Duy Tan University is located in the heart of sunny Danang, on the Pacific Ocean. The university has steadily developed, sharing its ambition with the city to create a bustling, modern, international metropolis. Founded by the decree of the Prime Minister of Vietnam on the November 11th, 1994, Duy Tan University is the first and the largest private, multidisciplinary and diversified institution in Central Vietnam.
Over the past 19 years, thanks to its great efforts, DTU has made steady progress in education and training. Duy Tan University has enrolled 700 students in 7 Graduate courses, 46,000 in 18 Undergraduate and Associate Bachelor’s Degree programs, 900 students in Vocational programs and 10,000 students in Junior high school programs.
Duy Tan University offers a wide range of academic programs, including Information Technology, Electronics and Telecommunications, Business Management, Construction, Finance and Banking, Accounting, Tourism, International Relations, Foreign Languages, Literature and Journalism, Cultural Tourism and so on. Through its 15 graduate courses, DTU has fueled the local labor market with a total of 30,000 graduates and post-graduates so far. Over 89% of graduates are employed immediately upon graduation. This rate is even higher, at 100%, for DTU Software Technology graduates.
In addition, with the slogan: “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”, Duy Tan University has gradually expanded partnerships with many well-known universities around the world. These include Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), one of the top four American universities in IT, Pennsylvania State University (PSU), one of the top three universities in Business Management and Hospitality and Tourism, and California State University, CSU Fullerton and Cal Poly, one of the top five American public universities in Civil Engineering and Architecture on the West Coast.
By providing access to internationally standardized curricula, DTU has established programs to help students continue their studies abroad. More choices are now available for DTU students, such as the 2+2 program (2 years at DTU and 2 years in America), the 1+1+2 program (1 year at DTU and 3 years in America) and the 3+1 program (3 years at DTU and the final one either in Singapore or England). This is one of the key strategies to enhance the quality of education at DTU to adapt to rapidly evolving social requirements.
Since its inception in 1994, the quality and quantity of the DTU faculty has steadily increased. Many DTU lecturers graduated from leading universities in the USA, Russia, France, Germany, Canada, Korea and Belgium.
Over the course of almost 19 years of operation and development, students at Duy Tan University have achieved special academic accomplishments in their quest for knowledge and skill. Ta Ba Thanh Huy won first prize in the 2008 National Informatics Olympiad, Dang Xuan Nam won first prize in the 2010 National Loa Thanh Tournament (for Civil Engineering and Architecture) and Nguyen Thu Quynh won a Distinguished Award for female students of Information Technology in Vietnam in 2012. Also, in 2012, The DTU team was ranked seventh out of 102 teams in a competition with a project entitled “Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools (IDEERS). Recently, four DTU teams reached the National Finals of the 2013 Vietnam Robocon Contest.
Nineteen years of development and devotion have built a foundation to steadily enhance DTU’s reputation of combining knowledge and cooperation, resulting in an increasing number of new opportunities for its students. Highly regarded and impressive accomplishments have been achieved along the way, including a Third medal for its great efforts in education, Government and MOET Emulation Banners in 2009, 2010 and 2011 consecutively, as well as many distinguished awards to students in national and international competitions.
Government recognition awards have motivated DTU faculty and staff to continue making increasing contributions to the national education and countless things have been done. Many anticipated and unexpected achievements have been accomplished. The early ambitions of its founders combined with the dedication and hard work of all now guarantee a bright future for DTU.
In keeping the motto: “We Do Everything for Student Rights and Future Careers”, together with the determination that: “In the academic year 2012-2013, the entire DTU faculty and staff must work harder to make a improve the education, research and careers for students, in order to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Duy Tan University on November 11th 2014”, Distinguished Teacher Mr. Le Cong Co, DTU Provost and President, has inspired everyone at DTU to work harder for the development of DTU in the near future.