Quality Assurance Workshop in University of Social Sciences and Humanities – VNU-HCMC, 2018

On the morning of June 22nd 2018, the workshop “Quality Assurance 2018” was successfully held in USSH, VNU-HCMC, 10-12 Dinh Tien Hoang, District 1, HCMC.

The delegates attending the workshop included: Assoc. Prof. Dr Ngo Phuong Lan - President, Dr.  Pham Tan Ha - Vice President of the University,  Dr. Nguyen Quoc Chinh - Director of the Quality Assurance Units of VNU-HCMC and representatives of the Quality Assurance Units of all institutions of VNU-HCMC as well as other universities such as University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU Hanoi, Institute of Education Research, HCMC Pedagogical University, HCMC University of Technology and Education,   Hoa Sen University, Viet Duc University, Nguyen Tat Thanh University,  Ton Duc Thang University, HCMC University of Technology, HCMC University of Transport; Thu Dau Mot University, Tien Giang University,  Ly Tu Trong of College in HCMC, … and the heads of the Offices, Departments, Centers, Faculties, quality assurance officers, and many other staff and lecturers of the USSH, VNU-HCMC.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngo Phuong Lan - President of the University delivered the opening speech

The proceedings of the Quality Assurance Workshop 2018 consisted of 19 papers from authors of USSH-VNU HCMC and other universities as well as experts in the field of quality assurance and accreditation in Vietnam. Four main topics of the workshop are (1) Improve the quality of training programs after the external assessment following AUN-QA criteria and implementing the CDIO project; (2) Role of alumni and employers in improving and assuring quality of training programs; (3) Improve the learning outcomes of education programs based on core values of school and opinions from stakeholders and (4) Some suggestions for improving the quality of the training programs, facilities and postgraduate education.

The first session, including 03 presentations, were delivered on the following topics (1) "The solutions for implementing quality improvement of training programs after external assessment at the   the University of  Social Sciences and Humanities –VNU Hanoi” by Dr. Tran Thuy Anh, Head of the Center for  Education Quality Assurance- VNU Hanoi, (2) “Learning outcomes and some recommendations for formulating learning outcomes of education programs” presented by Dr Nguyen Quoc Chinh, Director of the Quality Assurance Units of VNU-HCMC, (3) “Some implementing experiences for improving co-operation activities with enterprises at Information System Faculty, University of Economics and Law, VNU-HCM” by the Vice Dean, Mr. Nguyen Duy Nhat.

Dr. Tran Thuy Anh, Head of the Center for  Education Quality Assurance- VNU Hanoi

Dr Nguyen Quoc Chinh, Director of the Quality Assurance Units of VNU-HCMC

 Vice Dean, Mr. Nguyen Duy Nhat, Information System Faculty, University of Economics and Law, VNU-HCM

In the first session, the participants and presenters also spent time to discuss and share their experiences on activities on improving the quality after external assessment, formulating learning outcomes for training programs, training activities, professional practice and internship co-operation with enterprises.

During the second session, 3 papers were presented: (4) “Roles of core values in fostering quality culture in education” by Dr. Le Hoang Dung - Dean of   Faculty of English Linguistics and Literature; Prof. Dr. Huynh Nhu Phuong, faculty of Cultural Studies, spoke on “Suggestions for postgraduate education in the field of social science and humanities” and (5) Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nhan - Vice Dean, Faculty of Education talked about “Connecting with the employers through professional practice - oriented internship modules for students majoring in education management: from design to implementation” (6).

Dr Le Hoang Dung, Dean of   Faculty of English Linguistics and Literature USSH, VNU-HCMC, fouth presenter

Prof. Dr. Huynh Nhu Phuong, faculty of Cultural Studies USSH, VNU-HCMC,  Fifth presenter


Dr. Nguyen Thanh Nhan - Vice Dean, Faculty of Education, USSH, VNU-HCMC, sixth presenter

The participants also exchanged various opinions on postgraduate education, core values and educational philosophy… as well as shared their concerns, experience and suggestions for those topics.

Delegates discussed the issues raised during the workshop

In closing speech, Prof. Dr. Vo Van Sen – former president of the USSH, VNU-HCMC thanked the participants for the presence and enthusiasm and promised to consider all proposals, opinions, and experience raised during the workshop.  “Time for the discussion is short, but already touches the core essence that brings about theoretical and practical contribution. The workshop gives opportunities for our university and others to share and consider the ideas, experiences to improve quality training and expand network of specialists in quality assurance for the next stage”, he concluded.


Prof. Dr Vo Van Sen and the presenters in the workshop



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