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Training on Design and Implementation of Outcomes-Based Education (OBE) Framework at VLU

From June 7 to June 10, 2022, Van Lang University organized a training course on Applied Approach to Designing and Implementing OBE Framework, which was facilitated by Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin (Founding member of AUN-QA Council and Technical Team AUN-QA Expert) and Dr. Nguyen Thi My Ngoc (Deputy Director of the Center for Educational Testing and Quality Assessment, VNU-HCM; AUN-QA assessor).

The training course provides important content on Outcomes-Based Education (OBE), including: (1) Applying the integrated OBE framework in programme design, implementation and evaluation; (2) Selecting appropriate strategies to engage stakeholders in programme design; (3) Applying the principle of constructive alignment to align with the higher education ecosystem including stakeholders’ needs, curriculum, learning outcomes, teaching and learning, and student assessment; (4) Applying the integrated revised Bloom’s and Fink’s Taxonomies in measuring learning outcomes; (5) Selecting appropriate instructional and assessment methods to achieve learning outcomes; (6) Designing student assessment rubrics and marking schemes to achieve learning outcomes; and (7) Evaluating the OBE programme for quality enhancement.

During the training sessions, the lecturers of VLU actively participated in individual assignments and group assignments; joining in discussions and giving suggestions between groups; joining in games that illustrated the lesson content; discussing directly with Mr. Johnson Ong Chee and Dr. Nguyen Thi My Ngoc.

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3An activity during the training

 

4Teachers in one group discussion

 

5One teacher is presenting the group assignment

 

6Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin

 

7Dr. Nguyen Thi My Ngoc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Training on program improvement

From July 1 to July 7, 2022, four undergraduate programs of the Van Lang University including Software Engineering, Interior Design, Fashion Design, and Public Relation had training sessions on the course design, teaching and assessment according to OBE (Outcome-Based Education) and AUN-QA (ASEAN University Network – Quality Assurance). These training sections aim to improve the programs for the quality assessment according to the AUN-QA assessment standard at the program level version 4.0.

The training sessions focused on supporting the programs to improve their quality to meet the requirements of the AUN-QA standard; guiding the course design, teaching and assessment according to the OBE model. The consultants analyzed the program contents that need further improvement. Prior to these training sections, to prepare to work with the consultants, the teachers reviewed all the programs and detailed subject outlines.

The improvement of the programs is of particular interest to leaders of Van Lang University. In addition, it needs the efforts of the faculties, departments and related units to help the programs be reviewed, revised and improved in quality. This improvement process will help the programs meet the needs of learners, the requirements of employers, as well as compatible with those of countries in the region and around the world.

These training sections were organized by the Department of Quality Assurance in collaboration with four programs registering for AUN-QA quality assessment.

 

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Lecturers of the Interior Design program are working with the consultants

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Lecturers of the Interior Design program are discussing with the consultants

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Lecturers of the Public Relations program are working with the consultants

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Lecturers of the Software Engineering program are working with the consultants

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Lecturers of the Fashion Design program are discussing with each other during a training session

 

 
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Workshop FIBAA Institutional Accreditation at Van Lang University

On 5-6 July 2022, Van Lang University in collaboration with FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation), a prestigious international accrediting organization with its headquarter in Germany and a representative office in Switzerland organized a training workshop on the process and standards for institutional accreditation according to FIBAA standards. FIBAA has been recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training to operate in Vietnam under Decision No. 1940/QD-BGDDT dated June 16, 2021.

The workshop welcomed the presence of FIBAA representatives: Ms. Diane Freiberger (MBA) - Managing Director, Ms. Viktoria Dermanowski - Head of International Procedures, and Ms. Anja Gleissner - Project Manager. Participants of Van Lang University include Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - President, Dr. Nguyen Huu Cuong – Manager of the Quality Assurance Department, MSc. Tran Ngoc Hanh – Deputy Manager of the Quality Assurance Department, members of the Self-Assessment Council, and nearly 300 officers, lecturers, and support staff members.

