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University of Transport in Ho Chi Minh City  
General Information

1 Education Philosophy:


2 Education Goals:

provide high quality education human resources and services to satisfy the requirements of country’s development and regions.


3 Brief History:

In June 1988 Ho Chi Minh City In-service training Center of Transport was established. One year later, a Center of Maritime Education was set up on 14th of January 1989 with its head office located in Ho Chi Minh City.

In order to meet the big demand for human resources in the maritime and transport fields as well as the strong development of the vital economic zone of Southern Vietnam in the early 1990s, Ministry of Transport and Communications issued a decision No 1665/TCCBLD on establishment of a branch of Vietnam Maritime University (VIMARU) that was in charge of training maritime officers.

At that time, all teaching and studying activities were carried out mainly at the campus in An Khanh, District 2, originally belonging to Ho Chi Minh City Trade Union Cadre School, while the main campus located in D3 Street, Van Thanh Bac Site, Binh Thanh District was still under construction. In March 1993. the branch associated with Planning School 3 located in District 12, Ho Chi Minh city.

Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport (UT-HCMC), under the authority of Ministry of Transport, was founded on 26th of April 2001 under the decision No 66/2001/QD-TTg. This was really a milestone in the development of the University history. Beside maritime, the University was assigned by the Government of Vietnam to provide education and training for engineers in Transportation industry such as inland waterway, civil engineering, civil aviation, shipbuilding, information technology, mechanical engineering, and electrical and electronic engineering.

Over the past 20 years, UT-HCMC has been increasing in both quality and quantity from 3 majors in 1988 to 21 in 2008 with an explosive number of students from 300 in 1988 to nearly 16,000 in 2008. There are 15 professional faculties and divisions, 11 management departments, and 8 centers and companies.

There are 5 campuses, 3 in Ho Chi Minh City, 1 in Vung Tau and 1 in Daklak and many other learning centres located in the south of Vietnam.

In addition to the campuses, the University has got a 10 ha plot of land in Cat Lai, district 2 for the project of building a Transportation Training and Practicing Base. It is expected to be one of the biggest transportation training and practicing centers in Vietnam.

UT-HCMC’s facilities are even more developed and upgraded: a library with more than 24,000 book titles, modern simulators from the Joint-venture and foreign-invested projects, international – standard labs in Binh Thanh District and a block of dormitory and classrooms at 17 Tran Nao street, District 2 including a system of high-quality rooms for students, Internet room, canteen and a sports ground with a capacity of over 3,000 boarders. The workshop block for the use of major training namely automation, machine construction and cargo handling gradually upgraded has satisfied the demand for product manufacturing and testing, and diesel, wielding, lathing and fitting practice. The Vung Tau in-service training center has been provided with facilities to carry out the education activities and programs abiding the Ministry of Education and Training’s regulations. A lot of attention has been paid to the health system to take care of our staff, lecturers and students.

UT-HCMC designed and built a cargo and training ship of 2,000 DWT used for training students in navigation and marine engineering, combined with carrying bulk cargo. UT-Glory was launched in December 2006, and was officially handed over to UT-HCMC on November 14, 2007. Students of maritime will have chance to do training and practicing on domestic and international routes on our own ship.


UT Glory – UT-HCMC’s cargo and training vessel – berthing

at Khanh Hoi Port in her maiden voyage

Cooperation in doing research with foreign organizations has received a lot of attention from the University. The university has established close relations with Maritime Universities, Non-governmental organizations, and companies and organizations all over the world. The university has been recognized as an official member of the International Association of Maritime Universities ( IAMU ) and association of Maritime Education and Training Institutions in Asia Pacific ( AMETIAP). The University is currently a partner in Seafarer Training and Exporting Joint-venture with STC –group. The University has participated in a lot of International Projects namely Vietnamese Seafarer Upgrading Project financed by Danish Government, Project on Enhancement of Environmental Policy on Southeast Asian Maritime Transport financed by European Union, Project on waterway transport in Mekong Delta and Seaport planning in the Southeast Asia financed by Japanese Science Promotion Society (JSPS).

With the motto of “Activeness, Creativeness, and Effectiveness”, it is believed that Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport will have gained greater achievements and success in the near future.


Structure of Institution




IMO: 9422110

MMSI: 574580000

Call Sign: 3WVB

Flag: Vietnam (VN)

AIS Type: Cargo

Gross Tonnage: 1651

Dead Weight Tonnage: 2332

LOA*Breadth: 76.15m x 13m

Built: 2007

Structure of Program

On-Board Trainig Scheme








2nd grade

After 4th grade