Introduction

Ho Chi Minh University of Foreign Languages and Information Technologies (HUFLIT) was founded on October 26th, 1994 in accordance with the Decision No. 66/TTg of the Prime Minister. The university traces its root as Sài Gòn Languages and IT School (1992). The Decision No. 1757/QĐ – TTg on October 15th, 2015 allowed HUFLIT to transform from a people-founded university to a private one.
During the past 25 years with all effort of HUFLIT’s lecturer team and staff, the University has been recognized and appreciated for its training quality by the society. HUFLIT has established many cooperation relations with regional and international universities. In addition, HUFLIT has contributed actively and effectively to socialization of education and socio-economic development in Việt Nam.
HUFLIT has 08 (academic) departments, 02 programs, 4 administration offices, 3 committees, a library, and 3 centers with more than 180 employees and 400 lecturers.

 
 

ACHIEVEMENT

HUFLIT was honored with Medal  of Labor Order, Third Class by the State in 2007, 7 Certificates of Merits from the Prime Minister (2002 – 2007), Certificate of Merit from the Minister of Education and Training for excellent performance in leading and carrying out the campaign “Regulations – Love – Responsibility” (1994- 2004). HUFLIT was granted 04 emulation flags and 5 Certificates of Merits from the Minister of Education and Training for accomplishing education and training missions, working creatively, researching and managing students, …. HUFLIT has also received many other merits of certificates from Central Ministries and Divisions.
About scientific research, HUFLIT has been developing both in quantities and in quality since 2014. The Regulation on Scientific and Technological Activities of the University issued on August13rd, 2014 and Regulation on assigning and providing financial support to officials and lecturers participating in domestic and overseas seminars issued on November 24th, 2015 have created favorable condition for staff and lecturers to develop their research skills as well as exchange experience and learn from other universities.
On January 22nd 2016, HUFLIT successfully organized the international seminar “Preparation and Orientation of Higher Education for the Integration of Vietnam in the ASEAN Economic Community” with the attendance of many Consul Generals, Consuls, Chairman of ASEAN Business Association in Vietnam,  Friendship Association of Vietnam – Southeast Asia,  and many leading experts and scientists inside and outside the country. The seminar was publicly appreciated and made a strong impression on the scientific research forum.
The research activities of lecturers have taken place excitingly through many seminars at university level and department level with practical topics directly serving to the University’s policy to improve teaching and learning quality. Additionally, the university has also held many seminars on TPP, AEC, FTA, etc., which discussed socio-economic issues attracting considerable attention from staff, lecturers and students.
Regarding students’ research activities, the university periodically reviews and evaluates students’ research projects at the university level. Throughout these evaluations, the university selects the qualified projects to attend the student research award Eureka, which is organized by Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union and Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City. In 2015, a HUFLIT student won the consolation prize in the economic sector when participating in the award.
In addition, the university received the license for issuing Journal and its ISSN code. Up to now, there have been four issues of the Journal released: October 2015, April 2016, October 2016, and April 2017. This is a scientific research forum with leading and creditable scientists in the country and abroad. The Journal greatly contributes to affirm the quality of scientific research of the university.
The university’s Communist Party Committee has 87 members, among which there are 48 members proselytized at the university and associating with 13 Party cells, one of them is the Student Party cell. For 9 years consecutively from 1998 – 2007 and 2011, 2012, the university’s Party Committee was recognized as “Sustainable and Transparent Party Committee”; and had been recognized for 6 years by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee as “Excellently Sustainable and Transparent Party Committee” (2002-2007). The Party Committee has been considered “Sustainable and Transparent” during the recent years.
The University’s Labor Union was awarded the Medal of Labor Order III (2012); 02 emulation flags of Vietnam General Confederation of Labor; 18 emulation flags of Ho Chi Minh City’s Labor Federation; 03 emulation flags of National Education Union of Vietnam; and many other awards for the collective and individual contributions for union activities.
Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of HUFLIT is equivalent to district youth union and affiliated to Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh City with more than 20 years of formation and development. It has contributed many meaningful and useful projects to the society and community, which is acknowledged by leaders inside and outside the university.
The Students’ Association of the university was established in 1998 and has achieved good and excellent trophies for many years. It received the Certificate of Merit by the Central Association and Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee for outstanding accomplishments in the Association activities and the student movement. The association has been awarded various medals in the movement of Music – Sports – Arts by the Ministry of Education and Training, General Political Department of the People's Army of Vietnam, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and Military Region 7.