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Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH) was established in 1976 as the School for Health Administrators  with an important task of training health managers at different levels in the state-run health sector of Viet Nam. In 1980s, the University registered with the World Health Organization (WHO) with the broad name of Hanoi School of Public Health (HSPH) with a vision to become a comprehensive training institution in public health in Viet Nam. It was then recognized by the government and officially upgraded to the University status in April 26, 2001. In April 2016, the school received the Independence Medal No3 after 15 years of establishment.

From Oct 2016, the school has officially changed its English name into Hanoi University of Public Health (HUPH). At the same time, the University moves to its new 6-hectare campus in 1A Duc Thang Road, Duc Thang Ward, Bac Tu Liem district, which is six times bigger than its old campus in Ba Dinh district. The evolution of the name and location represent a milestone in the development path of the school: HUPH is a University - recognized for its outstanding and leading roles in public health training and research, both domestically and internationally.

Faculty and Staff

HUPH has more than 150 full-time staff, of which about a hundred are academic staff, provide training, research and consultancy services to more than a thousand full-time, part-time/ in service students in campus as well as other students in many different provinces of Vietnam in almost all geographic regions, including Mekong-river-delta in the southern part of the country. In addition to that, HUPH faculty members also provide technical support to the Ministry of Health, provincial health offices, many government agencies, NGOs and international partners, Vietnam Public Health Association network, and many others. More than half of the academic staff were trained oversea for graduate degrees, mainly in the USA, UK, the Netherlands, Australia, etc.



HUPH offers the students all facilities at 1A Duc Thang Road, Duc Thang Ward, Bac Tu Liem district, HaNoi city, about  20 km away from Noibai international airport. This campus is close to many historic sites (such as the Temple of Literature, 20 minutes by taxi or Bus number 31 or number 28), museums, hotels, supermarkets, big hospital, many good restaurants offering both Vietnamese/Asian cuisines as well as western dishes.

The dormitory has rooms for international students, and budget hotels within 10 minutes drive are also available nearby. Training rooms, library and computer labs are available for open access for all students upon request. In most areas, wireless Internet access is available in the campus. HUPH registered students also have access to many on-line resources and free full-text scientific articles through HUPH library website.

HUPH is also coordinating training and research projects at different scales in some other strategic field sites, such as CHILILAB , in addition to more than 15 districts in the northern part of Vietnam and somes field sites in central highland and western part of Vietnam - where more than 250 Master students came to conduct field studies and practices every year. (for mor information, please see the HUPH website:


Short course

It is our pleasure to inform that the courses accredited by TropEd will be held in 6 weeks in June and July, 2018 at Hanoi University of Public Health, Vietnam (1A Duc Thang Road, Duc Thang Ward, North Tu Liem district, Hanoi, Vietnam).


Course 1:  Leadership and Management in Resource-limited Settings will be held from 28th May to 8th June, 2018.  

The objectives of the course:

  1. Present the concepts, ethics, and factors in limited resource settings influencing leadership in management.
  2. Identify their own leadership style and reflect on how this can contribute to staff development as well as to achieve organisational goals.
  3. Discuss the principles of mentoring and coaching for effective leadership and management in limited-resource settings.
  4. Acquire important soft skills such as delegation, negotiation, and conflict management to work effectively in complex situations.
  5. Develop a plan for improving health service quality in a resource-restricted setting.

Variety methods are used in this course, including lectures, participatory exercises, case studies, role-playing, group discussion, student presentations and individual assignment to achieve learning and application objectives.


Course 2: “Bridging the gap between research and health policy making” will be held in 2 weeks from 11th to 22th June, 2018. This course provides public health students fundamental knowledge on health policy framework, influence of research on policy change and policy communication skills that will enable them to close the gap between research and health policy making. At the end of the course, the students can be able to:

  1. Critically discuss the fundamentals of health policy framework.
  2. Appraise the research-to-policy gap and identify strategies to overcome this gap.
  3. Explain how research findings enter and influence the policy process
  4. Describe the key elements of, and create a comprehensive policy-level communication strategy
  5. Apply skills for communicating research evidence to policymakers using simple and compelling written and oral formats

Variety methods are used in this course, including introductory lectures, seminars, group discussion, tutorials, individual work, student presentation, and individual written assignment. Students are required to bring to the course one research (it might be student’s research or any article or research report that students prefer), used as basic document for doing exercises (identify research findings, policy implications and recommendations, prepare communication strategies and write a policy brief).


Course 3: Principle and Practice in Injury prevention will be held in 2 weeks from 25th to 6th July, 2018. This course provides public health students fundamental knowledge and skills on injury prevention that cover basic injury epidemiology, developing, implementing and evaluating an injury prevention program. At the end of the course, the students can be able to

  1. Describe and appraise the concepts and epidemiology of injury.
  2. Critically analyze and interpret data concerning injury problems including social and economic determinants.
  3. Analyze and critically debate different strategies used in injury control.
  4. Formulate a comprehensive and appropriate strategy to control an injury problem in relation to an initial situation analysis.
  5. Analyze and critically discuss strengths and weaknesses of specific injury control programs

Variety methods are used in this course, including introductory lectures, seminars, group discussion, tutorials, field visit, individual work, student presentation, and individual written assignment. Students will have chances to visit a hospital and a province of Vietnam to observe and discuss with local people on a road traffic safety project; learn and discuss different intervention strategies including health promotion, law enforcement, etc.


Course requirements:

  • Proficiency in English: TOEFL 550 or IELTS 6 or equivalent
    • Student admitted to a Master Degree Program within TropEd Network may join this course, having finished the core course.

Tuition fee: 600 EUR/course

Scholarship: none

Due date: If you wish to participate these courses, please complete the registration form and CV and send before 1st, April, 2018 to Graduate Education Dept (


Contact person:

For course information:

  • Graduate Education Dept.: Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Thanh Ha (
  • Course coordinator:
    • Assoc. Prof. Do Mai Hoa for course on Leadership in Management in Resource-limited Settings (
    • Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Thanh Huong for course on Bridging the gap between research and health policy making” (
    • Assoc. Prof. Pham Viet Cuong for course on Principle and Practice in Injury prevention (

For administrative support issues (visa, air ticket booking, accommodation, etc):


Please find further information in our website at:  or TropEd website. 


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