1. Identify:


  School name:

- Vietnamese: Truong Dai Hoc Thu Dau Mot

  Acronym: DH TDM

- English: Thu Dau Mot University

  Acronym: TDMU

  Training philosophy:  Knowledge-Development-Prosperity

  Type of school:   Public school

  Governing organization:   The People's Committee of Binh Duong Province

The toponymies explain Thu Dau Mot is a pairing phrase: Thu Dau, Mot. Thu-as the   sound of Han-Vietnamese means keeping, controlling, which talked about a military post guards a land, also could talk about a top location, the capital of an administrative unit; Dau is the name of a typical herb of the land. Mot is a big (only) ricinus, grows up over the land, next to the military post.

At first, Thu Dau Mot was a geographical name of a large location at the river basins:: Be River, Dong Nai River, Saigon River, Thi Tinh River (the total Binh An of Nguyen Dynasty), then it was the geographical name to call small administrative units of Thu Dau Mot (1869), Thu Dau Mot Province (1899). The former land-Thu Dau Mot had important strategic position for the completely Southeast region. In the economic and social conversion of modern life, Thu Dau Mot land had many administrative changes such as merged into the Thu Bien Capital (1945-1954) or split into Binh Duong (1956), then merged into Binh Phu, Song Be Province and backed into Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc Province (1997). The name Thu Dau Mot is not only a geographical name which recorded history marks through hundreds of years, but also as a symbol of culture and development, a big history and culture value of Binh Duong Province, and the South-east area.

2. History and development:

Formerly known as Binh Duong College of Pedagogy -a prestigious pedagogy training foundation of Binh Duong Province, which provides the lecturer forces with high professional knowledge and enthusiasm for the younger generations.

Thu Dau Mot University was founded on June 24, 2009, following the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 900/QD/TTg. The missions of the School are training high-quality human resources to serve the socio-economic development, international integration of Binh Duong Province, Southeast region-the key economic zones of Southern region and become the Science research Center in the area.

Over 8 years of establishment and development, the School has been formed as a multidisciplinary institute; developed according to the innovative university model. With the motto “Knowledge-Development-Prosperity”, Thu Dau Mot University gradually confirms the status of high-quality training and scientific researching institution, which represents for the power of knowledge of Binh Duong Province.

About human resources, until 2017, the scientific staff of the University has 01 Professor, 15 Associate Professors, 115 Doctors, 504 Masters of Arts/Masters of Science, 97 Officers-Lecturers, who are domestic and international research students. In parallel with the construction of the scientific staffs, the School also enlists the supports of qualified science personnel of the National University of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi National University and Pedagogy University of Ho Chi Minh City… Besides, with a spirit and efforts to improve working conditions, the School has attracted more and more experts, international volunteers to work and support the training and research tasks here.

About the training, Thu Dau Mot University concentrates to complete the construction of training programs, innovates teaching methods according to the CDIO initiative. In the August of 2015, the School was allowed officially by the Ministry of Education and Training to train masters, which marked an important step of the School’s development. Currently, the size of the school is 15.000 academic students and 600 postgraduate students, who learn and research in 28 undergraduate ology and 9 postgraduate ology, in the fields of Economics, Engineering, Natural sciences, Social sciences and humanities, Pedagogy. The University is building high-quality training ology (100% training programs in English) to meet the needs of the international human resources and serve the needs of the integration.

About the scientific researches, with the strategy of building the School into a prestigious research, consultation Center, Thu Dau Mot University invests strongly for the scientific research activities and technology transfer. At present, the School is deploying 03 key research projects: Project of researching on the Southeastern region, Project of researching on High-quality Agriculture and Project of researching on Smart City-Binh Duong Province. The schemes, scientific researches, are performed in the direction of coherent cohesion between research with applications, between the training with the using of human resources of the requirements of the industrialization and modernization.

About the international cooperation, the School establishes the cooperation, linking training with over 40 educational units in the world; at the same time, the School concludes the cooperation to supply high-quality labor forces for foreign businesses, which are located on the areas of Binh Duong Province. Besides, from 2010, the School has supported to train for the students of Democratic Republic of Laos under the agreement to support between Binh Duong Province and Champasak Province, especially, the human resource training in the two Economic and Information Technology sectors.

In the development strategy up to 2020, Thu Dau Mot University strives to build  the training system, consists of 36 undergraduate academic ology, 22 postgraduate ology, 09 Doctor ology with the size of 15.100 students (Undergraduate: 14.000, Postgraduate: 1.100), to become a training foundation, which can keep pace with other reputable universities in the country and proceed to reach the standard of higher education in the areas and all over the world. By the year 2025, the proportion of the training industry-oriented research is 40% of the total training ology, progresses to reach the 60% of the postgraduate ology and occupy 60% of the total training ology.