During the two-day workshop, FIBAA experts introduced FIBAA accrediting organization; presented the analysis of the accreditation standards; instructed how to write a report and submit the self-assessment report; the process and profile need to be prepared when implementing the external evaluation; topics of interviews with each target group. Through the guidance and analysis of FIBAA experts, it shows that most of Van Lang University's activities are compatible with FIBAA's accreditation criteria. This confirms the processes of quality assurance, curriculum development, scientific management; teaching and learning, testing and assessment methods; teaching staff; the facilities and equipment of the Van Lang University have approached international quality standards

The workshop helped the managerial staff, teachers, and support staff of Van Lang University understand more about FIBAA standards and procedures for institutional accreditation. This will be important preparation for VLU to conduct a self-assessment, write a self-assessment report and prepare a profile, and evidence to register and apply for FIBAA accreditation.

FIBAA has over 25 years of higher education accreditation experience. FIBAA's quality seal is recognized worldwide. FIBAA has accredited educational institutions and programs in many countries around the world such as: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Kazakhstan, Netherlands and Flanders, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, Indonesia. The reason FIBAA is widely recognized in the world is its strictness and high requirements of accreditation criteria such as: the quality of the teaching staff, curriculum design, facilities, quality of educational service, practical applicability, and quality of learners. Therefore, universities and programs receiving FIBAA quality seal will have more opportunities for their students and academic staff to be in academic exchange and collaborate with higher education institutions in Europe and around the world.

Pictures of the training session

 

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - President of Van Lang University

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Dr. Nguyen Huu Cuong – Manager of the Quality Assurance Department

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Ms. Diane Freiberger (MBA) - Managing Director

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Ms. Viktoria Dermanowski - Head of International Procedures

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VLU lectures and support staff attended the workshop

 

 
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The Ceremony to Award Accreditation Certificates for 7 Programs of VLU Achieving National Accreditation

On the morning of June 2, 2022, Van Lang University (VLU) held a ceremony to announce the decision and award the Certificates of Accreditation of Programs in Tourism Management, Banking and Finance, Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Commerce, Biotechnology and Architecture. Van Lang is proud to have 10 programs that have achieved national quality accreditation.

VLU is pleased to welcome honored guests at the Ceremony, including: Dr. Le My Phong – Deputy Director of Viet Nam Education Quality Management Agency (VQA) – Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Phuong Nga - Director of Center for Education Accreditation - Association of Vietnam Universities and Colleges (CEA-AVU&C), Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan – Chief of Office of CEA-AVU&C

At the ceremony, Dr. Le My Phong and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Phuong Nga expressed their congratulations and encouraged the breakthrough spirit of Van Lang University in its 27-year history of establishment and development; expectations on the development and breakthrough potential of VLU in the training and incubation of talents for the country.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Phuong Nga - Director of The Center for Education Accreditation, Association of Vietnam Universities and Colleges at the Ceremony

 

TS. Lê Mỹ Phong Phó Cục trưởng, Phụ trách Cục Quản lý Chất lượng

Dr. Le My Phong – Deputy Director of Quality Management Department at the Ceremony

 

The external assessment teams of CEA-AVU&C have completed 2 times of external assessment activities at Van Lang University to carry out the accreditation of 7 programs:

  • March 16th - 22nd, 2021: External assessment of 3 training programs: Tourism Management, Banking and Finance, Civil Engineering.
  • January 3rd - 7th, 2022: External assessment of 04 training programs: Business Administration, Commerce, Biotechnology and Architecture.

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Today's achievements continue to demonstrate the values of quality in the training of Van Lang University, demonstrating the efforts of the Faculty of Tourism, Faculty of Finance and Banking, Faculty of Construction, Faculty of Commerce, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Applied Technology.

Van Lang University is strong on its way to shaping the future to become one of Asia's most admired young universities by 2030.

On the journey towards big goals, quality assessment and accreditation activities are necessary so that Van Lang University can identify its own stature. We look forward to the training programs of Van Lang University to continue the roadmap of accumulating internal resources, improving and building the curricula approaching the training trends of the region and the era of technology 4.0.

