IFI at a glance

Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU), a center for high-quality interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary education, scientific research, and knowledge and technology transfer, is a leading academic institution across the nation and others in the area; and gradually reaches international standards. VNU comprises 9 member universities, 6 research institutes, 2 schools, and 2 faculties, including the International Francophone Institute (IFI).

The International Francophone Institute (IFI) was established through the integration of the French University Center in Hanoi (Pôle Universitaire Français à Hanoi, PUF Hanoi, founded in 2006) and the Informatics Francophone Institute (Institut de la Francophonie pour l'Informatique, founded in 1993). It was renamed the International Francophone Institute in 2014 and underwent a transformation in 2023. Over 30 years of development, IFI has become a high-quality international training & research organization and has proved to be a pioneer in the field of interdisciplinary and international education and research. In the future, IFI expects to be a leading educational institution in the Francophone Community in the Asia-Pacific region.

Particularly, with an extensive network of partners, staff, faculty, and students from all around the world, IFI is among the leading units contributing to the internationalization index of VNU, creating a friendly, professional, and culturally diverse learning and working environment, enriching the university's global reputation.