PVU is a special public university established and funded by Vietnam Oil and Gas Group. The University does not receive financial support from the state budget and collects tuition fees as prescribed for public universities.

The organization of the university is established according to the university model of the advanced enterprise-funded universities in the world. The school employs a high-quality training and education management model in line with MoET's regulations. That is combining learners’ needs with demands from the labor market for human resource. The syllabi are properly designed with the interconnectedness among training levels, and disciplines of credit study programs. 

Operation guidelines: 

PVU is established and operating under the following guidelines:

1. Career-oriented and application-oriented training

PVU training activities are closely linked with demands from PVN and other enterprises for human resource in particular period and area. A career-oriented and application-oriented curriculum is accordingly developed with active training methods, intensive practice schedule, motivation-increased activities to stimulate students' creativity and foster their passion for learning and researching. The undergraduate curriculum is enhanced with practical, and updated knowledge and vocational skill building activities, ensuring that our newly graduated engineers could perform well at domestic and international oil and gas companies. 

2. Combining training with practical production, scientific research, and development of petroleum technology

The research activity- the strategic focus of PVU is considered as a sustainable approach to achieve the goal of developing the university into a prestigious research-training organization in Vietnam and the world.

PVU closely cooperates with technology research centers, and specialized laboratories in PVN's subsidiaries and at universities nationwide and worldwide to facilitate students' consolidation of theoretical knowledge and carry out scientific research. PVU's students have opportunities to join applied research projects during their study. The research topics of our lecturers, scientists, and our students mainly focus on solving practical problems in production and business activities of enterprises in the industry.

The experts who are highly experienced in production activities of the industry, as well as in research are invited to lecture and instruct our students’practice. Practical issues arising production and business process are raised for students to suggest their solutions. Those practices are to foster future talents and contribute to the development of science and technology of the Vietnam Oil and Gas Industry.

3. Applying credit study program, ensuring the interconnectedness among the training levels and with universities nationwide and worldwide

PVU applies the advanced training and management model of the world following MoET's regulations, combining learners' learning needs with the demand for human resources in the labor market. The training program is appropriately designed with the interconnectedness among the training levels and disciplines and is in line with credit study program model.

Regarding teaching and learning methods, PVU is committed to applying advanced teaching methods, employing open educational resources, e-Learning courses and e-textbooks, creating a self-study and learner-centered environment.

PVU selectively adapts and adopts the textbooks and curriculum of prestigious universities in the world. The state of the art library efficiently exploits open educational resources, teaching resources and expertise of oil and gas companies and petroleum technical services. It also helps the university achieve the highest efficiency and quality by cooperating with petroleum organizations, applying modern information technology and telecommunication systems in the management, teaching and learning activities;

4. Developing competency for teaching and administrative staff

PVU's teaching staff recruited from leading cadres in science and technology staff and scientists of the oil and gas industry are invited to lecture and guide students’ practice. Those experts are experienced in professional practice and management and devoted to education with their pedagogical knowledge and advanced teaching methods. At the same time, the university selects and negotiates with prestigious universities nationwide and worldwide to conduct a joint training program, provide and exchange prestigious lecturers. That is to implement the Regulations on attracting high quality human resources issued by the Group and reach the objectives of the university in meeting international standards.

5. Policy on tuition fee, scholarship, remuneration for researcher/tutor

The tuition fee policy of PVU complies with Decree 49/2010 / ND-CP dated May 14, 2010, regulating the policy on collection and use of tuition fees at educational institutions in the national education system.

The university offers scholarships to excellent students, credit loans to students in financial difficulty, ensuring that students have good study conditions. Graduates, Ph.D. students or tutors will be paid at a level commensurate with their contributions.

6. Internationalization and international cooperation

PVU is not only training Vietnamese students but also attracting and training students in Southeast Asia and around the world. The internationalization of the University also shows that PVU graduates will have the opportunity and ability to work for multinational oil and gas companies regionwide and worldwide, and domestic and foreign companies in other areas. The laboratory system for scientific research is established with synchronous and modern equipment. Additionally, the policy to attract experts and scientists will create favorable conditions for scientists in universities and research organizations worldwide to participate in research and technology transfer.

