336 Nguyễn Trãi, Thanh Xuân Trung, Thanh Xuân, Hanoi, Vietnam


VNU University of Social Sciences and Humanities was established in 1995, based on the former departments of social sciences of the former University of Hanoi (established in 1956) and University of Literature (established in 1945).

Mission Statement

Having traditional prestige, a leading role and a long history, VNU University of Social Sciences and Humanities pursues a mission to be the leading center to pass on knowledge and educate qualified human resource in social sciences and humanities in service of national construction and development

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Programs

  • Undergraduate Full-time Programs:

Journalism and Communication, Political Science, Social Work, Tourism, Oriental Studies, Sino – Nom, Management Science, History, Archives and Office Management, Linguistics, Anthropology, International Studies, Psychology, Library and Information Science, Philosophy, Literature, Vietnamese studies, Sociology.

  • Undergraduate Part-time Programs:

Journalism and Communication, Social Works, Tourism, Management Science, History, Archives and Office Management, Psychology, Library and Information Science, Philosophy, Literature, Sociology.

Master Programs

Journalism, Asian Studies, Political Science, Scientific Socialism, Science and Technology Management, Ethnology, Tourism, Sino – Nom, Ho Chi Minh Studies, Archaeology, Library Science, Literature Theory, Vietnam Communist Party History, Historiography and Historical Documentation, World History, Vietnamese History, Archives, Linguistics, International Relations, Science and Technology Management, Psychology, Religion Studies, Philosophy, Foreign Literature, Vietnamese Literature, Folk Literature, Sociology, Social Works, Management Science.

Doctor Programs

Journalism, Political Science, Dialectical and Historical Materialism, Scientific Socialism, Ethnology, Southeast Asian Studies, Ho Chi Minh Studies, Sino – Nom, Archaeology, Linguistics Theory, Literature Theory, Vietnam Communist Party History, Historiography and Historical Documentation, Contemporary and Premodern World History, Vietnamese Contemporary and Pre-modern History, Vietnamese Ancient and Medieval History, Archives, Languages of Vietnamese Minorities, Comparative Linguistics, Historical-Comparative Linguistics, Social Psychology, Chinese Studies, English Literature, North American Literature, Folk Literature, Russian Literature, French Literature, Chinese Literature, Vietnamese Literature, Vietnamese Language Studies, Sociology.

Scientific research and application

  1. Studying on theoretical issues, for related solutions and in order to establish firm theoretical bases for disciplinary development. Research should be not only ideological but also applicable to the current situation of Vietnam’s society.
  2. Conducting major interdisciplinary and regional research projects; thus contributing actively to national policymaking and planning .
  3. Conducting research projects to clarify historical, cultural, social characteristics, and natural, environmental and ecological conditions to promote regional and inter-regional research and to clarify the foundation, development and establishment of Vietnam’s sovereignty; the socio-economic policy towards new lands, the role of the Kinh and other ethnic minority in domestic community.
  4. Clarifying cultural exchange and contacts among cultures and civilizations, cultural space for ethnic groups, and cultural centers in Vietnam pertaining to history; researching on migration, clarifying the unity and diversity of Vietnamese culture in a regional cultural context; conducting research on religion and beliefs, etc.
  5. Focusing on elements affecting social changes, social classes, interest groups, values, the appearance of new social classes, the role of family; implementing research on children, women, the elderly, marital relations, the social security system, authority policies, and the role of social organizations.
  6. Studying cities and urban society, developmental basis and characteristics of each type of city; urban anthropology and urbanization, urban economy and culture; clarifying the role of urban areas, model of urban evolution and characteristics of Vietnamese urban areas.
  7. Working on maritime potential, maritime economy, sea exploiting tradition and awareness of marine ecology, the process of the struggle to establish territorial sea limits, privileged sea zones and space; maritime conflict; different national maritime policies, history and capability for protection of maritime sovereignty, research on maritime trade, law of the sea, challenges of the marine environment, maritime trade routes and regional as well as international diplomatic relations in Asia in the past and at present, especially in the Vietnamese Eastern Sea(or South China Sea).
  8. Zooming on the specific development path of Vietnam; processing of unification and struggle for national independence; majoring state and party’s policies, achievements and lessons gained from “Doi moi”;integration process to organizations like ASEAN, ASEM, APEC, EU, WTO…, and researching policies of countries such as America, China, Russia, etc.

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