Bach Khoa University achieved AUN-QA Accreditation at University level

Bach Khoa University achieved AUN-QA Accreditation at University level

Dec 13, 2017 | News / Events

AUN Assessment Mission is visiting university’s facilities.

On 10 November 2017, Bach Khoa University – Vietnam National University) received Assessment Report from the AUN. Following that, Bach Khoa University has met all the requirements of the Quality Standards from AUN-QA for educational institutions.

► Bach Khoa Universty – Making efforts, raising standards

► HCERES Accreditation is officially granted to Bach Khoa University

With this result, Bach Khoa University – Vietnam National University (officially called Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology) is the first university in Vietnam and the third university in ASEAN region that is qualified for the mentioned European standards.

Specifically, the activities of Bach Khoa University, including framing & screening study programs, managing scientific research and cooperation with partners in scientific research, connecting and serving the society, are evaluated as “qualified better than expected”.

That Bach Khoa University (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology) attained 2 prestigious accreditation HCERES (of Europe) and AUN-QA (of ASEAN) in 2017 shows the commitments and transparency of Bach Khoa in quality and effortless improving all aspects in training, scientific researching and serving the society.

The AUN-QA Accreditation will support and provoke quality of the University in all aspects, increasing exchanging students and lecturers with universities in the region, preparing for and developing global citizen generation.

Board of Directors of Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM) and Board of Rectors of Bach Khoa University (BKU) are greeting AUN Assessment Mission (including the Secretariat & 6 specialists from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand)


1. AUN-QA Standards for University level includes 25 standards, 111 criteria, which are categorized into 4 groups: 

  • Quality Assurance in strategy
  • Quality Assurance in system
  • Quality Assurance in operating functions (training, scientific researching, serving the society)
  • Results

 2. Requirements for achieving AUN-QA Accreditation: all of the standards must be qualified from 4 points above (of 7-point scale). The 7-point scale is defined as follows:


1Totally not qualified for requirements
2Not qualified for requirements, need improving in quality
3Not qualified for requirements, slight improvement will make qualifying for the requirements.
4Qualified as expected
5Qualified better than expected
6A good typical example



► Quality Recognition for Bach Khoa University

3. The AUN Assessment Mission includes the Secretariat of 3 members & 6 specialists from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Thailand.

4. The process of AUN-QA Assessment at University level is composed of 4 stages:

  • Preparation
  • Self-Assessment & Quality Improvement
  • AUN-QA Assessment
  • Post-Assessment

Following that, Bach Khoa University had studied the AUN-QA standards and conduct self-assessment as well as quality enhancement from June 2016 to June 2017.

 From 3rd to 9th of September 2017, AUN-QA Mission came for inspection and carried out the official assessment at Bach Khoa University (Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology).

 Based on the self-assessment report from the University, the observation and direct interview with more than 250 representatives from employers, alumni, students, university leaders and staff, the AUN-QA Mission gave comments and evaluated rate of qualifying the requirements of the AUN-QA standard set.

 Following the comments and revision from related and relevant sides, the University will execute the assurance and continuous enhancement plans on quality.

 News: THI CA summarized from Quality Assurance Department

Translation: RIO


QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) is one of the top three organizations of the world in universities ranking. There were six criteria have been used to evaluate, including: academic reputation (40%), reputation of employer (10%), teacher / student ratio (20%), scientific excerpts per lecturer (20%), international lecturer ratio (5%), International student ratio (5%).

With the criteria ‘academic reputation’ which is the most important criterion, QS brings together the opinions of more than 70,000 higher education professors for checking for the quality of teaching and research. This is the world’s largest academic survey.

In addition, excerpts is considered to be an important criteria when it comes to educational institution’s mission. For ranking purpose, QS sums up the number of articles, scientific excerpts from lecturer of each university in the last 5 years.

THI CA,Thanh Nien Newspaper, VNExpress Newspaper