Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry (TUAF) is one of the members of Thai Nguyen University. It was initially founded as Thai Nguyen College of Agricultural Technology in 1969. In 1994, under decision No.31/CP, it became Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry. For 52 years of constant transformation and growth, TUAF has been recognized as the center for training, scientific research, and technology transfer in agriculture, forestry, environmental and resource management, and rural development in the midland and northern mountainous provinces. It was awarded a number of dignified awards and titles from the Vietnam government for its excellence in education and research.
The history of the University from its founding (1969) to 2021 can be divided into the following main periods:
From 1970 to 1975. The early days of establishment.
With a short period of 5 years (1970-1975), the early days of establishment saved many important historical milestones along with initial results of activities in the construction of facilities; The organizational structure and teaching staff were formed. 2 majors of Cultivation and Animal Husbandry with about 100 students were implemented and organized study in Dinh Hoa, Dong Hy, and Phu Luong in conditions of evacuation war.
From 1975 to 1986: To step up training and conducting scientific research to serve national construction and defense
After the historic victory in 1975, our country again faced the heavy challenges of a new war. It is a war against poverty and backwardness. Stabilizing people's lives after the war, restoring and developing the economy, and protecting national security was the first responsibility. Therefore, it is necessary to focus on boosting agricultural production to meet the people's demand for food and consumer goods. In addition, it is necessary to build a team of qualified managers and technicians to develop agricultural production.
Facing new tasks and requirements in the general context of the country, The University of Agriculture and Forestry has made adjustments to stabilize teaching and learning activities after the war, continued to fulfill tasks, and contributed to solving problems to meet the requirements of the local socio-economic situation.
In this context, the University's leadership has made many breakthroughs in thinking and action, bringing about great results in many fields such as Party building and protection; teaching staff development; Improving professional knowledge and skills; conducting scientific research, improving facilities, and stabilization of the lives of lecturers and students.
From 1986 to 1994: Improving the quality of training and scientific research, meeting the requirements of innovation
The outstanding activities of the University in this period were continuing to train and improve the quality of lecturers; Diversifying and innovating training programs; Continuing to promote international cooperation, conducting scientific research, transferring technology into production; The appointment of managers was performed democratically and openly; This period has prepared important conditions for the strong development of the University in the following years, especially in improving the teaching staff with the necessary conditions to prepare to grasp the new challenges and opportunities.
From 1994 to 2015: Rapidly developing all training program levels initially integrating into the world, becoming a unit of Labor Hero in the renovation period.
The foundation of Thai Nguyen University was in the trend of forming national and regional universities over the country. This was an important policy of the Party to maximize the synergy of member universities to raise Thai Nguyen University into a strong regional university in the northern mountainous region, capable of solving problems of scientific research, transfer science and technology into production, train highly qualified human resources to contribute to the socio-economic development of the region in the direction of industrialization and modernization.
With this policy, the University of Agriculture No 3 became a member of Thai Nguyen University with a new name: University of Agriculture and Forestry, commonly known as Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry.
From 2015 to present:
Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry continues to innovate strongly, is always proactive, creative and be a prestigious unit in training, research, and transferring agricultural science, contributing to the development of Thai Nguyen University.
The TUAF continues to complete the organizational structure of the school, improve the quality of the teaching staff, expand the training scale, renovate the forms, programs, and teaching methods; International integration, Investment in material and technical facilities, to response training, research, and transfer of scientific and new technologies.
From 1994 until now, Thai Nguyen University of Agriculture and Forestry has received noble titles from the Party and State. In 1995, the University received the first-class Labor Medal. In 2005 was awarded the third-class Independence Medal. On January 7, 2013, the President signed Decision No. 26/QD-CTN conferring the noble title: Labor Hero in the renovation period.