Can Tho University (CTU), an important state higher education institution in the MD, is the cultural, scientific and technical center of the MD and Vietnam. Since its founding in 1966, CTU has been improving and developing itself. It has an enrollment of about 54.000 undergraduate students; 3.000 students have been following Master programs; and around 300 students are Ph.D candidates. CTU has got over 2.000 staff members including nearly 1.200 teaching staff and 800 supporting staff. From a university with a few fields of study at the beginning, it has developed into a multidisciplinary university. Currently, it has nearly 100 undergraduates, 36 Master and 15 Doctoral training programs. Every year CTU receives students on internship programs from the U.S, Belgium, Japan and so on, or under agreements between their universities and CTU.
CTU’s main missions are training, conducting scientific research, and transferring technology to serve the regional and national socio-economic development. In addition to its training responsibilities, CTU has actively taken part in scientific research projects, applying the advances in scientific and technological knowledge to solving problems related to science, technology, economics, culture and society in the region. From achievements in its scientific research and international cooperation projects, the university has developed a variety of products and technological production processes that benefit people’s lives and promote export, thus helping the University gain prestige in national and international markets.
Can Tho University operates its resources to be the leading national institution for education, research and technology transfer, making significant contributions to the development of high quality human resources, fostering the talents and the advancement of science and technology to cater for the regional and national socio-economic development. Can Tho University is the crucial driving force for the development of the Mekong Delta region
The training activities aim to provide high qualification human resource, enhance knowledge of common people, nurture and promote talented people; the research activities in science and technology aim to create knowledge and new products in serving the demands of social economic developments and assuring the national security and defense, and international integration.