Faculty of National Defence Education

National defense education for university students is a key policy of the Government. This is a significant matter in the training strategy in the Socialist environment. The objective of this activity is to educate students about patriotism, love for socialism, pride and respect for national traditions; to equip students with the basic knowledge on defense - security and military skills necessary for students to fully aware of the rights, obligations, responsibility for the cause of building and defending the country.

Decree 116/ND-CP dated 10th July 2007 by the Government on defense - security states: "National Defense Education is part of the national education, a basic content building a national defense and security for the people; is the core subject in education and training from high school to university level and in political schools, administrative schools and collective bodies".

Circular No. 40/2012/TT-BGDĐT November 19th, 2012 by the Ministry of Education and Training has identified: "National Defense Education is a core subject and is mandatory for students in high schools, vocational training schools, colleges and universities; and is a basic content of the building of the national defense and security for the people."

Faculty of National Defense Education of National University of Civil Engineering was established on December 20th, 1982 under Decision No. 1365/QD-CB by the Minister of University and Professional Secondary Education (now called the Ministry of Education and Training) on the basis of Military Board and Military Department was formed since the founding of National University of Civil Engineering under Decision 144/CP by the Government Council on 8th August, 1966).

Firmly upholding the military viewpoints and policies of the Party in the building a national defense by the people and the people's security, under the direction of Ministry of Education and Training, the National University of Civil Engineering has consolidated and developed a team of teaching staff who are seconded officers from the Military Technical Academy to perform the following tasks:

  • Conduct defense – security courses for university, college and continuous-study students; simultaneously carry out training about basic local defense - military knowledge and necessary skills for self-defense forces of National University of Civil Engineering.
  • Participate in scientific research and activities at the National University of Civil Engineering and Military Technical Academy.
  • Advise the Party Committee, Board of Management and Military Command Headquarter of National University of Civil Engineering about matters related to local defense - military

Since its establishment, the Faculty of National Defense Education has received and completed the task assigned by the National University of Civil Engineering and Military Technical Academy. Over the past 30 years of developing, growing and maturing, the faculty was awarded with many prestigious awards of all levels and sectors both internal and external to the military field, which are:

  • Awarding Flag: For the successful development and fight of Vietnam People's Army by the Ministry of National Defense in 1984;
  • Emulation Flag: Won the Determined-to-Win Title in 15 consecutive years by Hanoi Military Command Headquarter in 2005;
  • In 2009, the Prime Minister awarded the Merit to the Faculty of National Defense Education for achievements in education and training from the 2005-2006 to the 2007-2008 school contrition, contributing to the cause of building socialism and national defense.
  • Excellent Labor Collective at ministerial and university levels (9 consecutive years from 1998 to 2007)
  • Merit from the Minister of Education and Training 2004.
  • In 2012,  Military Technical Academy awarded certificate to the Faculty of National Defense Education for its outstanding achievements in education and training in 30 years of development (1982-2012).
  • Many members of the Faculty are awarded with first class, second class War Medals; Medal for education; Determined-to-Win Military Flag Medal; Merit from the Prime Minister and the Ministry of Education and Training; Emulation Fighter title at local level and many other honors.