Since its establishment, NEU has always paid special attention to developing international academic cooperation. To date, it has cooperation with over 100 institutions and organisation from 30 countries including: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, Lao, Malaysia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, USA, and so on. In the early years of the Renovation, it received support from the governments of many countries. The university’s international cooperation activities include not only cooperative training programs but also joint research projects and other activities, such as lecturer and student exchanges.
NEU was one of the first universities in Vietnam to implement joint training programs with overseas universities. Currently, NEU has 14 joint training programs. All of its international programs are of highly appreciated and have attracted the involvement of many distinguished students.
NEU is well known for international research cooperation. A number and scale of research studies jointly conducted by NEU and international academic organizations have been increased substantially. These research studies are recognized and highly appreciated for their high quality. There are joint projects conducted in accordance with agreements between the Vietnamese Government and the governments of Hungary, UK, Netherlands, Germany, Thailand and others. NEU has been involved in research projects in cooperation with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Foundation of Vietnam Development Forum (VDF), the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), the World Bank (WB), the Asia Development Bank (ADB), the Department for International Development (DFID - UK), and Ausaid (Australia).
International cooperation programs have made significant contributions to the university’s achievements. Thanks to the achievements in this field, NEU has been praised and recognized by the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam, as one of the few universities in the country with diversified and effective international cooperation programs. NEU has been well prepared to take part in the international cooperation activities in an integrated and global context on a sustainable and equal partnership basis.