(The information is according to the Text No. 548/DHTDM-HC, date 23/11/2015, the figures are  updated to June 2017)

3. Training foundations:

Current foundation: No. 6, Tran Van On Street, Phu Hoa Ward, Thu Dau Mot City, Binh Duong Province. The campus of School is 6.74 hectares wide. This is the place for learning, studying of nearly 19.000 lecturers and students of School.

Foundation in progress: located at My Phuoc Industrial Zone, Ben Cat District, with an area of 57.6 hectares, which is constructed modernly and integrates many functions to serve the training, researching assignments of School effectively in the future.


Develop-oriented research university and become the prestigious Research and Advisory Center of South-Eastern region, Southern key economic zone.


Provide high-quality human resources to serve the socio-economic development and international integration of Binh Duong Province, South-Eastern region and Southern key economic zone.


By the year 2020: Attain national standard.

By the year 2025: Attain AUN and international standard.

(Extracted the Text No.548/DHTDM-HC, dated November 13, 2015)




1 Faculty of Economics
2 Faculty of Architecture-Construction
3 Faculty of Engineering-Technology
4 Faculty of Natural Science
5 Faculty of Administration-Law
6 Faculty of Social work
7 Faculty of Foreign languages
8 Faculty of Chinese language
9 Faculty of History
10 Faculty of Linguistics and Literature
11 Faculty of Pedagogy
12 Faculty of Science Management
1 Office of Undergraduate Training
2 Office of Postgraduate Training
3 Office of Science
4 Office of International Cooperation
5 Office of Student Affairs
6 Office of Personnel
7 Office of Administration
8 Office of Finance and Planning
9 Office of Inspectorate
10 Office of Quality Assurance
11 Office of Facility Management
12 Board of the Compilation
13 Editorial Board of the Electronic Information Page
14 Thu Dau Mot University Journal
15 Health Station
1 Center for Enrollment
2 Center for Labor Market
3 Center for the Foreign Languages
4 Center for the Information Technology
5 Center for Continuing education
6 Center for Information – Library
7 Center for Physical Education-National defense, Security
8 Center for Political Argument
9 Center for Experimental Research
10 Center for Center for Social work development
11 Institute of Science and Technology development
12 Institute of South East study
13 Institute of Research for quality education development
1 Party Committee
2 Trade Union - Former teachers Communication Board
3 Youth Union –Student’s Association

1. The period from 1992 to 2009:

The School:

- Labor Medals: the Third Prize in 1997; the Second Prize in 2002

- Campaign medals for the cause of education: 59 individuals

- Campaign medal for the cause of defending homeland security: 01 individual

- Eminent teachers: 02

- Merits of the Prime Minister: 07 (05 individuals)

- Merits of the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of the Interior: 04 (01 individual)

- Merits of the Ministry of Education and Training for units, collectives and individuals: 52

- Emulative soldiers at the provincial and grassroots levels: 390 turns for the teachers to receive this title

- Merits of the Provincial People’s Committee for units, collectives and individuals: 181

- Merits of the Department of Education and Training and the other departments, committees of the Province: 328

The School Union:

- Medals for the cause of union and the campaign medals: 14

- Merits of Vietnam General Confederation of Labor: 08 (02 individuals)

- Emulative flags of the Provincial Labor Federation: 02

- Merits of Vietnam Educational Union and the Provincial Labor Federation: 138

- There are also many other merits of the Provincial Education Union

The Youth Union:

- Labor Medal-Third Prize: 01

- Merit of the Prime Minister: 01

- Medals for the cause of education for the young generation of the Central

Youth Union: 05

- Campaign medals and medals of honor of the Central Youth Union: 03

- Emulative flags of the Central Youth Union: 02

- Merits of the Central Youth Union:02

- Merit of the Central Youth Federation: 01

- Merits of the Provincial People’s Committee: 06

- Merits of the Provincial Union: 09

- Merit of the High Command of the 7 th Military Region: 01

2. The period from 2009 to present:

The School:

- Labor Medal-First Prize: 01

- Merits of the Ministry of Public Security: 03

- Merits of the Provincial People’s Committee: 05

The Youth Union:

- Merits of Binh Duong People’s Committee: 05

- Merits of Tay Ninh People’s Committee: 02

- Merit of Dak Nong People’s Committee: 01

- Merit of the Central Youth Union: 01

- Merits of the Central Students Association: 05

- Merits of Binh Duong Youth Union: 05

- Merits of Tay Ninh Youth Union: 02