 

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Congratulations On 4 AUN-QA Quality Programs

On 10/06/2022, the ceremony of announcing the certification of programs meeting AUN-QA quality standards for 4 undergraduate programs: Accounting, Graphic Design, Hotel Management and Environmental Engineering Technology was solemnly held in the joy of Van Lang University.

Speaking at the opening of the event, Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri, Chairman of the Board of Van Lang University, emphasized that quality is a key factor that the University prioritizes and focuses on from the grassroots level to the level of the training program. The quality assessment is a comprehensive process of improvement, bringing the culture of valuing quality into a regular, daily work of each Van Lang person. Four years of pursuing the goal of AUN-QA quality assessment is a journey that allows Van Lang's training programs to upgrade; strengthen the teaching staff of doctoral degrees, good in foreign languages; increase employment opportunities at regional and international levels for graduates.

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The University is honored to welcome Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin - Founding Member of AUN-QA Council, Training Specialist of AUN-QA; Dr. Nguyen Thi My Ngoc – Deputy Director of Center for Educational Testing and Quality Assessment, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, AUN-QA assessor. Mr. Johnson Ong Chee Bin believes that with the investment in infrastructure, quality of training programs and expanding cooperation around the world, Van Lang University will continue to develop and rise in the field of education.

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Dr. Choltis Dhirathiti, ASEAN University Network (AUN) Executive Director congratulated and encouraged the determination of Van Lang University. He emphasized that overcoming difficulties because of the COVID-19 pandemic, they witnessed the efforts of Van Lang University in perfecting the training program, serving education, fostering quality human resources for society. Congratulations on this impressive success of Van Lang University." 

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At the event, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu - President of Van Lang University, institutional leaders, and the self-assessment councils of four programs were extremely happy and moved when looking back on the journey of 5 years of preparation efforts for AUN-QA assessment.

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In 2019, Van Lang University officially became one of the associate members of AUN-QA.

 In January 2022, Van Lang University for the first time conducted an assessment of 4 programs according to AUN-QA's newly improved set of standards (version 4.0).

On April 15, 2022, Van Lang University was proud to receive good news when all 04 programs met the AUN-QA quality assessment standards. Four programs of Van Lang University are also the first programs in Vietnam to participate in the assessment according to the online assessment guidance process version 4 of AUN-QA.

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The successful implementation of the 254th online assessment of AUN-QA marks the development of the accreditation activities of Van Lang University. We expect the next programs of Van Lang University to continue to persevere in the quality assurance journey, affirming the quality of international reach.

For many years, the quality assurance system of Van Lang University has developed synchronously and has been recognized quality from domestic and international external quality assurance organizations.

In October 2021, Van Lang University was officially awarded the Certificate of 4-star QS Stars by the UK's QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) – the highest QS rating achievement of Vietnamese universities to date, affirming that the higher education environment in Van Lang is increasingly close to international education standards.

At the level of the program, Van Lang University has 10 programs achieving national quality accreditation including Hospitality Management, English Language, Accounting, Tourism Management, Banking and Finance, Civil Engineering, Business Administration, Commerce, Biotechnology and Architecture.

 

Dr. Nguyen Huu Cuong

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AUN-QA Overview: 253rd, 254th & 255th AUN-QA Programme Assessments

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253rd AUN-QA Programme Assessment at Van Hien University (VHU)

The 253rd AUN-QA Programme Assessment (Online/Remote   Site   Visit) was   held   at   VHU, Viet Nam, from 10 – 14 January 2022. Two study programmes were assessed including: 

  1. Bachelor in Business Administration
  2. Bachelor in Tourism and Travel Services Management

VHU is a multi-disciplinary university in Viet Nam providing education on several levels with specialization in Social Sciences and Humanities. The university aims to grow into an application-based higher education institution with diverse and flexible training professions, contributing to the country’s socio-economic development and international integration. 

This was the university’s 1st AUN-QA Programme Assessment.

