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BVU: Vietnam youngest university accredited with four QS Stars™


On October 26, 2021, QS (Quacquarelli Symonds – The United Kingdom), the international university ranking organization, has officially awarded to Ba Ria – Vung Tau University (BVU) under the Nguyen Hoang Education System a QS Four Stars Rating (the highest standard of QS Stars™ is Five stars). As such, BVU is one of only five universities in Vietnam to be accredited with Four Stars and the youngest university to secure this achievement. Notably, 2 of 5 universities receiving the QS StarsTM Rating are members of the Nguyen Hoang Education System.


The youngest university in Vietnam to receive the QS Four Stars rating
The virtual QS 4 Stars Rating Awarding Ceremony for Ba Ria – Vung Tau University had Mr. Jeroen Prinsen (QS Regional Director Asia Pacific) and Mr. Samuel Ang (QS Regional Director Asia Pacific) – representatives from the QS organization (Quacquarelli Symonds – UK), representatives from the Nguyen Hoang Education System and the BVU administrators, lecturers, and students. 
Mr. Jeroen Prinsen and Mr. Samuel Ang represent the QS Stars to award the certificate to Prof. Dr. Nguyen Loc, BVU President.

“It is my absolute pleasure to recognize the collective achievement of Ba Ria – Vung Tau University in achieving an overall QS 4 Stars rating. This is an improvement on the previous 3 Stars achievement and equals the highest rating achieved by a university in Vietnam. For such a young university, BVU has quickly reached heights that have taken others many years to accomplish. These scores also align closely with BVU’s Core Values and furthermore demonstrate the good work the University is undertaking in meeting these goals alongside these additional categories in QS Stars where you also scored highly: Academic Development – 5 Stars; Facilities – 5 Stars; Social Responsibility – 4 Stars; Inclusiveness – 5 Stars,” said QS Regional Director Asia Pacific, Mr. Jeroen Prinsen.


Prof. Dr. Nguyen Lock, President of Ba Ria-Vung Tau University recieved the 4 QS STARS from the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Organization. 

QS is a leading global organization for research in education at the international and national levels. QS is a leading global organization for research in education at the international and national levels. Currently, QS possesses the QS World University Rankings that is an annual publication of university rankings worldwide and is one of the most prestigious and influential rankings worldwide. Participating in the QS StarsTM evaluation system, universities will have the opportunity to enhance their overall quality. QS StarsTM helps higher education institutions understand their strengths and weaknesses in all aspects of their operations.


BVU's new campus will begin operation in the 2022-2023 school-year and aims to become the first resort university in Vietnam. 

In June 2021, BVU registered for a quality audit with QS and went through a rigorous and completely independent review process in data collection, analyzing and evaluating the university’s programs according to the QS Stars’ set of 12 standards and 67 criteria. The QS standards for evaluating the quality of a university include Teaching, Student Employability, Internationalization, Academic Development, Facilities, Social Responsibility, and Inclusiveness.


The student employment rate for BVU graduates is 95%.

On September 7, 2021, BVU was rated as a Four Stars university by the QS with a total score of 595. In this assessment, five out of eight excellent BVU standards are rated 5 Stars, including Teaching, Employability, Academic Development, Facilities, and Inclusiveness. 

In the QS Rankings List, Vietnam has five universities that were rated 4 Stars, in which two universities under the Nguyen Hoang Education System, including Hoa Sen University and Ba Ria-Vung Tau University.

 BVU is the youngest university in Vietnam to recieve a 4 QS STARS TM rating.

More than 95% of BVU graduates are employed

BVU has the strong potential for marine economy and tourism. Currently, the university offers 60 undergraduate and graduate majors in the fields of marine economy, tourism, foreign languages, social sciences, management, business, engineering technology and health sciences. BVU has a strategic network with over 350 domestic and foreign enterprises. Located in the Southern Key Economic Region, BVU is proud to meet the training needs of the marine economy and tourism sectors which are coming into “vogue” majors as a desirable career path.

“BVU achieving the QS 4 Stars Rating reflects the university's immense progress in improving the quality of teaching, employability, and social responsibility. With an internationalization strategy towards sustainable development in many fields, BVU focuses on optimally exploiting the strengths of the marine economy with industries such as: Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Tourism and Languages. At the same time, BVU also expands the scale and facilities of the university’s campuses, promising to bring more positive contributions to learners in particular and the community's development in general,” shared Prof. Dr. Nguyen Loc, BVU President.
For many years, BVU has been the favorite learning destination of many students from 55 provinces and cities across the country. With knowledge, skills, and attitudes accumulated during their studies, over 95% of BVU graduates are highly sought after by domestic and international employers and have handsome salaries.
Notably, Vung Tau City is a growing metropolis with a clean environment and agreeable climate. Located in Vung Tau, BVU's new campus will be put into operation from the academic year 2022 -2023, named the first “resort” university model in Vietnam. With the QS 4 Stars Rating, BVU confidently asserts its reputation as an international learning environment for Vietnamese students.