Introduction

 

UTC's Logo

University of Transport and Communications (UTC) is the largest and the oldest techical state university in transport field in Vietnam. In fact, it founded in around the year 1918 under the French government in Vietnam and was  re-opened under the revolutionary power on November 15th 1945, named then Vietnam College of Public Works under the decree of President Ho Chi Minh and decrees of Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) and Ministry of Transport (MOT). It had belonged to the MOT until 1985 and has belonged to the MOET since then.

Main campus in Hanoi

During the period from 1945 to 1960, it trained a lot of scientific staff at the college level and intermediate level in the fields of transport, hydraulics, post office, architecture to serve the national salvation resistance and the country’s development.

The university was formally named University of Transport and Communications under the Decision of the Government on March 24th 1962.

On April 27th 1990, its Campus in Ho Chi Minh City was established under the Decision of Ministry of Education and Training.

 

November 15th is considered the Traditional Day, and

March 24th is considered the Foundation Day.

At present time in 2017, there is a total of 1,300 staff working in UTC, of which 900 are lecturers including 70 professors and associate-professors, 217 doctors and scientific-doctors, 483 masters in charge of managing and educating 22,000 undergraduate and post-graduate students. Annually, lecturers and scientists of the UTC implement hundreds of research projects at different levels to contribute to the development of science and technology in transport sector in Vietnam as well.

It has 8 specialized faculties and other campus in Ho chi Minh city, as follow:

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Faculty of Information Technology

Faculty of Transport Economics

Faculty of Construction Engineering

Faculty of Environment and Transport Safety

Faculty of International Education

UTC Campus in Ho Chi Minh city

 

In addition, some other faculties and sections are responsible for supporting to its education system:

Faculty of Basic Sciences

Faculty of Political Theory

Faculty of National Defense Education

Physical Education Section

The UTC has diverse training programs, including 15 disciplines with 69 majors for  undergraduate degree, 33 majors for master degree and 17 majors for doctor degree.

The UTC is up to become a multi-disciplined university with high education quality in order to integrate with universities in ASEAN area and over the world.