254th AUN-QA Programme Assessment at Van Lang University (VLU)

The 254th AUN-QA Programme Assessment (Online/Remote   Site   Visit) was   held   at   VLU, Viet Nam, from 10 – 14 January 2022. Four study programmes were assessed including: 

  1. Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering Technology
  2. Bachelor in Graphic Design
  3. Bachelor in Accounting 
  4. Bachelor in Hospitality Management

VLU is one of the very first private higher education institutions in Southern Vietnam. As a multi-disciplinary institution, the university offers a large number of programmes in various fields on several levels. With the aim to become one of the most admired young universities by 2030, VLU recognized quality assurance services as a vital factor to the development and internationalization process of the university.

This was VLU’s 1st AUN-QA Programme Assessment.

255th AUN-QA Programme Assessment at Nguyen Tat Thanh University (NTTU)

The 255th AUN-QA Programme Assessment (Online/Remote   Site   Visit) was   held   at   NTTU, Viet Nam, from 17 – 21 January 2022. Four study programmes were assessed including: 

  1. Bachelor in Accounting (BAcc)
  2. Engineering in Food Technology (EFT)
  3. Engineering in Automotive Engineering Technology (EAET)
  4. Engineering in Biotechnology (EBT)

Established in 1995, NTTU is one of Viet Nam’s leading private universities which has been continuously growing to become a high-quality university that meets both the national and international standards. The University has invested significantly on applied research, technology transfer, community services, spirit of innovation, and entrepreneurship on the basis of its strategic alliance with the enterprises and research institutes and internationalization orientation.

This was the university’s 2nd AUN-QA Programme Assessment, and its first online/remote site visit.

(Source: AUN-QA Overview: 253rd, 254th & 255th AUN-QA Programme Assessments)

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Closing ceremony of the AUN-QA assessment for four programs

This morning, January 14, 2022, the Closing Ceremony of the AUN-QA program assessment for four undergraduate programs: Environmental Engineering, Accountant, Graphic Design, and Hotel Management took place at Truong Sa 2 meeting room on the main campus of Van Lang University.

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During five days of working online and in-person (from January 10 to 14, 2022), the AUN-QA assessment team carried out many activities: assessing facilities, checking documents, and interviewing 301 people related to four majors (Dean, faculty staff, lecturers, students, and alumni of different majors).

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At the ceremony, the AUN-QA assessment team presented a summary report on the evaluation of these four programs, summarizing the advantages and proposing options for these majors to continue to improve their training programs in the future.

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On behalf of the delegation, Prof. Dr. Wyona C. Patalinghug - Deputy Chairperson of AUN-QA Council - Former Director, Quality Assurance Office, De La Salle University, said thanks to Van Lang University, especially the teachers of these four programs, who have enthusiastically supported the team throughout their time working here. At the same time, Prof. Dr. Wyona C. Patalinghug hopes that Van Lang University will continue to improve the programs and have more majors participate in the AUN-QA standard program evaluation soon.

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Thi My Dieu, President of Van Lang University, said: "Van Lang University has had a long journey to prepare to complete the AUN-QA program assessment. The results of this assessment are important not only for the four majors but it is also a great lesson for all other majors at Van Lang University. It is an important milestone and the basis for the four majors to continue to improve their quality of training programs and develop even more in the future."

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Congratulations on this significant milestone for Van Lang University.

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Opening Ceremony of the 254th AUN-QA Programme Assessment

For many years, the quality assurance system of VLU has developed synchronously between internal and external quality assurance. Since 2016, the AUN-QA program assessment has been one of the key goals of Van Lang to design curricula being close to the regional education trends and the 4.0 technology era.

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After many years of effort with many expectations, today, Van Lang University is pleased to organize the opening ceremony of the 254th AUN-QA programme assessment for 04 majors: ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY, GRAPHIC DESIGN, ACCOUNTING, HOTEL MANAGEMENT.

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Dr. Nguyen Cao Tri, Chairman of Van Lang University stated: "This is the first time that Van Lang University has participated in the AUN-QA programme assessment. Participation in this program is not only about reputation or brand because we realize that quality assessment is a comprehensive improvement process, bringing a culture of quality assurance in the regular and daily work of VLU's members. We believe that the assessment results from AUN-QA experts will support VLU to continue making improvements in its training program, meeting regional standards for international integration. The key goal is that quality will be continuously improved and be transformed into the competencies of VLU's undergraduates. They will be a highly qualified workforce of the country and the region, bringing a positive impact and inspiring the community as the mission of VLU.”.

