31 May 2023

AUN-QA Overview: First Full Month of On-site Visits, Concluding with Two More in Viet Nam at the 329th and 330th AUN-QA PA

Patitin Lertnaikiat
AUN Programme Officer;

The first full month of on-site visit Programme Assessments! A promising step in the transition from online/hybrid PAs to on-site visits ever since the pandemic had come and gone. Following the recent PAs earlier in May, the AUN-QA team concluded the month with two more on-site PAs both in Viet Nam, being the 329th PA at Trà Vinh University and the 330th PA at Nong Lam University.

329th AUN-QA Programme Assessment at Trà Vinh (TVU)

  • The 329th AUN-QA Programme Assessment was held at TVU, Viet Nam, from 22 - 25 May, 2023. Two study programmes were assessed, namely:
  1. Bachelor of Pharmacy
  2. Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine and Technique
  • TVU is under the Ministry of Education and Training
  • Vietnam Tra Vinh University (TVU) is a public university in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam. TVU offers a multi-level, multi-disciplinary, and multi-training method model for people of all ages, particularly women, ethnic minorities and communities with special demands. TVU has applied the ISO 9001 set of criteria from 2006 up to now. Implementing a quality management system based on this international standard brings many benefits that help TVU demonstrate its ability to consistently provide quality training programs as well as enhance the satisfaction of students, companies and other related parties. TVU is a founding member of the Vietnam Association of Community Colleges. TVU is also actively involved in international academic networks such as the Association of Canadian Community Colleges, ASEAN University Network-Quality Assurance,  Association to Advanced Collegiate Universities of Business and The CDIOTM Initiative.
  • This was TVU’s 3rd Programme Assessment and their 2nd on-site visit Programme Assessment with AUN-QA.

330th AUN-QA Programme Assessment at Nong Lam University (NLU)

  • The 330th AUN-QA Programme Assessment was held at NLU, Viet Nam, from 29 May - 1 June, 2023. Four study programmes were assessed, namely:
  1. Bachelor of Engineering in Land Management (LM)
  2. Bachelor of English Language Studies (ELS)
  3. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Veterinary Medicine) (DVM)
  4. Bachelor of Engineering in Food Technology (Advanced Programme) (FT)
  • NLU is under the Ministry of Education and Training
  • Founded in 1955, Nong Lam University – Ho Chi Minh City (formerly the University of Agriculture and Forestry) is one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Vietnam. From its agricultural background, NLU has turned into a comprehensive institution. It currently has 61 undergraduate programs and 28 post-graduate programs covering a wide range of disciplines in agriculture, technology, science, economics and development. NLU has developed two advanced programs taught in English in cooperation with two famous universities in the world in the field of agriculture.
  • This was NLU’s 4th Programme Assessment with AUN-QA