistics and Hospitality Management.

huan chuong lao dong hang 3The ceremony to receive the third-class Labor Medal in the VL-25 series of events, towards the 25th Anniversary Celebration 

chung nhan kiem dinhAssoc. Dr. Mai Van Trinh, Director of the Quality Management Department - Ministry of Education and Training awarded the Certificate of Quality Accreditation for 03 university-level training programs in Accounting, English Language, and Hospitality Management. Van Lang University.

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  • On February 5th, 2021, Van Lang University was officially allowed to become a unit to organize teaching and assess learning outcomes in the subject of National Defense and Security Education and issue certificates to students from the academic year 2020 - 2021.
  • On March 22nd, 2021, Van Lang University completed an official survey to serve the evaluation of 3 training programmes in Tourism Service and Travel Management; Civil Engineering; Finance - Banking.

  • In March 2021, Van Lang Group announced to receive the entire Football Training Center - PVF from Vingroup. This training facility is located in Hung Yen, near Hanoi city, so it is convenient for Van Lang Group to expand training activities in the North.

  • On April 10th, 2021, Van Lang University inaugurated the Olympic swimming pool at the main campus (69/68 Dang Thuy Tram, Ward 13, Binh Thanh District, HCMC).

  • On April 14th, 2021, Van Lang University held the inauguration ceremony of the practice area of Faculty of Dentistry to officially launch the system of facilities for the training dentistry in Vietnam. The practice area is consulted by leading experts in the field with modern specialized machines imported from world-class brands in the US, Germany, and Japan.

in IMGL9412aThe leadership of Van Lang University, the Dean of the Faculty of Dentistry and the Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Dentistry Hospital cut the ribbon at the Inauguration Ceremony of the dental practice area.

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