ABOUT Nha Trang University

Message from the Rector
Welcome to Nha Trang University!

Nha Trang University (NTU) evolved from the Department of Fisheries which was established in 1959 at the Academy of Agriculture and Forestry. Over 60 years of development, the University has become one of the leading institutions for training and research in the field of fisheries, contributing an integral part in the socioeconomic development in the South Central regions, the Central Highlands and the whole country.

Currently, NTU is offering 6 doctoral, 16 master’s, and 37 undergraduate programs. The university now has a staff body of over 700 members with over 100 doctors and 300 masters, of which over 40% obtained their degrees in developed countries. The University constantly expands the scale of training, upgrades infrastructure, improves innovation programs, updates teaching and learning methods to become an applied oriented university, and ultimately a research oriented university in the future.

With a long history and proud tradition, NTU is developing cooperative partnerships with universities and research institutes in Vietnam and abroad in order to provide the best learning opportunities for our students as well as a good service for the socioeconomic development of the country. We believe in the importance of qualified educational programs and scientific research in the preparation for a sustainable future. We would like to welcome you to our great university family and hope to receive your support to fulfill our education endeavor.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Trang Si Trung


Rectorate Board

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Trang Si Trung
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Trang Si Trung
: Rector
: trungts@ntu.edu.vn
: + 84.258.2243868
General management;
In charge of organization, personnel, finance, capital construction, and international cooperation.
Dr. Quach Hoai Nam
Dr. Quach Hoai Nam
: Vice-Rector
: namqh@ntu.edu.vn
: +84.258.3832061

Vice-Rector in charge of academic, students and research affairs

Dr. Tran Doan Hung
Dr. Tran Doan Hung
: Vice-Rector
: hungtd@ntu.edu.vn
: +84.258.2245579

Vice-Rector In charge of internal affairs

  Nha Trang University was founded on August 01, 1959 as the Fisheries Faculty of Hanoi Institute of Agriculture and Forestry. Following the Decision No. 155-CP of the Prime Minister signed on August 16, 1966 the Faculty was separated and named the School of Fisheries. In 1977, the School moved from Hai Phong to Nha Trang and changed its name to the University of Marine Products. In 1980, the university’s name became University of Fisheries. The university has carried its current name "Nha Trang University" since July 25, 2006 according to Decision No. 172/2006/QD-TTg of the Prime Minister.    
  University of Nha Trang sits on acres of land overlooking Vietnam's most beautiful bay. The Campus rests on a beach-front real estate and is the oldest and only public university in Khanh Hoa Province. With more than half a century of history, Nha Trang University has become a prestigious multi-disciplinary and multi-level institution with a strong foundation of fisheries and aquaculture. It has been and continues to be a leading university in the field of fisheries and aquaculture science at the national level, playing a significant role both in driving the development of marine economy in Vietnam and generating the necessary human resources that can accommodate the inevitable integration process of the nation.  
  In accordance with the national higher education reform plan, NTU had prepared to transform from a year-based training system to the credit-based training system since 1990. The credit system has gradually been adopted since 1995, enhancing training quality and services and recognizing students as the center of the training process. Nha Trang University was among the first 20 universities of Vietnam that were assessed and accredited in 2009 by The National Council for Higher Education Accreditation and Quality Assurance.  
  The full-fledge university currently has 21 faculties, institutes, research centers, technology transfer centers and 4 managerial departments. NTU now offers 29 programs for bachelor degrees, 8 programs for master's degrees and 5 programs for doctoral degrees. Additionally, the university also provides associate degrees and various programs for vocational training, short training courses, summer programs and so on to meet the demand of society. It has a stable enrolment of more than 3000 new students annually and the total number of students is approximately 23,000. NTU students come from all over the country and numerous international nations. With 700 employees, including 72 PhD.s, around 300 Masters, and more than 100 teaching staffs are pursuing their graduate programs, NTU is aiming to have 30% of faculties with doctoral degrees by 2015 to offer better training and research quality to the students.  

For its significant contribution in training and research, Nha Trang University has received many notable awards from the Government such as Labor Medals, Independence Medals, as well as the most prestigious award - the Labor Hero Medal. 




“To train highly qualified manpower, carry out research and technology transfer, and provide services in various areas to meet the demand of socio-economic development, with fisheries as the major strength.” 


“To become a prestigious university in training, research, and technology transfer, a leader in Southeast Asia in fisheries science and some selected areas in marine economy by 2030.”
A corner of History Museum


"Self-innovating, future-oriented"


“Unity - Integration - Dynamicity - Responsibility”


Collaborating and supporting each other at work and studies. Living in harmony, loving, respecting, and helping each other.


Extending domestic and foreign cooperation. Adapting to international quality standards. Respecting differences in thinking and culture. 


Being professional, adaptable in performing duties and winning challenges. Being creative and innovative in all tasks. 


Being diligent and fulfilling tasks with high productivity and quality. Emphasizing responsibility towards family, team, society, and community. 


Focusing on developing professionalism, creativity and responsibility in an integrated education environment, associated with professional practice and the community.


  - In-service Training: 8,800;

- Annual Enrollment: 5,000 students; 

- Alumni: 100  PhDs; 1,000 Masters; 45,000 Bachelors.


    -  Teaching staff: 470

    - Supporting staff: 250
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