University of Transport and Communications (UTC), originally named as Vietnam College of Public Works, was reopened under the revolutionary government on November 15th, 1945. The UTC was officially established pursuant to the Decision No.42/CP of the Government Council (now it is called the Government) on March 24th, 1962. 

The UTC has two campuses. The main campus is located at No. 3 Cau Giay street, Lang Thuong ward, Dong Da district, Hanoi and the second campus called University of Transport and Communications-Campus in Ho Chi Minh City (abbreviated as UTC-Campus in HCMC) is located at 450-451 Le Van Viet street, Tang Nhon Phu A ward, Thu Duc City (formerly District 9), Ho Chi Minh City.

Mission: Educating, conducting scientific research and transferring high-quality technologies in the direction of integration and social responsibility in order to promote the sustainable development of the country.

Vision (up to 2030): To become a research-oriented multidisciplinary university, affirming Vietnam's leading position in transportation, having prestige and quality on a par with Asian level.

Strategic goal:

  • Becoming a multi-disciplinary university which is research oriented,
  • Establishing powerful research institutes and centres of regional reputation, capable of exporting knowledge and transfering technologies,
  • Ensuring world standard training,
  • Creating proactive and creative educational environment, forming life-long learning consciousness and all-setting adaptability, and
  • Taking social liability, meeting requirements for the national development.

Core values: Pioneer - Quality - Responsibility – Adaption

- Pioneering: Always going ahead, catching the development trends in training and scientific research, proactively capturing and solving the challenges of society.

- Quality: Creating high quality human resources and prestigious scientific and technological products.

- Responsibility: For officials, lecturers, students, community, society and internationality.

- Adaptation: Innovating according to conditions, time, circumstances to develop day by day.

As of May 2021, the total number of UTC’s staff is 1,086; 815 of whom are full-time lecturers including 94 professors and associate professors, 223 doctors, 462 masters. Many lecturers of the University are leading experts in the field of transport, joining the advisory councils, state acceptance councils.

The total number of UTC’s students is about 24,000 students at all training levels, of which there are about 2,000 master students and PhDs. Many graduates of the UTC are keeping high position in the transport sector and others in Vietnam.