Electric Power University (EPU) was first founded as Hanoi School of Practical Industry in 1898 by French people. After the reunification of the country in 1954, the school was divided into two smaller schools named School of Engineering No.1 and School of Engineering No.2. In June 1962, the School of Engineering No.1 was renamed School of Electrical Mechanics. In February 1966, the Ministry of Industry (now Ministry of Industry and Trade) decided to split the school into two schools: School of Electricity (later called School of Electricity No.1) and School of Mechanics. Later on, in April 2000, due to structural rearrangement of Vietnam Electricity, School of In-Service Training and School of Electricity No.1 were merged and renamed School of Electrical Engineering No.1 by the Ministry of Industry. In October 2001, the Ministry of Education and Training decided to upgrade the school to Electric Power College. After five years, on 19 May 2006, the Prime Minister issued a decision to establish the nowaday Electric Power University.
In September 2015, the Prime Minister has issued Decision No.1508/QD-TTg approved the pilot project on operation mechanism of the university in the period of 2015 - 2017, and on 24 September 2015, the Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Trade has issued Decision No.10268/QD-BCT on the takeover of EPU from Vietnam Electricity (EVN) to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Electric Power University (EPU)
Hanoi Campus: 235 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi
Soc Son Campus: Tan Minh Commune, Soc Son, Hanoi
Telephone: +84 24 2218 5607
Fax: +84 24 3836 2065
EPU is now a public university with a multi-level and multi-discipline system, operating under the management of Vietnam Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) and its main function is to provide high quality manpower at different training levels for the power sector to satisfy society’s needs. It is also one of the leading research centers for science and technology within the sector. Apart from retraining and advanced training for technical and management staff members of the power sector, the university also develops and promotes scientific research, international cooperation, transfer and deployment of new technology applications.
EPU offers training in 18 disciplines at undergraduate level and 7 disciplines at graduate level (4 in PhD degrees and 7 in Master's degrees). At present, the total number of students is about 10,000. The university also provides advanced, part-time and short-term training courses for EVN Power Corporations and Power Companies.
Over the past years, EPU staff and faculty members have been increasing in terms of both quantity and quality. Until now, the total number of staffs has reached 472, including 2 Professors, 21 Associate Professors, 88 people with PhD degree, 262 people with Master’s degree, and guest lecturers. 100% of lecturers are well qualified and allocated in accordance with their professional qualifications to ensure professional structure and qualifications as prescribed by the Ministry of Education and Training. At present, for specialized training majors, there are long-term lecturers who have PhD and Master’s degrees as prescribed by the Ministry of Education and Training.
Some notable achievements of the university:
- 01 Third-class Independence Medal
- 01 First-class Labor Medal
- 02 Second-class Labor Medals
- 01 Third-class Labor Medal.
EPU has consistently received outstanding honors of Vietnam Electricity, Ministry of Industry and Trade, and Ministry of Education and Training. Many individuals and departments were awarded with Labor Medals, Certificates of Merit and other honors from the Government, Ministries, and Vietnam Electricity, etc. Also, the EPU’s Party Committee has successively been renowned for its strength for many years. The Trade Union and Youth Union of the university are well recognized and awarded certificates of merit and many other honors./.