Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST) is established in 1956 and since then it has been a leading and first research-oriented science and technology institution in Vietnam. More than 35,000 students studies in all form of education in HUST. 2.200 faculty members are divided between 20 schools, 7 research institutes, 4 research centers and a number of key laboratories. HUST is currently offering 67 undergraduate training fields and 90 post-graduate fields (33 for master and 57 for PhD).
HUST has established its communications and collaborations with more than 250 education/research institutions, companies & non-government organizations all over the world. HUST is currently an active member of 7 International University Networks: in Asia (GMSARN, GMSTEC, AUN/SEED-net, SEATUC), in Europe (AUF, ASEA-UNINET) and officially, it become a member of AOTULE Network (Asia-Oceania Top University League on Engineering) – a league of thirteen premiere engineering universities in the Asia-Oceania region since December 2014.
Regarding the EU funded projects, HUST has been an active partner in 17 projects – Erasmus Mundus Key Action 2, Erasmus Mundus – Key Action 3 ; six projects in Erasmus+ Key Action 2 (Capacity Building) and more than 15 E+ Key Action 1 (individual mobility).
The School/Institute of Environmental Science and Technology (INEST), under HUST, was established in 1998, but its history in education and training began earlier – in 1984. There is 60 people working in INEST and 27 of them deals with teaching. After more than 30 years of development, INEST is now recognized to be one of the leading institutions of Vietnam on the education of highly qualified human resources and the scientific research and technology transfer in the field of environmental protection.