The Faculty of Information Technology, VNUHCM-University of Science (hereafter, Faculty) is a leading faculty in the field of computing in Vietnam. Founded in 1995, the Faculty is not only one of the first schools of computing but also among the largest in terms of the student body and the number of the academic staff in Vietnam. It is considered as one of the most selective faculties in the nation, admitting only students who achieve remarkably high scores in the annual national examination, and also an attractive place for those who won medals in national or international programming or mathematics contests. The Faculty has over 100 permanent academic staff members and many visiting professors from other prestigious domestic and international higher education institutions.
The Faculty has over 5,000 students pursuing three different degree levels including 4-year Bachelor of Science (BSc), Master, and Doctorate covering a wide range of majors in computing. It offers various undergraduate programs including a regular Vietnamese-based BSc, an English-based BSc, a French-based BSc, an Honors, a High-Quality BSc, and a distance-learning BSc.
The Faculty consists of six academic departments covering a wide range of disciplines including Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Network and Telecommunication, Knowledge Engineering, and Computer Vision and Cybernetics.
The Faculty has collaborations and student exchanges with well-known international institutions such as National Institute of Informatics (NII, Japan), Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST, Japan), National University of Singapore (NUS), Portland State University (PSU, USA), University of Memphis (UM, USA), and University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (UCBL1, France).