Development History

TUEBA History at a Glance

The University of Economics and Business Administration, which is a member university of Thai Nguyen University, was established under Decision 136/2004/QĐ-TTg of the Prime Minister dated on 02/08 /2004 based on the merger of the Faculty of Agricultural Economics of the University of Agriculture and Forestry and the Faculty of Industrial Economics of the University of Industrial Technology.

Established in the context of facing competition with many existing universities in the field of economics and management in the national education system, the University of Economics and Business Administration has developed a unique direction that differentiates others from training and research. The university was determined to take quality as the primary objective, not to offer too many training programs in the field of economics but focus on building and developing programs that were needed to serve the requirements of the industrialization, modernization and international economic integration of the country.

So far after more than 12 years of establishment, the University of Economics and Business Administration has become a dynamic, vibrant university, actively involved in international integration and has developed rapidly with prestige in the country and in international community.

On early days of establishment, the University of Economics and Business Administration had only 03 faculties and 04 functional departments with a total of 123 staff and lecturers. So far, the University has expanded with 07 faculties, 08 functional departments and 09 training and research supporting units (centers) with a total of 492 staff and lecturers.

At the time of its establishment, the university had only five undergraduate programs and one master’s degree program. Currently, the university’s training capacity is more than 10,000 students. The university has developed 27 undergraduate programs including three high quality training programs with instructions in English, three master programs and two doctoral programs. In addition, the university offers four international degree programs with partner universities from Korea, the Philippines and China, two joint-training master programs and one joint-training doctoral program with the University of Central Philippines. The university also provides pre-university and business Vietnamese language training programs for international students.

From 2004 up to now, the university has been carrying out hundreds of research and technology transfer projects and has held hundreds of conferences, seminars and workshops in the country and internationally. The university is publishing its scientific journal with ISSN called Journal of Economics and Business Administration.

The University of Economics and Business Administration attaches great importance to the development of international cooperation programs in order to improve the quality of training, to receive innovative training technology, to develop a contingent of researchers and promote scientific research, academic exchange and access to international economic, scientific and educational development projects. Current partners of the university are from East Asia, South East Asia, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, Spain and the United States, etc. In the near future, the university continues to expand diverse relationships with many other international partners which are universities, research institutes, economic organizations, cultural and educational institutions and non-government organizations around the world.

Development orientation of the university in the coming years

In the coming years, the University of Economics and Business Administration continues to strive to become a high quality research university at the same standard as the advanced universities in the country and in the region. In the coming time, the orientation of the university will aims to:

– Continue renovating university administration, formulating mechanisms and policies so that the university continues to steadily develop to pursue the planned objectives set in the strategic plans;

– Always consider attracting, using, training and developing high quality human resources as a prerequisite for the university to achieve the set objectives. In particular, the university is developing innovative high quality training programs with instructions in English, working with advanced international universities, to attract international students and through the programs the university aims to enhance teaching and researching capacity of its staff and lecturers;

– Continue actively integrate into the community of universities, research institutes and enterprises in the country and in the world to exploit the power of the times, to reach the high excellence in quality of education and training, research and technology transfer;

– Promote all internal and external resources for staff development, facilities investment and in-depth investment projects to serve the teaching, learning, and doing research, effectively exploit the existing facilities and continue to build the new campus.

Vision and Mission and Core Values


TUEBA’s mission is to train high quality human resources at undergraduate and graduate level, do scientific research and technology transfer and cooperate with international partners in the fields of economics, business and management to serve the socio-economic development, especially in the Northern mountainous and midland  region.


By 2030, TUEBA will have been an application-oriented university in the fields of economics, business and management with prestige and excellence, compatible with leading universities in the country and in Southeast Asia, steps towards building an excellent research-oriented university.

Core Values

  • Encourage creativity and innovation
  • Nurture passion
  • Respect for differences
  • Promote cooperation
  • Appreciate the quality and efficiency
  • Ensure harmony and sustainable development


Rector’s Message

Dear all,

On behalf of the Rector Board of TUEBA, I would like to send you cordial greetings and thank you for your interest in and support for TUEBA.

Since establishment in 2004, the university has aimed to provide high quality human resources in economics, business and management to meet the demand of the international integration in Southeast Asia and worldwide. In order to realize its mission, the university has constantly improved the quality of teaching staff and invested in facilities, especially facilities for high quality training and scientific research. Of the more than 300 faculty members, 20% of the faculty hold doctoral degrees and title of associate professors or professors. Most of these graduated from leading universities and institutions in developed countries.

TUEBA is assigned by the Ministry of Education and Training and Thai Nguyen University to provide training at all three higher education levels including tertiary, master and doctoral levels with a gradual increase in the number of doctoral and master students and steady number of undergraduate enrollments. With an ambition to provide an an innovative and international learning environment, a number of international academic cooperation programs, academic exchanges with partners from USA, Germany, Korea, Netherlands, Philippines, China, Taiwan, etc. in various forms have been and are being implemented. This is a great opportunity for our students to experience and acquaint themselves with knowledge and other cultures.

Research activities and technology transfer is also a strength of the university. Many domestic and international research projects have been successfully implemented and effectively applied in reality, positively contributing to the socio-economic development of the Northern mountainous and midland provinces. TUEBA desires and is willing to cooperate with all domestic and foreign partners, institutions, agencies, departments, localities, enterprises, and organizations to contribute to the sustainable development of the country, localities, enterprises, training and research institutions and social organizations.

For all these reasons, I strongly believe that you will find TUEBA a promising and vibrant institution for education, research and innovation; TUEBA is your right partner for developing academically and professionally. I am also looking forward to your continued trust and support for TUEBA to make even stronger steps of development in the years to come.

With warmest regards,

Tran Quang Huy, Ph.D.