Pursuant to Decision No 426/TTg issued by the Prime Minister on October 27th, 1976, Hochiminh City University of Economics was formed under the administration of the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Vocational Education – the former name of the present Ministry of Education and Training.
In 1996, the Prime Minister issued Decision No 2819/GD-ĐT to merge Hochiminh City University of Economics, the University of Finance - Accounting and the General University’s Faculty of Economics into the University of Economics as a member of Vietnam National - Hochiminh University (VNU-HCM).
In 2000, the Prime Minister signed the structural transform decision to detach the University of Economics from VNU-HCM into the University of Economics Hochiminh City (UEH) under the administration of the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).
UEH is a multi-disciplinary university with various levels and modes of education, from bachelors to PhDs. UEH’s teaching staff all have been trained from high reputation institutes all over the world. Annually, there is a large enrolment number of students that makes UEH become one of the largest Vietnamese universities in the field economics and business administration.
The UEH’s primary objective is providing policy makers, administrators and experts in economics and business administration. In addition, UEH is also a centre for scientific research which focuses on economic discovery, analysis and consulting in the process of development of Vietnam as well as contribution to economic theories.
Cooperation with domestic and foreign universities is always highly concerned so that UEH could gradually integrate into the international academic and scientific network, meeting nationally economic development demands.
Up to now, UEH is one of 14 key universities of Vietnam. Since 1976, UEH has trained about tens of thousands of qualified and prestigious officers, economists, administrators from undergraduate to post-graduate levels. With excellent achievements during more than 35 years of establishment and development, UEH has been awarded many honour medals as well as the noble title “Labour Hero in the Renovation Period” from the State and the Government. Especially, UEH is one of 4 state owned universities to be given greater autonomy by the Vietnamese Government in 2014 and is a member of the Best 1,000 Business Schools in the world.