VNU Institute for Education Quality Assurance

Membership Type: Institutional
Email: kdcl@vnu.edu.vn
Year in which Organisation/Agency commenced operations: 1995
Countries/regions/states of operation: Vietnam/Hanoi

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Title: Dr.
First Name: Xuan Huy
Surname: Nghiem
Job Title: Director
Phone: 084 24 37547625
Email Id: huynx@vnu.edu.vn

Nominated Contact Person (if different from CEO)

First Name: Vu Anh
Surname: Bui
Job Title: Deputy Director
Email Id: vuanh@vnu.edu.vn

Organisation Details

VNU Institute for Education Quality Assurance
Address: Room 702, Building C1T, 144 Xuan Thuy street, Cau Giay district, Hanoi city
Vietnam
Website: https://infeqa.vnu.edu.vn/

Additional Contacts

Criteria Requirements for Full Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary
education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
3 Criterion: Agency staff, Numbers, Profile, Roles:
Measure: The profile of the staff is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
4 Criterion: Profile of reviewers:
Measure: The profile of the reviewers is consistent with the Mission Statement
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
5 Criterion: Independence:
Measure: The judgements and recommendations of the agency’s reports cannot be changed by third parties
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
6 Criterion: Resources:
Measure: The agency has sufficient resources to run its operations in accordance with its mission statement and objectives
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
7 Criterion: External quality assurance criteria and processes:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members
8 Criterion: Quality assurance:
Measure: The description of the processes and criteria applied should be transparent and publicly available and normally include:
self evaluation, site visit, public report and follow-up measure
Description: Applicable Only For Full Members

Criteria Requirements for Institutional Member

Institutional Member Criteria:
Measure: Institutional Members are institutions of higher education in the region that are in good standing with the relevant quality assurance agency if one exists.
Proof of recognition as a Higher Education Institution: The Center for Education Quality Assurance and Research Development was established on the VNU-Hanoi President's decision number 57/TCCB dated March 2, 1995. In the decision dated 3 June 2005, VNU-President assign the task for accreditation within VNU- Hanoi to CEQARD. CEQARD played the key role in preparing the policy on accreditaiton within VNU-Hanoi. This policy was approved by VNU-Hanoi President on the same day 3 June 2005. At present CEQARD is prearing the details of accreditation standards and criteria for VNU-Hanoi. These standards are for institutional accreditation purpose. By the end of this year CEQARD will conduct training on self-evaluation for VNU-Hanoi's 4 member schools and 3 faculties, and provide technical consultant for those members to conduct their self-evaluation. CEQARD will organise outside - evaluation to review the self-evaluation results and to conduct self-auditing the evaluation result. VNU-Hanoi President will approve the self-auditing results.

In the meantime, since March 2005, CEQARD is playing the technical consultancy role to the Ministry of Education and Training in training and conducting the self-evaluation for 10 Universities. These universities were participating in the piloted accredition phase organised by MOET. CEQARD experts prepared training manual on self-evaluation for accreditation, organize the training for key persons from 10 universities. Following the training, CEQARD experts continued to provide technical assistant to the universities during 6 months of self-evaluation: from orientation, information collection, analysation to writing report. CEQARD experts go in pair to each university once per month to answer the inquiries and refresh up the trained skills for the participants. As a result participants' skill and knowledge increased remarkably. In October all 10 universities will complete their self-evaluation reports.


CEQARD has conducted several training programs as Joint Master Program in Applied Linguistic and Ph.D Program in Education (Educational Leadership and Mangement) with La Trobe University (Australia); Joint Training Program in University Foundation Year with University of New South Wales (Australia). Master of Education Management, major in Education Assessment and Measurement (approved by MOET Vietnam).
- So far, the Center has carried out a number of research projects such as:
+Establishment of criteria for assessment of quality and quality assurance in Vietnam Higher Education;
+ Establishement of the item bank of the English language applied for English-non-professional students;
+ Establishement of the structure of tests for university entrance examinations;
+ Establishement of criteria for assessments of VNU academic staff's teaching and research work.

- The center is preparing the standars for accreditation within VNU-Hanoi.
- The center is providing technical consultancy for self-evaluation of the 10 universities selected for piloting accrediation by MOET.
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency: Applicable Only For Institutional Members

Criteria Requirements for Associate Member

Associate Member Criteria:
Measure:Associate Members are organisations with a major interest and active involvement in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education, but without the responsibility for assuring the quality of institutions, education programs, or external quality assurance agencies
Applicable Only For Associate Members

Criteria Requirements for Intermediate Member

1 Criterion: Nature of the operations of the agency:
Measure: The agency is responsible for reviews at institutional or programme level of post-secondary education institutions or post-secondary quality assurance agencies
Description: Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
2 Criterion: Mission statement and objectives:
Measure: The agency has formulated a mission statement and objectives which are consistent with the nature of the agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members
3 Criterion: :
Proof of the organisation’s good standing with the local QA agency
Applicable Only For Intermediate Members

Criteria Requirements for Observer

Criterion For Observers:
Measure: APQN accepts as Observers organisations outside the Asia-Pacific region, including: external quality assurance agencies; institutions with a major interest in evaluation, accreditation and quality assurance in higher education; other regional networks that have major interests in and strong links with the region
Criteria Requirements for Observer: Applicable Only For Observers

Documentation and Fees

Additional Information: I will be emailing additional supporting information
Upon approval of my application I agree to pay:
  • $500 (Initial Joining Fee: Full Member, Intermediate Member, Associate Member)
  • $200 Member Fee: Institutional Member
I will be applying for support for: None

Documents Submitted









VNU-HANOI_PRESIDENT_DECISION,_TA_CONTRACT.doc






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