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The AUN-QA team will have 5 working days (10/01/2020– 14/01/2022). We wish the experts of the AUN-QA Evaluation Team good health and successfully complete the assessment of the training program.

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We also hope that the training programs of Van Lang University can achieve the results of quality accreditation reaching international standards according to AUN-QA standards.

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Van Lang University has completed the external assessment of 4 undergraduate programs

On January 7, 2022, the closing ceremony of the official survey to serve the external assessment of the curriculum of Business Administration, Commerce, Architecture, and Biotechnology took place at N2T1 hall, the main campus of Van Lang University (VLU).

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During five working days at VLU (03 – 07/01/2022), with the motto of professionalism and fairness, the external evaluation team carried out many activities: infrastructure survey, study self-assessment records and evidence records of four undergraduate programs, namely Business Administration, Commerce, Architecture and Biotechnology, interview 352 related objects of four majors (Council of self-evaluating, deans, officers, lecturers, employees, and students).

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Phuong Nga - Director of the Center for Education Accreditation, Supervision Advisor of the External Evaluation Team, thanked the teachers of 4 curricula for their support and enthusiasm in this survey. In parallel, she hopes that Van Lang University will change significantly and develop to reach achievements and improve the reputation with the community of learners after the survey.

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At the ceremony, representatives of the External Evaluation Team and Van Lang University signed the Minutes of completing the official survey to serve the external assessment of the four curricula of Business Administration, Commerce, Architecture, and Biotechnology. It is a vital result to determine the quality accreditation for VLU's four curricula and is also the basis for the four sectors to continue to improve education quality.

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Congratulations to Van Lang University for having the principal milestone in building education quality.

(Source: https://www.facebook.com/truongdaihocvanlang)

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Opening ceremony of the official survey to serve the external assessment of 4 undergraduate programs

The culture of quality assurance orientates Van Lang University in all activities. Accreditation of education quality is a continuous journey of Van Lang University, in which we have solidarity and effort of all members of VLU to achieve each milestone of accreditation.

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On January 3, 2022, Van Lang University welcomes the external assessment team of the Education Accreditation Center, under the Association of Vietnam Universities and Colleges, to officially survey the curriculum of four undergraduate programs, including: Business Administration, Commercial Business, Biotechnology, Architecture.

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On the opening remark, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Phuong Nga - Director of the Center for Education Accreditation, Supervision Advisor of the External Evaluation Delegation, expressed her congratulations and belief in the significant development speed of Van Lang University, with many groundbreaking achievements. The working trip of the external assessment team in 2022 has an essential meaning for the quality cultural journey that Van Lang University is following and raising the international level.

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The external assessment team officially works at Van Lang University in the next five days (January 3 - 8, 2022). The experts will carry out the following activities: study self-assessment records, evidence records of majors, interviews with the Self-Assessment Council and Heads of Departments, interviews with officials, lecturers, and employees of various departments, interviews with students, visits and surveys facilities, equipment.

On January 8, 2022, the external evaluation team will present a preliminary report on the official survey results of the four curricula of Van Lang University.

We wish all the teachers to stay healthy and have a comfortable working trip at Van Lang University.

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IMPORTANT MILESTONES

In May 2018, Van Lang University achieved the quality accreditation of higher education institutions.

In November 2020, Van Lang University met the national quality accreditation standards for 03 curricula in Accounting, English Language, Hotel Management, and the national quality accreditation for university level.

In June 2021, Van Lang University received National Accreditation Certificate for three majors in Tourism Service and Travel Management, Construction Engineering, and Finance - Banking.

October 2021: Van Lang University was officially awarded the 4-star QS Stars Certificate by the British organization QS. It is also the highest QS ranking of Vietnamese universities. Van Lang university is the first university in Vietnam to achieve the 4-star QS Stars certification in the first registration for accreditation.

(Source: https://www.facebook.com/truongdaihocvanlang)

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