Launching Ceremony of the Presidential Council of Higher Education Institutions in the Ho Chi Minh City Area

On 3.3.3017, the Presidential Council of Universities in Ho Chi Minh City Area, represented by 46 presidents of higher education institutions, was launched at the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. The Council is chaired by Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong, chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee.

VGU’s Acting President, Dr. Ha Thuc Vien, attended the launching ceremony as a Council’s member.


The Council is grouped into six categories, including pedagogy, health, culture-arts-tourism-social sciences & humanities, engineering & technologies, economics, and laws & politics.

The Council will provide support to the HCMC People’s Committee in (i) human resources development planning, (ii) advising on cooperation mechanism between higher education institutions and business sector, (iii) mobilizing intellectual resources to serve the City’s breakthrough programs, and to implement specific subject orders to be placed by the HCMC, (iv) strengthening the relationships between higher education institutions, (v) advising on international cooperation with foreign higher education institutions which share common orientation, and (vi) coordinating with the National University of HCMC on implementation of higher education quality improvement programs.   

Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee is the pioneer in the establishment of the Presidential Council of Higher Education Institutions in the country. 

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Truong Le Quynh Nhu
Assistant, Presidential Office