Võ Văn Sen

President, USSH, VNU Ho Chi Minh City

Võ Văn Sen is the President of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), Vietnam National University of Ho Chi Minh City, and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of History. He is also a member of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council, a member of the Council of Sustainable Development of HCM City, a member of Council of Universities in HCM City, and a standing member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Vietnamese Historians.

In 1992, Dr. Sen held a visiting scholarship at Harvard University (USA) which gave him a good opportunity to update a great deal of new knowledge about historical methods and modern teaching methods. In 1998, he worked as a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Asian Studies, at the Nagoya University of Commerce & Business Administration (Japan). His primary research is about Vietnamese history, political science and contemporary social issues. His most widely known works include Issues of Land Tenure in the Mekong Delta of Vietnam, The Development of Capitalism in South Vietnam (1954-1975), The History of Vietnam (1945-1975) (jointly authored), Thoai Son on the Way of Sustainable Development (jointly authored), etc.

As a successful leader of a university, Dr. Sen holds a strong belief in the importance of education with strategic vision. So far the USSH has had a responsive, flexible and decisive system of governance and management. Dr. Sen has been creating a new system for programs of study which establishes new premises for teaching and scientific research as well as the basis for the strong development of USSH in the future.

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