The Saigon College of Arts, Culture and Tourism
THE SAIGON COLLEGE OF ARTS, CULTURE AND TOURISM was established on 17/10/2006 under decision No. 5845/QĐ-BGD&DT of Ministry of Education and Training signed by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Thien Nhan.
On June 07th, 2017, the Prime Minister signed the official letterNo. 802 /TTg-KGVX agreeing with the policy to establish Saigon Tourism University in thethe non-profit orientationand will become the first University of Tourism in Vietnam.
Board of Directors has determined to establish a non-profit university in accordance with Decree No. 46/2017 / ND-CP of the Government with the commitment contents of the investors who have to use the income and expenditure for investing material facilities; for building and training teaching staff and management staffand staff, and forinvesting facilities for educational activities.
The orientation of nonprofit activitiesis always considered community benefits as an important factor. The establishment of a nonprofit university is a great contribution for the positive aspects of modern education. The establishment of a nonprofit university will deal with the problem of direct community service by concentratinghuman resources to build a quality educational environment but not caring about the profit. This is also the outstanding factors in the direction of community benefits.
With the characteristics of being the first university of tourism in Vietnam, Saigon Tourism University will be an important contribution to the tourism development in the city and the whole country when established. The school is going to learn from other Universities of Tourism in the world to train more training majors which are not available in Vietnam, as well as to have more cooperation in the tourism training programs at the level of university in Europe and America.
Project Management Board of Saigon Tourism University has built system of modern material facilities and advanced equipment with the classrooms equipped with air conditioning, wifi, library connected with the major universities in the country and in the world. Besides, with perfect education conditions, students are comprehensively developed about knowledge, skills and competence contributing for the socio-economicdevelopment.
There are 07 specialized departments and 4 centers with over 40 functional rooms to manage and to run the training activities
Being a non-public school, there is no budget from the state budget. Currently, there are 03 training institutions with the capacity of 15,000 to 17,000 students. It includes many classrooms, practical rooms, and a spacious library to meet the learning and research students’ needs.
Campus 1: The head office is located at 160/72 PhanHuyIch, Ward 12, Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City with a land area of 0,655 ha and a construction area of 10,000 meters, built into a 06-storey building and a spacious dormitory operated since November 2008.
Campus 2: It is located at 53/1 Phan Van Hon, Tan ThoiNhat 8, Quarter 5, Tan ThoiNhat Ward, District 12, Ho Chi Minh City. The land area is 0.255 ha and the construction area is 27.000 meters. It is a 4 storeybuilding with a chain of hotels, restaurants, travel companies, film companies, conference centers, weddings ....are equipped spaciously and majestically.
Campus 3: This is an expected campus of Saigon Tourism University of Tourism located at I-2 Northwest Urban Area, Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh.
In the school year 2017 - 2018, freshmen will be attended in high quality bilingual education programs in District 3 and District 1 and will be taken regular college courses in Go Vap District and District 12.
Besides, the Project Management Board of establishment of Saigon Tourism University is going to have the relationships with universities in the United States, South Korea, Australia, France and the UK,… with a view to bringing practical results in the innovation and quality improvement for training programs
Cao Thang - Rector office