Functions and Duties

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UIU is responsible for implementing Outputs 1 and 2 and relevant activities in Output 4. The PMU-USTH is responsible for implementing Output 3 and relevant activities in Output 4

The UIU will be involved in two key areas: (i) Academic development as they are the most appropriate body to identify what areas need to be developed and what equipment should be procured for their laboratories; (ii) Human resource development to upgrade the qualifications and expertise of their teaching staff. The UIU team will work closely with international consultants and the French strategic partner to upgrade USTH’s education standards and services. Specific duties and functions of UIU are as follows:

  • Responsible for implementing and supervising project activities relating to development of university management and systems and academic development; ensure project Outputs 1 and 2 achieve the expected outputs and outcome
  • Manage engagement of UIU procurement adviser and engage Education Services Consultant and Education Equipment contractor
  • Advise PMU-USTH on specifications for architectural design, especially facilities brief and laboratory specification
  • Manage procurement of laboratory equipment on an annual scheduled plan, and coordinate with PMC, and MC on equipment installation and initial training of laboratory technicians
  • Provide representatives to work with PMU-USTH on all relevant matters of construction management.
  • Report the progress of the UIU to the PMU-USTH

About the Project

The University of Science and Technology of Ha Noi Development (New Model University) Project (the Project) is being implemented by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) with funds from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and counterpart funds from the Government of Viet Nam. The objective of the Project is to establish the University of Science and Technology of Ha Noi (USTH) to become a leading training and research centre operating at regional and international standards. The total Project cost is estimated at around $213 million and planned to be implemented from 2012 to 2017.

MOET is the Executive Agency (EA) for the Project. PMU-USTH is the Project Management Unit (PMU) or Implementing Agency (IA) responsible for implementing Output 3 and relevant activities in Output 4. A University Implementation Unit (UIU), situated at USTH, is responsible for implementing Outputs 1 and 2 and is also involved in relevant activities in Output 4.

The Project aims to construct the university USTH on an area of 65 hectares within the Education and Training Zone (ETZ) at Hoa Lac High Tech Park (HHTP), Hanoi, and Socialist Republic of Viet Nam. The project will comprise:

(i) Output 1: An Effective Management and Governance System for the University of Science and Technology of Hanoi Developed and Implemented. Output 1 will assist in the development and implementation of the following: (a) rigorous management and governance system; (b) capacity building programs for USTH senior managers and governors; (c) university management and administrative systems; and (d) an office of student services.

(ii) Output 2: Systems to Promote High Quality and Relevance in Academic Programs at the University Of Science and Technology of Hanoi Developed and Implemented. Output 2 will establish and support the operation of a number of centres within USTH that will promote high quality and relevance in academic programs at USTH: (a) centre for teaching and learning experience; (b) centre of quality assurance; (c) centre for research support; (d) centre for industry engagement; and (e) centre for laboratory management.

(iii) Output 3: Physical Facilities at University of Science and Technology of Hanoi Constructed and Outfitted. Output 3 will support the design, construction, and outfitting of the USTH campus physical facilities at HHTP on a site of around 65 ha to support the university’s initial design capacity of 5,000 students. This will include site preparation, design and construction of teaching spaces, research laboratories, dormitories, student leisure facilities, administration buildings, infrastructure, and the provision of furniture, fittings, and equipment. Construction will use a design-bid-build approach.

(iv) Output 4: Effective Project Management and Implementation. Output 4 will support the establishment of systems and staff capacity required for effective project management and implementation. MOET has established a PMU for the Project at ministerial level (the PMU-USTH) and a PMU for the Project at university campus level (the UIU), each with corresponding tasks and responsibilities for implementing the Project.