Thai Nguyen University is located in Thai Nguyen City of the Northern Midland and Mountainous region – a critically strategic region for socio-economic, national security, public security, foreign affairs and environmental ecosystem of the country with potentials and advantages to develop agriculture, forestry, hydroelectric power, mining, tourism and border economics.
The Northern Midland and Mountainous Region has many ethnic minorities living in harmony for a long tradition, in which ethnic minorities are accounted for 54.68% - the highest rate in the country with their own cultural identities. This region has many historical, cultural, revolutionary bases and outstanding scenes. In terms of administration, the region includes 16 provinces, namely Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Lao Cai, Bac Kan, Lang Son, Tuyen Quang, Yen Bai, Thai Nguyen, Phu Tho, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Son La, Hoa Binh and Vinh Phuc, with approximately 13 million people in population and 10 million hectares in area (account for 30.7% of the total country area).
Thai Nguyen is the convergence of cultures of the Northern Mountain’s ethnic minorities, a focal point of cultural and educational activities of the vast northern mountains. With a geographic location in the center of politics and economy of the Northern mountainous region east midlands, Thai Nguyen is also the gateway of socio- economic exchange between the Northern Midlands and Mountainous and the Northern Plains.
TNU is mandated to provide higher education in agriculture and forestry, teacher education, medicine and health care, industrial technologies and related fields for the northern mountainous area of Vietnam through its postgraduate, undergraduate, and vocational training programs; to generate innovation/technologies and managing science for socio-economic development of the area; to participate in technological transferring and extension for socio-economic development of the area; to participate in setting up policies for sustainable development of the area and country; and to be a center to generate, store, and provide information for development & management.

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