To improve educational quality assurance activities according to regional and international standards and to meet the requirements of high-quality education for learners and society, the VNUHCM-University of Science regularly conducts self-assessment and closely follows the educational accreditation requirements of prestigious domestic and international accrediting organizations. At the beginning of 2023, 03 regular undergraduate programs of the VNUHCM-University of Science, conducted an official assessment according to ASIIN standards, including Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Physics, and Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering.
This is the first time that the VNUHCM-University of Science has participated in the accreditation of training programs according to ASIIN (Accreditation Agency for Study Programs in Engineering, Informatics, Natural Sciences and Mathematics) standards, a reputable accrediting organization in the system of the European Association for Higher Education Accreditation (ENQA). In Viet Nam, ASIIN can carry out assessment and accreditation activities for higher education institutions and training programs at higher education levels in natural sciences, engineering, mathematics and statistics, computer and information technology, science education and teacher training. This organization will comprehensively evaluate training programs in many aspects, including output standards, curriculum framework, teaching staff, facilities, quality assurance, and connections between the University students and enterprises.
The inspection delegation includes experts in the technology and engineering fields of ASIIN from the Federal Republic of Germany, with the leading representative of D. Sc. Andrea Kern.
The content of the accreditation round is focused on the key and crucial issues to evaluate: the admissions process and quality assurance entrance requirements; curriculum strategy and framework; qualifications, quality and force of lecturers; existing facilities to meet the needs and learning requirements of students; curriculum content, work and plans to ensure learning quality, the connection between the University and students; output standards and employment or further study opportunities of students after graduation. In addition to analyzing the evidence files, the inspection delegation is guided to visit the facilities and laboratories and interview learners and teachers to make a comprehensive and fair assessment.
After two working days, the University received positive feedback from the expert delegation about the strengths of the training programs. They recommended improving and completing the training programs according to international standards.
The University of Science hopes that the training programs participating in the official ASIIN accreditation will receive results and recognition as soon as possible.