Phung Xuan Nha

1. Personal details:

Full name:

Phung Xuan Nha


Year of birth:



President of Vietnam National University, Hanoi;
Lecturer of VNU University of Economics and Business


Doctor of Economics (1999)

Academic title:

Associate Professor (2004)

Foreign language:




(84-4) 37547670


144 Xuan Thuy, Cau Giay, Hanoi

2. Education:

  • 2002: Post-doctoral research in Economics (Fubright Scholar), Georgetown University, USA.

  • 1999: Ph.D. in Economics, Institute of World Economy, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1999.

  • 1994: Postgraduate Diploma in Economics, University of Manchester, UK

  • 1985: B.A. in Economics, Hanoi University, Hanoi, Vietnam, 1985.

3. Working experience:

  • 2/2013 to now: President of Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
  • 1/2011 - 2/2013: Vice-President of Vietnam National University, Hanoi.
  • 2007 - 1/2011: Rector University of Economics and Business, VNU.
  • 2005-2007: Deputy Dean, Faculty of Economics, VNU.

  • 2003-2007: Director, Center for Economic Development Studies (CEDS), Faculty of Economics, VNU.

  • 1997-2000: Deputy Director, Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, USSH, VNU.

  • 1995-1996:Director, Office of International Programs, University of Social Sciences and Humanities (USSH), VNU.

  • 1989 to now: Lecturer, University of Economics and Business, VNU.

4. Publications:

4.1. Textbooks, training materials and monographs:

1. Adjusting Foreign Direct Investment policy in the process of renovation and international economic integration of Vietnam, VNU’s Publishing House, 2010.

2. International investment, VNU’s Publishing House, 2007.

3. Entrepreneurship in Viet Nam, co-author, VNU’s Publishing House, 2007.

4. Transnational Corporations: Theory and Practice. chief author, VNU’s Publishing House - Hanoi, 2007.

5. Forms of foreign investment in Vietnam: Policies and Practice, chief author, VNU’s Publishing House - Hanoi, 2007.

6. Role and operation mechanism of WTO in the multilateral trade system, (co-author), Labor Publishing House, 2007.

7. Entrepreneurship in Vietnam (chief authors with Jonathan Ortmans and Desaix Anderson), VNU’s Publishing House - Hanoi, 2006.

8. “Transnational Corporations: the Concepts, Natures and New Trends” (co-author), Social Science’s Publishing House, Hanoi, 2003.

4.2. Articles:

1. Looking bact at the role of foreign direct investment in the new context of Vietnam’s development, Journal of World Economic and Political Issues, Vol. 2, 2009.

2. Structure of Vietnamese entrepreneur’ personality in the process of international integration (Workshop proceedings, Hanoi, 2009).

3. Socializing higher education towards enterprise cohesion: The case of University of Economics and Business - VNU, (Workshop proceedings, Central Highland University, 2009).

4. Develop university commercial brand in Vietnam in the context of international economic integration, (workshop proceedings, Nha Trang, 2009).

5. Training model fitted to the needs of enterprises, Journal of Science, Issue of Economics and Business, VNU, 2008.

6. A perspective on industrial development and industry - University cooperation in Vietnam, Journal of Science, VNU, Vol. 1, 2007.

7. The nature, characteristics and operation strategy of transnational corporations, (workshop proceedings, Ho Chi Minh City, 2006).

8. Impacts of WTO accession on Vietnamese small and medium-sized enterprises (Workshop proceedings, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2006).

9. The theories of transnational corporations (TNCs), (workshop proceedings, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 2006).

10. A perspective on industrial development and university cooperation in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2006.

11. The role of university in sustainable development in the context of globalization and international integration, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2006.

12. Foreign Direct Investment in Viet Nam: The Case of American Firms, Journal of Science, VNU, Vol. 2, 2004.

13. Renewing methods of teaching, learning and evaluating social science and humanity subjects: experiences from renewing methods of teaching, learning and evaluating the subject of International Investment by the Faculty of Economics VNU -, Hanoi, 2004.

14. The perspective of industrial development and industry-academy cooperation in Vietnam, Taipei, Taiwan, 2003.

15. The role of universities in sustainable development in the context of Asia, Soul, Korea, 2003.

16. How to make the government effective, 4/2004, Harvard University, USA,2003.

17. The effects of Vietnam- America bilateral trade agreement on American studies in Vietnam, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2003.

18. Globallization: opportunities and challenges for higher education, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2003.

19. Methods of higher education teaching and learning in the world: lessons learned for the Faculty of Economics, VNU, 2003.

20. Economics security of Malaysia,  Hanoi, Vietnam, 2001.

5. Research projects:

  1. Entrepreneur personality and business culture in Vietnam in the renovation and international integration in Vietnam, State level, manager, 2007-2010.
  2. Developing community culture and building commercial brand of VNU, , VNU level, manager, 2009.
  3. Adjusting foreign direct investment policy in Vietnam in the process of international economic integration process, VNU level, manager, 2007-2009.
  4. The economic nature of foreign direct investment forms in Vietnam, VNU level, manager, 2004-2006.
  5. Surveying talented students graduated from universities in Vietnam during 1975-2005, ministerial level, manager, 2005.
  6. The scientific basis of talented student training and development process in technology, leadership and business administration in Vietnam, Branch 11, State level research project, manager,2004-2005.
  7. No-interest loans projects for small and medium sized enterprises to import modern technology creating products for poor people; ABS Fund (Arthur B. Schultz Foundation), Norway, 2004.
  8. Project to support multilateral trade policy (Mutrap II), EU and Ministry of Industry and Trade, 2004-2008.
  9. Planning towards sustainable economic development for districts of Thai Thuy (Thai Binh) and Giao Thuy (Nam Dinh), Orientation planning for a number of wetland ecosystems along the North Sea for sustainable development, ministerial level, manager, 2003-2005.
  10. Development project for elementary education teachers; World Bank, 2001-2007.
  11. Competitive advantages of U.S companies in Vietnam, VNU level, Manager, 2001-2003.
  12. Higher education project I; World Bank and Ministry of Education and Training; 1998-2004
  13. Project to develop macro economic policies in the transitional period in Vietnam, Ishikawa, JICA, Japan, 1996-2000.
  14. The nature, characteristics and role of transnational corporations and multinational corporations in Vietnam, state level, 1996-2000.

6. Awards:

  • Award of typical scientific research of Vietnam National University, Hanoi, 2007.

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