HCM City to relocate universities

Published: 19/05/2011 05:00



thirds of universities and colleges, except those located in Districts 7, 9 and
Thu Duc, will be relocated from the centre of HCM City to its suburbs following
a decision made yesterday, May 18, by the HCM City People’s Committee and the
Ministry of Education and Training (MoET).

MoET asked city authorities to give
priority to developing public transport to cater for students and workers that
would be affected by the decision.

MoET said that the universities and
colleges in question would be announced soon.

In order to build modern
infrastructure and facilities for universities and colleges to satisfy the
demands of modern education, MoET has decided to shake up the higher education
system and relocate schools to the suburbs of Ha Noi and HCM City.

According to MoET statistics, there
are 69 universities and colleges with 516,000 students in HCM City, excluding
schools managed by the armed services and socio-political units.

The size of HCM City has increased
138 per cent compared to 1975, while the number of universities and colleges has
increased 700 per cent and the number of students has increased 1900 per cent.

The municipal People’s Committee
has already approved a pilot plan to move the Technology and Technique
University, the HCM City Foreign Language and Informatics University and the
Hong Duc Medical Nurse and Technician College to the northwest urban area of the

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