Participants in the ceremony included Prof.Dr Phung Xuan Nha- Minister of Education and Training; Mr. Nguyen Van Phuong- Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province; leaders of Central government organizations, provinces, local authorities, and enterprises; distinguished international guests and all teachers, former students, and current students of HUAF.
University of Agriculture No.2 was established on August 14th
, 1967 under the Decision No 124/CP by the Governmental Council on the basis of the Central Agricultural Technical high school, was founded in 1956 at Viet Bac military base. The teaching staffs of the university included lecturers from Hanoi University of Agriculture and from some other universities. From 1967 to 1983, University of Agriculture No.2, was located in Bich Son Commune, Viet Yen District, Ha Bac Province, now Bac Giang Province, belonged to the Ministry of Agriculture.
On August 5th, 1983, the Council of Ministers issued the Decision No. 213 / CP to transfer schools to Hue city, belonged to Binh Tri Thien province, merged with Hue College of Agriculture and Forestry, which was called Hue University of Agriculture No.2.
On April 4th, 1994, the Government issued the Decree No. 30 / CP on the establishment of Hue University on the basis of the Universities in Hue as Regional Universities, Hue University of Agriculture No.2 was renamed as Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, is one of a member of Hue University so far.
Since its inception, formerly Hue University of Agriculture No.2, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry now has responsibilities in both training scientists and staffs with university degrees, postgraduate degrees and scientific research. In addition, it is in charge of technology transfer in the field of agriculture and rural development of the Central provinces, Highlands and of the whole country.
During 50 years of HUAF’s construction and development (1967-2017), it has provided the country with nearly 30,000 engineers, 1.500 masters and many PhDs. Additionally, many results of scientific and technological researches in the fields of agriculture, aquaculture, forestry, rural development, land and environmental management, mechanics, and food processing have been transferred to companies, enterprises and localities in the whole country. The quality of training of the university is asserted that many former students of HUAF have become as scientists, managers, owners of enterprises highly appreciated by localities.
At the opening ceremony, Assoc.Prof.Dr Le Van An- Rector of HUAF reviewed the glorious tradition of HUAF’s formation and development during a half of century since it was established.
From only three undergraduate training programs, in 1995 the College added a number of new training disciplines such as Forestry, Fisheries, Land Management, Food Technology. Up to now, the university is in charge of training in specializations such as 23 for undergraduates, 10 for masters and 5 for doctors, 3 for other doctors which are being assessed.
Currently, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry has a training scale of 9,000 students, of which more than 8,000 undergraduate and nearly 1.000 graduate students.
Only 02 faculties formerly, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry has 8 faculties, including Faculty of Agronomy, Faculty of Animal Science - Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Land Resources and Agricultural Environment, Faculty of Fisheries, Faculty of Engineering and Food Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Faculty of Fundamental Sciences. The university has nine departments, one research institute, four centers for scientific research and technology transfer. The total of land area is nearly 80 hectares with the main campus at 102 Phung Hung street, Hue City and 4 units for study and practice outside. The total of current staff is 450 people, including 300 lecturers. The quality of lecturers, in which 36 professors and associate professors and nearly 100 doctors have been improved and enhanced regularly. By 2020, more than 50% of teaching staffs will reach the doctoral or higher degrees.
Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry, where attract students to study, is concerned about their students’ job opportunities. HUAF always orients students’ career when they enter into the university’s entrance. HUAF helps students approach companies, enterprises by organizing the annual job fair for students, linking the effects in training with the needs of society.
In the field of scientific and technological research, the University has carried out a number of scientific and technological subjects and tasks funded by the Ministerial and State level. Moreover, this helps coordinate with localities and many international cooperation research programs. Many research results have been transferred to real production.
From the 70s of the last century and until now, international cooperation of the university has brought a lot of remarkable results. At present, the University has relationships in training and research with over 40 universities and research institutes. HUAF has well-cooperated with universities such as the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Czech Republic, Spain, the European Union, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Canada, USA, Australia and other international organizations.
In 2016, Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry was accredited and recognized with the national educational quality standards. It is the first member of Hue University and the first agricultural university of the country to receive this honorable accreditation certificate.
Hue University of Agriculture and Forestry was much honored to receive the first -class Independent Medal for the 2nd
time awarded by the President of the State. Additionally, HUAF was much honored to receive a lot of Merits from many provinces and the accreditation certificate of the national educational quality standards. It was our great pride of the university and also was the common pride of all staffs and students through generations.
Prof.Dr Phung Xuan Nha- Minister of Education and Training gave the speech in the ceremony
Assoc.Prof.Dr Le Van An- Rector of HUAF delivered the speech in the ceremony
Mr Pham Phu Phat – Deputy General Director of C.P Vietnam Corporation- Former student of HUAF expressed his statement in the ceremony
Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha granted the first -class Independent Medal for the 2nd time awarded by the President of the State
Awarding the certification of national educational quality accreditation to HUAF by VEN Center for Education Accreditation
Mr. Nguyen Van Phuong- Deputy Chairman of People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue Province gave the beautiful flower for congratulations to HUAF
Director of Hue University gave the beautiful flower for congratulations to HUAF
Former staff offered a gift to HUAF