Introduce

To meet the development requirements of the society and university, the Ministry of Education and Training has approved for the General University of Ho Chi Minh City, predecessor of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), to open the undergraduate training program in Sociology in accordance with the Document No. 6788/KHTC dated 10/06/1995.

Predecessor of the Faculty of Sociology was the Division of Sociology, which belonged to the Faculty of Philosophy of the General University of Ho Chi Minh City. On date 03/01/1997, the Division was separated from the Faculty of Philosophy to become an independent department under the management of the University Board of Superintendents, and was officially recognized as the Faculty of Sociology on 26/12/1998, according to the Document No.438/QD/VNU/TTCB signed by Prof. Dr. Tran Chi Dao.

Since 2003, the Faculty has been approved to provide the Master’s program in Sociology for the Southern provinces, with an aim to equip university lecturers, counselors and researchers who work in Sociology with essential knowledge and research skills to do research in a particular related area or work effectively in their careers.

In addition to training, the Faculty of Sociology is a nationally and internationally prestigious research unit. Annually, the Faculty collaborates with research institutions and international organizations to conduct many scientific research projects as well as development projects, achieving very good results.

Compared to other faculties, the Faculty of Sociology is a newly-established unit. At the beginning, it encountered numerous difficulties due to a lack of teaching professionals with high degrees in the field. Although the faculty became an independent unit from 1996, Sociology as a subject was introduced into teaching for students of the whole university much earlier, from 1994.

Over the fifteen years of development and establishment, the faculty has had 21 staff, including seven doctors of philosophy, eight masters, four PhD candidates, one post-graduate, and one graduate as of 2013. In addition, the faculty has received significant contributions of more than 30 lecturers from and outside the university to provide trainings to students and post-graduates of all courses. Up to date, there have been 17 graduated courses with more than 3,000 graduates of the full-time undergraduate training program, more than 1,000 graduates of the part time undergraduate training program, nearly 200 masters, and more than 700 students who are studying in four full-time undergraduate courses. Many of graduates and masters are working for research institutes, universities, non-profit organizations, consulting companies, social work agencies, and others across the country.

To meet the demands of the society and teaching capability of the university, the faculty receives around 150 students for the undergraduate training program annually. To achieve the aims of training research and teaching staff, who are good at both theories and practice in Sociology, the faculty has paid critical attentions to its lecturers and students’ research activities. As of the end of 2012, the faculty’s lecturers have registered and implemented successfully three research projects at the city and provincial level, one project at the National University level, three international projects, and many research projects granted by USSH.      

Additionally, to improve the expertise, English and research skills among the young staff, the faculty gives supports to lecturers by asking them to participate in national and international training workshops, as well as encouraging them to attend and send their papers to domestic and international conferences. A number of lecturers have their papers published on Vietnamese and international journals.

The faculty has hosted and organized successfully many domestic and international conferences, of which the most recent international conferences "Gender and Migration - An Asian Vision", held on 24-25 May 2012 under the sponsorship of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation with the participation of more than 70 Vietnamese and foreign researchers and lecturers, was a success. On 28-29 September 2013, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation continued funding for the faculty to organize the international conference "Gender and Migration – Evaluating Labour Export Policies and Sharing Vietnamese and International Experience based on the Approaches to Gender Rights and Dimensions" with nearly 100 participants from Germany, Australia, China, India, South Korea, and other countries in Southeast Asia.

Achievements in Scientific Research:

With the mottos “Study must be accompanied by practice” and “theories are linked to practices”, scientific research is always a major component of the faculty of Sociology over the last 15 years of establishment, integration, and development. Theories provided by the lecturers are taught in a more realistic way and easy to understand and approachable to the students. Every year, one lecturer is the leader or member of around one to two research projects on average. Assisting them in conducting these projects are groups of students who are passionate about doing research and unafraid of exploring new aspects of different social issues. In addition, undergraduates of many courses have tried themselves in the movement of the scientific research for students and achieved many prizes at the university, city, and national level.

Table. Prizes achieved by Sociology undergraduates in scientific research for students as of 1998

Level

First Prize

Second Prize

Third Prize

Encouraging Prize

University

2

22

10

16

City

1

3

1

3

National

2

0

2

5

Total

5

25

13

24

Research projects that have been successfully implemented by the faculty:

In relation to students, practiced trainings for the undergraduates organized by the faculty are no longer formalistic activities but truly empirical research programs. These trainings   are held sequentially to link multiple disciplines together, ranging from research methods to social theories. Results of field works have been analyzed in a logical way so that the students and faculty can use the data to write scientific reports, thereby participating in national and international workshops. Through these practiced trainings, students can apply the knowledge learned to practice, consolidating their knowledge, and partly accumulating experience for undertaking future work.

Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM)

University of Social Sciences and Humanities

The Faculty of Sociology


Undergraduate

Postgraduate

Full-time

Part-time

Post-graduate

Course 1

1995-1999

Course 2

1996-2000

Course 3

1997-2000

Can Tho 98,

1998-2003

Can Tho 04

2004-2009

Can Tho 05

2005-2010

Can Tho 06

2006-2011

CH1

2003-2006

CH2

2004-2007

CH3

2005-2008

Course 4

1998-2002

Course 5

1999-2003

Course 6

2000-2004

Can Tho 07

2007-2012

Can Tho 08

2008-2013

Can Tho 09

2009-2014

Can Tho 11

2011-2016

CH4

2006-2009

CH5

2007-2010

CH6

2008-2011

Course 7

2001-2005

Course 8

2002-2006

Course 9

2003-2007

Nam Quoc Cang

1998-2003

Vo Thi Sau


1999-2004

Tien Giang 2000

2000-2005

Tien Giang 2007

2007-2012

CH7

2009-2012

CH8

2010-2013

CH9

2011-2014

Course 10

2004-2008

Course 11

2005-2009

Course 12

2006-2010

Tien Giang 2013

2013-2017

Phu Nu TWII


2000-2005

Thu Duc

2004-2009

Ben Tre

2005-2010

District 5

2007-2012

CH10

2009-2012

CH11

2013-2016

Course 13

2007-2011

Course 14

2008-2012

Course 15

2009-2013

Long An 1

2008-2013

Long An 2

2011-2015

Binh Thuan

2011-2015

Nhan Van 1

2001-2006

Nhan Van 2

2000-2005

Nhan Van 3

2002-2007

Nhan Van 4

2003-2008

Course 16

2010-2014

Course 17

2012-2016

Course 18

2012-2016

Nhan Van 5

2004-2009

Nhan Van 6

2005-2010

Nhan Van 7

2006-2011

Nhan Van 8

2007-2012

Nhan Van 9

2008-2013

Nhan Van 10

2009-2014

Nhan Van 11

2010-2015

Course 19

2013-2017

Course 20

2014-2018

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