A public university under the supervision of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Thuyloi University is recognized as the leading technical university in the field of water resources. It was founded in 1959 with the first official name Academy of Water Resources and Electricity, and was assigned with main responsibilities for training and research in water resources and hydropower satisfying the country’s needs.
Due to the increasingly diverse human resource needs, TLU has changed from only focusing on narrow specializations of water sector to multi-discipline curricula, including water resources, hydropower, mechanics, transportation, construction, water supply and sewerage, information technology, natural resources, environment, disaster management, economics and climate change at all levels from junior college to post-graduate. Currently, TLU is conducting 17 training programs, and is going to start new programs in several coming years. Besides, since 2006, TLU has imported curricula from prestigious universities in USA, such as Colorado State University and Arkansas University, with all the syllabuses fully translated and applied. Also, two advanced programs have been opened in Water Resources Engineering and Hydraulics Engineering, which are taught completely in English.
Opening Ceremony for Academic year 2012-2013
TLU has been a consistent source to provide competent human resources for government agencies,including Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment or their provincial Departments and Institutes. Engineers who graduate from TLU can also find themselves to work for construction companies, consultant companies, project management unitsin water sector or hydropower, or become economic, natural resources or social specialistsor lecturers for domestic or international institutes. It is recorded that over ninety percent of TLU graduates can get a good and stable job within their majors after three monthssince leaving the University.
Currently, Thuyloi University has three campuses. The main campus, located in Hanoi, is situated on nearly 8 hectares of land, including 6,700 m2 of lecture halls, 5,713 m2of laboratories, 8,900 m2 of dormitories, 8,222 m2 of physical education area and the rest area is dedicated for administrative offices. This campus boasts 90 classrooms and lecture halls fully furnished with projectors, 10 independent laboratories and 6 testing grounds equipped with specialized experimental devices and machines, in addition to 5 dormitory buildings, accommodating more than 40% of undergraduate and postgraduate students, one of which has been opened recently and considered as “modern apartment building for students” and one of the best dormitories in Hanoi.
The second campus is located in Ho Chi Minh City with an area of 2.4 hectares, providing training and research for those who want to enjoy the active study and living environment in the most exciting city in the south of Vietnam.
A branch of TLU is also situated in NinhThuan province, covering 0.6 hectare, which acts as a training and research center for TLU students and staffs in the middle of Vietnam.
In a few years, TLU is going to open a completely new campus in Hung Yen province, 50 km far from the main campus to the southern east. As broad as 57 hectares, the new campus is expected to boast one of the best kinds of facilities and infrastructure for a technical university in Vietnam, ready to upgrade the quantity and quality of training and research practices in TLU to an internationallycompetitivelevel.