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Universities to open new faculties for 2018-19

New faculties will be opened at universities during the 2018-2019 academic year, according to the Ministry of Education and Training’s new catalogue on training programmes in higher education.

Most of the new faculties will be in the social fields. In the IT field, cyber-safety will be taught first at eight universities, including Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Military Technical Academy, Academy of Cryptography Techniques, and Post and Telecommunications Institute of Technology.

In the health field, a nutrition faculty will be created. No new faculties will be created in veterinary medicine, art and life science.

HCM City University of Architecture will have a new faculty of Urban Fine Arts to meet the demand for coherent development of landscapes and living spaces in urban areas.

Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City will enrol students in its new major of applied literature under the faculty of Public Relations and Communications.

The HCM City University of Technology and Education has completed procedures to open six new faculties including graphic design, architecture, construction management, renewable energy, food services and restaurant administration, and technological education.

The university will continue its high-quality training programmes in English in two additional faculties.

According to the Ministry of Education and Training, the country in the 2017-18 academic year has 235 universities and institutes, not including those in national defense and security.

By 2020, it is expected that nearly 2.2 million students will attend university and college. In 2017-2018, enrolment was 1.7 million.