By the year 2002, there are 235 higher education institutions in Vietnam, of which 118 are universities, institutes and 117 colleges. The number of lecturers and teachers has amounted to 35,938 including 4,970 doctors, 9,543 masters, 306 professors, and 1,171 associate professors.
Educational Equipment Company No.1 was founded from the merging of two units by the Decision of Educational Minister on 19th August 1996. It is a leading State-own company in the field of manufacturing and supplying teaching aids for schools in Vietnam.
The Service Center for Foreign Students was established under Decision No. 673/QD-TCCB dated 10 June 1988 by Minister of Higher Education, Professional High Schools and Vocational Training (now Minister of Education and Training).