Increasing international cooperation - one of the effective practices for updating intellectual achievements of mankind, can enhance the external force in order to promote the internal resources of the university in training and researching. PVU advocates international cooperation on specific issues such as:

  • General consultancy for the establishment of the university, including overall planning, human resource management, operation mechanism, designing curriculum of international standards including textbooks, course content, reference books, consultancy support to build laboratory system and application software, and facility development, etc.
  • Training and developing human resources in the university: administrative, teaching, and office staff;
  • Cooperating in training with a number of advanced foreign universities, contracting with experts, leading professors of advanced foreign universities / multinational oil and gas companies in the Group to become visiting lecturers. That is to quickly learn the advanced training and technical training experiences of advanced countries. The joint training programs with foreign training institutions are designed in accordance with the characteristics of partners, demands of PVN and the society as well as the capacity of the university;
  • Establishing training centers at all levels, research centers, and technology transfer centers

7. Language of instruction and learning

To help students have access to advanced science and technology, learn and absorb advanced learning resources that are mainly transmitted in English, gain knowledge from leading lecturers, and visiting lecturers from foreign countries teaching and transferring technology at PVU, the language of teaching will be English and Vietnamese. From the very beginning, the general education knowledge is taught in English (except for Politics, Social-humanities, Defense Education and Physical Education will be taught in Vietnamese). The school provides English language training for students in their first years to ensure that they can study and do research in English. Graduates from PVU can also work in international companies.

8. Degree and certificate

PVU graduates receive diplomas awarded by PVU; by foreign universities and PVU (on the basis of cooperation in specific agreements with each foreign university and in accordance with MOET regulations) or by foreign universities in accordance with their joint training program with PVU. Graduation and certificate awarding of the university are implemented in accordance with MOET regulations.

9. Outcomes of PVU students

  • Ethics: possessing the political, moral, lifestyle and holistic characters of the socialist people; to properly understand the undertakings and policies of the Party and the State; have a professional conscience, sense of discipline, good work ethics and good service attitude; have a sense of responsibility and ambition about the chosen profession;
  • The level of thinking: having the ability to think and create, to discover and implement solutions to a practical problem, to argue for the chosen solution in logical and convincing manner; be able to propose new solutions; update the latest knowledge and apply it in work creatively;
  • Professional competence: mastering general and specialized education, meeting the requirements of professional education and the ability to study at postgraduate level to meet the requirements of joint training of foreign institutions, capture the practical application of the current field of expertise and future development trends; have knowledge and skills in professional practice; be able to plan, develop solutions and implement a project;
  • Ability to work in teams: Know how to rely on collective strength to find a solution to a problem; be able to express the idea clearly, be able to absorb, analyze and synthesize ideas, be able to learn how to suggest ideas to peers, be proficient in using remote teamworking tools.
  • Command and leadership capacity: Be able to accumulate collective strength, recognize each person’s strength to assign appropriate tasks, be able to organize and propose short-term and medium-term tactical solutions in order to achieve long-term strategic objectives for organizations and units, have basic knowledge of organization and management;
  • Ability to communicate in foreign languages: be fluent in English in communication, study and research, be able to integrate immediately into the learning environment and work abroad using English and for professional activities;
  • Communication skills: be able to communicate well, negotiate wisely, talk properly, show culture fit and ethics in all situations;
  • Ability to self-study and research: be able to carry out scientific research; be able to develop awareness, be able to self-orient in developing a number of technological issues; be able to self-study, quickly adapt to modern science and technology and apply it  effectively in practice;
  • Ability to organize life and adapt to the work environment: organize personal life well, be confident, and optimistic in difficult times; integrate rapidly with every living circumstance; adapt to the work environment, take up jobs in the field of specialization which have not yet been taught at the university;
  • Ability to undertake work after graduation: After graduation, new graduates are able to undertake tasks at PVN's affiliated companies, and factories which have the trained specialization, companies that provide technical trading services, either as an operator, as a system operator or as a designer, control system improving programmer, or as a technical consultant of the trained specialization.